Just Jot it January, 2019: January 15

“Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 15th is brought to you by Kelli! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Kelli’s word for our prompt today is “Paris.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!” (https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/15/jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-15th/)  These Jots are not only my 500-words a day challenge, but also part of my  Ultimate Blogging Challenge challenge (http://ultimateblogchallenge.com).

Well, almost halfway through the January challenge, and I’m feeling like I’m hitting a bit of a wall today.  Especially with a prompt of Paris.  Does that count as using it my post? Paris, or as it is sometimes pronounced, Paree, is a hard one for me.  A true challenge, if you will.

I have never been to Paris – any Paris.  I don’t know how many Parises there are in the world.  Holy crap!  I just Googled Paris and found a Wikipedia page listing 2 communities in Canada, about 25 cities and communities in the US, and half a dozen places in other parts of the world (America – stop stealing other country’s names!!)  Well, I guess to be fair, the name of the city in France probably came from the much older Paris of Greek mythology.  The most interesting entity with the name Paris on the Wikipedia page?  The note that the band Poison was originally called Paris.  I’d like to know the story behind THAT band name change!  Here is where I found all this interesting stuff:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_(disambiguation)

Let’s see, what else can I say?  Did you know if you rearrange the letters in Paris, you get Pairs?  I know this because I keep typing Pairs as I am trying to type Pairs…I mean Pairs…I mean Paris.  I don’t know if there are other 5-letter words you can spell with the letters in Paris.  You can spell shorted words, like is and air and airs an as and par, sip, rap, and rip, and the related plurals (having and “s” is always good for extending the game).  Also longer words like spar.

Have I done this one to death?  Probably.  Someone wants me to pay attention to them now…

Posted on January 15, 2019, in Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I play word games every day and I can’t get another 5 letter word, just Paris and pairs. If you get one, let me know.
    I too feel the wall at JusJoJan 15. How many days are in this month? Only about 80, right? 😛

  2. I love doing those kind of word games!
    Seems like I’d heard that Poison was once Paris, but had forgotten, even though they were one of my favorite bands back in the day.
    At any rate, you made a good post about the prompt. I enjoyed reading it. 🙂

  3. Apparently Pairs and Paris are the only two 5-letter words you can make, but looking on a scrabble wordfinder site, there are 39 total words you can make with those letters! I only knew about Paris, TX and Paris, France before this…enlightening!

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