Fifty-three words …

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is peristeronic and the limit, 53 words.




unnamedNext question, define peristeronic.

Very old? 

No, that’s prehistoric.

What you see through a periscope?

No that’s periscopic.


No that’s preterpluparenthetical.

Clue, please.

A pretty bird.

Sexy Sally from number seven?


Another clue?

Think columbidae.

Coo, that’s no help.

Ah,  nearly got it! 


Yes, coo…coo…

I know, cuckoo!







37 thoughts on “Fifty-three words …

  1. Denise Hammond Aug 1, 2020 / 13:46

    A word I’d never heard before. Had to look it up. We don’t have pigeons in my town, but we have doves which sound pretty much the same.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 1, 2020 / 15:34

      As I write this I have a pigeon staring through the window at me! I actually had a pigeon nest on my balcony a few months ago too!


    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 1, 2020 / 15:32

      Nor me until today – thank godness for Google! It’s also a clumsy and rather ugly word. I won’t be making a comeback here!


  2. Sadje Aug 1, 2020 / 14:24

    A good way to tell us what this means. I had to google it.

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  3. earthskyair Aug 1, 2020 / 19:31

    This word is new to me, too – I love where you went with it in 53 words. 😊

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  4. ceayr Aug 1, 2020 / 20:53

    Is Rosey in your quiz team, Keith?
    This sounds like her sorta deal…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rochellewisoff Aug 1, 2020 / 21:24

    Dear Keith,

    I would never have guessed. Thank you’s to Merrian and Webster for giving me a hand. 😉 Love your take.



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  6. Bill Aug 2, 2020 / 14:20

    When it comes to literary word play, Keith is masterful.

    You must have been watching me yesterday.

    This is not the first time Sammi has challenged my vocabulary.

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  7. Dale Aug 2, 2020 / 18:51

    Excellent take, Keith. Sammi outdid herself this week. I always look up the word, trying to find some interesting way to use it. I think it’s pretty indicative when you Google: use peristeronic in a sentence and they give you but one!!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 3, 2020 / 12:45

      Sammi certainly tested us this week! I always research words whether I know them or not, hoping to find a route less obvious!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 3, 2020 / 12:54

      I could say that’s a ‘cheep’ comment – but I won’t! Delighted to have amused you. Cheers s.s.


      • s.s. Aug 3, 2020 / 16:04

        I should tweet this :p

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