FOWC with Fandango — Slant


It’s December 6, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “slant.”

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.

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26 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Slant

  1. donmatthewspoetry December 6, 2022 / 12:47 am


    Slant it yep?
    Slant it no?
    Slant the last rhyme?
    Yep how now

    Yep yep
    How now
    Wot for?

    Best I could do Fan……

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  2. bushboy December 6, 2022 / 2:06 am

    I have leanings to comment on this FWOC 🙂

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  3. Rall December 6, 2022 / 2:55 am

    slant rhyme
    is not fine
    said the purist
    to the tourist

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      • Rall December 6, 2022 / 8:24 pm

        Don deserves
        a pat pat pat
        even though he’s feeling
        a tad flat flat flat
        he tries to make us laugh
        with loony silly remarks
        but bob is not his uncle
        and that’s no fault of his
        no worries mate
        you’ve got a lot on your plate
        get better soon
        we need buffoons
        to even up the slate

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  5. Marleen December 6, 2022 / 3:36 pm

    Different slants on the word/concept(s), sacrifice as illustrated (among many illustrations in history and language, et cetera).

    Official records show that at least 28 of the 600 Black men involved died as a direct result of syphilitic infection, and another 100 died of related complications. This didn’t just touch the lives of the men who were duped into the study. Forty Black women, married to these men, were diagnosed and passed it to 19 children at birth. By 1969, the study, which was never a secret, was beginning to attract negative criticism from many in the medical community, who criticized it as unethical. Dr. Irwin Shatz, a cardiologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit was among them.

    He voiced his disgust directly to the administrators in charge of the study in 1965: “…I assume you feel that the information which is extracted from observation of this untreated group is worth their sacrifice. If this is the case, then I suggest the United States Public Health Service and those physicians associated with it in this study need to re-evaluate their moral judgments in this regard.” – Dr. Irwin Shatz, in a letter to the Tuskegee Study’s senior author, Dr. Donald H. Rockwell.

    That letter was never answered, but others were angry enough to sound the alarm. William Jenkins, a Black USPHS statistician who joined the agency in 1967 learned of the study, discovering in fact that multiple medical journals had written about it. When he approached his supervisor in protest, he was told “don’t worry about it.”

    Defiant to that response, Jenkins and a group of activists published what they had learned about the Tuskegee Study in a newspaper called The Drum, but it was never picked up by major media. Jenkins went on to have a successful career in epidemiology at the Centers For Disease Control. He died in 2019 at age 73.


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