Gruntled in Second Life

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I began my day by following in Inara’s footsteps (which always proves to be the smart decision). The community of Harrowdale, based on The Forgotten Realms, was a perfect backdrop for my idle musings.

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Languages which are actually used on a daily basis are constantly evolving. English, of course, is the victim of slang and laziness and there are many changes which I hate – “It’s so fun” is a good example. The word fun is a noun – using it as an adjective makes me shudder. Try substituting the word “entertainment” and you’ll see what I mean. I suspect that once my generation dies off there will be nobody who thinks it’s a problem.:)

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On the other hand there are creative additions to the english vocabulary which I consider positive. Some bright spark in the 1930s addressed the 17th century term “disgruntled” and decided that the reverse, to be put in a good humour, would be “gruntled”.

I love this word – it feels good saying it and having a word that affects you in the same way it describes is delightful.

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Because of its root, and the consonants used, it feels old and suitable for someplace like Harrowdale. It also describes what happens when I work through rezzing issues, or lag, or other technical difficulties to take images of places like this. Maybe SL could use it in their advertising ….. Get Gruntled. I do. :)

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