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G is for Garrulous


For Round 12 of ABC Wednesday I'm presenting a vocabulary word each week that we don't hear in everyday conversation, accompanied by a short story or verse. This week ABC Wednesday is all about the letter G, and my g-word is...
gar·ru·lous  
 
Adjective: Excessively talkative, esp. on trivial matters 
Synonyms:  talkative - loquacious - voluble - gabby - chatty

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Bonita, Sam's garrulous wife
Was often the cause of much strife;
When she wouldn't stifle
He went for his rifle -
One shot, then a nice quiet life!
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        Stop by ABC Wednesday, link up your own G-word and read what other folks had to say!

30 comments:

  1. That is so funny! I'm normally pretty quiet, but every once in a while I think I talk too much! Just so chatty and talking about nothing, really. It's kind of fun!

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    1. Thanks Judy, I just felt like doing something silly. I'm sure Papa Bear would say I'm prone to rambling on at times too! :-)

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    1. Thank you Gail, I decided to do a "just for fun" post to break up my usual "doom and gloom". :-)

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  3. You know, not many poets are good at limericks, especially the meter. You are spot on - do you know Madeleine Kane? "Mad" is MAD about limericks and puts out challenges. I think it's "Mad Kane" if you google her.

    This was funny, wicked, and perverse. Which means I truly enjoyed it!! Just fun, you know? Thanks so much, Josie!! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/02/26/gorgeous-goldfinger-gal-shirley-bassey/

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    1. This bit hardly qualifies as a poetic endeavor, Amy, but I have to admit that writing limericks is fun. This one is totally not PC, and I agree with you, that makes it even better! I am indeed familiar with "Mad Kane"... she is truly the reigning Queen of Limerick, incredibly good stuff!

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  4. YES, there is one certain person who never gives anybody any quiet time ever!! I try not to set near her, is that rude? cute limerick but I wouldn't go that far.
    Ann

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    1. Yes, Ann, I've had a couple co-workers in the past that I was tempted to strangle, but thankfully I refrained. I don't think avoiding the chatterbox is rude, just necessary to preserve your sanity!

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  5. you Do talk too much, bird
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. It was the perfect illustration for this piece, reminded me of someone I know Rog! :-)

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  6. I love this. I don't think I talk too much, but compared to Hubs, I use far more words than he!!

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    1. Usually I am too verbose, Carrie, but sit down with me for a an hour or two and give me the opportunity to get to know you and you'll be longing for a "mute" button, I promise! If I am excited about a conversation, I sometimes forget to come up for air! :-))

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  7. Josie..loved it and many times I have wished for at least a water pisto.
    Also, I cannot figure out how to link up on 2 shoes Tuesday. As you seen I worte my little piece and then couldn't link it. However, you read or looded at it so all was not lost. Maybe by next week I'll have it figured out.

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    1. I once sat next to an office worker who regaled us with non-stop tales of her weekend exploits, GS, she nearly drove me nuts! I like QUIET when I'm trying to think! :-) I added your link to TST, it was a fun piece and I wanted to share it with the other readers. Thanks! :-)

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  8. Great way to learn a new word, but I doubt it will come to mind the next time I want to describe a garrulous person!

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    1. True, Betty, but if you are writing something and need a word for an overly-talkative person, I bet you'll remember there is one! :-)

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  9. I enjoyed your limerick!

    And thanks so much for entering this week's Limerick-Off with your fun limerick. I hope you'll be a frequent participant!

    Madeleine Begun Kane

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    1. Thanks Madeleine! I'm just beginning to play with limericks and am finding it quite relaxing and fun! :-)

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  10. I love the limerick!

    My husband is garrulous. Boy, am I familiar with this word. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Dana! I love to talk if I'm involved in an interesting conversation, but I also love quiet. Too much talk becomes tiring.

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  11. i remember reading a poem more than a decade ago with "garrulous tones of old"--the word stuck with me since.:p

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    1. Wow, someone actually knows this word! Yay for you! :-))

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  12. Puts me in mind of my son hehehe.

    Gums and Gummies
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

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    1. Some children are definitely chatterboxes! So much to talk about when everything in life is new and exciting! :-)

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  13. I'll have to send this to my hubby...I'm just like that seagull.

    LOL
    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. I loved the seagulls too, Leslie! If only garrulous folks could see them selves thru other eyes... and ears!

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  14. not just garrulous, but garrulous gulls

    my g post for this week:
    gripping girdle limerick

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    1. I totally missed that g-word, thanks for pointing it out Zongrik! :-)

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  15. Too funny! My high school (senior year) English teacher did this with us... This was a word for which my best friend was responsible for helping me with and I helped her with loquacious! :-) This brought back fond memories. Nice post!

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    1. Sounds like you had a great teacher, learning new words is fun! Glad you enjoyed the post!

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