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Why This Community Exists...

One of the reasons I decided to make this community was because I receive several daily e-mails of wisdom from a website called Beliefnet.com, and I just don't have the space on my e-mail account to store the good ones.

Another, perhaps more important, reason for making this community was because I thought it might be interesting if people could freely post and read inspirational phrases or words of wisdom, as well as comment upon them.

Therefore, I would like to welcome anyone to participate in discussions and/or postings here. I would prefer that people post happier things here, as there is already so much depression in so many people's LiveJournals, in my opinion. I must say that I probably come across at least 3 dark journals for every 1 optimistic one out there. This is quite unfortunate, but I hope this community can add some sense of positivism to the digital world.

According to Merriam-Webster Online, "pop" is defined as follows...

How does "Pop" find its way into your life?

Pronunciation: 'päp

Function: verb

Inflected Form(s): popped; pop-ping

Etymology: Middle English poppen, of imitative origin

Date: 15th century

transitive senses
1 : to strike or knock sharply : HIT
2 : to push, put, or thrust suddenly and often deftly
3 : to cause to explode or burst open
4 : to fire at : SHOOT
5 : to take (pills) especially frequently or habitually
6 : to open with a pop <pop a cold beer>
intransitive senses
1 a : to go, come, or appear suddenly -- often used with up b : to escape or break away from something (as a point of attachment) usually suddenly or unexpectedly
2 : to make or burst with a sharp sound : EXPLODE
3 : to protrude from the sockets
4 : to shoot with a firearm
5 : to hit a pop fly -- often used with up or out
- pop the question : to propose marriage


Function: noun

Date: 1591

1 : a sharp explosive sound
2 : a shot from a gun
- a pop : for each one : APIECE <tickets at $10 a pop>


Function: adverb

Date: 1621

: like or with a pop : SUDDENLY


Function: noun

Etymology: short for poppa

Date: 1838



Function: adjective

Etymology: by shortening

Date: 1880

1 : POPULAR <pop music>: as a : of or relating to popular music <pop singer> b : of or relating to the popular culture disseminated through the mass media <pop psychology> <pop grammarians> <pop society>
2 a : of or relating to pop art <pop painter> b : having, using, or imitating themes or techniques characteristic of pop art <pop movie>


Function: noun

Date: 1954

1 : pop music
3 : pop culture