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Greetings, felicitations, love and hugs to one and all. I landed on planet Earth in 1959 with a chilling scream at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. Left junior school in 1970 with a certificate authorizing me to slay Dragons (written in crayon). Grammar school until 1976, all mortarboards, gowns and forbidden towers, way before Hogwarts,.Went into the printing industry for nine years, then I.T, when computers had flashy lights and punch tape. Currently a carer for a family member, my hobbies include drinking real ale, aviation, free-fall Morris dancing, unarmed basket weaving, tap dancing for social ridicule, some drawing and painting, learning to play the Pandemonium quietly and, more recently, a lot more poetry. My first effort was in 1966 and if I remember correctly, went 'Autumn's here again, the leaves are going brown, the days are getting shorter, the sun is going down'. One day I'll make progress. I've had a lot published in our local newspaper, and several read out on National Radio, which is very kind of them. Anyway, thanks to all for the welcome and, as Luke Skywalker said whilst visiting a seaside resort on the East coast of England, "Mablethorpe be with you". Viv


Just a word........


Blog Posted:9/9/2018 10:46:00 PM

Hi folks,

Since words are a poet's sustenance, here are a few that never make it to the table, having long fell into disuse. Hope you find them of interest.

Accismus- The insincere refusal of something you actually want.

Absquatulate- To leave somewhere abruptly.

Clinomania- The overwhelming desire to lie down.

Matutolypea- A state of ill-humour in the morning.

Frobly-mobly- Neither well nor unwell.

Exisibilitate- To hiss a poor performer off stage.

Forwallowed- Weary from tossing and turning all night.

Fossick- To rummage around in a pocket or handbag for something.

Heartspoon- The little dent at the base of your sternum.

Lickspigot- The friend who always seems to turn up when they hear a cork popping.

Smellfeast- The friend who always pops round as food is being served.

Huffle-buffs - Old scruffy clothes that are perfect for lounging around.

Mumpsimus- One who rigidly sticks to their opinion, even when proved wrong.

Nod-crafty - Someone who nods in agreement during a conversation, even though they have no idea what the speaker is on about.

Lethologica- The inability to bring to mind the right word.

Quafftide- The hour/season when it is time for a drink.

Thorough-cough - To cough and break wind at the same time.

Quiddle- To waste time on trivial matters in order to avoid having to do important things.

Wonderclouts- Something that looks amazing but is, in fact, totally useless.

Hope you revive one of these fine words and use it in everyday life.

Love 'n hugs,

Viv x

 

 

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Date: 9/11/2018 12:06:00 PM
Oh brilliant - actually I’m pretty sure fossick is still in use in my homeland (Somerset). As in “wherz it to?” “Dun ask I, I’s just fossicking in me pocket”...
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Date: 9/10/2018 3:07:00 PM
oh and wonderclouts. haha. I have been taken in by those too.
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Date: 9/10/2018 10:30:00 PM
me too, Andrea. Another good word is 'Gloke', which is to gaze at someone eating in the hope that they give you some of their food. Viv x
Date: 9/10/2018 3:06:00 PM
these are cool. I loved frobly mobly! and I sure do know some smellfeasts.
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Date: 9/10/2018 2:30:00 PM
I know a few smellfeasts, heck, I am one!
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Date: 9/10/2018 10:30:00 PM
Your timing must be better than mine, then, July..
Date: 9/10/2018 1:17:00 PM
Viv, this was delightful! Now when my wife says she's feeling frobly-wobly in the morning I can happily inform her that she's simply experiencing matutolypea, after which, I'll need to absquatulate :)
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Date: 9/10/2018 10:31:00 PM
Excellent idea, Mark. Also, enjoy the bewildered looks on your friend's faces when you first use the word :)
Date: 9/10/2018 10:19:00 AM
Enjoyed a great deal, Viv! CayCay
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Date: 9/10/2018 10:32:00 PM
Thanks, CayCay, I do enjoy a good odd word, brightens the language. I quite like 'noggly', which I use to describe those curly bits of polystyrene used in pacakaging. Viv x
Date: 9/10/2018 6:37:00 AM
These sound amazingly similar to the list of "New" words that were just added to the dictionary in deference to the millennial mindset
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Date: 9/10/2018 10:33:00 PM
Indeed, John, I picked these up from an article by a wordsmith in the 'i' newspaper. There are many more, which we should use in retaliation for the new ones the young 'uns are using nowadays. Regards, Viv
Date: 9/10/2018 3:32:00 AM
Fossick is another that I like Viv,very appropriate to the many 'emergency' items that my wife seems to think essential to have in her handbag.
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Date: 9/10/2018 10:34:00 PM
You can also use 'Grubbling', Brian, but that refers more to going through an untidy drawer in a desk. Regards, Viv
Date: 9/10/2018 3:20:00 AM
Wow, some crackers here Viv. Love the hufflebuffs one, me and my daughter call them house tats
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Date: 9/10/2018 10:36:00 PM
Excellent expression, Tom. 'Fudgel' is a good one, too, which means pretending to work when you're not. By the way, if youv'e ever had a pint of Jennings 'Snecklifter', a Snecklifter is someone who looks through the pub door to see if there is someone who will buy him a pint. Viv
Date: 9/10/2018 3:04:00 AM
Quiddle,I like the best Viv.According to my wife the definition might fit me and my poetry hobby to a tee.She refers to my pursuit thereof (on this kindle tablet that I'm using to comment ).as 'dobbing'.Mind you it did result in my 'footle' form so not entirely a waste of effort.
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Date: 9/10/2018 10:39:00 PM
Indeed not, Brian. If she nags anymore at you, come up with a 'Hum Durgeon'. Which is an imaginary illness. Regards, Viv
Date: 9/10/2018 1:48:00 AM
This is way too tempting, I plan to use them all!!!!!!!
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Date: 9/10/2018 10:40:00 PM
Get stuck in, Arthur, convert the ignorant :)

