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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

V is for...

Welcome to my 7th Challenge. Thank you Arlee Bird!  I know a certain Brit with a certain dog, who's a modest internet star, who thinks we are all crazy for doing this. So I'm doing something off the wall and a bit different just to put a smile on his face (and yours too I hope) and her muzzle if they so happen to stop by.

It's all about the A to Z of:

Shakespearean Insults
First Folio

Today's insult: Thou art a VAIN and VILLAINOUS clapper-clawed apple-john.


Surrealist Compliments!
Alexa szlavics oilpainting

Today's compliment: Your VITALITY ferments without the need of oxygen. 

May they cause you to smile.
May they lighten your day and help you take things less seriously.
Pass them on if you would like.
Make up your own and share in the comments.
Or visit the Shakespearean Insult Generators HERE and
the Surrealist Compliment Generator HERE.

If you'd like to visit other participants in the A to Z Challenge, go HERE.

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  1. I like today's compliment, Bish... wonders what an apple-john is... :)

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  2. Good to know if I ever go to the moon - I'll still have my vitality!

  3. interesting sharing very nice post

  4. Great perspective and thoughts. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I'm translating that compliment into something involving bubbles.

  6. Hi Bish - clapper-clawed apple-john - what a great description ... An apple so called from its being at maturity about St. John's Day (May 6th). We are told that apple-johns will keep for two years, and are best when shrivelled. “I am withered like an old apple-john.” Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV. iii. 3.

    Such a great word, let alone the description I found via google ..

    So funny - cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks for the explanation about what an apple-john is!

  7. very interesting

  8. What a fun way to A to Z! Now i will need to go back and read all of them.

  9. Clapper-jawed apple john? Now, that's low! Whatever it means. :-)

  10. Ha-ha. Another good insult. I need to take notes!


Your Random Thoughts are most welcome!