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Translating WORD To DEED August 15, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Word Play.
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Words, standing alone, can be powerful: 

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

But man cannot live by WORD alone: 

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

So, how do we translate WORD to DEED?  By rolling up our sleeves and getting to work, or . . . by putting on our thinking caps! 

In FUN with WORDS, I tossed out a few doublet challenges for you from the Guinness Book of Words.   

Here’s a solution to #10:  from WORD to DEED:

WORD ~ WOAD ~ ROAD ~ READ ~ DEAD ~ DEED

Did you have this solution?

A different one?

A shorter one?

Please share your solution below. 

More inspirational transformations on the way!

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1. Loreen Lee - August 15, 2010

This example only emphasizes for me how difficult it can be to get from word to deed. For in the example, I note that a detour was taken. They had to put in woad, road, read, and dead, involving picking up the letter A, only to drop it again in the final Deed!
For me the journey from word to deed, if often like that…….(Having to pick up an extra superfluous syllable! grin grin)

nrhatch - August 15, 2010

For many, the road to change is paved solely with good intentions.

Instead of taking a quick detour, their efforts are derailed or sidelined completely . . . before they even get started. : )

More on this later today.

Thanks, Loreen.

Loreen Lee - August 15, 2010

I’d like to think of it, perhaps positively. The adage perhaps that “The longest way round, is (sometimes) the shortest way home.”
Sometimes that derailing, is necessary to the process of growth. (Although it may involve revisiting some elements of the path that we need to look into, and revisit as part of the process of ‘declutering’ the house. (See My Life as a Writer post, just posted). Anyway, looking forward to the post.

nrhatch - August 15, 2010

Positive energy is always good.

2. cindy - August 15, 2010

Pray tell, what is woad?
*Cin goes off to Google*

nrhatch - August 15, 2010

Ha! I had to look it up too!

Woad = European herb related to mustards & a blue dyestuff made from its leaves

3. cindy - August 15, 2010

Okey dokey, I wonder if it can go in my cabbage soup tonight?

nrhatch - August 16, 2010

I wonder if you would end up with blue soup, like Bridget Jones!

cindy - August 16, 2010

Heaven forbid 🙂


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