Good Grief!


Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 


Did you mean present, as in “I’m here”?  Or, as in the present time, being right now?  Or are we talking about a gift, as in a Christmas present?  Or is the emphasis on the second syllable, as in “I’m going to present you with this award”?


Good grief.

No wonder people who didn’t grow up speaking English think English is the hardest language in the world to learn.

Even some native English speakers get confused.


An unknown presenter presents a present to someone else who is also present at the present time.


8 thoughts on “Good Grief!

  1. Sad to say, there are too many sellers of all manner of illegal goods everywhere. I read an interesting historical tidbit one time that in NYC the number of speak-easies selling illegal booze during Prohibition was about twice the number of official bars selling liquor just before that law were enacted. Human nature strikes again. 😦

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