Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
Here’s another word that is a great example of onomatopoeia: It sounds like what it means.
As a verb, it means to speak in an unclear manner, mushing words so they can barely be understood. We tend to connect slurred speech with drunkenness, or as a symptom of a stroke or other illness. Sometimes young people tend to be difficult to understand because they slur their words together. I’m not sure why that is. They do seem to move past it, a great relief to those of us whose ears don’t work as well as they used to.
As noun, a slur is an insult. We often think of it in terms of racial slurs; sometimes it is a slur on one’s character, or personality.
(A manure slurry is used to fertilize fields. It works great, but it sure smells terrible!)
Another noun deriving from the same root is slurry. A slurry is a semiliquid mixture, typically of fine particles of manure, cement, or coal suspended in water.
In any case, as I’ve said so many times before, words mean things. Racial slurs are not merely unkind, they are inflammatory. Sadly, they’re being used these days as an indictment on anyone who isn’t on board with the agenda of the radical left. Being conservative does NOT equal being racist. Just saying.