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Monday, April 8, 2013

Am I really a washed-up has-been???

At one time, when I was in my prime, I was a "somebody" but then I fell out of grace with some people; and I became a "nobody." It was quite a transition for me to go from being a someone to being a no one. But really, is it necessary to call names? (That's a rhetorical statement.)

I wonder how many people have used the the phrase "washed up" or the phrase "has been" or any other number of similar phrases. Heck, I know of a few people who have used the phrase "washed-up has-been" in making reference to me.

Curiosity got the better of me concerning that type of phraseology in making reference to people, so I did my usual thing and turned to the wide wonderful world of the web on the internet.

I came across one definition of washed up that goes like this:
"The definition of washed up is someone or something whose time has come and gone; someone who was popular or who had a good career but who now doesn't and has little to offer."

The term "has-been" as defined in The Free Dictionary By Farlex is "One that is no longer famous, popular, successful, or useful." or "a person or thing that is no longer popular, successful, effective, etc."

Even, the Urban Dictionary has definitions of hasbeen!!!

Actually, a few years back, I had written a little bit about this before on my other blog, Roland's Ramblings, that you can read by clicking over to Has-Been.

Incidentally, did you know that Has Been is the second musical album of William Shatner?

In doing my internet research on this topic, I came across the blog Washed Up Celebrities that you may read if you click upon the embedded link that I placed within the blog title.

I found some other interesting reading that starts out with:
See what happens when a washed-up has-been "star" gets old and decrepit?
As in Pat Boone, of course.
Pat Boone is a longtime birther and Obama-hater, so it's no surprise he would keep up the Obama-hate.
You may read that entire piece by clicking here.

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