believe it or not!


Today’s seven S words are:-

333Scarcement – a narrow ledge 

Sylph – a mythical being like a fairy or sprite.

Slimkin – small and slender.

Subtrist – rather sad.

Siffilated – whispered.

Smatchet – a small nasty child.

Starified – decorated something with stars.

I found another great word which I couldn’t use, but I thought I’d share it with you anyway!

Sluberdegullion – a slovenly, slobbering person!555555555555

BGMy friend Rosey has a vivid imagination.  So vivid, she often believes her imaginings to be true!

Apparently the other afternoon she was sitting on her balcony enjoying a bottle of Chardonnay, as is her wont, when a slimkin fairy fluttered down and sat on the scarcement.

33The little sylph looked somewhat subtrist.  Rosey asked her what was wrong, and the fairy beckoned her over then siffilated in her ear. 

She said there was a nasty little boy down below in the street and he’d very been rude to her. Rosey recognised the little smatchet straight away.  He was a trouble-maker from her class at the school where she works.  Rosey often sends him to the naughty corner.

The next thing you need to believe is that Rosey has a tame bee that often sits with her! 

Ok, I know what you’re thinking but bear with me, please!

She sent the bee down to chase the wretched boy away and he ran off flapping his hands. The fairy kissed Rosey on the cheek, starified the balcony and flew away.

Rosey was certain she hadn’t imagined it because the lad arrived at school the next day with a swollen red nose.  He told her he’d been stung by a bee!

Make of that what you will!


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44 thoughts on “believe it or not!

  1. Christine Goodnough Apr 22, 2020 / 02:20

    Some of these words I can recognize becaue of their French roots. Triste being sad and siffle being whistle. Slubberdegullion must be a cousin to flibbertigibbet. 😉

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  2. Unishta Apr 22, 2020 / 04:45

    I loved the word slimkin and wished it applied to me :(. And what a nasty person Rosey is …..imagine listening to fairies and sending off bees…. I woudn’t want to be her next victim.

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  3. Balaka Apr 22, 2020 / 08:08

    I am happy to see Rosey back. This was such a cute story.

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  4. Suzy Apr 22, 2020 / 09:08

    I’m glad you provide a glossary otherwise would’ve been hard to understand. But this was a fun story. Go Rosey.

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  5. hilarymb Apr 22, 2020 / 09:26

    Hi Keith – wonderful … delightful read on a sunny day like today. I’d have thought a visit to the pub in the evening would have given Rosey a chance to gossip once again … even to the Sluberdegullion ….??!! Enjoy today with less chilling easterly wind. Take care – Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 22, 2020 / 11:27

      She’s missing her visits to the pub! Lovely day, I’m thinking of going to Abbots Wood for my daily exercise, apparently the bluebells are amazing there this year..

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      • hilarymb Apr 22, 2020 / 11:46

        I gather … no car – so I delight in whatever’s around … just enjoy – at least it’s warmer today … that wind is a bit much! Take care …

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  6. Shweta Suresh Apr 22, 2020 / 10:51

    I got all of them except Sluberdegullion. It was a tough nut to crack. Thank you for taking so much pain to dig up these forgotten words. I loved Rosey’s tale. 🙂

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  7. Frédérique Apr 22, 2020 / 11:07

    Haaa, lovely Rosey 😉 Fun words, and I can see your spirit is higher today 😉

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  8. Arti Apr 22, 2020 / 12:16

    Those of us who prefer our dreamworlds to reality, believe every word Rosy says.

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  9. messymimi's meanderings Apr 22, 2020 / 13:05

    Rosey might have done better to instruct her bee to chase but not sting. Although maybe it will teach the lad a lesson, i rather doubt it, most such people do not learn easily.

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  10. Srivalli Apr 22, 2020 / 13:23

    Oh, I do believe Rosey. Mythical beings are my favorites after all. 🙂

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  11. 15andmeowing Apr 22, 2020 / 14:26

    I thought I was fairly intelligent, but I have never heard any of these words.

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  12. Pradeep Apr 22, 2020 / 16:35

    I am coming to your blog for the first time. Quite an interesting challenge, and a story too.

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  13. Anagha Yatin Apr 22, 2020 / 17:50

    I believe in Rosie, rather in her skill of weaving a story 🙂

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  14. soniadogra Apr 22, 2020 / 19:57

    Nice to see Rosie again. She’s clear, ain’t she??


  15. Natasha Apr 23, 2020 / 07:25

    Rosey, I love you and you are back with a bang!!! Yayyyyy!

    Have a delicious rest of the A-Z, Keith!

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