Daily Prompt: Obvious

via Daily Prompt: Obvious When I saw the word ‘obvious’, I thought you had selected the word at random. On close scrutiny, I found you had not. Surprised? Yes. From the Oxford English Dictionary, I found the literal meaning of the word ‘obvious’ to be ‘easily seen’. But it was not ‘easily seen’ anywhere in today’s newspaper, even though I searched for the word from beginning to end. Undaunted, I selected a book at random and read the first fifty pages. The word was not seen used anywhere. So, obviously you have ‘selected’ a word that has contradiction in meaning and occurrence in print or even in conversation.

nathaswami,

Chennai, India

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