You will learn about the above acronym after reading a few short background stories that explain my visual process regarding a very negative sounding topic.

When I was a child, any typical “four lettered word” that I may have said had a possibility of me having a brief soapy mouth, no desert after dinner and definitely early to bed.

One of the past classic stories relates to shipping “materials” across the oceans. Some products were marked with the words:  “Ship High In Transit”.  After a period of time, they just used the first letters of each word.  Get it?

Probably the most used “four letter word” is the acronym based on:  “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”.   Why individuals believe this to be acceptable in everyday basic conversation is way beyond my understanding and I guess they never has any formal positive training growing up.  I am glad that I did!

With all of the above in mind, I have taken the liberty of turning SIME into a funny verbal/visual joke and a statement to family and friends that is not offensive to the ears.  While saying the words:  “Something In My Eye” I specifically point to one of my eyes with a middle finger.  Get it?


Author: shutupjohn8

I am John P. Burkhart and reside in Indiana, Pennsylvania. For over 25 years, I worked in Visual Merchandising and Store Design for different companies across America. The cities include: San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa, Honolulu, Boston, and Richmond. In 2000, I went home to help my parents. For the back story, go to Youtube, type: John Burkhart on the search line and see a video that Sean Yoder and James Nestor at the Indiana Gazette did August 15, 2015. Hope you get a laugh or two when see the video and/or read my blog. Enjoy!

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