A Snool in a Nacre Shell

I take some comfort in the fact that it’s December, the last month of the worst year that I have ever experienced in my more than seven decades in this world. Looking forward, I am poised to rejoice when, on January 20th of what I hope will be a better new year, the menace of a man, the mad would-be king, will be out of office.

My only regret on this crisp Tuesday morning is that words like “nacre” and “snool,” which mean, respectively, mother of pearl and someone who is a toady or a yes man, are two of today’s one-word prompts. It makes my blood boil when I see words like those that show up in the daily, one-word prompts because nobody — at least nobody I know — would use such esoteric words in everyday conversations. So how the hell am I supposed to fit rarely used and highly unusual words like those into a cohesive post that makes any sense? Kudos to those of you who can.

Okay, I exaggerated. While I do get a bit irritated when words like “nacre” and “snool” are used for word prompt posts, it doesn’t really make my blood boil. I just had to figure out how to fit the word “blood” into this post. I guess I could have said that Donald Trump makes my blood boil. Because he does. He and almost all of the Republicans in Congress make my blood boil.

By the way, the image at the top of this post is one that showed up when I Googled the word “snool.” It looks, to me, like a psychedelic snail in a nacre shell that I might have hallucinated while on an acid trip back in the 60s, but what do I know?


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (comfort), MMA Storytime (December), Your Daily Word Prompt (rejoice), Ragtag Daily Prompt (nacre), Word of the Day Challenge (snool), and The Daily Spur (blood).

17 thoughts on “A Snool in a Nacre Shell

  1. newepicauthor December 1, 2020 / 9:11 am

    I may be a snool for thinking that the beautiful variety of pearl colors is the result of the nacre the oyster produces. Anger is actually a useful emotion as it signals that something is wrong and needs to be fixed.

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  2. Mason Bushell December 1, 2020 / 9:33 am

    A good post fandango. I found ‘snool’ to mean a coward. It is certainly a big challenge to use such words isn’t it.

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  3. Paula Light December 1, 2020 / 9:42 am

    I pass on these obscure words because they sound so awkward in any type of writing 🙂

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  4. Marleen December 1, 2020 / 10:06 am

    I love the title.

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  5. revivedwriter December 1, 2020 / 11:23 am

    That picture definitely got my attention and was rather entertaining!

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  6. amoralegria December 1, 2020 / 3:58 pm

    You did a great job with these obscure words, Fandango! You made me laugh!

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  7. leigha66 December 8, 2020 / 10:51 pm

    That picture is something else. In spite of the difficult words you did a fine job with all the prompts.

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