Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 19th, 2020. Gobbleldygook.


It’s Sunday, and time for the 19th prompt for Just Jot it January 2020, brought to us via Linda G Hill’s Just Jot it January by Jim. Thank you so much, Jim! Please be sure to visit his blog to read his post and say hello. And follow him while you’re there!.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 19th, 2020, is “gobbledygook.” Use the word “gobbledygook” any way you’d like. Have fun!

What exactly is gobbledygook, and where does the word come from? Apparently Texas Congressman Maury Maverick coined the word in 1944 to describe the frustrating jargon used by policymakers in Washington. It reminded him of the sound of turkeys gobbling.

Gobbledygook is another word for gibberish or jargonese! Take a look at any official or governmental forms. In every day life it can be referred to as verbal diorreha. If I am stressed or frightened I am guilty of verbal diorreha and gobbleldygook.

Gobbleldygook

Gobbleldygook pouring from your mouth

Meaningless words drop out going south

Like a headless turkeys the gibberish spills

Talking such rubbish exaggerats our ills.

Here is an example of Gobbledygook

Your enquiry about the use of the entrance area at the library for the purpose of displaying posters and leaflets about Welfare and Supplementary Benefit rights, gives rise to the question of the provenance and authoritativeness of the material to be displayed. Posters and leaflets issued by the Central Office of Information, the Department of Health and Social Security and other authoritative bodies are usually displayed in libraries, but items of a disputatious or polemic kind, whilst not necessarily excluded, are considered individually.

And here is the the above in plain English.

Thank you for your letter asking for permission to put up posters in the library. Before we can give you an answer we will need to see a copy of the posters to make sure they won’t offend anyone.

Just Jot it January : Day 12 Gravity.

January 12 and it’s the second Sunday of Just Jot it January. Hosted as ever by our lives LindaGHill. Today’s prompt, Gravity comes to us courtesy of Zhēnzhēn 贞珍, Hanzal-Eve at Hinuha. Don’t forget to thank her and visit her blog.

Image from Pixabay

Gravity

Gravity be damned I want to fly

Through night indigo or blue day sky

Defying the pull of earth’s ties

To be myself, free, up where the hawk flies

Soaring through space across the universe

Free from gravity and it’s heavy curse.

To be weightless in body and mind

Free from gravity, of any kind.

#jusjojan

My Word Of The Year. #WOTY

Thank you Ellen a smile is worth a million words.💜💜

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#WOTY Laughter/laugh.


My word of the year the one to inspire, it is a word that will keep me on track, the one to make me feel I have my Mojo back.     

I didn’t help my funny bone, I neglected my happy,
By failing to remember, how to not be unhappy.
I forgot to tend to the need of mine to smile,
to exercise my face at least for a little while.

So in twenty twenty, the plan is to be,
The smiliest person, of any you see.
I want to laugh until eyes spring a leak.
To inject humour each time I speak.

I want back that cheeky I once had,
It got lost in the busy, replaced by sad.
People enjoyed my infectious grin,
The one that shone from deep within.

I can still recall the…

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UPDATE to The 2019 Poet of the Week Compilation

Here again 

Please NOTE: The compilation on the original post contained errors. I’ve updated the PDF (thanks to Dr. G) and have deleted the original post. Please download this new version of the PDF. I’ve updated my site’s rating on Google Chrome to a B+ which should make downloading the PDF easier. I apologize for the inconvenience.…

Source: UPDATE to The 2019 Poet of the Week Compilation

One Liner Wednesday and Just Jot It January.

Riddlefromthemiddle

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” — William E. Vaughan

This is part of LindaGHill’s #1lineWeds and #jusjojan

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 159, #Poet’sChoice

It’s the first Tuesday of the new year so let’s all go for it 💜💜

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring. For…

Source: Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 159, #Poet’sChoice

The 2019 Poet of the Week Compilation

Hi, it’s here the Compilation of the Tuesday Tanka Challenge loving put together by Colleen Chesebro and beautifully helped by  H.R.R. Gorman.

Yay for team work! The 2019 Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention Poetry Compilation from last year’s challenges is ready for distribution. Please join me in thanking H. R. R. Gorman for his help in putting this publication together, including his many artistic skills. Not only did he reformat the PDF, he also designed…

Source: The 2019 Poet of the Week Compilation

New Decade, Acrostic Poem.

Now we stand on the abyss
Everyone of us accountable
Why have we closed our eyes.
Drowning and burning we fly
Earth we spoil deaf to her cry
Careful you are killing me
Are you are all too blind to see”
Dare we ignore the warning
Earth is screaming.


Ani’s Advent 2019! Lots of letters…

Here is your chance to see all of Ani’s friend’s together and links to their letters and some very fetching photos of Ani in the snow. Read at source.

Mary and Jo part 11

Today is the eleventh day of Advent, leading up to Christmas. I would like to re-run my take on the Nativity story. I first wrote this in 2011, in the style of prosetry.

Image from Pixabay

Annya was busy, she had three rooms left to do. Then another hallway, after that she would be through. Suddenly her vacuum died and went quiet, turning round she found the housekeeper looking concerned and white!
“According to our records you were a doctor in your country, is that true?” “Yes“ replied Annya, thinking that was another life, “just what is that to you.”
Jean smiled “It is that young couple staying David’s room they have no money and she is not well. Could you check her out? I will get Hannah to finish off your rooms.”
Without another word the two women made for David’s snug Annya pleased to be able to use her given expertise, felt like giving the Jean a hug! When they arrived Mares looked stressed with pain, fear in her eyes. When she was told of Annya’s skills she was so relieved she cried. Irena was there, she smiled at Annya “you need to reassure our patient that we know nature’s tricks and what she has now is a case of Braxton Hicks.”
Annya checked Mares out and with Irena she agreed, that Mares needed rest. A safe place for the couple to stay was of great need.” Jean said that would be fine David was sharing with the concierge and the couple had a good effect on business so the manner certainly did not mind.
Irena gently told Mares that before she had travelled here to be a maid she had been a midwife and Annya was a doctor. So a birthplan the three of them made. Jo was so relieved he went for a walk and as he was hoping Gabe turned up for a talk. Gabe told him to fear not that all would go well and after the babe was born as soon as Annya told them all was well they should pack up and go.

Happily humming Annya almost skipped along to her room and from the very back of her cupboard she dug out her Drs bag and her books from where they had laid hidden in the gloom.At last she thought, I can again do just what I love, even if it was just for a short time it was like a gift from up above. Irena, too was happy she and Annya were good friends they had travelled to this hotel together and now together they could practice medicine again!
Magi.com had landed and were Hilton bound in their hired limousine they needed food , drink and rest but after that to find the babe they were very keen. After research on the plane they were even more determined not to contact herod.com again.

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