Codclamit, Codclam, codclam right, codclam the torpedoes, codclam well, give a codclam
You better believe I codclam went there! I really can’t remember who came up with this word, but I know I didnt’ I wish I could give them credit where credit is due. Here is another word which have evolved from ‘goddamn’.
We know that it is considered a religious profanity word used even by the secular community. But where does it come from? The usage is so common place.
“The earliest written form of the Germanic word god comes from the 6th century Christian Codex Argenteus. The English word itself is derived from the Proto-Germanic * ǥuđan. Most linguists agree that the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European form * ǵhu-tó-m was based on the root * ǵhau(ə)-, which meant either ‘to call’ or ‘to invoke’.”– http://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/2229/the-origin-of-the-word-god
Wikipedia says, “The English word God continues the Old English God (guþ, gudis in Gothic, gud in modern Scandinavian, God in Dutch, and Gott in modern German), which is thought to derive from Proto-Germanic *ǥuđán.”
I found it particularly interesting when I researched Damn and found Damnation on wikipedia.
After looking both words up, I decided it is a very angry, wrathful cuss word. Why do people use cuss words like this with a slip of their tongue. Should we not think more before we speak? Makes me think about the tower of Babel. Language brought them together and separated them. It brings us together now and creates distances. I know this blog is a bit too serious, but I already fulfilled the entertaining one for damnation. These exercises are supposed to help you ponder your actions in your daily lives. I hope it is. When do you use goddamnit? Would it be more appropriate to forgo it or replace it with codclamit. What is clam?
Let’s look at https://www.britannica.com/animal/clam “Clam, in general, any member of the invertebrate class Bivalvia—mollusks with a bivalved shell (i.e., one with two separate sections). More than 15,000 living species of bivalves are known, of which about 500 live in fresh water; the others occur in all seas. Bivalves usually live on or in sandy or muddy bottoms.”
Just as clams take the bad and make something good with it, perhaps we can too. No, the pearls are not valuable to the clams, but they are a treasure to those around them. Our language which is unique to ourselves can also be a treasure to others. We humans can be compared to clams. We pull in the energy and spirits around us, then we filter out what we do not think could be useful to us. Lastly, we create a pearl within us to hold on to until it kills us or we let it go and give it to others who will live or die from the treasure we created. What we say affects those around us including the energy we share.
What will you say when someone frustrates the very foundation you walk on? Can you stop, slide two steps back, inhale deeply and use a different word?
Codclamit. I am going to give it a codclam try! I am.