Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wacky Word Wednesday - Izzat

Izzat
(IZ ut)

by Rachel Hoyt

image by Danilo Rizzuti via freedigitalphotos.net


is not a nut,
but lives in your gut,
in your soul's hut -
to insults it says, "What?!
I'm no stray mutt,
nor ghost of King Tut.
I'm me, like you but
with more honor, izzat."
 
© 2012 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

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13 comments:

  1. Mirriam-Webster wants me to activate a 14-day free trial to view the definition!!!

    I went looking "Izzat" on my own and found my izzat restored and my wallet secure ;)

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    1. Hey! Thanks for telling me!! That is lame. I switched the link to a different online Dictionary. :)

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  2. Very interesting...Hadn't heard of that one before!

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  3. Izzat just me or does this word sound and look like something you would find in a Redneck dictionary... you know, the contraction for 'is it'! ;D

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    1. Hehe. That is a little funny, except the word's origins are in Islam. Not so nice to put it in a redneck joke. :o/

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  4. hmm interesting, izzat I will attempt to use this and seee how many people think I am using red-neck terms....lol

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    1. Hmmmm... be careful how you use it. :P Thanks for visiting. :)

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  5. Very funny word--though taken very seriously, one thing for sure you can't fall down and break your izzat, but if someone else breaks it...izzat a sword I see? Really enjoy your wacky words, Rachel :-) Thank you!

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    1. LOL. I'm not sure I got the meaning across as well this time... either that or everyone just loves the sound of the word too much so they are expanding its uses. :)

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  6. What an interesting word and a fun one to say, not to mention a good Z word to know for Scrabble (as long as you have a blank tile as well) :)

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