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I hated getting to this word. There’s a classic jazz tune (at least, jazz claimed it, but I don’t know if its composer, Harold Arlen, thought of it as jazz when he composed it) titled, “Accentuate the Positive.” It’s a pleasant little number, but no where close to great as far as my musical tastes are concerned. The problem is, now I can’t get it out of my head.

Don’t you hate it when a song that is not one of your favorites takes up residence in your brain and refuses to vacate the premises for days? I do.

Oh, well. It’s a cheery number and there are definitely worse things that could rattle around endlessly inside my skull. Heavy metal comes to mind, although fortunately not often. So I should, as they say, accentuate the positive. (DAMN! Stop that!)

To accentuate means to emphasize or play up. End of story. I’m going to move on and see if there are any words that can push this ditty out of my noggin.

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