For today's "Just Jot it" Jil has given us the word "Serendipity", to knit a story around this word.
I was never good in knitting wool but knitting around a word I have never heard, seemed quite difficult to me. What did I do as I always do when I don't know something : I google !
Google brought me to Wikipedia who stated that Serendipity means an unplanned fortunate discovery, like for example the penicillin in 1928 or the microwave oven in 1945 !!
Unfortunately I haven't discovered nothing besides some unexpected dust under my bed. But I don't think that this is a fortunate discovery. The word was invented by a certain Horace Walpole in 1754 in the English language. I think he was a rather complicated man, why invent such a strange word coming from Arab traders or the Three Princes of Serendip, instead of just saying "luck" or "fortunate". That's much shorter.
When you dig a little deeper into the meaning of this word, you could get a bit confused, at least I did,
- The Serendipity of Science
- The BBC serendipity webside
and the Synonyms for serendipity
Now you have the choice.
After having put together some synonyms for serendipity I made the following discovery !
It was a blessing that during my lunch break I had the good luck to find my cat in the dishwasher, which was really a happy chance.
For Arthur it was serendipity or was it for me ??