One who may seem plain at first in appearance or capability, but later turns out to be beautiful or great.
English is a FUNNY language – Said Shri Amitabh Bachchan in a film dialogue. i fully Agree.
I was writing to a Mentee of mine who is struggling and in the endline mentioned – Hope you face your Waterloo soon ! I had of course, heard someone say it. I knew it was about Napoleon Bonaparte but I did not know the meaning.
I sent the mail and checked the dictionary and said WTH – let me find my right word. And Lo and Behold ! I found it. I wanted to say – let this incident / function today prove to be your Watershed moment and all your struggles should come to fruition!
So, you can see, English is such a funny language. I was sending a short resume on whatsapp to a membership incharge of Toastmasters and I said, i was an Orator, Debator and extempore speaker and I wish to relearn speaking skills as redundancy has set in. And What?
After a while I saw a message with smileys and thumbs ups ! and I said, what happened? he liked my resume? And I read and re-read again.
It read I was and Orator, SENATOR ( capitals mine) and I said WTH 1 This is T9 and Grammarly dictionary apps promoting me! WOW!
On both occasions I laughed inwardly at my own self and my follies and said Oh – perhaps the morning Random Phrase is coming true for me.