FOWC with Fandango — Milquetoast

FOWCWelcome to October 4, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “milquetoast.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

30 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Milquetoast

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong October 4, 2019 / 1:27 pm

    Milk toast (that’s how WE always spelled it!) is exactly what Garry’s going to be eating for the next week until they can pull that abscessed tooth. the antibiotics need to knock down the infection. Are we having fun yet?

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    • Fandango October 4, 2019 / 2:29 pm

      According to The Grammarist, “a milquetoast is a person who is skittish, unassuming, timid, weak. Milquetoast is mainly an American term, coming from an American cartoon drawn by Harold T. Webster in the 1920s through the 1950s called The Timid Soul. The cartoon revolved around a character called Caspar Milquetoast. Milktoast is an eggcorn of milquetoast. An eggcorn is a misheard or misspelled version of a word. Interestingly, the name of the character Caspar Milquetoast is inspired by the American dish milk toast, an extremely simple dish of sliced buttered toast with milk poured over it that is intended for people who are ill.” Good luck to Garry and his abscessed tooth. Too bad it will take a week before they can pull it.


      • Marleen October 4, 2019 / 4:00 pm

        Good to know.

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  3. Christine Bolton October 4, 2019 / 4:53 pm

    I now know the meaning of milk toast as an expression. Who knew there was a Mr. Milquetoast!! I googled it.
    Thanks for the prompt although I’m n to too sure how to use it! LOL 🙂

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    • Fandango October 4, 2019 / 10:30 pm

      No worries. Sometimes a word just doesn’t inspire. Milquetoast is a weird one.


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