On If

If – from the Old English gif

If – mainly a conjunction; sometimes a noun

If – an introduction to a conditional clause

If – a statement around a condition; a presumption, supposition, provision, precondition, proviso, requirement, specification, stipulation, or restriction

If – an assumption leading to an event or outcome

If – delivering a possibility, request, or opinion

If – an implied reservation

If – as in although, yet, despite being, even though, or but – many times serving as an excuse

If – noun as uncertainty, doubt

If – a function in programing to make a decision

If – a 1910 poem by Rudyard Kipling

If – a 1968 movie starring Malcolm McDowell

If – a BBC drama-documentary series

“If” – a 2010 episode of Desperate Housewives

If – a magazine subtitled “Worlds of Science Fiction”

If – a political comic strip appearing The Guardian (a UK newspaper)

If (band), 1970s British progressive jazz-rock band, and the name of their album

If – songs by Bananarama, Bread, Janet Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Perry Como, Destiny’s Child, Rivermaya, Davido, and more.

If – what if I had answered my own challenge with in a way other than my own.

NOTE: I encourage readers to follow the pingback links in the Comments to other posts about If that answer the If Challenge.

155 thoughts on “On If

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    • ER,
      Hooray … Wales meets the challenge. Many thanks for participating … and knowing this is your first challenge is extra special. I don’t host many challenges … and seldom participate in them … but there is no shortage of them out there in blogland! I invite others to read your thought-provoking poem!

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  5. Hello aFrank,
    How could such a small word: ‘If’ have many many meanings associated with it?
    I scoured my mind and came up with something I think would be considered: odd, different, thought provoking, unusual, extraordinary; maybe even, intelligent. Ahhhh … we shall see?!
    I posted the url in my pingback but I’m not seeing it. Perhaps, it takes time to pop up. But, I’ll leave it here too … Have a SUPER WEDNESDAY !!!
    Isadora 😎

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  7. Since I heard about your IF Challenge, Frank, I was excited to join. It’s a wonderful idea! I am writing about a character, Rosa, who has two single moment decisions to make. There are consequences for each choice she must make. Every day, we weigh the consequences, “if” we choose this way or that.

    Anyway, this short story is not so short, but I would appreciate anyone who has time to read it and give me feedback. I look forward to reading other “if” posts as well! I’m not sure how to do ‘pingbacks’ so I’m simply adding my post here: https://brendasrandomthoughts.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/if-she-ran/

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  13. I did not realise that there were so many songs, etc with the title ‘If’. I enjoyed the song you did share with us – it has been a while since I listened to it!
    I could not miss this opportunity to join in Frank – hope you like my post. Now I will go and enjoy all the others πŸ™‚

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  14. Colline,
    Yea!!!! … another Canadian entry! My northern neighbors are so supportive! πŸ™‚ I liked the way you used the theme … definitely a wonderful personal reflection … and I invite others to stop by!


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