Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22722 – 969
Here’s the haps:
This is one of my favorite words, but alas, unlike that overused, misused, abused and ubiquitous adjective, “awesome,” ubiquitous is not found commonly used by a lot of people. This is a shame. It is a good, fun word with a solid meaning. I wish you would see it everywhere. If you are not yet familiar with this word, might I recommend the Merriam-Webster definition at http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ubiquitous: “Existing or being everywhere at the same time: constantly encountered: widespread ”
See? That’s why I think it should be used a lot more than it is. Not only that, but it is one of the few words that rhyme with iniquitous. So,
If you see that the world is full of extreme unfairness and evil
Oftentimes referred to as iniquity
You could say that sins, credited frequently to the devil
Abound in ubiquity
Or, if you find these sinners everywhere you look
And see the many, many people who are iniquitous
Now that you know this word you won’t need a book
You merely need to say that the iniquitous are ubiquitous
Another word that I would use as a very near rhyme for these two words would be tranquility because of the “qui” and the “ity” in it. This then allows the segue into a whole new set of words, like senility, fragility, responsibility and ability, to name a few. Ability is really an awesome word because you can tack it onto all manner of other words, like adaptability, employability, likability, and even serviceability.
I love words and their workability and pliability. You would think that because of all this there would be a ubiquity of blog posts. Well, there have been more over the last couple of months, but I don’t think ubiquitous really describes it.