What is a widget? Well, I think I know but love words so much I simply must go to the dictionary.
(informal) any small mechanism or device, the name of which is unknown or temporarily forgotten
a small device in a beer can which, when the can is opened, releases nitrogen gas into the beer, giving it a head
a small computer program that can be installed on and executed from the desktop of a personal computer
Hmmm! See? Learn something new each day I always say!
First definition sounds kinda like whatchamacallit or franastan or dewhickie. Yes spellchecker, I DO have my own fantabulous way of spelling don’t I?
Definition #2 well THAT was what made that weird noise in the beer awhile back! while chuckling at the though of giving beer head!
And the last is pretty close to the widgetity dewhickies I’m learning to use on that there site…whatchamacallit, the sumthing Press…oh yes wordpress site! Ka-pow! Nailed it.
OH THIS HAS BECOME SOMEWHAT FUN, THROWING FANETICKLY INCORRECT WORDS AROUND THE PAGE. Oh boy, now I’m so worked up I’m shouting and didn’t even realize it!
But then there is THIS one:
Contemporary definitions for widget
an element of a graphical user interface such as a button or scroll bar; also, a module of software for a personalized Web page
YES YES this was my original guess at this lovely word’s meaning.
The widget allows you to have “things to be happy about” on your Web site.
Twoshay for this example! The things to be happy on my website today are Daily Prompts which engaged me to write – silly as it might be, I’m smiling and writing…heck AND posting this on my blog. Gonna try that cyber trick called a ping back. Oh my goodness the ping is without the pong! Now THAT would be a great Daily Prompt! What is a pong?
I beat the corporate door
until my foot got in
to the place of
I will seize the opportunity
to speak the truth
create a plan to increase production
while raising morale
a win win right
you hit the head on the nail
no one has ever had the nerve to
I like your passion
they like mediocrity
keep the dumbed down sheeple turnstile
rotating at all costs
content to utilize low standards of expectation
expendable lives to line their pockets
allowing integrity and work ethics
to be replaced with non-thinkers
who are easily controlled
the machine so rapidly chewing up dreams
that most concede their uniqueness
for the all familiar blue minion suit
incredulous that the obvious answers are
justified away by cost
my frustration wanting to puke
out this insidious sickness
oh down with the sickness
America America May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine
I weep for my countrymen so blindly deceived
and refuse to lose hope
America will once again
be the land of the free
and the home of the brave
now on to sow seeds
in more fertile ground