Ninety words …

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Perplex and the limit just 90 words.


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04090ef670f2b768e76aeaed6260cedc_library-of-confused-man-picture-royalty-free-png-files-_1560-1560 I’m playing this word quiz online.  It’s quite easy. 

I know cattywampus means askew, borborygmus is the noise my tummy just made because I’m starving and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a lung disease. 

Pauciloquent is someone who hardly speaks, bloviating means speaking non-stop and blatherskite, someone who makes more noise than sense. 

And the next word … perplex.  Is it plastic?  No that’s perspex.  Cotton fabric?  Nope, that’s percale.  Is it to understand?  No, that’s to perceive, something I’m struggling with right now!  Actually,  I’m totally bumfuzzled, dumbfounded, non-plussed even.

 Perplex?  Per-plex?  Perp-lex ……


22 thoughts on “Ninety words …

  1. Doug Jacquier Mar 7, 2020 / 20:05

    The reason you can’t underconstumble it is because it’s a mis-spelling of purple-ex i.e. the colour of your former partner’s face when your name is mentioned. 😉

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  2. Denise Mar 7, 2020 / 22:10

    Very cute. “bloviating means speaking non-stop and blatherskite, someone who makes more noise than sense.” Sounds like a certain President I know.

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  3. rochellewisoff Mar 7, 2020 / 23:48

    Dear Keith,

    You are delightfully crazy. I love to see what you come up with on these word prompts.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 8, 2020 / 10:12

      I really aught to write something deep and meaningful one day. Next week perhaps – or perhaps not! We’ll see. Thanks Rochelle.


  4. Hilary Melton-Butcher Mar 8, 2020 / 14:16

    Hi Keith – no wonder Rosie isn’t around much – she’d really struggle to understand what’s going on … after all her brain struggles at times – perhaps she can translate for us all sometime … ?? Cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 9, 2020 / 11:19

      Now that would be interesting! Not sure it would be helpful though! Thanks Hilary.


  5. Na'ama Yehuda Mar 8, 2020 / 17:14

    ha ha! This was fun! (and yes, I did check your spelling on that pneumo-what-ma-call-it … GOOD JOB!) 😉

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