Decibel – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Loud

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Loud

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 14/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “loud.” Find any word that means “loud,” and use it any way you’d like in your post. Enjoy!

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For SOCS today we have the word ‘loud’, or any word that means the same thing for our topic. Thanks Linda!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link.

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Well, I learned something today. I’ve been pronouncing a word wrong for as long as I can remember. The word is ‘decibel’. I’ve always said ‘debicel’. The word means the measurement of sound waves – how loud or soft a sound is. Yes, I looked it up.

Anyway, I’ve heard some really loud sounds before.

I’ve heard the loud booms of cannon fire that shakes the house and rattles the windows. This was when we lived on the Army base at Ft. Hood. The soldiers were way out in the field learning and practicing with the cannons. Still, even from far away from our house, it was so loud.

I’ve been to really loud concerts – enjoyed every minute of the amplified music.

One day my daughter and I were screaming as loud as we could, and still couldn’t hear ourselves. That’s because a large military cargo plane was flying over the house.

A strange noise you wouldn’t think would be all that loud is the sound of locusts – thousands of locusts – screeching or chirping or whatever it is they do. Hour after hour with the noise, and it was loud with so many of the insects doing their thing at the same time. It was funny, that when they took a short break, it was all at the same time, too. In that sudden silence our ears would be ringing just like if we’d been at a rock concert. They can sure amp up the decibels.

So, I hope this weekend you don’t have to live with many of those booming, rattling, screaming, screeching, chirping, ringing, and amped up decibels.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

10 responses »

    • Yes, those planes are so loud! Even when I was a kid we lived kind of close to the airport. Just regular planes flying over the house at regular intervals would be loud. 🙂

    • I know we’ve had locusts here, but not so much lately. These loud ones were in Missouri at my daughter’s house. I’d never heard – or seen – so many before. 🙂

  1. Isn’t it funny when we say something wrong for so long? Mine was Riesling. I kept saying Reisling, and one of my wine friends finally corrected me. My first thought? Now I know why spell check doesn’t know it. LOL — After 22 years. I’m not kidding.
    I agree about the sounds on military bases. Loudest living environment ever.

    • It is funny when you find out a word you’ve always said one way, is supposed to be another way. Your word ‘riesling’ I hadn’t thought about before, so I looked up how to say it. And now I’m still confused. I got several different ways = Reez-ling, Wrest-ling, and Reece-ling. I always said it the 3rd way. We even lived in Germany and drank Riesling wine – it’s good. 🙂

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