So what’s behind the title – what does Jan Hawke INKorporate? Well of course it’s a play on a word which is what wordsmiths are supposed to do – play with words, but let’s do a bit of deconstruction a moment. Humour me! 🙂

Here’s what a dictionary (Wiktionary) has to say on the subject –

incorporate (third-person singular simple present incorporatespresent participle incorporatingsimple past and past participle incorporated)

  1. (transitive) To include (something) as a part. 
    The design of his house incorporates a spiral staircase.
    to incorporate another’s ideas into one’s work
  2. (transitive) To mix (something in) as an ingredient; to blend
    Incorporate air into the mixture.
  3. (transitive) To admit as a member of a company 
  4. (transitive) To form into a legal company.
    The company was incorporated in 1980.
  5. To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients, into one consistent mass. 
    • Shakespeare
      By your leaves, you shall not stay alone, / Till holy church incorporate two in one.
  6. To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody. 
    • Bishop Stillingfleet
      The idolaters, who worshipped their images as gods, supposed some spirit to be incorporated therein.

Apologies to the actual #5 in the original entry, but even I can’t tie in US law references – something about the 14th Amendment – with this little piece of froth? 😛 Anyway – this is about me, me, me so what the hey 😛

So – for the sake of argument let’s say that Jan Hawke is ‘incorporated’ more or less along the line of all 6 of those interpretations with the possible exception of #4 because I’ve already said I’m not messing about with any laws in here. Except I’ve used INK instead of ‘inc’ with ‘orporated’ because all things inky seem to be dominating my life at present so it’s a neat and literary way of summing up what I’ll be doing in here for as long as I have something to say about this phase I’m entering as a kosher writer.

One other thing and then I’ll wind things down – don’t worry about the grammar. All the participles and transitiving – it’s just stuff you have to know a little about as you’re juggling so the words come out OK. And when I say ‘know‘ I mean in the sense that grammar is something that we know of , but hardly ever think about (at least in our native tongue) – most people only ever think (but rarely talk) about grammar when they’re using a foreign language so, for me, grammar is a foreign country and please don’t pay it too much attention else it’ll get ideas above it’s station… lol

So when I’m saying this is Jan Hawke INKorporated it’s all the things that go into the mixture that is me, the writer, Jan Hawke. Literary (or literally) multiple personality dysfunctionality on speed in fact – probably. Some days ‘sensible’ me is in charge of things so what goes on in here will sometimes make sense.

We’ll see!!!!!  😀

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