Wednesday, April 24, 2013

unless

unless--oh yes that wonderful little word we can pull out when in doubt

unless it rains, i will definitely be there

unless my dog gets sick, i can come to dinner---unless my hair gets unusually dirty, i can take you to the doctor

it is a great word--it is more sure than until and more vague than maybe---

i know i use it whenever i am caught off guard or can't make up my mind, if i want to say yes or no or just can't think of a good excuse----

unless, makes the other person know---that unless that thing happens or the unexpected emergency occurs, they can surely count on you---they can know, that unless this unforeseen unlikely disaster happens, you will be there for them with bells on

if they ---only knew, that your unless, means the same thing their unless means

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  1. "Unless I just don't feel like it when the time comes" perhaps? "I'll try" is sometimes used instead! But there are true "unless"es and "I'll try"s! So I hope people always assume it's the real deal!

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  2. **Unless** hmm, is better than if, I think. But perhaps they the same ;)

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  3. See, you came up with a good one. :)

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  4. Unless is a great word to save from committing to something. I'm a terrible 'yes' girl; forever double-booking myself and taking on too much. I need to wean myself off 'yes' with a little bit of 'unless'!
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  5. I need to start using "unless" more. I like the idea of an escape route for YES!

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    1. haha yep, i know i need one quite often kate :)

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  6. I had never thought about this. The only time I use unless, is, like you used as example, some disaster, illness, etc..

    Haha..Just thought of something, I will now think of you when I or someone else says "unless"..good way to get into our heads..haha. xo

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    1. haha just trying to be creative on this challenge journey--glad to put it in you head sherri ;)

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  7. LOL. You got me with that last line. This word is not actually a huge part of my vocabulary. I'm getting better at "yes", "no", and "yeah right." But as I come to think of it, this would probably be a great alternative to use in my indecisive moments. :P

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    1. oh it is a great one for people that have a little problem with decisiveness--i'm just here to help crystal ;)

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  8. Ive started to change unless to "can I have time to think about that?"

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  9. wow i am impressed--that takes guts zoe ;)

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  10. There's always an unless. Muslims add an "InshaAllah" to every promise they make, which means "If God Wills" and that takes care of unexpected things that might come up in the way.

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  11. This makes me think of the Lorax. Unless was a great U choice. Almost as good as Tuna. ;)

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  12. I love "unless." I must start using it more. I have a problem being "nice" and saying yes to thinks I really don't have time for. Thanks!

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    1. you learn to say no and unless a lot more as you get to be an old lady ;)

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  13. I am such a YES lady. I need to change to being an UNLESS lady to save myself a lot of headaches.

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    1. yep it's better than aspirin theresa :)

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  14. I always loved using that word. Esp when in arguments!

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    1. hmmm i does work well there too, me :)

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  15. hahahaha GREAT post for "U", Lynn!

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  16. Uff da, as they say in these parts. Unless is the word at the end of The Lorax. Unless makes me think of what you can do, or what will happen if you don't.

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  17. Nothing happens. Not true ! unless paradox wills it.

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  18. That was a very profound thought. The closing, especially.

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  19. Ha good one, reminds me of a new local weather personality, every morning during the forecast she always throws in one big HOWEVER.

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    1. haha yeah those weather people need all the ambiguous words they can get, right rch :)

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  20. Unless is a great word. And useful. . .unless :)

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  21. Hi Lynn,

    Yes, a great word and one I don't use very often.
    Think I need to more though.
    Thanks for visiting me and hope you are enjoying the week

    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. i don't really know how often i use it --thanks carolyn hope your week is going well too :)

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  22. The past few months, I find myself using the word no. So, unless Mike makes a miraculous recovery between now and whenever it is you need me to do something for you... the answer is probably no.

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    1. if anyone should be able to say no--it is you ms a!<3

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  23. "Unless" phrases are there to remind us that life is full of curve balls.

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  24. Unless great word. I had not thought of it in awhile. Really a poem in disguise maybe? Love the thoughts here. :)

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  25. I'll have to remember your "unless" rule the next time someone asks me a question!
    Julie

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