Weekend Quickie

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Weekend Quickie

Here’s wishing you all Happy Holidays where ever you are in the world and to make you ponder a bit four questions for you!

How do YOU say the word ‘Niche’ – Pronounce it like ‘Neesh or Nitch?’
When writing a card to someone you love but not in a relationship with, do you include their name in your written greeting or address it as “To You” [as in only To You and not their name]
Do you think it helps or hinders a person from having a wildly creative imagination for fantasyWhat benefits can you see if you think it does, and if you don’t, what drawbacks or disadvantages can you see?
Do you think that when we dream of other people, we dream of them as them in real-time here and now or as them from another world as in how we wish they were as them? When you dream of people you know do you see their faces?

Let me know your answers below in the comment section – thanks.

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  1. How do YOU say the word ‘Niche’ – Pronounce it like ‘Neesh or Nitch?’

    “Neesh”

    When writing a card to someone you love but not in a relationship with, do you include their name in your written greeting or address it as “To You” [as in only To You and not their name]

    I start with their name; Dear so and so!

    Do you think it helps or hinders a person from having a wildly creative imagination for fantasy?

    It might hinder in real life but helps a lot in being creative!

    What benefits can you see if you think it does, and if you don’t, what drawbacks or disadvantages can you see?

    In real life they may not be totally focused on their present. But in being creative, the imagination is a wonderful asset.

    Do you think that when we dream of other people, we dream of them as them in real-time here and now or as them from another world as in how we wish they were as them? When you dream of people you know do you see their faces?

    I think when I dream of someone, I e see them in context of the situation I am dreaming of. Could be present of from long ago. My dreams never stay with me long enough to get a real grip on them but this is my impression.

    Thanks, great questions.

    1. Good answers Sadje, so far so many people are saying they say Niche as in Neesh. I do as well. I listened to a Ted Talk the other day and the guy kept on saying Nitch, but l have heard other pronouncing it as Nick’e’ which is even more bizarre 🙂

  2. Happy Christmas, Rory.

    Niche comes from French, so it’s closer to neesh. If it were German, I suppose it could be nitch.

    I rarely write cards these days. I would probably just write their name but not write the “To” part.

    I’m not an expert on creating fantasy but I do like absurdity and that also benefits from imagination. Seeing the absurdity in everyday real life situations is quite useful sometimes.

    There was an episode of Father Ted showing last night. I wasn’t watching it too closely but he was in bed dreaming of an intimate affair with a woman in a field, something forbidden in Catholic priesthood. At the wrong moment, he is woken up by Father Dougal offering him a peanut from a packet. When he hurries back to his dream, he dreams instead of being chased across the fields by three peanuts in their shell. I thought the Props Dept. did a fantastic job of the peanut shell costumes.

    I never remember dreams so vividly and in such detail so I can’t say about faces.

    1. Hey Ian, Happy Christmas to you and your family also 🙂

      Yes, l pronounce it as neesh also, but l remember a Bavarian family from many years ago, and they did indeed pronounce it as nitch.

      Hahaha l think l remember that … do you mean this scene?

  3. How do YOU say the word ‘Niche’ – Neesh

    When writing a card to someone you love but not in a relationship with, do you include their name in your written greeting or address it as “To You” [as in only To You and not their name]

    I Always include the name

    Do you think it helps or hinders a person from having a wildly creative imagination for fantasy?

    Helps lead a more interesting life
    What benefits can you see if you think it does, and if you don’t, what drawbacks or disadvantages can you see? The benefits are living a more exciting life. A drawback might be if one is unable to function in the real world

    Do you think that when we dream of other people, we dream of them as them in real-time here and now or as them from another world as in how we wish they were as them?

    Both. I think our dreams can make us think of others as we’d like them to be. I also think our dreams make us afraid of the bad characteristics they have

    When you dream of people you know do you see their faces? Typically yes and I have detailed conversations with people in my dreams
    I enjoyed your questions

  4. 1. Neesh

    2. I write the person’s name

    3. I don’t understand what you mean by ‘fantasy’

    4. I dream about people they way they are/were – I don’t really understand the question. And of course I see their faces, else how would I know who they are? I also dream about people I don’t know and their faces are quite distinct and I would recognize them if, indeed, they were real people and I met them on the street.

    1. I guess because l don’t always see people’s faces they appear as faceless people to me 75% of the time, but l just know who they are.

      Fantasy meant as in fantastical thoughts with everyday life.

        1. I just looked up the definition of ‘fantasy’ and I just don’t get it LOL Perhaps because I have no imagination? I might be creative but I don’t consider myself imaginative. For me, you say the word ‘fantasy,’ I hear the word ‘lie’.

        2. Oh right, l don’t see the word ‘lie’ with fantasy. There are two lines of thought with fantasy – 1] fantastical thought – living a life that isn’t real as in make believe or 2] like the fantasy books.

          So whilst l don’t see lie, l suppose l could understand how some might interpret that to read as lie, whereas perhaps the closer term might be ‘hidden truth’. – again could be seen as the same, or maybe ‘make believe’.

        3. I also don’t think it is a total truth you have no imagination – you can create poetry that you have imagined in your head sufficiently enough to pen to paper.

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