In light of a very recent and coincidentally similar writing prompt, this might seem like a strange stand-alone post.
Since I came by this idea several weeks ago, quite organically, though, a stand-alone post It shall remain.
I am nothing, if not a stubborn fool! 😉
My beautiful young niece, Taylore, an intelligent and creative eleven-year-old, had joined my parents and I for lunch at our local eatery.
This establishment offers very high quality homestyle fair and so it has a large local following, and the wait for service can be a prolonged one.
While we waited to be served, we sat and played our favourite make-a-word game.
The object of this game is to create an original word, and provide clues for the other participants, until one of us
Determines the correct definition.
My niece went first, her word was
BLOOMP and we were told it was an adjective.
The clues went something like this:
“The water in the lake, was bloomp and crystal clear”
“Pete thought his new hairdoo made him look really bloomp”
If you haven’t worked it out, the definition was “COOL”
My Mother a keen anagrams fan suggested we challenge ourselves further, and chose a word at random from a newspaper article. She stipulated that we had to create our “new” word by using every letter of the chosen word.
She chose “STUDENT”
Here’s what we came up with:
TUDENTS – (adjective) Horrid, nasty, extremely unpleasant.
DUTTENS – (noun) Hobbies or passtimes.
EDUNTTS – (adjective) Likeable, pleasant, generally pleasing.
TUNSTED – (noun) Wasted effort.
Thus the phrase;
Horrid people might say that hobbies of even a very pleasant nature, are little more than wasted effort. To wit, I reply, cool, the heck, down!
Could be said, thusly:
Tudents, people might say that even the most eduntts, duttens are merely tunsted. To that, I reply bloomp the heck, down!
As if by magic, we had entertained ourselves long enough for our lunch to arrive. 🙂
The last part of the game, was to try and use our new words as often as possible for the remainder of the day.
That came with some mixed and interesting results.
We told the waitress that the food was eduntts (pleasant) but that the rude customer at the next table was tudents (horrid) and that being polite to him was a complete tunsted (wasted effort).
She was understandably distracted, and when she simply
Smiled and nodded, we weren’t at all surprised.
When I walked in to the green grocer’s, and exclaimed that his store had such an eduntts (pleasant), aroma, I thought he was going to deck me!
So, there you have it, yet another peek into my nerdy little mind 😉
Have yourself an extremely eduntts day!
It would be bloomp If you should decide to leave me a little comment. 😉
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