Is it “Ta-may-toe, to-may-toe, or ta-ma-toe? Pee-can, or Pa-con, or pa-can.”

Posted: December 2, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Or is it in where you put the emphasis on the syllable? Or is it the sil-ah-bull, or M-fas-is? And not I am not speaking an unknown language or tongue. So much in the power of words and speech. What is for supper grandma? Or what is for supper? Grandma? Same words, but different meaning. What is that in the road ahead? Or, what’s that in the road? A head?

Sometimes we assume what we hear is what was said. But the truth is, in my head are a number of thoughts that come together and form sentences that I express based on my own personal way of seeing things. I believe that it is perfectly clear. But then someone hears words, and they pass through all that person’s experiential screens, and gets translated into some thoughts in their mind. So that what we hear is not what was said.

Dabo Swinney and Steve Spurrier are in the limelight and being quoted by the news media. USC beats Clemson, and the voice of the Gamecocks says some words: (I don’t have the exact quote in front of me) but let’s just use these, they are close. Here are the words: Like Spurrier says we are ain’t alabama, and we ain’t lsu but we also ain’t clemson.

Now was that all from Spurrier so that it meant, “We aren’t yet like Alabama, and we aren’t yet like LSU, but thankfully neither are we like Clemson.” All his words, and are those his thoughts. Or, did Spurrier say, “We ain’t Alabama, and we ain’t LSU.” End of Quote, and Todd Ellis offer his two cents worth, “but thankfully we ain’t clemson either.” I don’t know. I wasn’t there. But it has certainly captivated the state of S.C. today. Mention it in the midst of fans on both sides of the rivalry and prepare for a fight. Mention in one group without the other and listen to them defame the other side.

So you say, “To-may-toe, and I say, ta ma toe.” Maybe we should listen to the great theologians known as the Beatles, “ALL WE ARE SAYING, IS GIVE PEACE A CHANCE.”

How long has it been since these two teams entered the football arena with both ranked in the top twenty five? One or two losses on either side having been wins, it would have been two top ten teams. WOW. What an incredible spotlight that would put on our state. Maybe next year. My most fun experiences at a USC/Clemson game have been when I went with friends who wore the other colors.

Just some rambling thoughts of an ol’ Clemson fan who paid for three of his kids to attend USC. No real crisis here, just words. What do they mean?

  1. Delores says:

    It’s like the game I played as a kid, called pass it on, by time it got to the end it was nothing like What the 1st person said.. It would be wonderful if the Word of Jesus could bring so many to talk about it. Just Saying.

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