Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Any Three Letter Word

 

Stream of Consciousness

Duh. It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday and this weeks prompt is “Any Three Letter Word.” Linda Hill says we can use any three-letter word. Also, extra credit is available if the start of the post (nailed it) and the end of the post is a three-letter word. If you would like to tease your brain and end up like most of us, then visit Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 14/18

Three Letter Word by John W. Howell © 2018

“Duh? You call that a word?”

“Yes, that’s a word. Go ahead look it up.”

“Okay, I’ll give it to you, but I have to be honest.”

“About what?”

“I thought you would be more creative being an author and all.”

“Oh please. Duh is quite creative.”

“For a hack.”

“What did you call me?”

“Nothing. I was thinking of a carriage ride in the park.”

“Don’t change the subject. If you think duh is pedestrian what word would you use?”

“I think I would use words that have some action connected to them.”

“Like what?”

“Zap, zip, jog, zig, fix, pix, mix. Hey, this is fun.”

“Why don’t you do the post then.”

“I’m not the author. Look up there.”

“Where?”

“Up on the header. Who’s name is there.”

“Mine.”

“The prosecution rests. You need to do the post but come up with a better word.”

“Fine then. How about yak?”

“Been done by that Entertaining Stories guy.”

“Gin?”

“Now that has some possibilities. What do you have in mind?”

“Well, it could go something like this. A bat, ewe, cow, ape, and bee walk into a bar. The bartender asks what they would like to drink. They each order a gin. The bat wants his upside down. The ewe orders hers in a Fuzzy Navel. The cow wants hers in milk. The ape orders a banana gin fizz, and the bee a stinger.”

“Where is this going?”

“Hold on I’m getting to the end.”

“This is a three-minute read. I would hurry up.”

“So then the bartender makes a comment about how odd to see this kind of group hanging out.”

“Then the ape asks, ‘You got a problem with animals and insects?”‘

“The bartender says, ‘Not as long as they behave yourselves.”‘

“The ape then tells his friends to drink up.”

“Why did he do that?”

“He thought he caught the bartender in a lie.”

“OMG the dumbest story ever.”

“Don’t you get it? He thinks the bartender has some prejudice against animals and insects and he wants to leave as a protest.”

“Yeah, I got it. Still dumb. I gotta go.”

“It is a societal metaphor.”

“Excuse me, but it sucks. Bye.”

53 comments

  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Someone knows his drinks – and creatures. Another fun one, John. Have a great day. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Glad you liked it. 😀

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  2. Huh? 🙂

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    1. Good point. This one has a sinister undertone which the pure of heart won’t recognize. Your heart is pure. 😀

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      1. It’s first 3-letter word I thought of – shows my intellect, eh?!! 🙂

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  3. “Drink up?” Offensive to the bar. He needs to drink down. See what you started, John?

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    1. Yes I do. Broad satire sometimes gets one into hot water. Thanks, Dan. 😀

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      1. As Super Chicken said to Fred, “you knew the job was dangerous when you took it.”

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      2. LOL. Thanks, Dan.

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  4. harmonykent · ·

    Enjoyed this, John, and love the Yak Guy reference! Have a wonderful weekend 😊

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    1. Thanks, Harmony. I wanted to see if Craig’s awake. Have a great weekend and Happy Appy.

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  5. LOL! Great closing line! Happy Saturday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you * Sung to the tune of He Ain’t Heavy by the Hollies.

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  6. “The ewe orders hers in a Fuzzy Navel.”

    LOL, that made me laugh, as did your joke and the dumb story. Or should I say “duh” story?

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    1. Thanks, Mary. 😀

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  7. Going to take a long time for that bed to finis. Don’t think the protest is going to work because of that. 😜

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    1. Thanks, Charles.

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  8. That’s three places Yak Guy showed up online this morning. It’s a sign that everyone needs to check out Yak Guy today. The yak isn’t much of a drinker. The little parasols get stuck in his throat.

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    1. I’m reading Yak Guy right now so he was top of mind since this was a stream of consciousness.

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      1. Hope it holds up for you. Thanks.

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      2. Stll a great read.

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  9. Wow! Ape! Bat! Bee! Cat! Bartender! Duh! It! Hammer! Nailed! Wow! ♥

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    1. I’m going to call you Yoda Ray. 😀

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  10. Wow! Replace cat with cow! Wow! ♥

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    1. How now. 😀

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  11. What a great use of the prompt, John. You kept the humor rolling.

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  12. Shelley · ·

    Duh? I can’t imagine who wouldn’t love the banter in this post?!

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    1. Thank you, Shelley. 😀

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  13. Duh is a perfectly respectable opener…and the joke? Well, DUH.

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura. I appreciate your visit and comment

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  14. I almost started my post with “duh.”

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    1. Glad you didn’t. Yours would have been better.

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  15. LOL. All those three-letter critters? John surly you get a bonus for that! And gin. You definitely deserve gin. ….Groan… I really, really want gin now… 😀 Hugs!

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    1. Yes, gin. Nice spicy gin. Ice cold with olive.

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      1. Now we’re talking. If there are olives then I must have a dirty martini. 😀

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      2. Here you are.

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  16. You had me at gin. Wow . . did you.

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    1. Yeah, I love gin.

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  17. I just love this, John. Love you say? Duh!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jennie

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      1. You’re welcome, John. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  18. Good work, John! And a story with Gin, yeah!

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    1. Yes. How could I talk about booze and not mention gin. Okay so it is three letters and perfect.

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  19. Huh? I don’t get it, but it’s okay. The post was a fun read! Bonus points for starting and ending with a 3 letter word!

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