The I’s have it!

Today’s words :-

0Insouciance – the quality of being carefree; a lack of concern.

Impavid –  fearless, undaunted

Inficete –  humourless, unfunny, deadly serious

Ichthyoasanthotoxism – poisoning from the sting or bite of a fish


candle-light-free.regular (2)

toonvectors-17866-940vI was running, jumping, skipping.  Flowers to my left, a babbling brook to my right.  I saw a frog, it smiled. A blackbird sang me a merry tune as the sun played hide and seek with some fluffy white clouds.  I chased a butterfly, I twitched my nose at a rabbit.  I blew a kiss to a fairy (only joking, actually I waved).  I was in blissful insouciance.

I ventured upon a chasm.  My impavid nature dared me to leap across.  Arms and legs stretched I took off like an eagle.  Unfortunately, I misjudged it.   To be honest, it wasn’t exactly a chasm, it was a fox’s hole and my left foot shot down it causing a startled fox to pop out of another hole a few yards away.

Despite hurting my little toe, I managed to muster a smile in its direction, but the inficete creature just frowned at me.

I limped to the pub to drown my sorrows.  My injuries could have been worse.  Suppose I’d been bitten by an ant or stung by a nettle. I could even have suffered ichthyoasanthotoxism whilst wading across the lake.  Okay, it wasn’t a lake, just a puddle, but you never know.

I was on my fifth pint (and fifth whisky chaser) when the pompous looking man in the painting over the fireplace stuck his tongue out at me.  How rude.

420651_previewTomorrow’s words

Jongleur – jocoserious jaconet jaculate

Previous posts

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S  T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

44 thoughts on “The I’s have it!

  1. Christine Goodnough Apr 10, 2020 / 03:16

    You missed I for Imbibe and Inebriated. When men in paintings start to Irritate you, you’ve overquaffed. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. msjadeli Apr 10, 2020 / 03:55

    Oh my you do find yourself going on some insouciant, impavid adventures don’t you? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kathe W. Apr 10, 2020 / 04:32

    How rude! The man and the fish were sooooooooo insensitive! Shame on those incredible idiots!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Unishta Apr 10, 2020 / 05:31

    Hee hee ….. too much whiskey followed by chasers is a great idea to deal with a swollen toe! I actually knew of a man who suffered from poisoning due to a fish bite ( can’t pronounce your tongue twister ) and almost died of it !

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Shweta Suresh Apr 10, 2020 / 05:55

    How rude indeed. Really enjoyed your post. I got three of them today! Even Ichthyoasanthotoxism. Feeling really proud of myself. Thank you for lifting my spirits, Keith. 😄

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2020 / 10:50

      I suspect he used his ‘injury’ as an excuse to have a drink or ten! Cheers Namratha.


  6. Srivalli Apr 10, 2020 / 12:09

    How’s the toe? 😛
    Ichthyoasanthotoxism! The day the get the spelling right (I copy-pasted here), I’m going to as happy as winning a lottery.
    Where do you get these words from? They are totally fab. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2020 / 13:05

      It’s slowly recovering! I spent ages Googling lots of weird word sites until I found enough examples to keep me going for a month! BTW, I copy/paste the the long ones too!


  7. soniadogra Apr 10, 2020 / 15:03

    My God Keith. You got a tough one there. I tried hard to memorise Ichthyoasanthotoxism. Someday…
    The first para was quite poetic.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2020 / 15:26

      …and then it went downhill! You really should remember it, it comes in very useful in everyday conversation!


  8. CRD Apr 10, 2020 / 18:51

    I suspect he was inordinately inebriated.


    Episode 7 in the series ‘Idiosyncrasies of a Covidiot”


    Liked by 1 person

  9. Anagha Yatin Apr 10, 2020 / 22:00

    Straight from the highs of drunken diary…hehehe. Hilarious one!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Suzy Apr 11, 2020 / 04:32

    At the present time, we all need to be impavid.
    Your story was fun to read.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Kathe W. Apr 11, 2020 / 15:12

    sorry for the delay…yesterday got away from me. I am so enjoying your words and sense of humor! You are definitely not an inficete man! Cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s