Random Inkings

January 3, 2008

What’s in a word?

Filed under: Random — Little Miss @ 11:22 am

Today’s post was suggested by Wendy.

What does racket mean to you?

Note the spelling. It’s not racquet (as in tennis racquet.)

Here’s some context from Wendy’s comments: “I belong to a condo association,” said Willy, “but it’s a terrible racket. I have to pay my own lawn service out of pocket.”

Maybe tomorrow’s conversation will be on condo associations. 🙂 I have a lot I can say about them.



  1. Where I come from, a racket is a loud, horrible noise. Example: “Kids! Stop making that horrible racket or ah’ll whoop your butts!”

    Comment by moonbeammcqueen — January 3, 2008 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

  2. Hmmmm….to me, racket means “they’ve got you by the b*lls – they know it and you know it!” Sorry, but that’s the best way I can describe it!

    Comment by Bev — January 3, 2008 @ 5:22 pm | Reply

  3. Oops, I shoulda been over here two days ago. My excuse is my sons, they’ve been visiting with us. Okay, to me “racket” is organized crime jargon. Example: They’ve got a racket going where they skim 8% off the vig.”
    I’m a Sopranos fan, can you tell?

    Comment by Wendy — January 5, 2008 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

  4. And thanks for doing this post and giving me the opportunity to use the word “vig” in a sentence. 🙂

    Comment by Wendy — January 5, 2008 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  5. Hey, anytime, Wendy.

    Comment by Little Miss — January 5, 2008 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

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