“Whyeeee is Hen wearing glasses?” Thalia queried. “And cross-eyed? Should Drawist add a fly — or butterfly — to the tip of her nose?”
“That’s not Henrietta.” Urania popped a pithy piece of clementine into her mouth and savored a sunny sensation.
“It’s a random pooch from Instagram,” Calliope volunteered. “The original picture looks more like a golden retriever… ears cascading with silky waves. Something about the image called… ‘
Copy Emulate me!’ to Drawist… and so she did… glasses and all… even though she doesn’t know why the dog is wearing glasses either.”
“Urania?” asked Thalia, “Why are we using emulate as our verb? Instead of copy or imitate?”
“Sounds better. Less criminal.”
“Well it might just be me…” Thalia twisted a curl around her finger, “… but emulate seems to indicate the dog wants us to wear its glasses.”
Words from Typist:
I wonder what word you would use — copy, imitate, emulate, steal, borrow?
Copy was my first instinct, and then Urania decided to make it sound better.
I think we’re over-thinking.
Bye-bye for now!
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What???? Two comments in the same day… Say it isn’t so! Well, I can’t, and here’s why…
Yesterday evening, I had a chance to share about what a wonderfully beautiful and supportive community our illustrious love letter creator has assembled…
I am #Grateful to each of YOU for the gift of your voice, captured in the essence of the words you put together as comments in reply to Typist or the community at large.
It’s a beautiful thing that’s developing here and I, for one, am #Grateful for ALL of YOU! 🙏🏼🕊🙏🏼
T-shirt: “I JUST SOLD MY HOMING PIGEON — for the 17th time” 😁
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And I'm with Billie Short on using "nicked" — it has just enough exotic flavor to stifle someone's immediate reaction.