Ding dong dinkum

dinkum in different letters
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That’s what dinkum reminds me of. It has a funny ring to it. At least to someone who’s the first language isn’t English. So this post doesn’t really focus on anything special. It’s just that word, dinkum. The reason why I love the English language is the word playing you can do with it. It’s so versatile and different words can have different meanings. I’m not that good in wordplay so I won’t write anything “funny” But then it would be a joke and that’s not my thing.

Dinkum is not a word you would use in daily life. Unless you’re an Aussie or a New Zealander. According to Grammarly, it’s slang for truth or hard work. I would rather use those words to dinkum. If you ask a Finn what that means, they would only say, ‘What a hell is that?’ That’s a word you don’t learn in school. It would be quite amusing if you used dinkum when you describe someone. “You’re such a dinkum” and they would think it’s something offensive. Finns that is or anyone who doesn’t know what it means. In fact, it’s a compliment. I would prefer the word real, genuine or authentic so more people would understand. Then again writing dinkum is faster to type and easier. It’s the understanding of the word that makes it more difficult.

Dinkum would be an interesting name for a chocolate bar. ‘A moment later’ Just looked up while writing this post and found out there is actually is milk chocolate called Fair Dinkum. Funny that you can actually found this kind of information on the internet. I didn’t really think there was such a thing for real. I just thought about how dinkum could be chocolate and there it was. You can even buy it here. Just saying. So there is was ding dong dinkum and then it’s gone.

 

I could eat you for breakfast

two chocolate barsEating is not really my favourite thing to do but when it comes to sweets/candy and especially chocolate I wouldn’t say no to that. But I don’t just eat any kind of chocolate. It shouldn’t be too sweet or too strong. I tried chocolate with chilli flavour once but that was the worse sweet/candy I ever tasted. Chocolate should be pure without any special flavours. Even if I do eat them every now and then. At the moment I eat Oreo filled and creamy biscuit chocolate. They’re kind of sweet so I eat just a few rows in a day. My favourite chocolate is Finnish because they’re sweet in a fair amount. Dark chocolate is the best. I can’t understand how someone can eat white chocolate. It’s not even real since there’s no cocoa in them.

Chocolate is definitely my favourite snack to eat. I could eat them for breakfast. You would think I would become overweight for eating so much of it. People who put on weight probably gonna hate me but I never seem to gain weight. I’m been told I weigh too little. I guess it’s because I exercise and well, I’m born with it. Weight has never been a problem for me so I’ve never been on a diet. If you eat fattening foods and sit all day, it’s no wonder you gain weight. This doesn’t mean I’m skinny but I’m not overweight either. I have my lazy days and eat chocolate but yet I stay the same weight. Too much it’s too much no matter what a person eats. There are better and healthier snacks than chocolate but if you’re a sweet tooth like me, you choose that instead.

I’ve had these moments where I haven’t bought a single chocolate bar or block for a month. The only sweet snack I ate were cookies/biscuits. So I’m not always eating chocolate and other sweets. It’s not good for the waistline and definitely not for your teeth. When I was a child I never had tooth decay but when I became an adult, I had lots of them. I guess it’s eating too many sweet things. I brush my teeth twice a day with toothpaste so I try to keep the cavities away. Dentists are expensive so I rather stay away from them. My self-control does fail me when it comes to chocolate. No matter how I try to resist, I just got to have it. Life without chocolate is like having no sun. Chocolate is a better vice than smoking because it doesn’t smell and it doesn’t give you cancer. In a fair amount, it’s good for your health when it’s dark chocolate. Some put chocolate on their skin but it’s meant to be eaten and not to be used as a beauty product.

Tallenna

Tallenna