Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt Compliment/Complement

SOC Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions

SOC Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions


Stream of Consciousness Saturday again. This week’s prompt is Compliment/Complement and can be used together or separately. If you want to join this fun, go to Linda Hill’s site and read the rules. Here is the link My interpretation follows.

Compliment/Complement by John W. Howell © 2015

“Hi, Sarah how you doing?”

“Very well, Jackson. Thank you.”

“I enjoyed taking you to the party.”

“Me too. You complement me.”

“Well, okay. You have lovely hair.”

“Huh? Oh, I get it you thought I was looking for a compliment.”

“You said complement me.”

“I meant you make me feel complete.”

“Whoa. That is some compliment.”

“Well, it’s true. You are a complement to me.”

“Thank you, Thank you very much. You compliment me as well.”

“Hum, as in make you whole?”

“Naw, as in saying nice things about me.”

“I think we should get going to the movie this is getting complicated.”

“I agree. Excellent Segway.”

“Thanks for the compliment.”

“I think I’m getting it.”


  1. This is why the English language can’t have nice things. 🙂

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    1. Hahahaha!

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  2. An interesting pair of words to work with, and easy to confuse. I like your treatment of the subject, John.

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    1. Thanks Keith

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  3. A lovely way to show the difference to those who have problems with these two words. Thanks for the entertaining story as well. Happy Saturday, John. 🙂

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  4. You made me realize there isn’t much difference between the two words. Nice write, John. Congrats for keeping up with the conversation! Haha!

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  5. I have to look up those two every time. I never can remember which is which…. Sadly i’ll still have to look, even after this illustration. Cute story John. Well done again. Hugs. 😀

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    1. Thank you Teagan


  6. morgaine620 · ·

    I love your conversations… they always entertain me greatly and I had to have an extra laugh as I just re-posted something from the OM about crazy women…. never mind. Great post!

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  7. This is great John! I have missed your writing 🙂 I’m glad to be back! (again…)

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    1. I’m pleased to have you back.

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  8. I’m thinking about getting a Segway too! Nah, I have enough trouble on my own two feet…

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