Thursday, April 07, 2016

A-Z Challenge Day 7

Posted Friday April 8

Today’s redundant words are:-
Glossolalia n. nonsensical talk, gibberish
Gobemouche n. a gullible person

I found another delightful word but I couldn’t accommodate it:-
Gynotikolobomassophile n. One who nibbles women’s ears!




A small crowd had gathered in the square. In the centre, an elderly gentleman sat on a stool behind a small card table. I watched, fascinated. A well-dressed lady sat before him. He held both her hands in his. Together they closed their eyes. Glossolalia spouted from his lips followed by a fatidic promise of good times to come. She offered him payment, but he shook his head. Then she stood, smiled and walked away.

One gobemouche after another fell for his charms. By the time they realised their rings, bracelets and watches had disappeared he was gone.



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35 comments:

  1. Beware of men holding your hand and talking nonsense... they are actually in abundance, but there still remains a few who are true to their word and can be trusted with your heart and soul, along with your jewelry and money!
    Josie
    from ~Josie's Journal~

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    1. I'm not one for holding men's hands Josie so I should be ok!

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  2. Nice flash! But how do you say that word you couldn't incorporate? O.o

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  3. story with a twist, what if he had been a Gynotikolobomassophile too

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  4. This was a good one; he was clever in his glossololia! Oh my gosh; never heard of gynotikolobomassophile! That is a mouthful of a word :)

    betty

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  5. Great words!
    I'd ask my husband to gynotikolobomassophile my ears, but I don't know how to pronounce it!
    I guess I could give him a note.
    And a dictionary.

    A to Z
    gvpeasachantrant.blogspot.com

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  6. That's brilliant! Love the new words, although I'm not sure I'd be able to pronounce them.

    Cheers - Ellen | http://thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com/2016/04/g-is-for-grounding-nancy-drew.html

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  7. Fabulous! I'll have to remember this: Gynotikolobomassophile n. One who nibbles women’s ears. That's clever how you linked your previous stories at the bottom. I'm not that well versed with technology. Including a link in my signature would not have happened without instructions on the challenge page. ~grin~ I hope you're having a wonderful day!
    Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen
    Take care!

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    1. Until last week I was one of the only people using the signature link, then A-Z gave my secret away!

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  8. Ha ha..hilarious.. very exotic sounding words and a lovely story !

    May be the man used to be a closet Gynotikolobomassophile who loved to kidnap and eat old women's ears and then spit out their earrings into his treasure box, later assuaged his flesh cravings with bacon and took on to Glossolalia to con gobemouches ??

    @Subhmohanty from
    And Life Unfolds...

    A * Alone >> B * Butterfly >> C * Curry >> D * Dance >> E * Edge >> F * Forest >> G * Grin

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    1. That's a whole new sinister story in the making Subhendu! Glad you enjoyed my little tale.

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  9. Oh my God....this was surprising at the end :) Gullible people....

    Thoughts...Sushree

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  10. And told with great gusto! What fun you are providing. I'll be back.

    Jan Morrison, this crazy writing life

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    1. Thanks Jan, looking forward to seeing you again

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  11. Dang, them's hard words, sir.

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    1. They sure are! Don't worry, tomorrow's are all little tiddlers.

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  12. I love your approach to the A to Z challenge! What a wonderful way to learn new words, and to get a great sampling of your writing style! Very nicely done! I'm looking forward to coming back and learning more! :)

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  13. That was a wonderful story with a great twist. Enjoyed reading it :)

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  14. Never heard of the word. I won't remember it tomorrow but it was fun for today!

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    1. Now what was the word again? Thanks Stephen

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  15. So clever .. loved it .. cheers Hilary

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  16. I'm sure Jack Sparrow was a Gynotikolobomassophile in one of his adventures as he stole a woman's jewellery... Great words, as always :-)

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