Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Crapulous – Wordplay Wednesday™ 05/23/18

Some Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! 

Jolly moods often last only as long as you’re not perusing social media. Like me, have you developed an intemperance for inane and pompous social media? More than once it’s caused me to become …

CRAPULOUS ( -lɘs) n. – 1) characterized by intemperance, esp. in drinking, debauched; 2) sick from such intemperance. [WW #165] 

Okay, yes, I know the dictionary pairs it with drinking; but crapulous was just too fun to pass up for Wordplay Wednesday, to apply it to anything that ruins your day through excess.

By its very utterance, crapulous lightens a mood spoiled by prolonged irritation, or yes, perhaps a three-martini“ business” lunch. And it’s just as effective for pretty much anything that sickens you, don’t you think?

So, here it is, Hump Day, and just when you thought the week was bleak, you’ve learned a new word that roles off the tongue in a silly sound to make you smile. Go ahead, say it! You’re welcome. Now you don’t feel so crapulous, do you?

Word Challenge: CRAPULOUS. Few words can accurately name our over-indulgences and excesses with levity. Be creative as you fit crapulous into your week of intemperate writings.

Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t fattening! Expanding your mind is a no-cost simple joy. Do you feel that way too? Share your comments below, about Wordplay Wednesday or learning in general. What’s your inspiration?

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 


LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!


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