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Good Mourning, Wokeness, & the Etymological Facts of "Good Morning" !

Good morning was NOT the daily greeting in the 1600's the phrase was "GOOD MORROW" How You Can Access Your Higher Metaphysical Power.

"The Good-Morrow" is a poem by John Donne, published in his 1633 collection Songs and Sonnets. Written while Donne was a student at Lincoln's Inn, the poem is one of his earliest works and is thematically considered to be the "first" work in Songs and Sonnets.

Before 2014, the call to “stay woke” was, for many people, unheard of. Folk singer-songwriter Lead Belly used the phrase "stay woke" on a recording of his song "Scottsboro Boys". Among the earliest uses of the idea of wokeness as a concept for black political consciousness came from Jamaican philosopher and social activist Marcus Garvey, who wrote in 1923, "Wake up Ethiopia! By the 60's the idea behind it was common within Black communities — the notion that staying “woke” and alert to the deceptions of other people was a basic survival tactic. But in 2014, following the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, “stay woke” suddenly became the cautionary watchword of Black Lives Matter activists on the streets, used in a chilling and specific context: keeping watch for police brutality and unjust police tactics. It became the Motto of a sportswear clothing line called Ikonic created by New England Patriots logo designer Michael R Thierry (Mic Theory).

Woke also began people to think of black consciousness in a more profound way as the study of Black History and several documentaries began to inspire a deeper look at the cultural legacy of African Americans in a more expansive way than the social dynamics within a global caste system. Explorers began using terms reflecting a cognizance of psychological and nutritional health , mental and spiritual well-being. A focus on the African contributions to world religions opened the door to knowledge about the discrepancies purported to be historical truths by tightly controlled Eurocentric sources. In short lies were exposed as white supremacist myths, deliberate misrepresentations and doctrines disguised as historical texts!

The term WOKE began being featured in national publications like The Source Magazine, High Soaring Millennials, Essence, VIBE, and TRUE Hip Hop Magazine. Eventually it was adopted by Black Lives Matter an organization focused on stopping police brutality and slowly new black media began having a global voice through social media and began creating the narratives taking the power from mainstream that had become scripted and visibly a propaganda machine for the elite. WOKE meant being awake and informed.

Black esoteric teachers of indigenous knowledge and spiritualism informed us that “Each word - or phrase even when it's not spoken - carries a vibration that can impact your other senses including your sense of self. This vibration can cause you to sense heavy or light, cold or hot, bright colors or dark.” Using the right words can raise your vibrational frequency, so be on the lookout for your positive energy words. But also be aware that this power of naming if you accept it can lower your senses and awareness such as accepting the nomenclature of a people who dislike you .

Audre Lorde — 'If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.'

The phrase "good morrow" is an archaic English greeting that means "good morning." It was commonly used during the Middle English period and is often associated with the language of William Shakespeare and other works from that era. The word "morrow" itself is an old-fashioned term for "morning" or the following day.

The poem is titled after the greeting "good-morrow," the original etymology of a commonplace greeting prior to the good morning (mourning), the original greeting symbolizes a new beginning. The literal context of the poem is that the speaker is waking up next to the beloved, and wishing them a good day. “Morrow,” is early English for morning. “I will see you on the morrow,” is unusual in modern times but still understood in Britain.

The words "morning" and "mourning" have different meanings and origins, although they are spelled similarly. "Morning" a bastardization of the word mourning now refers to the early part of the day or the period of time from sunrise to noon. On the other hand, "mourning" began as Middle English as morwening, developing into morwen, then morwe, and eventually morrowis related to the expression of grief which in an etymological divergence became mourning, especially following the death of a loved one. It was not used as a greeting Morrow was used for greeting and both terms were in common use at the same time in the 1500's. While both words can be associated with difficult or dark emotions, they have distinct meanings and origins.

The earliest known use of the phrase good morrow is in the Middle English period (1150—1500). OED's earliest evidence for good morning is from around 1450, in Sege Melayne. good morrow is formed within English, by compounding. Etymons: good adj., morrow n.OED's earliest evidence for good-morrow is from 1686, in the writing of F. Spence. It is also recorded as a noun from the Middle English period (1150—1500).

Saying "grand rising" instead of "good morning" is a cultural and linguistic choice that reflects a desire to use language that is empowering and affirming. Some people prefer "grand rising" because it emphasizes the idea of a majestic and significant start to the day, rather than simply acknowledging the time. It's a way of expressing positivity and setting the tone for a great day ahead. This phrase has gained popularity in the African American "Black" communities as a way to reclaim and celebrate language that resonates with their specific ancestral values and cultural experiences.

