Title of My Story is – MY GRANDSON UTSAV AND SUBTLE WORDS COCKTAIL
My 12 year old grandson, Utsav, is very inquisitive. Well he knew that I was fascinated by Approvals and had been wondering if it would be too difficult to treat, ordinary English dictionary words, as Acronyms? I tried and found it an interesting exercise, and started coining, what I now call them – SUBTLE WORDS COCKTAIL or BACRONYMS. Only I do not add or drop any letter, unlike what we do in Approonyms. I now have a collection of over 3,600 words from all walks of life.
Perhaps he wanted to test the progress made by me. So he used to frequently make inquiries with me. One day he said, a "Historian" is rarely, if at all, present at the scene, so how does he write all that we read in history books? I decided to answer him in my own special way, forming a phrase using only the letters of the word in sequential order, so I told him: 1. Hearsay Information, Sifting Thoroughly, Objectively Records Incidents and Narratives. Or maybe: 2. He Imagines Something, Twists Others, Records Idiosyncrasies, Assembles Narratives.
Next he was inquiring about "FAN", the answer I gave was "Forceful Air Navigator!". He said he was not talking about this FAN, so I told him "Forcefully Advertise, Notify", though he was not satisfied yet, so I came up with "Fanatical Admirer, Naive". That satisfied him.
His next question was about "ABDOMEN", the answer I gave was: Actually Belly, Digestive Organ, Metabolizes Entire Nourishment.
He now came up with "GYMNASTICS", it took me quite some time to come up with an answer, but finally I got the right connection: Gives Your Muscles Noteworthy Adaptability, Stimulus, Thebyy Imparting Co-ordination, Strength.
Another day his query to me was to explain him about an "OPTIMIST" and a "PESSIMIST", well I had to bring out the difference very clearly, here is what I told him: Outcome Predictable, Task Is Manageable, I'll Surely Triumph, and Predictably, Even Sees Serious Impediments, Machinations, In Small Things.
Next he bought the topic to "BLACKMAILER" The answer he got was: By Learning And Coordinating Knowledge, Particularly Advantageous, Indecently Leads, Extracting Ransom.
He really took me by surprise by going for a really very big word – "INDIVIDUALISTIC", I had a ready answer: 'I' Normally Dominates In Ventilating Ideas, Dealings, Usually Abhors Logical Interpretations, Suggestions Treats Imbibing Contempt.
He was not ready to give up and again came up with a 15 letter word – STRAIGHTFORWARD
I thought it was time to cur him and so said enough, but he would not take no for an answer, so I obliged: Someone Truthfully Revealing Acrid Intentions, Giving His Thoughts Freeway Or Recording, Without Any Restraint, Decisions.
He switched over and said how do you define a "HYPNOTIST". My answer: Has You Performing Numerous Operations Through Induced Sleep, Timidly.
Another day he wanted to know about "CATASTROPHE" – Well no difficulty for me: Calamity, Accursed, Total Annihilation, Startling Thunderbolt, Result Of Particularly Horrendous, Event.
He next came up with EARTHQUAKE – Well again I was ready with an answer: Explosion Activated Remotely, That Has Quivering Underground, Almost Knocking Everything.
Next he wanted me to explain about 'REINCARNATION' I gave him 2 answers: 1. Recapturing Earlier Incidents, Neatly Covers, Assuming Rebirth Now, All, Theoretically Inexplicable, Occurrences Nostalgically. 2. Rebirth Emphasizes, Indeed Neatly Connects Activities Rationale, Naturally Addresses Temporal Ideas Of Note.
I was in for surprise again (you too will be) – What is "WRAITH", hey where did you get this word, anyway it is: Weird Revelations About Impending Travel Heavenwards.
It took him too by surprise but he was not ready to give up. What about "SPECTACULAR" – is not it: Scintillating Performance, Extremely Charismatic, Totally Amazing, Clearly Unbelievable Layout, Almost Rapturous.
His next question too took me by surprise – SCAPEGOAT. The answer was however easily available: Someone Clandestinely Accused, Permitting, Entire Guilty Offenders, Avoid Trap.
He next came up with SUPERNATURAL – I decided to go for some hard words: Strictly Unworldly, Perhaps Esoteric, Really Not Attributable To Usual Regimen As Learned.
Another day he asked about another uncommon word "SIESTA", well here was the answer I gave: Spain Itinerary – Enjoy Sleep Through Afternoon.
He was not yet done and came up with "STAMPEDE" – Well I had to think and finally said: Sudden Tension, Assembled Mob Panics, Everyone Depts Expeditiously.
Switching the topic he came to "BOOMERANG" – I said easy: Breathtaking Object Or Missile Ever Returning After Navigating Goal.
He said "DEMONSTRATE" – I answered: Display Elements, Mark Out Neatly Steps That Require Attention, Theence Experiment.
He said I have heard a lot about "DEPRESSION", I do not know exactly how it affects people. I said just look at it this way: 1. Deep, Emotional Perversity – Result Excessive, Sadistic Sensibilities, Influencing Our, Nature / Notions. Or 2. Deep Emotional, Paralysis, Roundly, Entailing Severe Strain, Induces Obdurate Nervousness.
What about "ENCYCLOPEDIA" he asked – well it is easy was my reply: Explains Nomenclature Concisely, Yet Complely, Linking Operations, Periodically, Embodies Distinctive Information Assiduously.
As you must have noticed this is indeed an original work, which can be very educative.