today is ash wednesday; the first day of lent, a 40 day period of sacrifice and spiritual preparation on the calendar of many christian churches. believers are preparing for easter sunday which celebrates the resurrection of jesus christ.
robbie williams uses the word in his sarcastic song millennium and references the tradition of giving something up (abstaining from, quitting) for lent. listen at 1:05 on the video
live for liposuction, detox for your rent
overdose for christmas and give it up for lent
lent is also the irregular past tense and past participle of the verb lend.
this awkward request is a funny example of lend in the past
and lindt, the swiss chocolate brand is pronounced the same way too.
gross, belly button fuzz is pronounced the same as the delicious brand of chocolate
finally, lint, the fuzzy material that collects in dryers, pockets and belly buttons has the same pronunciation as well. it doesn’t happen often, or maybe it had never happened before and will never happen again, but lint made it into headlines during the nba playoffs in 2014.
rapper drake was seen lint-brushing his pants courtside at game 2 of the toronto raptors/new jersey nets nba playoff series in 2014. it was heavily reported in the media.
do u observe lent? could u give up lindt chocolate for 40 days? have u ever lint-brushed in public? post your experiences under leave a reply
have fun, amigos.