Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for Just




I can't count the times my kids have said these words:

  • "Can I stay up for just 10 more minutes?" 
  • "I'll just be a minute."
  • "It's just five dollars."
  • "She's just a little puppy.  Taking care of her will be easy!" 
  • "It's just twenty dollars.  I'll pay you back."

All the justs add up, mostly the ones I say to myself:


I just need to do one thing before I write.

Just one cookie won't make a difference.

It's just twenty dollars, the kids will pay me back.

I'll just write tomorrow if I can't find time today.


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This post is part of the 2012 A to Z Challenge.  I literally couldn't think of another word except jelly.  My kids suggested jelly beans. 

23 comments:

  1. Just one more jelly flavored jelly bean?
    That's a word we need to avoid. Especially me, as I tend to overuse it in my writing.

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  2. I agree with Lynn...just plain clever!!!!

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  3. I think this is a great post. Much more insightful than jelly beans. ;)

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  4. Just is right up there with "but" and then of course the whining! *cringe*

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  5. If only you just had a nickel for everytime it was said...

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  6. Just is one of those words I have to edit out of my manuscripts when I go back. *sigh*

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  7. I'll just have one more piece of Easter egg ...

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  8. This is something we can all relate to! I'm equally bad when I indulge myself with too many "justs!" This post is just wonderful! Julie

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  9. oh my gosh, I hear my thirteen year old say this all the time; just five more minutes! UGH!

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  10. Thanks for all your comments. I'm having a little problem leaving comment on some WordPress sites - not sure what's up with that.

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  11. LOVE it! I never really think about how the little Justs - all add up!

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  12. I just wanted a glass of water. I just need another quid. Ahahahaha, that word used to drive my mum a bit nuts.

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  13. I use just a lot when it comes to writing.
    I'll just write when they go to bed.
    I'll just write after I check FB and Twitter.

    So true.
    Heather

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  14. hehe, yep, I use "Just one cookie won't make a difference" a lot, although replace cookie with chocolate :)

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  15. Just just just... my big problem is overusing that word in my writing. Kids love negotiating.

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  16. Just is just a great word. :) Thank you for coming by my blog!

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  17. I love what you did with the word! It's perfect! Quite impressive that you had a hard time coming up with something and still got this. I love it!

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  18. I just want to say one more time how I really appreciate you all. And what's a quid?

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    1. British slang for a pound coin
      Lx

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  19. Just another word but just says so much more. clever.

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  20. Ah yeah - just can get you into an awful lot of trouble. Great post
    Lx

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