PUBLIC-SEE – The Wednesday Wordapod
So, what would YOU call the opposite of privacy?
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Public-see (n) – the state or condition of being observed and/or disturbed and bothered by others
Alternate Spelling: Public-cy
An assist for this Wordapod comes to my six-year-old, Benny, who reacted to my request for privacy with, “Are you sure you don’t need a little public-see?” In truth, I may have made this pun a few weeks ago, but he both remembered it and applied it beautifully!
Sample Sentence: Benny was confused by the sign for a public bathroom, thinking that it was a place for privacy—and not for public-see.
Observation/Confession Part 2
I must confess that the first time I saw “pubic hair”…the word, not the real thing…I read it as “public hair.” I then wondered, perhaps even aloud, why it would be called public hair as it was describing a private part. Of course, at that time, I thought that “pubescence” meant the essence of a tavern.
In the x number of years since then, I have to come to realize that there are public and private sales, public and private libraries, private and public eyes, and even private and public parts. And some people seem to have no private parts at all. Right?
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