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Remember Garanimals?

  • Thursday, October 1, 2009
  • Evelyn Gibson
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In the 70s, Garanimal was a brand of children's clothing that used mix and match color tags in the shape of animals so kids could have fun picking out and matching clothing on their own. 

I have my own Garanimal version with "word tags" from today's maze of vernacular under the guise of communication.

For example, my favorite mis-used tag is contemporary.   We've extrapolated it to mean more than its actual definition: "to be present; coming into being during the same period of time."  In other words, as long as I'm alive right now-I'm contemporary.

I like creative so much better:  "to be created rather than imitated."  Now that has cache, gravitas, street cred (if you're contemporary.)

What about strategic?  It means you're "devising plans toward a goal."

Or intentional?  You hear that a lot.  It reflects "a determination to act; a resolve; purpose."  To me, "intentional" is action imbedded in a word.

And marketing?  "The function of moving goods from producer to consumer."

My pick for winning Garanimal:  "Creative.  Strategic.  Intentional.

"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.  We implore you on Christ's behalf:  be reconciled to God."  2 Corinthians 5:20

Evelyn Gibson

The sweetheart in the picture is Josephine.  She's my sponsored child in Tanzania and when I first saw this picture I said, "now there's a child after my own heart. Love the outfit!"




I love Josephine's socks! She's so intentionally creative. :)

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