Thursday, November 10, 2011


What Casual Really Means

Casual Friday Gone Too Far
CAS-U-AL
Pronunciation: ( Kazh’OO-ul )

This photo is a bit exagerated but it does get the point across rather nicely.  It is funny how the same word with just two extra letters - CASUALTY - takes on a whole new meaning. Becoming the casualty of not being well groomed - the outcome of being casual in attire - which can result in the un-welcome result of losing the faith and respect of peers. Not achieving the full potential of one’s position in career or perhaps not realizing opportunity that is forgiven due to being over looked.  In the not so distant past, a man who wanted to really be taken seriously in his carreer and in his life usually wore a suit and necktie. It was simply a way of acheiving distinction.  Dressing up for work and when socializing showed respect and as well earned its share of the same.

By chance, without definite or serious intention, careless, apathetic, unconcerned, irregular, mishap, uncertain. These are some of the words that are associated with the definition of the word casual. All of which are words that most men would prefer not being used to describe their character.

Casual - Taken from an on-line dictionay. 

ADJECTIVE

1. happening by chance; fortuitous: a casual meeting.

2. without definite or serious intention: careless or offhand: passing: a casual remark.

3. seeming or tending to be indifferent to what is happening; apathetic: unconcerned: a casual, or nonchalant appearance.

4. appropriate for wear or use on informal occasions; not dressy: casual clothes; casual wear.

5. irregular; occasional: a casual visitor.

6. accidental: a casual mishap.

7. Obs. uncertain.


NOUN

1. a worker employed only irregularly.