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Words To Never Hear Again

I don’t know about you, but I am so over the Coronavirus. I was sitting here thinking about some of the words I’m tired of hearing and never want to hear them again, if at all possible.

Unprecedented –  without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled: an unprecedented event.

No one was expecting a pandemic to hit the whole entire earth.  This word is overused!  After this is over it’s the first word I don’t want to hear any time soon.

Do Your Part – If you do your part, you do something that, to a small or limited extenthelps to achieve something.

Yes, it is getting to be too much.  Stop telling me what I need to do you be healthy.  I have always washed my hands, covered my nose and mouth when sneezing, cleaned and disinfected my house among other things.

I posted this to my Facebook page quite some time ago.

Seriously, I meant all of it.  I see so many people go into a public lavatory, use the facilities, and not wash their hands.  It’s just gross!

Wash Your Hands 🙌 Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. 

The Center for Disease Control recommends that these five steps be done every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Please, for the sake of humanity Wah Your Hands!

COVID – 19 is a respiratory condition caused by a coronavirus. Some people are infected but don’t notice any symptoms. Most people will have mild symptoms and get better on their own. 

If you want to know more  information then click the COVID-19 link above.

Do The Right Thing – To act or behave correctly, appropriately, or with the best intentions.

Anymore one must wonder what’s the right thing to do?  There’s so much conflicting information out in the news, on social media, in the newspapers and magazines and yes, they still publish newspapers!

I couldn’t find any articles which intrigued my interests so I’ll leave that up to you.

Lastly, Mask Mandates or Wear Your Mask!

There’s so much controversy about masks and whether to wear one or not to. 

As for me, I have a different view than that of most people. Keeping the elderly safe and protected should be of the utmost importance!  

Next, those who work in the health care field need protection, and people with immunosuppressive diseases need a mask.

A study on the effectiveness of masks points out that a one size fits all approach is not the most reasonable attitude to have.

Not to mention the fact that with children it hides their faces with more of a chance for kidnappings to happen.

A child abduction is more likely to happen with a face covering over their nose and mouth. 

Human Trafficking has become a much larger topic on social media, due to others having more conversations and bringing  awareness to the forefront.

All I know is that I’m so over all this and can’t wait for a normal life.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Octothorpe! The Original Name For The #Hashtag

#hashtag this and #hasgtag that. They’re in almost every social media post we see today. However the famous symbol # was once referred to as the “pound” symbol.

Where did it originate from?

According to lexico.com in North Anerica it’s used in context such as go to question #2. In music the symbol is known as a sharp note.

The name octothorpe is said to have been invented by a Bell Laboratories employee in the 1960’s to honor the American athlete and Olympic gold medallist Jim Thorpe.

Jim Thorpe

Surprisingly the first hashtag was first brought to Twitter on August 23, 2007 by Chris Messina. Chris wrote an blog post expressing his interest in using hashtags when posting on social media.

Tagging when posting on social media also allows you to express words with an #throat punch in your sentance.

#hashtag, #writing, #blogging basically any word can become a hashtag.

Some of the top hashtags can be found here.

#peace

#love

#keephasing

Gain the advantage,

Alicia Osmera