Weird Words

865BA7A2-52BE-4AFF-A15F-71EB6B8520ADThings are getting pretty weird here in the blogosphere when you get tagged, as I did by Melanie, over at Sparks From a Combustible Mind, to write a post using a bunch of words I never heard of. The words she used were:

  • Argot
  • Blatherskite
  • Cryptozoology
  • Eye – Candy
  • Hoddy  – Noddy
  • Rawky

I think I’m supposed to select four of the words that Rory, over at A Guy Called Bloke, whose brainchild this nonsense is, assigned to her, replace two of them with two new words she assigned to me:

  • Scrud
  • Flibbertigibbet

And then I’m supposed to write a post continuing Melanie’s “call me buff” story using four of Melanie’s original six words plus the two new words she assigned to me.

After that, I’m supposed to tag another blogger to take my six weird words, throw out two, add the two new words I chose, and use the new set of six words to write their own post continuing the “call me buff” story that Melanie started.

Here’s what Melanie wrote:

I am beige. Therefore there is nothing notable about me whatever. I blend in well to everything around me and am often overlooked. Fortunately, I have the gift of blatherskite. Gift or curse is a better way to say that. And I’m not the most argute person to invite to your high brow wine and cheese parties. I can wax long and prosaically on Cryptozoology…particularly the now rare and perhaps extinct species called Humanus Intelligencius Common Sense-u-us; an off shoot to a once prolific and well regarded group, Humanus Intelligencius.   

Humanus Intelligencius was once mighty.   Its decline began when folks in general started worrying more about things that don’t matter, like where a comma is used – which is important but only in small dosages – than things that made sense, like enough food for everybody and honesty isn’t a dirty word. 

One engenders the deadly blank stare and furtive yawning if one over applies ones’ great love of trivial information. That leads, logically, to the off shoots like H.I. (or Humanus..oh you get it)  Incredibulus Dumb-Ass-u-Rs and ROIUS mutations.  Which in turn begat the now common Politicus Entitled Orange Skinn-u-us Moronicus, which has taken over much of the planet. Don’t look directly at those things, they aren’t eye-candy and may possibly render the incautious viewer blind. 

Still I’m no hoddy-noddy, I know enough to come in out of the rawky weather. And when my time is up? As it is now, I’ll bow out gracefully. Never fear! Someone will be along presently to continue this blather about words odd and mysterious. Because some of that? Is ALWAYS welcome, even if buff persons aren’t, naked or not.

And here’s my continuation.

“Oh scrud,” I said. “I can’t find my flibbertigibbet. I swear I had it right next to my blatherskite. I was planning to head to the beach today and gaze at all those eye-candy teenyboppers wearing their itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny bikinis. But without my beige hoddy-noddy, I just don’t think I have the balls to show my face. It would just be too rawky of me. I might as well just appear in the buff.”

Okay, I’m going to tag Jim over at A Unique Title For Me to run with it. And the two replacement words I’m going to give him are:

  • orgulous
  • susurrous

Good luck Jim.

29 thoughts on “Weird Words

    • Fandango November 17, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      At first I thought it was a chore, but it turned out to be kinda fun once I got my head into it.


  1. newepicauthor November 17, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I have no intention in playing in this blatherskite challenge. This flibbertigibbet stuff just takes away my free time, which would be argot spent cleaning out the litter box. I am not really sure that these are actually cats, as they don’t seem to mind cucumbers and perhaps I should consult with someone that knows Cryptozoology to determine this. It is not my favorite job, but somebody has to clean that hoddy-noddy stuff before it starts smelling too rawky. The one cat never seems to eat and the other three will eat whatever scrud is put in their bowl. Cats sure are strange and mysterious creatures and lizards look like eye-candy to them.

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    • Melanie B Cee November 18, 2018 / 11:02 am

      And yet, sir, THERE is your contribution! Copy/paste and pass the fun Koff koff koff ** burden *** koff onto someone else….great use of ALL the words…even ‘scrud’. You let them eat THAT? Um… okay then. Moving on.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Marilyn Armstrong November 17, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    Flibberty Gibbet meant (originally) to dance around the gallows. I had one painted on my bedroom wall when I was little, until my mother discovered what it meant.

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  3. Suze November 17, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    blatherskite is a person who blathers (yes, that would be me), flibbertigibbit is a fool. i should be the one writing this stuff…lol

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    • Fandango November 17, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      I didn’t even bother looking up the definitions of these words. I just threw them in where the words seemed to fit. It was all nonsense and double-talk to me. You know, blatherskite from a flibbertigibbet like me.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Marleen November 17, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    How do you get words underlined? I used to be able to (years ago), but things were changed.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango November 17, 2018 / 10:34 pm

      On the toolbar at the top of the edit page there is a capital letter “U” with an underscore. If you select in the body the word or words you want to underline and then click on the U with the underscore, that word (or those words) will be underlined. Or you can use the html code for underlining, which is “” to start and “” to stop.


      • Marleen November 17, 2018 / 10:47 pm

        “” Underline “”?

        Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango November 17, 2018 / 11:02 pm

          Sorry. The html codes didn’t show. I sent a follow-up with an image.


      • Marleen November 17, 2018 / 11:13 pm

        That was a little funny — about some readers becoming “miffed” at the use of underlining for something that isn’t a hyperlink. Thank you for the link to the image. What it showed to do is what I used to do (and what stopped working). I tried it today, earlier in a different thread, just to see if maybe it would work again like it used to — but it didn’t.

        I don’t think I have a toolbar or an edit page. But I understand what you’re describing, as I used to blog at a site that offered such a thing. That site was totally run from scratch by the owner — it wasn’t WordPress or any service that has lots of sites connected to and under it. I learned some html from being there, because the code would show up.

        Could be wrong, but I’m guessing I don’t have an edit page or a toolbar due to not having a website of my own under WordPress and paying them anything or providing a platform for them to gain from me (while I do click on pictures of things I’ve been shopping for). It’s also possible instead that I simply don’t know how to find said edit page and toolbar.


        • Fandango November 17, 2018 / 11:45 pm

          I’m going to see if it works in this comment. Ready? This should be underlined but this should not be. Did it work?


          • Marleen November 18, 2018 / 12:26 am

            It didn’t work. Nothing is underlined in the comment.

            Liked by 1 person

            • Fandango November 18, 2018 / 7:21 am

              No, it didn’t. Maybe WordPress has disabled html code in comments.


    • Melanie B Cee November 18, 2018 / 11:03 am

      Try Control + U if you’re using a PC. If you’re using a Mac? I got no idea. And in the comments, that formula doesn’t work…underlined usually means the spell check doesn’t recognize the word and is marking it spelled wrong…

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Sight11 November 17, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    I didn’t read the post seeing the words just being honest here..

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 17, 2018 / 10:57 pm

      If I didn’t write it, I probably wouldn’t have read it either.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Melanie B Cee November 18, 2018 / 11:12 am

    And now I feel a bit abashed that I looked up the words before i used them. Well all but “scrud” and I still haven’t gotten over THAT. Dost this make my addle pated self a bit brash and insular? As well as beige? Beg pardon my liege.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. leigha66 November 23, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    Wow that is quite a list of words…*slips off to get her dictionary*

    Liked by 1 person

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