As I was walking down the street, I paused momentarily to take a picture of the snow laden trees. I had to remove my glove in order to handle my cellphone camera more nimbly. A very nice lady that was passing, said to me, «Chocolate Power!». Although I didn’t quite know why she had said this to me, I thought, «Definitely, I love chocolate and the power it gives me!». The very next passerby leaned in close and said the same thing to me, «Chocolate Power!» then pointed to the ground. There, I readily saw that I had dropped my glove. I had evidently mistaken the Russian «Что-то упало!», for some homage to chocolate.
This reminds me of how we add the word «power» to words to give them — well, more power. Such as, «flower power,» an ideology in the 60s and 70s adopted by those who believed in non-violent resistance and opposed the undeclared war in Vietnam.
«Black power» was also coined at this time — during the Civil Rights Movement. During the Cold War, the US and the USSR were bipolar «superpowers». After the collapse, some considered the US as a «hyperpower». «Manpower» is labor and human resources. «Horsepower» was the power of a work horse back then, and now referred to as the power of a «high powered» engine. We have «electric power», «steam power», «coal power», «oil and gas power», «wind power», «solar power», and «alternative power». However, gloves off, the best power is «chocolate power».
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