Today’s prompt: Zing! (Exclamation point included).
Again with the sound effects! 🙂
So I decided to look up this word and see if there was any kind of actual definition, and sure enough, there is!
Zing is both a noun and a verb – as a noun, it means energy, enthusiasm, and liveliness; as a verb, it means to “move swiftly.”
Well, put this on the list of “things I learned today.” Although not the most important thing I learned today, I still learned it!
I particularly love the example for the verb usage, “he could send an arrow zinging through the air.”
So someone wrote that example with Hawkeye in mind, right?
I know, I know. A freakin’ Avengers reference. How typical of me, right?
Of course, I always thought of zing as short for “zinger,” as in a well-timed joke.
In actuality, I’m right! It means “striking or amusing remark,” or “an outstanding person or thing.”
And because full circle is how we like to be, the example is “a zinger of a shot,” so…like Hawkeye.
It’s Monday, let me have my fun.