Questions of Diminution

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Questions of Diminution

Are lady goblins goblets
or tiny fobs called fobblets?
A little blob a bloblet?
An hors d’ oeuvre corn a coblet?
A little daub a daublet?
A short-lived job a joblet?
A mob of tots a moblet?
A jewel box knob a knoblet?
A minor theft a robblet?
A single tear a sobblet?

(Very sorry for this one. Blame it on the goblin prompt given by Forgottenman and the resultant mental processes that led to my having to research whether there were in fact also female goblins. The answer is still somewhat unresolved.)

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

9 thoughts on “Questions of Diminution

  1. Pingback: Goblins | lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

      1. koolkosherkitchen

        Yes, but in Russian there would be a distinction: a young lady goblin would be called goblinitza, and an older, possibly married one, goblinikha. Aren’t languages fascinating?

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      2. lifelessons Post author

        Yes.. especially the similarities. Did you see Anton’s comment about the British rhyming slang word “Schicsty” which I believe must be derived from “shiksa.”

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