SoCS: affirm

When I first saw the word affirm, I admit I drew a blank.

Then, the phrase “attest and affirm” popped into my head. I think it is used when people make an oath rather than the word “swear” which some people do not use.

I tend to think of affirm with a suffix, like Affirmed, which besides being a perfectly good word on its own, was also the name of a famous thoroughbred horse, who I think has ties to the area where I live.

I also think of affirmative, which reminds me, oddly of Doctor Who. Decades ago, before there was BBC America, Doctor Who was on public television, which showed older seasons. B and I saw lots of the Tom Baker episodes. His iteration of the Doctor built K-9, a very intelligent and helpful robot-dog, who could process information and, of course, speak. Instead of saying “yes”, K-9 would say “affirmative”.

We still watch Doctor Who, but the new episodes which are broadcast here in the US by the aforementioned BBC America. The latest iteration of the Doctor is played, for the first time, by a woman. I really like her portrayal, which is full of wonder, as well as intelligence and friendliness.

No K-9, though…
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Join us for Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturdays! Today’s prompt is “affirm.” More details can be found here:  https://lindaghill.com/2019/02/01/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-2-19/

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Author: Joanne Corey

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2 thoughts on “SoCS: affirm”

  1. I much prefer the older Doctor Who to the new one. There’s just something so wonderful about the cheesy effects and general low-techness of the exploits of the first seven Doctors. WTTW in Chicago showed all the Tom Baker episodes through “Logopolis” (where Tom Baker becomes Peter Davison) then managed to get some of the William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton ones and showed them before showing all the Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker episodes and starting the Peter Davisons. When we got to Atlanta, they were already through half the Colin Baker episodes…

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