Fairy Dust? ( by Carley Evans )

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Fairy dust? I would not recommend you look up the meaning of this phrase on Urban Dictionary, an online resource for slang. Slang meanings often have no relation to the original intent of the speaker. 

For example, I doubt the Republican gentleman who commented last evening that President Obama’s State of the Union address was nothing more than fairy dust meant for anyone to go beyond the denotative meaning to the less conventional and overtly nasty connotative meanings available at large.

Nevertheless, before using such a phrase to describe our president’s speech before the nation, an intelligent person might explore all the meanings attached to that phrase — especially since “fairy dust” is not a common description of State of the Union addresses.

Now, I realize the temptation to look up fairy dust in the Urban Dictionary is strong. Resist — the phrase as slang poisons the mind and depresses the heart.

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5 thoughts on “Fairy Dust? ( by Carley Evans )

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Innspirator.

  2. mtsweat says:

    Glad you gave the warning Carley. We will not google that term. I trust from your post, the mess continues in DC. I watched some of the President’s speech, but really have no confidence that these people are going to find a ground where they can accomplish something. I read today, I think at loopy’s that our nation has now been 1000 days without a budget. Thankfully, my hope is not in them, but our God. He’s in control! Thanks and God bless.

    • lambskinny says:

      Michael,
      Always I hesitate to speak/write on political matters, but as I started to only comment on ‘fairy dust’ as an odd choice of descriptors for a State of the Union, I thought — I’ll look it up. Urban Dictionary was enlightening — in a sad sort of way.
      Politicians need to take great care when they open their big mouths, I think.
      As for me, I’m with you — God is my hope.
      Yet, I continue to pray — as I’m sure you do — for that common ground upon which all political parties will come together for the common good. Have faith! God can make it happen!
      Your friend, Carley

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thanks very much, Drusilla.

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