Broken Bones

What profound meaning in these few words !

R. Sativus

The adolescent chant about sticks and stones has it all wrong. Very few would argue that words have never hurt them.

Because words are powerful. They’re the reason we read, the reason we write. They combine in so many ways, and every way comes with a new meaning. By replacing a single word in a sentence or phrase, the sense can alter from praise to admonishment.

This morning I heard a phrase on the radio that struck me somewhat differently than it has every other time I’ve heard it: just a man. Today I listened to it, let it bounce around in my head until this post was halfway written.

Because just a manis night and day when compared to just a woman.

Just a manis excusive. By using this three-word combination, he’s saying so much more than three words.

I know my masculinity causes you…

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