Saturday, September 20, 2014

      There are certain words that just sound funny:  twerk, flummox, onomatopoeia, kumquat,buttocks, flush. The latter may not sound funny to you, but it is one of those words with several definitions. If an alien landed and heard this word in all its contexts, he would scurry back to his planet and tell all his fruggats how weird we are down here.

     Flush can mean that you have a comfortable amount of money. As I have never achieved this designation, I have no idea what that means, but this is what I’ve been told. If your bank account is where it should be, it’s “flush.”

     Flush can also mean that the skin is slightly pink due to exhaustion or heat. If you have a fever, you might be flushed. The only fever that ever brought pink to these cheeks was cabin fever. Ask Mr. Wonderful. You never want to be stuck in a cabin with this diva. Flush will turn into fire in a very short time.

     Flush can also refer to a hand in a card game. A flush can be five cards of the same  suit out of sequence. A Straight Flush is five cards of the same suit in sequence. A Royal Flush is the 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace of the same suit. 

    A flush can provoke a flush that will keep you flush.

     Flush is also an active verb that refers to pushing a little lever on one’s toilet. When the flush mechanism doesn’t function properly, one can become flushed and flummoxed at the same time. This can cause spontaneous twerking of the buttocks, and the person is liable to flee. 

Just sayin’.