Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chortoling Cadences Causes Craziness

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our TENTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "C".


Why is it that seeing laundry hanging on the line like this seems so comforting? At least it does to me. My comforting thought is that it brings back childhood memories of having to hang everything and take it down, fold and put away the laundry for a large family. And if it starts to rain (as it often does in Hawaii), we had to run out to get everything down before it got too wet. I am comforted too, that I no longer have to do this and that I have a gas dryer to dry my clothing!


My very favorite old car is a truck-the Chevy Thriftmaster to be exact. But, I do love just about any old Chevy pickup truck that is older than 1954. I think the oldest Chevy truck I saw was a fully restored 1929 truck. I wonder if the manufacturer name of Chevrolet was chosen because the logo they wanted to use was a chevron?

From Wikipedia in regards to the symbol of the chevron:

"A chevron (also spelled cheveron, especially in older documents) is an inverted V-shaped pattern. The word is usually used in reference to a kind of fret in architecture, or to a badge or insignia used in military or police uniforms to indicate rank or length of service, or in heraldry and the designs of flags

The chevron occurs in early art including designs on pottery and rock carvings. Examples can be found approximately 1800 BC in archaeological recovery of pottery designs from the palace of Knossos on Crete in the modern day country of Greece.[1]
Sparta (Lacedaemonia (Λακεδαιμωνία)) used a capital lambda (Λ) on their shields.

A chevron is one of the ordinaries in heraldry, one of the simple geometrical figures which are the chief images in many arms. It can be subject to a number of modifications. When the ends are cut off in a way that looks like the splintered ends of a broken piece of wood, with an irregular zig-zag pattern, it is called éclaté.[2] When shown as a smaller size than standard, it is a diminutive called a chevronel.
Chevrons appeared early in the history of heraldry, especially in Normandy. In Scandinavia the chevron is known as sparre; an early example appears in the arms of Arvid Gustavsson Sparre."

So, now you know all about chevrons!

 Here's a word that has come back in to the Catholic Church in the Nicene Creed:

 Consubstantial (Latin: consubstantialis) is an adjective used in Latin Christian christology, coined by Tertullian in Against Hermogenes 44, used to translate the Greek term homoousios. "Consubstantial" describes the relationship among the Divine persons of the Christian Trinity and connotes that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are "of one being" in that the Son is "generated" ("born" or "begotten") "before all ages" or "eternally" of the Father's own being, from which the Spirit also eternally "proceeds." (once again, from Wikipedia)

 ("Adoration of the Trinity" by Albrecht  Duer)

I had some other 'c's' I wanted to post today, but I think this is enough content to give credence to contemplation.

"C" U all next week!!

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Sylvia K said...

Great post for the C Day, Paula, as always! Such a great variety! Fun! Hope your week is going well!


photowannabe said...

Whew, lots of comtemplation there Paula. Great post full of wonderful C words, as usual. Its always a treat to visit you.

Roger Owen Green said...

Consubstantial - fascinating word!

I miss the clothesline we had when I was a kid.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gigi Ann said...

Oh, I love the picture of the old Chevy Thriftmaster. And I remember the days of clotheslines, I hung many diapers on my clothelines. I raised my babies when cloth diapers were all we used. Oh how times have Changed....

Kay L. Davies said...

I remember clotheslines, and wringer washers. Many towns and Cities have bylaws against Clotheslines, and almost all Condominium Complexes Condemn them.
Excellent research for your post this week, Paula. Very interesting.

Leslie: said...

Gosh, I remember my mother hanging out the laundry all the time. In those days, there was no such thing as a dryer. Nowadays, we use the dryer because putting laundry out on a line seems to destroy the ambience of the neighbourhood. Yet I saw laundry hanging out everyone's balconies in Italy.

abcw team

chubskulit said...

I am still trying to memorize the new NC hehehe. Love the last photos!

Crystal Palace & Carousel

Chubskulit, ABC Wednesday Team

Gattina said...

Nice collection of C words !
ABC Team

Tumblewords: said...

Great C's. I hadn't thought about Chevy's being named in order to use the Chevron, but it makes good marketing sense. Hanging clothes. A big, albeit rewarding, chore.

Mel Cole said...

The word that is traditionally added in the creed :) beautiful post! visiting from ABC Wednesday.


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