Whoever heard of such words?
What nature of jargon are they?
I don’t want to create a tempest in a teapot,
But such words throw me into a morass.
I try to respond to these daily word prompts
As best I can.
I attempt to craft stories around the chosen words
That will entice readers
To visit my world of imagination.
But then little known, rarely used words
Show up in my reader
Like the many arches
In a mind blowing Escher print.
And I am thrown for a loss.
Do these premiere prompters
Who give us daily inspiration
Lack compassion
For the plight of us responders
When they toss us such words?


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (oorie), Word of the Day Challenge (errantry), E.M’s Random Word Prompt (jargon), JusJoJan (tempest), Your Daily Word Prompt (morass), The Daily Spur (arch), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (premiere), and My Vivid Blog (compassion).

15 thoughts on “Sheesh!

  1. KL Caley January 7, 2022 / 10:36 am

    Great response to the prompts. I would need to Google half those words 😂. KL ❤

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  2. amoralegria January 7, 2022 / 12:10 pm

    These obscure words are why I’ve given up trying to write a post with them! Your answer is perfect! (Oorie?? Is that really a word??)

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    • Fandango January 7, 2022 / 12:36 pm

      I never heard it before so I Googled it. It’s a Scottish, Irish word meaning dismal, gloomy, cheerless, miserable as a result of cold, illness, etc.


      • donmatthewspoetry January 9, 2022 / 3:28 am

        Or response to state of the country?…I’m feeling oorish……hello? Donald’s gonna run for president. That’s brightened me up. Feelin’ less oorish now…..

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  3. SidneyAspennWrites January 8, 2022 / 12:21 am

    Haha good one, Fandango! 😆

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nope, Not Pam January 8, 2022 / 1:09 am

    Love it, they can be a real challenge

    Liked by 1 person

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