Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “eco”


Stream of Consciousness

Yes, you read the headline correctly. This weeks prompt is “eco.” Linda Hill advises that we go find a word the begins with eco or has eco in it. If you would like to grow your own set of hives and want to join this group visit Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link.

Eco by John W. Howell © 2018

“so what did she say?”

“That we need to come up with words that start with eco or have eco in them.”

“Not too tough. I can think of ten right off the top of my head.”

“Yeah right. I can’t think of one. Wait. Economy.”

“Wow, you are a regular linguist.”

“Can you do better?”

“Humm how about economic, ecotourism, ecospecies, ecosystems, ecospheres, economised, economise, economized?”

“Okay pretty good. Where did you get those?”

“Looked em up on Google.”

“NO FAIR. You are cheating.”

“Okay, so you want to fail the prompt?”

“Well. no.”

“Go ahead. look up words that have eco in them.”

“I don’t feel right about that.”

“Go ahead you whimp.”

“Okay. Yikes. Antieconomic, arecoline, arecoline, arecolines, autecological, autecologies, autecology.”

“Have any idea what those words mean?”

“Not a clue.”

“Doesn’t matter. Our job is done.”

“What are you talking about? We haven’t done anything.”

“We completed the prompt and did economically.”

“But not with what I would consider proper decorum.”

“The speed is what you can reconcile.”

“I won’t accept that for a millisecond.”

“Hold your precoded principles and lose the prompt.”

“Okay, you win. I will recode to win.”

“Recodification is next to godliness.”



  1. Ugh. Not ugh you, John. Ugh WordPress. It wouldn’t let me like this. Nice job with the prompt. Worth fighting to like.

    1. Thanks, Dan. I think you are being told your “Like” payment is due. 😀

      1. I think I figured this out, John. I might try the JusJoJan on Tuesday to explain. I still need to do some research.

  2. Nice job, John! Let go of my echo…or is that Eggo? I need more coffee! Happy Saturday!

    1. Happy Saturday to you *sung to the tune of Stand By Me by Ben E. King

  3. That seems like a tough one. Especially if you look for words with ‘eco’ inside. Great job.

    1. Thanks, Charles. 🙂

  4. You deserve bonus points for the number of eco words used in a post. Excellent!

    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you, Mary. 😀

  5. Gwen Plano · ·

    This was fun, John. You started with the obvious or easily discovered, and then you surprised us with the hidden “eco” words. That must be worth some extra Brownie points. Have a fabulous day. 😀

    1. Thank you, Gwen. Stay warm there in the mid-West. 😀

  6. LOL. I’m just shaking my head. You always manage to make these entertaining, John. Saturday hugs on the wing!

    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs back but on foot.

  7. R-ECO-vering slowly from laughing until my ribs hurt… 😛

    1. Thanks, Jan. 😀

  8. What Jan Hawke said. 🙂 Too funny!!

  9. Lovely job on this, John! Wish I could say it’s great to be back in the “COLD”, dagnabit!

    1. Dagnabit for sure. LOL, John

  10. Speaking of godliness, you’ve channeled a higher power once again, John.

    1. Thanks Hook. You are too kind.

  11. My mind hurts now. i need to rECOver.

    1. I understand how you feel. Economize with a growler.

      1. Don’t mind if I do.

  12. Super silly, but super cute too… Somehow I always feel like I’m listening to Rowan & Martin when I read these posts though. 😉

  13. […] “Humm how about economic, ecotourism, ecospecies, ecosystems, ecospheres, economised, economise, economized?” He definitely has more eco words than I would, lol. He’s great at these! […]

    1. Thank you, Traci. Such a nice compliment

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