FOWC with Fandango — Whitewash

FOWCWelcome to February 6, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “whitewash.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

36 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Whitewash

  1. blindzanygirl February 6, 2019 / 2:25 am

    Love this word. Will do later. Great prompt

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong February 6, 2019 / 10:19 am

    Whitewash always sounds racist, even though it really isn’t and I always feel uncomfortable saying it. But this time, it’s the name of a song and I overcame myself to somehow write it anyway.

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    • Marleen February 6, 2019 / 10:59 am

      Wow, Marilyn. Thank you again, I shall have to see this.

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    • Fandango February 6, 2019 / 1:07 pm

      To me, “whitewash” connotes cover-up more so than racist.


      • myforever77 February 6, 2019 / 2:11 pm

        If ‘blackface” is considered racist, “whitewash” should be too according to today’s world standards, which are not my standards. I get Marilyn’s point, what she was expressing.

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        • Fandango February 6, 2019 / 2:48 pm

          I get that opinion, but you can whitewash a wall, a fence, a floor, etc. That’s not racist at all. You can also whitewash facts or the truth, which is obscuring or covering up something negative, which is not good, but it’s not racist. Blackface, on the other hand, most definitely is racist.

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            • Marleen February 7, 2019 / 10:29 am

              A whitewash within the article I linked to above from the article’s author:

              While calls for socialist policies received a significant amount of media attention during and after the 2018 midterm election cycle, the proposals are not new to American politics. “Obamacare” nearly achieved the socialist dream of total government takeover of the whole industry….

              The ACA (aka obamacare) is a form of addressing healthcare that came out of the conservative think-tank world. Gaslighting seems to work on the right.

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          • A. Nonymous February 7, 2019 / 10:28 am

            That is my understanding of the word, especially re: the “coverup” part, as in “The absence of weapons of mass distruction had been whitewashed.”

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            • Marleen February 7, 2019 / 10:44 am

              I would “like” your post(s) here, but I don’t have my own site (thus the capability) — so, I can’t.


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      • Marleen February 6, 2019 / 3:03 pm

        Yeah. And I think the states that say not until age sixteen or seventeen (rather than eighteen and independently decided, at least theoretically, or rather than never), are stupid.

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        • Marleen February 7, 2019 / 10:16 am

          I’ve been reading more articles about this; for the record, this particular judge was nominated by Ronald Reagan. I point this out because there are complaints by self-perceived conservatives about accused liberals in this regard. Of course, this is all a jumble… as conservatives push for religious “freedom” in the form of parents’ rights. And conservatism is pervaded by libertarianism. The usual purpose of complaining about liberals is to get political outcomes of electing Republicans — and largely to appoint judges and justices.

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