A Word That Sizzles

I’m reading a book about George H.W. Bush by the esteemed writer, Jon Meecham (Destiny and Power…The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush), and a line jumped out at me…

Bush appreciated steadiness over sizzle…

Letting it roll around in my mouth a spell, conjuring up all kinds of images: steak sizzling on a barbecue…The Audrey Hepburn/William Holden film, Paris When It Sizzles.  Bacon sizzling in a frying pan.  Sizzling hot dogs at Yankee Stadium.

I even found myself using it in conversation. “Wow,” I said, “the sun is really sizzling today.”

To crackle, sputter, spit and snap…  fizz, hiss, click and pop.

I love thinking the elder Bush prefers sizzle over dash…or impetuous, flamboyant panache and overbearing confidence.

Words, they seduce and entice, attract and allure, beguile, persuade, woo and purr.

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Did you just get a rush?  I did…I sizzled, as a matter of fact.

SB

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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17 Responses to A Word That Sizzles

  1. micklively says:

    Onomatopoeia at it’s best.

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, the immediate image that came to my mind when I read the word ‘sizzle’ was a vision of Marilyn Monroe. Boy, could she sizzle. All she had to do was stand there.

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  3. Now there’s a word we seldom hear or read, anymore.

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  4. When I hear the word sizzle, I immediately think of Snoop Dog, who adds it to everything … forshizzle … forrizzle.

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