Apr 23, 2009

3 Woof Thursday

Each week, Quilly gives us three antediluvian words to write into a story. We have to find these endagered words on the internet to find their meanings so we can use 'em properly. This week's words are:

antediluvian: [an-tee-di-loo-vee-uhn]
1. of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8.
2. very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas.
3. a person who lived before the Flood.
4. a very old or old-fashioned person or thing.

prolix: [proh-liks, proh-liks]
1. extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
2. (of a person) given to speaking or writing at great or tedious length.

ineluctable:[in-i-luhk-tuh-buhl] –adjective
incapable of being evaded; inescapable: an ineluctable destiny.

The truth of the matter is that some things in life are just plane ineluctable. It is because of some of those things that I think it's a good idea fur me to get an insurance quote, fur protecting my dog house from disaster. Being a dog, I don't want to have to read the prolix forms involved with the insurance, so I'll just get the people to tell me what the bottom line is. What is the cost (give it to me in dog cookies cuz I don't understand dollars and cents)? What will my dog house be covered fur? Fire? Theft? Wind? Rain? Snow damage if the roof caves in? Vandalism? Give me all de-tails about the fine print. My dog house is not new, I got it when I was a pup, so it's close to 10 years old now (Mom 'Bean bought it fur me at the auction in spring 1999), and it's not yet antediluvian either. It needs a new roof, and Mom will put one on this spring, so I think it's a good time to think about how to properly protect my house. Of course, I live inside Mom's house woof her & the rest of the critters most of the time, though I lived out in my dog house all the time in my pup years, and still go out there every day fur hours at a time fur fresh air, peace & quiet... oh and to go potty.

Quivel & Qiku

Dr. John came up with the idea (Quilly + drivel), and he says: Remember to write quivel you must write something that looks like a poem, any style , but is so bad that if it was printed in a book of poetry a true poetic zoilist would tear it out and burn it. What looks like bad haiku is really qiku where the middle line must always contain a Quilly word.

It's time fur my doggy nap
No time fur prolix crap.
Doggy naps are
Though the time is somewhat selectible.
I'm a Rottweiler, not Paruvian,
And don't dare say I'm antediluvian!


... gotta go!!

The Week Twelve words will be: paladin, intransigent, & invidious


Nessa said...

Woofenderful TWT and Quivel.

Anonymous said...

Great story Rebs. I love the payment with cookies. Have you checked our health insurance also? Wonderful story and great story. Fur a dog you write so well. Arf. Arf.

Fandango said...

Really great. Us animals have to stick together.

Cherie said...

Oh, how I hate those prolix insurance forms too! Good luck with that. :)

quilly said...

Reba -- don't forget to ask about flea coverage! And I certainly hope I don't step in any of your Qiku!

Raven said...

Well done, Reba. I especially liked your poems.

bettygram said...

You had very good use of the words and I liked your poem