Need to know what a word really means? Ahhh...dictionary (dot com, of course....why walk all the way over the book case where my 1979 Websters is sitting and actually flip page after page when I can point and click? Lazy...yeah, probably). So here goes ..Confession:
|1.||to acknowledge or avow (a fault, crime, misdeed, weakness, etc.) by way of revelation.|
|2.||to own or admit as true: I must confess that I haven't read the book.|
|3.||to declare or acknowledge (one's sins), esp. to God or a priest in order to obtain absolution.|
|4.||(of a priest) to hear the confession of (a person).|
|5.||to acknowledge one's belief or faith in; declare adherence to.|
|6.||to reveal by circumstances.|
It's that last one that I find most intriguing....to reveal by circumstance. So when someone updates their Facebook status by saying "I've been asked to write a column for a newspaper about ______ but the only stipulation is that I don't cuss" do all 534 people in your network understand that this is a JOKE because that's the last thing you would EVER do (uh...hem) or do the innocent bystanders think "wow...he's got a problem!"?
I like brownies but I don't typically eat them for breakfast. But when I decided to share that confession on Facebook a virtually feeding frenzy ensued. A Feeding Frenzy I tell ya!
|Frenzy: a fit or spell of violent mental excitement; a paroxysm characteristic of or resulting from a mania|
I guess I got a little excited about my Brownies....don't you agree? If so.....you should comment!