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February 7, 2013

The Irony in Words

Filed under: Uncategorized — crystalclearsolutions @ 2:43 am

I was just looking up the word boondoggle, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boondoggle_(project

A boondoggle is a project that is considered a useless waste of both time and money, yet is often continued due to extraneous policy motivations.”

Then I see below that it is also associated with the “bolo” worn by Boy Scouts.  How ironic that much good work, by such young men, represented by their uniform “necktie” is considered useless and unproductive.  I hope they stop using “boondoggle” to associate that particular garment piece.   

Perhaps the item itself seems useless to the eye, but to the imagination it reams character, resilience, protocol, function, habit, utility and all that a great Scouts have in store for them.  

When you think of the uses this “useless” garment has, we can jump into the realm of

MacGyver – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGyver

MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers.

 
I Loved that show!! I know he would use the bolo to scale a zip line, apply a tourniquet, and a gazillion more uses.  How would you use a boonedoggle?
 
Engage your Imagination!  
 
 
 

60px-Bolo_tie

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