Anyway… #socs

Anyway is one of those words I seem to use frequently, usually because my blog entries have a tendency to go wandering off in different directions and I have to eventually bring them back to the subject I had started talking about. I had originally thought of a more exotic word, like potrzebie (the Polish word meaning "need," made famous by the usual gang of idiots at Mad Magazine), gzorgumplatz (my speech teacher in high school used that whenever he was referring to something for which he had no name; most people just call that a "thingy" or "thingie"), or Mary’s current favorite word, festooned (just saying it makes you feel like Martha Stewart, who, as far as I know, is no relation to Scottish singer Andy Stewart).


If you look at The Free Dictionary’s definition, they say that it means "in any case; anyhow; nonetheless: She knew it was wrong but she did it anyway." Then they tell you "Not to be confused with: any way – in any manner: You may wear the scarf any way you wish." (which also sounds like something Martha Stewart would say; Andy Stewart, on the other hand, would say "How-eh-ver ye want, laddie/lassie!"). Then, in the very next definition for the word, it tells us that anyway and any way are equivalent and can be used interchangeably. The English language has more exceptions than rules…


Anyway, at least the way I use it, is kind of like "moving right along." If you remember Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, that was how Dan Rowan would change the subject whenever Dick Martin started getting silly. And, just for the record, neither Martha nor Andy Stewart was ever a guest on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In….

Anyway, that’s all for today.

Linda is your host for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Now a word from Mattel, makers of the Barbie Color ‘n’ Curl wigs for Barbie and Midge. You can tell it’s Mattel: it’s swell!

12 thoughts on “Anyway… #socs

  1. It’s nice to have these transitional words. I like, moving right along. Thanks for the reminder about Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In…. They had a lot of catchy phrases. And that’s the truth.

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