Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for ubiquitous

"Ubiquitous" is the favorite word of one of my friends. She says it's fun to say, but hard to spell, and it's such a useful word. Webster's defines it as: existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered : widespread. Cell phones are ubiquitous. Cars are ubiquitous. Fast food restaurants are ubiquitous. Mosquitoes are ubiquitous. You get the point.

I don't think ubiquitous carries any negative connotations. It would be nice if being kind was ubiquitous. Generosity, kindness, compassion ... the world would be a much better place if they were ubiquitous.

It is fun to say, although I'd wonder if someone said it repeatedly in the same conversation. In other words, ubiquitous shouldn't be ubiquitous.

(This post is part of the 2013 Blogging From A to Z April Challenge. Learn more about the Challenge HERE.)

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