In African culture beginning with ancient Kemet the power of words to have an affect subconsciously is ever-present and should be respected. The impact of using one phrase over the other for those who embrace ancient tradition does not only depend on the context and the individuals involved in the conversation. Ultimately, the most important thing is the affect the words have on the psyche of the individual being spoken to, also it is important for individuals to take heed of how they refer to themselves and consider what is behind the greeting thus maintaining a consciousness pertaining to the respect shown to others.

The phrase good morning is distinctly American and therefore its usage and origination is questioned as it began in the time of mass enslavement and genocide of global church sanctioned attempts of European world conquest for resources both material and human.

There are numerous cultural and personal expressions around the world that people use to greet others but their etymology and meaning is not a word associated with negative connotations of death. Here are some examples:

"Bonjour" (French) - Used to say "hello" or "good day."

"Namaste" (Hindi) - A respectful greeting in India, often accompanied by a slight bow with palms pressed together.

"Hola" (Spanish) - A common greeting in Spanish-speaking countries, meaning "hello."

"Salaam alaikum" (Arabic) - A traditional Islamic greeting meaning "peace be upon you."

"Ciao" (Italian) - An informal greeting used in Italy, meaning "hello" or "goodbye."

"Konnichiwa" (Japanese) - Used to say "hello" or "good afternoon" in Japanese.

"Guten Tag" (German) - A formal greeting meaning "good day" in German.

"Sawasdee" (Thai) - A Thai greeting used to say "hello" or "goodbye."

"Jambo" (Swahili) - A common greeting in East Africa, meaning "hello."

"Howdy" (American English) - A colloquial greeting often used in the southern United States, derived from "How do you do?"

According to a CNN report: “Master bedrooms” in reference to our homes. “Blacklists” and “whitelists” in computing. The idiom “sold down the river” in our everyday speech. Many are so entrenched that Americans don’t think twice about using them. But some of these terms are directly rooted in the nation’s history with chattel slavery. Others now evoke racist notions about Black people. But America’s long overdue reckoning with systemic racism is now forcing a more critical look at the language we use. And while the offensive nature of many of these words and phrases has long been documented, most institutions are only now beginning to drop them from the lexicon.

“Gypped” (sometimes spelled “jipped”) comes from the word “Gypsy,” which is a derogatory name for the melanated and brown skinned tribes of Romani people (also known as the Roma, Sinti, Kale or Cale: Meaning “black,”). The Roma originated in northern India and North Africa migrated around the European world, particularly in Spain, between the eighth and tenth centuries C.E. They were called "Gypsies" because Europeans mistakenly believed they came from Egypt because of their dark complexions. over the course of the last 1,500 years. They’ve faced a lot of persecution and discrimination throughout history, including baseless accusations of theft and child abduction. A stereotype arose that the Roma were thieves, which led to the use of the term “gypped.”

The phenotype of the gypsy before World War 2 when they were targeted for Nazi death camps after having survived the Spanish inquisition which created the first ghettos named specifically for the Gitano the term was revived by the Nazis.

"Sold Down The River"

Meaning: betrayed

Origin: As far as racist words and phrases go, this one is pretty obvious when you think about it. It’s a reference to slaves being literally sold down the river (the Mississippi or the Ohio rivers, specifically) from a slave-trading marketplace to another shore, where they would then be transported to a plantation.

"Peanut Gallery"

Meaning: a group of people who criticize or heckle someone about insignificant things

Origin: In the 19th-century Vaudeville era, the peanut gallery was the cheapest section of seats (with the worst view). Peanuts were sold at these shows, and sometimes people seated in the cheaper seats would throw peanuts at unpopular performers. Often, the peanut gallery was largely occupied by Black theatergoers and peanuts (also called goobers modern meaning "silly or foolish person") suffered from a reputation as a cheap “slave food,” because initially Black people in the South were the only ones eating them. Although peanuts are native to South America, they made their way into North America with slaves from West Africa, who planted them as a food crop to feed themselves. They called the nut "nguba," which was the origin of the word "goober."

Those who sat in the cheapest section were supposedly ill-informed and gave unwarranted criticism like children. In fact the Howdy Doody TV Show of the fifties revived the term to describe its in studio audience of kids! And Vaudeville itself certainly had some racist elements — it developed from minstrel shows and often featured caricatures of Black people portrayed by white actors in blackface.


Meaning: arrogant, self-important

Origin: While technically its origin was pretty neutral — its first known usage was in the collection of Black American folktales (featuring the well-known Br’er Rabbit a black icon that informed characters such as Bugs Bunny) Uncle Remus in 1880 — over the years, “uppity” has become a racist term. White Southerners used “uppity” throughout modern history to describe Black people who violated their expectations of deference, or who they viewed as “not knowing their place.” In these situations, “uppity” was usually followed by the n-word. Even recently, conservative critics have referred to former President Obama and arguably America's most popular First Lady Michelle Obama as “uppity.”


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