A writer’s contemplation (an agriology dream)

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As mentioned in three previous A writer’s contemplation posts, I occasionally come across a word that begs to be used in a story.  Here are some more of the words on my list:

Agriology: noun; the comparative study of the customs of nonliterate peoples.

Flautino: noun; a small flute or piccolo.

Ichneumon: noun; a small mongoose-like carnivorous quadruped.

Per Wiki: In medieval literature, the ichneumon or echinemon was the enemy of the dragon. When it sees a dragon, the ichneumon covers itself with mud, and closing its nostrils with its tail, attacks and kills the dragon.

Loquacious: adjective; full of excessive talk; wordy.

Opiniaster: noun; one who obstinately holds to an opinion.  Webster’s 1828 English Dictionary: OPIN’IATE, v.t. To maintain one’s opinion with obstinacy.

Traffic Tetris: (Urban Dictionary) When you come to a stoplight and make the conscious decision to avoid getting behind a dump truck or semi and opt for the lane with 10 vehicles instead of just two so you’re sure to move sooner when the light turns green.



The group was an agriology dream.  Bill, a noted loquacious opiniaster, liked to loudly play his flauntino whenever someone tried to point out his pronunciation errors.  Today’s topic was the past tense of ‘traffic tetris’.  The flauntino noise Bill made sounded like a ichneumon caught in a dragon’s jaws.






7 thoughts on “A writer’s contemplation (an agriology dream)

  1. I like loquacious, if that spelling is right now that it’s on another page. lol I, myself, am known to be loquacious. 🙂 Thanks for the share and as a simple, humble writer, I will think about doing something similar. I enjoy the play on words.

    • Glad you liked the post, thank you. This, hopefully recurring item, gives me a chance to write some colorful sentences.

    • Now that you mention it Don, the word does sound like the name of an admired Roman poet; “The entire Forum went silent when Loquacious stood to recite his newest prose.”

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