Sunday, November 22, 2015

What's That You Said?

  1. Nothing
  2. Nichts
  3. Ничего
  4. Nada
  5. Nic
  6. Rien
  7. 沒有
  8. 아무것도
  9. Niets
  10. Wala
  11. Intet
  12. Tsis muaj dab tsi
  13. Ingenting
  14. Kahore
  15. Ոչինչ
  16. Nimic
  17. Nieko
  18. कुछ नहीं
  19. Ekkert
  20. Nenhuma coisa
  21. Τίποτα
  22. لا شيء
  23. Нищо
  24. Ei mitään
  25. Semmi
  26. K có gì
  27. Nič
  28. Waxba
  29. לא כלום
  30. কিছুই
  31. ไม่มีอะไร
  32. Nekas
  33. Niks
  34. Ní dhéanfaidh aon ní
There you have it, 35 ways to say nothing.

I see that the Irish are perhaps the longest winded when saying nothing. Japan though, is the soul of brevity when saying nothing. As are a few others.

Don't know if you can tell, but I just ain't feeling it today.

Seems I have high blood pressure, seems I need to take medication for that. It's going to take a while (methinks) to adjust to the new meds.

Make me drowsy it does.

Getting old ain't for sissies.

So yeah, I got nothing.


  1. Here's where your readers should jump in with lively commentary.

    I had to switch bp meds when the first ones the va provided pretty much turned me into jabba the blob of non-mobile protoplasm. The second batch they provided turned out to be some kind of stomach medicine. Now I pay for my own old fashioned and cheap meds which both control the bp and leave me conscious. Or as conscious as I get.

    Black holes. What a concept, and far from nothing as it turns out. I remember reading as a kid that neutron star-stuff weighs in at 5 trillion tons per tablespoon. Neutron stars are nowhere as dense (is that even the right term?) as a black hole, but are the most dense stellar object we know about. At any rate, I tried hard to imagine what a tablespoon of that stuff would look like, imagining a spoon handle sticking out from a pile of sand that had crushed the spoon bowl flat. Except it wouldn't just flatten the spoon, it would destroy the atoms by overcoming the strong and weak forces. And also excepting the fact that you couldn't keep five trillion tons of neutrons in a spoon in a non-neutron star environment such as our home planet. They'd scatter like scalded rats, emptying the spoon in far less than an instant. I think.

    And now it is time for me to venture out into the freezing wilds of western Nebraska to do battle with solid phase dihydrogen mono-oxide.

    1. I knew I could count on you to jump start the process.

      Quite the Renaissance Man you are!

  2. No help here, I have to resort to cheap headline stick on Sundays and re-runs on Mondays, so I also have nada.

  3. Remembering this day in 1963. Ft Leonard Wood, MO AIT coming in the barracks after a road march in freezing sleet to hear the president had been shot.

  4. Hmm. Add zero and null to the list and I think you've nailed it! You are right about getting old, but it beats the alternative! Hang in there!

    1. Zero and null! I knew I was missing something!

      Wait, so you're telling me that I was missing nothing?

  5. One learns to deal with it . . . the "nothing" that is. I often wake up with nothing in my head and no energy to produce anything of substance. Later in the day, after cups of strong tea and a couple of sandwiches, my brain begins to work again. (Could also be my meds too. I take seven pills each morning.)

    1. I am learning. On some mornings, feeling "nothing" is a good thing!


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