A is for Abecedarian.
Abecedarian means arranged in alphabetical order. Blogs around the world will be abecedarian in April, for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
I’ve never participated in this challenge. I sometimes struggle to post once per week. My blog has pretty much zero theme. Can I meet the challenge? Pick a theme and blog about it daily, for a month? With little planning?
Probably not, but I'll do the A to B challenge, then the C to D challenge, and see if I can trick myself with such nonsense for a full month.
Here’s an abecedarian insult to get started, from The Superior Person’s Book of Words by Peter Bowler:
“Sir, you are an apogenous, bovaristic, coprolalial, dasypygal, excerebrose, facinorous, gnathonic, hircine, ithyphallic, jumentous, kyphotic, labrose, mephitic, napiform, oligophrenial, papuliferous, quisquilian, rebarbative, saponaceous, thersitical, unguinous, ventripotent, wlatsome, xylocephalous, yarning zoophyte.”
Translation: “Sir, you are an impotent, conceited, obscene, hairy-buttocked, brainless, wicked, toadying, goatish, indecent, stable-smelling, hunchbacked, thick-lipped, stinking, turnip-shaped, feeble-minded, pimply, trashy, repellent, smarmy, foul-mouthed, greasy, gluttonous, loathsome, wooden-headed, whining, extremely low form of animal life.”
I could have used one of those superior words per day and I'd be all set. But, alas, that wouldn't be very challenging.
I write about small town life and editing/proofing tips (will you just stop saying alot?) and whatever else I'm in the mood for. I try for funny. I think a well-timed foul word can be hilarious, but I don't toss them around thinking that will make a piece funny, because it won't. That's the equivalent of adding LOL or HAHA to the end of everything you type. If you have to tell me it's funny, it probably isn't. Enough about me.
So do tell. What are you writing this month?