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9/10/2018 Third light Rhymewar,
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8/26/2018 The Haunted house Rhymehouse,
8/25/2018 Eat, drink and be merry Rhymefood,
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8/19/2018 The deal Sonnetlove,
8/12/2018 Everyday Angel Rhymeangel,
8/11/2018 Pick n mix Rhymebeauty,humor,
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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
One Green Leaf Versecolor,green,holiday,image
DREAM COME TRUE Sonnetblessing,
Blossoms and Bubbles Sonnetflower,garden,
Death To The Mockingbird Rhymedark,jealousy,
Night Burns Quatrainfear,moon,night,
Everything's Okay Quatrainemotions,feelings,hope,hu
THE SONG OF WISDOM Terzanellecharacter,growing up,wisd
Love Passing By Rhymelove,love,pride,
Too Many Yesterdays Free verselonely,time,
The Crone Quatraincourage,dedication,fantas
Bright Last Quarter Quatraindark,moon,morning,
I See You Coupletconfusion,corruption,emot
Horsing Around Rhymehumor,
Sol Squints Quatrainbeauty,imagery,imaginatio
Gait Keeper Free versedog,love,relationship,
Breakfast of Good-bye Free verseemotions,lust,
REMNANTS OF TIME Rubaiyatabsence,hope,
Love Affair Quintain (English)butterfly,
Probabilities Haikucreation,earth,life,math,
Mary's Shrift Free versedevotion,discrimination,
My grandmother's diary Prose Poetryage,family,grandmother,id
Spiritual Joy Abecedarianjoy,love,spiritual,
Shadow to Shadow Revised Monorhymeabuse,anger,assonance,bet
FIRE STAR Free verseinspirational,mystery,spa
Do You Remember Free verse 
Scripted Tears Blank verseemotions,feelings,hurt,lo
The Color of Silence Free verseimagination,morning,sound
QUIETUDE AND BOOM Free versedevotion,mother daughter,
Lost Echoes - for contest Free verseenvironment,pollution,riv
A Timeless Love Rhymelove,tree,youth,
Broken People Free versepeople,
Chasing Pandora Epichope,
Strange Redemption Sonnettree,
Quietly In The Night Free verseanxiety,dark,death,fear,n
Raindrops On My Window Rhymegrief,
I Soar Free versenature,
The Conscience Sonnetconflict,
Ask Not Why You Reap Such Ills Sonnetallegory,conflict,cry,dar
Inside My Head Sonnetintrospection,
Crack like fissures I do not know?angst,beauty,dedication,
Echoing Thoughts Free verselife,muse,
I Want To Believe Quatrainfaith,feelings,god,religi
October's Crown Sonnetlight,nostalgia,seasons,
Without Lament Sonnetintrospection,
The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria Sonnetgrief,
Everything Froze Rhymestorm,winter,
When Winter Comes, Remember Me Quaternassonance,autumn,heartbre
- Yearning - Light Versefarewell,i miss you,
Goodbye Song Free versebird,break up,heartbreak,
- Peace, Love, and Gods Greatest Gift - Terza Rimacelebration,christmas,dec
Blessed Be Versenature,
Half Of A Heart Concretehealth,heart,
What is a Moment Rhymeappreciation,change,ident
Fallen Star Quatrainearth,hate,heaven,life,li
A New Year - Time for Love Sonnetromantic,time,
A Mother's Envy and Pride Free verseart,child,love,metaphor,m
The Morn's Alive With Skylarks Singing Versetribute,writing,
To Never Cry Sonnetpoetry,
One Lone Oak Free verseintrospection,poetry,
Like Feathers, Fly Chokaappreciation,life,memory,
Flying Over Vietnam, 1974 Rhymeallusion,conflict,loss,re
One Brief Moment Rhymeimagery,nostalgia,
Yellow Shoes in the Darkness Coupletadventure,perspective,yel
Questions Prosepoetry,
Prickly Heat Haibunlost love,
Dillard Mill Iambic Pentameterautumn,
Sold Didacticbible,christian,corruptio
If I Could Quatraintrue love,
On Tranquil Lake Rubaiyatearth,introspection,natur
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Dream Sustained Friendship Lyricconfusion,dream,friend,fr
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Mind The Paint Sonnetinternational,
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To All the Pens I've Lost Before Lyrichumor,
The Tempest Pantoumlost love,
When Again We Meet Sijodevotion,marriage,metapho
Butterfly Dance Lyricbeauty,
I Wish I Was An Octopus Rhymeanimal,fun,funny,humorous
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