Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wacky Word Wednesday - Flagitious

Flagitious
(fluh JISH uhs)

by Rachel Hoyt
 
image by digitalart via freedigitalphotos.net

Someone who's flagitious
might flash the religious
befriend the bibulous,
and compile fruits quite frivolous -
be wicked, criminal, ridiculous -
that's being flagitious.
 
© 2012 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Every week I rhyme and define a new wacky word.
Come on over to indulge your inner nerd.
And, please let me know of any weird words you've heard.

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17 comments:

  1. When a blogger posts a blog so funny and humorous, yet no one seems to notice it. That seems pretty flagitious to me, even if it's not a recognized crime.

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    1. Thank you, THANK YOU Jeffrey. :) I needed that nice compliment to balance out an insult left for me a few days ago. :)

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  2. I can't think of a way to use this word. I feel so nescient!

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  3. Immediately, this made me think about false prophets - those who proclaim to know the truth and deliver their lies to others in a neat, tidy, sadly believable package. Have yet to look up the word, just wondering if I'm close to the mark?
    Thanks, Rachel, for another great challenge!

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    1. I think false prophets are rather flagitious. I'm glad my poem led you to the right idea! :)

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  4. Edward Lear was one, I hear, who wrote such stuff in rhyme
    I would read his verses to my kids all the time.
    Now your wee word - flaglicious, has a feel -- delicious
    And makes me want to rhyme it in a manner repetitious.

    Smiles for a nice post

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    1. I haven't read much Edward Lear,
      but love the rhyme you wrote him here. :)

      thanks for visiting!

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  5. ha...i had to look up the definition...my first thought was flatulence...which can be wicked as well, but....smiles....this was fun...

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    1. Hehe. I thought of flatulence when I discovered this word. :)

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  6. What a cool way to define a new word - and one I never knew. Good sort of limerick and a fine mnemonic. Thank you, I needed that!

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    1. Why, thank you! :) I wasn't trying to write a limerick. I usually just let the definitions flow... rhymes fall where they will... :)

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  7. Well that's just, just....can't think. So cute, love it! gardenlilie.com

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  8. Neat way to define it... and you taught me a new word...thanks!

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  9. I like needing to look up a word...once again, well done.

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    1. I am honored to provide you new words. :)

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...