Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Look Up a Word

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. Linda Hill just walked in with a plain-looking envelope. My guess is she has this week’s prompt and doesn’t want the neighbors to know what’s in it.

“Hi, Linda.”

“John.”

“This week’s prompt?”

“Um, I guess it could be a hot pastrami sandwich, but you have guessed right.”

“I’m ready.”

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is β€œa word you have to look up.” We all have words we can never spell. Use one of yours in your post and let that word drive your stream of consciousness where ever it goes. Have fun!”

Gee, thanks, Linda. Well, there you have it. If you would like to have fun, go to Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2020/10/16/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-oct-17-2020/

Embarrassment by John W. Howell Β© 2020

“What are you doing with that dictionary?”

“Looking up a word.”

“What word?”

“Embarrassment.”

“Easy word. It means a feeling of self-consciousness or shame.”

“I know what it means. It’s just I always misspell it.”

“Who cares?”

“I care. Besides, it is this week’s prompt.”

“Of course, it is.”

“I always forget that there are two Rs and two Ss in the word.”

“That can be embarrassing.”

“Very funny.”

“Doesn’t spell check catch that for you?”

“Not when I’m on Twitter.”

“Which raises the question of why you would be using embarrassment on Twitter?”

“You know there are a lot of dopes on Twitter.”

“Well yeah.”

“I like to point out when they post something stupid.”

“And you need to look up the word, so you don’t appear to be like them?”

“Exactly.”

“For some reason, I have this vision of you being one of them.”

“That’s cold.”

“If you have to look up the spelling of an insult, doesn’t that mean you and the idiot you want to insult are on the same level?”

“Maybe I should lay off Twitter for a while.”

“Be one less dope there.”

“Good point.”

69 comments

  1. Seems there are plenty of dopes on Twitter – and elsewhere. Maybe embarrassment is another gift of 2020. Good use of the word, John. πŸ‘

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    1. Yes, there are a number of dopes on Twitter for sure. I especially love the political rants. Thanks, Gwen.

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  2. Haha, John, maybe you should only follow writers on Twitter like me. I avoid anything remotely political or Covid related like the plague [pun intended].

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    1. I do follow writers lke you. I avoid all those things too. Thanks, Robbie.

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  3. Should go viral on Twitter now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜›

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    1. Hahahaha. πŸ˜‚

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  4. Nothing deflates an insult like a typo. Then again, there are a lot of dopes on Twitter.

    You’re back in my inbox this morning, John. Things are looking up. I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. I think WP hates me sometimes. Good to know I’m back.

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      1. Me too. I know it’s a first world problem, but having to hunt for everyone was getting old.

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      2. I would say. Any idea the cause?

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      3. None. I was chatting with HE, and he said “it looks fine.” Then he said, “blah blah looks like it was just sent.” I received that notification a minute later and all was well.

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  5. Ha ha! I love the role that Twitter plays in this one. (I can never spell embarrassment without looking it up either.)

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    1. Lucky for me I have Grammarly. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  6. LOL! Nice one, John. I block anything political on my Twitter feed, so I enjoy it.

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *sung to the tune of Glad all Over by the Dave Clark Five

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  7. I’m not a Twitter person, but I can appreciate the story.

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    1. Some real idiots on Twitter for sure.

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  8. Words with two pairs of letters tend to throw me off. Success might be the only one I get consistently right.

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    1. Funny thing about success is I get that right too. Committment is a challenge. 😁

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      1. Spellchecker comes to the rescue.

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      2. For sure,😁

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  9. Thanks for the Saturday SOCS chuckle, John.

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Maggie.

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  10. Ha! Loved this. I have those words, too–more every year! Accommodate… hmm…

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    1. Yes, there are more every year. Thanks, Jacqui. 😁

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  11. Hahaha! The Twitter Diet by John Howell . . .

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    1. Good way to phrase it. “Before you fold in an insult make certain it is fully pealed.”

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      1. Well played, good sir.

        Twitter can be used for good, evil or stupid. Not the fault of users that the latter is most involved.

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      2. Someday I would like to publish the Twitter weather report. Today we have a high chance of sarcasim, coupled with stong insults and scattered stupid.

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  12. Well, John, I don’t think you’re on the same level and you should keep up with Twitter. For dope’s sake!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. 😁

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  13. Thanks for the warning about twitter. I knew there was a reason I had been avoiding it. FB is more than I can stand just about any day. As for the ‘any word you have to look up’ my first answer is the billboard theory. Second answer is better than half the words I want to write. Spelling rules are just a pretense to a rationalization. Only changed if ever a butterfly flutters by or if there is a ripple in a pond. Squirrel ! “Redder” needs two ‘D’s. However “however” and “newer” only require one “W” one because there are two ‘V’s in “W”. At which point it is time to bring out the bourbon for further philosophical discussion. So it is not all bad.

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    1. Make mine Willett. Three fingers, please. Thanks, John. I enjoyed your treatise on spelling. 😁

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      1. It is a good thing it is a living language. Cheers John !

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  14. Good one, John! Maybe it’s a good thing I rarely use my Twitter account. My spelling error is environment, always switching the ‘r’ and ‘o’.

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    1. I tend to eliminate the n in thanks. Thaks

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  15. portmanguy · · Reply

    Embarrassment – that sure is a difficult one to spell, John.

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  16. Yup, lots of dopes on Twitter. It’s almost in the name.

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    1. Hahaha. Twit and Twitter are not to far off for sure.

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  17. I agree that there are a lot of dopes on Twitter and on FB! And embarrassment is a hard word to spell! Good response to the prompt, John!

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    1. Thanks, Jan 😁

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I won’t argue about there being some dopes on Twitter…or elsewhere.

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    1. How about everywhere? πŸ˜‚

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        LOL

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  19. I have zero idea what I’m doing on Twitter. Fun to look around but I don’t say much. And yes definitely some dopes out there. Not you though. You’re a ray of sunshine with positive quotes πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  20. Great job, John. Thanks for the smiles! πŸ˜„

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    1. Glad you liked it, Lauren

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  21. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Love it, John!!

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    1. Thank you, Marcia.

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  22. LOL! Very very good points here. About Twitter, not you.

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    1. Ah. Thank you, Luanne. I hope you are feeling better.

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  23. Someone was raging at a writer with an β€œi” at the start of each sentence. She was attempting to point out the flaws in the author’s structure, but her remarks were mostly unreadable. 😬

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    1. See it all the time. Thanks for the visit.

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  24. I ALWAYS misspell embarrassment… and a few others – especially the ones that are similar in French and English… like adresse in French but address in English… or correspondence in English and correspondance in the French – both look right because both are… just not everywhere. Sigh.
    And there are scads of eejits on Twitter. I especially love those who criticise (or criticize) others but make grammatical errors…. Bravo, loser… bravo. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Hahaha. I like when someone says, “Your a loser,” on Twitter. Gotta wonder who the loser really is for sure. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Your is so often used instead of you’re that I’ve given up… shake my head

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      2. Ridonkulous!

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      3. That too!

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  25. […] last book I read before I got sick was John W. Howell‘sΒ Eternal Road.Β What a fun and thought-provoking adventure! Click the title to purchase it […]

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    1. Thank you, Luanne

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