Orgulous of Orgulous!

Orgulous* of Orgulous!!!

I’m suffering from reluctance and a bit of perturbation
that is interfering with my blog’s administration.
Embarrassed for this rhyme, I’ve no proclivity to flout it.
I’m sure my stats will plummet. There is no doubt about it.

We’ll ascribe the blame to Ragtag, for “orgulous” is the word
they’ve chosen for our prompt today—a choice that is absurd.
Who uses it in common speech, or formal speech, in fact?
Any poem I used it in, I’d afterwards redact.

I’m not a jolly blogger. I’m delaying activation.
I feel no need to add to my reader’s education
by using words requiring their use of dictionaries.
I prefer clear writing that requires no further queries.

It’s habit that demands that I find a way around this.
But now I feel no further need to otherwise expound this.
I’ve flailed around in writing this. I edit and I stumble.
Tomorrow may they choose a word that is a bit more humble!

 

*Orgulous: haughty, proud, ostentatious, disdainful!.

Prompt words for today are stats, jolly, activation and orgulous. (Good grief!)

14 thoughts on “Orgulous of Orgulous!

  1. Lwbut

    I was raised and educated in English-speaking countries and have a better than average vocabulary and have read widely and often, but i have never in 60 years seen or heard of, or used that word before today?

    I’m with you the word can stay in whatever dictionary it came from. 😉

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  2. Fandango

    You did it! Way to go. When I saw that word, I thought that it’s not a word I’ve ever heard before, much less one I’d ever use. So I won’t be using it today (or probably ever). But you did, so kudos to you.

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