Pages

C is for Cantankerous


For Round 12 of ABC Wednesday I'm presenting a vocabulary word we don't often hear in everyday conversation, accompanied by a short story or verse.  This week is all about the letter C.


can·tan·ker·ous  

Adjective: bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative
Synonyms: quarrelsome - contentions - peevish -  shrewish

Carlos the cantankerous cat
Would bite at the drop of a hat
When folks tried to pet him
He'd turn round and get 'em
He relished his role as a brat


~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Stop by ABC Wednesday, link up your own C-word post, and read what other folks had to say!

 

22 comments:

  1. Funny you should use this - I just used this word in my commment for ABCWednesday. I love the word, love how it sounds and clunks out of my mouth! Great choice and post!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love the way this word sounds too Meryl, it definitely fits the meaning! :-)

      Delete
  2. cat and cantankerous ARE synonymous
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL, Roger... I've known some cats where that applies, but mine - of course - are all angels... for the most part! :-)

      Delete
  3. Great choice for ABC Wednesday.
    The word cantankerous just feels cranky, like your poem.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I wouldn't use that wrd with my circle.. They could get cantankerous :D

    PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love to toss in a "big word" now and then just to hear someone grumble about big words. I'm cantankerous like that!:-)

      Delete
  5. Oh that expression is priceless, as is the poem. Too cute!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well suited to the word, isn't he! They could put this in the dictionary next to cantankerous as an illustration. You can just see the cat has an "attitude"! :-)

      Delete
  6. very cute limeirck

    Verification makes it really hard to comment, takes a few times sometimes. you'd probably get more comments if you turned it off.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Zongrik! I DESPISE word verification and wasn't aware that my Word Press ID utilized one. I think I've resolved that situation now. If you see any more word verifications appearing when commenting on my blog, please let me know!!

      Delete
  7. Actually cantankerous is a word I hear frequently, usually in reference to me. :)
    An Arkies Musings

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL, that could easily be applied to me at times too, I can admittedly be a bit ornery... but it's fun! :-)

      Delete
  8. I love the sound of this word, very catchy.

    COINS
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like words that sound like their definition, that give that same feel, and this is surely one of those!

      Delete
  9. Hope this isn't a tale based on one of your fur kids pictured on the side of your blog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no, my four furkids are all precious and perfect, and so very well behaved... just like me! Hehehe Thankfully, there are no biters in the bunch though, I'm not fond of cats that bite, had one once. Usually cats that bite have been teased or mistreated when they were young, and developed biting as a defense mechanism toward people, can't say as I blame them!

      Delete
  10. I believe all cats have a cantankerous but cute side. Love the poem.
    Ann

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You might be right, Ann, in the sense that they are so very independent by nature and will have things their way regardless. In that they are so different from dogs, but I love it!

      Delete

Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)