The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

May 5, 2010


I decided today to rob this word and opine about it.

Word of the Day

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


\va-MOOS\ , verb;
To leave hurriedly or quickly; decamp.
To leave hurriedly or quickly from; decamp from.
Councilman Caraway is adamant that all of the businesses on Pontiac Street must go away, vamoose, take a powder, even though they are industrial and manufacturing companies and even though they are on land that is zoned for industrial and manufacturing.
-- Jim Schultze, Dallas Observer, April 21, 2010

"Vamoose!" my father repeated, making an exasperated shooing motion.
-- Jose Skinner, Flight and other stories

"If you don't vamoose before I count fifteen, I swear I'll fire. And I shan't miss, I warn you. We don't want to see your face again."
-- Alfred Tresidder Sheppard, The quest of Ledgar Dunstan

Vamoose originates in the 1800s, derived from the Spanish vamos, or "let us go." The word likely entered American usage through Mexico.

Now who knows if this will actually work. And everybody -- or just about everybody -- has left the blog world for Farcebook anyway, so you may ask, "What's the point?"

That's exactly the point, actually. Not doing what every other being, just about, is doing. And no offence to those who have vamoosed from blogging for Farcebook. It IS much faster.

If you can get all your thoughts out that way, great! I can't and I refuse to try. Because we are a thinking, feeling species. Until I'm definitely the last person in the building, I'll blog thank you, instead of becoming another Farcebook Weenie.


  1. Anonymous3:42 a.m.

    Hi Chris,

    Yes,it would be a great shame if Blogs were to die due to Facebook. Glad that you are sticking at it.
    Take care

  2. That moose in the first pic doesn't look like he's going to vamoose any time soon!

    Facebook is just the latest in a long line of social networks that aim to connect people, but actually end up alienating a few. Look at MySpace and Friendster, and the old message boards and forums of the last decade.

    Blogging is still the only format where you are free to hash out your thoughts and put together your own perspective, making you think for for yourself and helping you be creative and express and explore ideas and thoughts.


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