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Monday, 5 July 2021

Spot The Frippet: jeopardy.

 Today is a day to look for a little jeopardy to spice up our lives.

You could do it literally and add some pepper to your dessert:

photo by Glen MccClarty

or order a shirt in a pattern which might not suit you:

or leave your own umbrella at home:

New Orleans. Photo by Bart Everson

or watch an episode of something scary like, um, Scooby Doo.

Or wear your high heels.

Or go out without your phone. 

Or you could put an entirely arbitrary and unnecessary deadline on some task that's much better done in an un-rushed and careful way...

...and then film it for a popular TV show.

There are just three things to remember.

1. Don't do anything really stupid.

2. Thank your lucky stars that the real jeopardy is being experienced by other people.

3. See if you can think of some way to help them.

Spot the Frippet: jeopardy. This word comes from the French jeu parti, which means divided game (that's the kind of game you play, not a carved-up pleasant) and therefore an uncertain outcome. The word jeu comes from the Latin jocus, which is a joke or game, and parti comes from the Latin partīrī, divide.

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