Some F-words!



tToday’s forgotten words :-

fastuousarrogant; showy. 

fabulist recounter of fables; liar

flatulopeticpretentious, pompous



“Oh no, here comes pompous Tom,” said Max. 

Sure enough, the flatulopetic Thomas Fotherington was heading our way clutching a bottle of bubbly and four flutes.  Another lad’s night in the Dog and Duck was about to be hijacked.

Fastuous Thomas is something of a fabulist, so whatever he tells us we take with an oversized pinch of sodium chloride!

“Dear friends, greetings,” he said as he pulled up a chair.  He made a great show of popping the cork, the sound of which startled a lady at the next table, causing her to drop her glass of Chateau Plonk on the flagstone floor with scene-stealing effect.

To cut a long story short, and believe me it was pretty lengthy, he told us that ‘Mater and Pater’  (Mum and Dad to you and me)  were retiring to their country estate and he was taking control of the family business.

It was then that an old school chum of Thomas bounded in our direction.  Thomas cringed and turned away hoping he’d not been spotted. 

“Watch’a Tommy” he shouted, thumping Thomas on the back.  “I hear your parents are giving you their market stall.  They’ll have more time to spend at their ole’ caravan now”. 

Thomas huffed, puffed and huffed some more, then excused himself saying he had an important meeting to attend. 

The champagne was nice.



Tomorrow’s words

Glossolalia,  Gobemouche,  Gynotikolobomassophile

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52 thoughts on “Some F-words!

  1. Christine Goodnough Apr 7, 2020 / 01:06

    Delightful bursting of the flatulent’s —er, don’t think I’ve got it right — nice flattening of bubbles, Keith. 🙂

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  2. Unishta Apr 7, 2020 / 02:26

    How the ‘mighty’ are brought down to earth. Flatulent sounds like flatulence so perhaps that’s how gasbag came to be ?

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  3. msjadeli Apr 7, 2020 / 02:38

    I knew it was going to be a good story when I saw the 3 words. I like the way you bring the words to life.

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  4. Sadje Apr 7, 2020 / 05:24

    Hilarious. You’ve quiet a talent for these short stories.


  5. Suzy Apr 7, 2020 / 07:58

    That was a fun story. Keeping up Appearances came to mind.

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  6. Virginia Waytes Apr 7, 2020 / 10:31

    flatulopetic – now there is a word and a half, took me a minute to figure out how to say it. Great story 😂 Champers (well I prefer cava or proseco but …) is always nice, especially with cognac, sugar and Angostura Bitters.
    Tasha 💖
    Virginia’s Parlour – The Manor (Adult concepts – nothing explicit in posts)
    Tasha’s Thinkings – Vampire Drabbles

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 7, 2020 / 13:27

      Never tried that – but as I have all the ingredients I probably shall! Cheers Virginia!


  7. Frédérique Apr 7, 2020 / 12:16

    Thank you for this one, so much fun! I love “flatulopetic”, very good use of these unbelievable words 😉

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  8. Arti Apr 7, 2020 / 15:05

    This pub of yours has quite a line up of characters Keith. Lucky you.

    Is Tom, perchance, related to Hyacinth Bucket?

    And an update from yesterday. Husband was stuck to his phone for so long, I said, “Enow is Enow!” to myself and clicked on another blog link.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 7, 2020 / 16:33

      I did in fact run a rural pub, the Brewers Arms
      and I had the craziest bunch of customers imaginable, so my pub stories are normally pretty close to the truth!.

      The Bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking! Ah, It’s my nephew Thomas…..

      He must have thought you’d gone barking mad! Cheers Ati.


  9. soniadogra Apr 7, 2020 / 15:23

    Tell me about fabulists! I seem to meet them at every other corner. Btw my son just read along and loved your theme. You have another reader added to your fan club!


  10. Anagha Yatin Apr 7, 2020 / 16:03

    Had a hearty chuckle when you said, “oversized pinch of sodium chloride”. The story had set the light tone right in the beginning and ended on a sparkling note of champagne. I could taste the nice champagne!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 7, 2020 / 16:54

      Mission accomplished! I’m so pleased you liked it. Your very good health!


  11. Kathe W. Apr 7, 2020 / 19:36

    Great use of the words in this rib tickling story….made me giggle ( and it wasn’t the bubbly ) When one is a fastuous and flatulopetic fabulist you are bound to eventually embarrass yourself! Cheers!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 8, 2020 / 15:27

      I’m going to give your funny bone a rest tomorrow – I’m being serious for once!


  12. Marja Apr 7, 2020 / 22:20

    Hilarious Giving him the old market stall You cheered up my morning great story

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  13. CRD Apr 8, 2020 / 02:07

    Flatulopetic means pompous? Egad!

    That was a nice little fable. Tom’s flagrant miscarriage of the truth was getting out of hand.

    In the end, someone thankfully had a chance to enjoy the bubbly. Fringe benefit?😉


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  14. Varad Apr 8, 2020 / 13:32

    The words and stories are getting better. I’m enjoying this series a lot, Keith.

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  15. Shirly Streitnatter May 27, 2020 / 16:52

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say fantastic blog!


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