Weekend Writing Prompt #178 – Asinine

Sammi Cox is our host for the Weekend Writing Prompt.

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word (see note below).  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.
  • A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc).  If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun!

You can find out more here
For years I have been familiar with ASSUME, making an ass out of U and Me, but asinine goes one step further doesn’t it.
A stupid, unintelligent and silly response to a question or statement is described as asinine, yet I bet there are some people who believe they are actually being paid a compliment because they know no better.
Yet another Ass, one in nine this time, rather than just you and me.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Weekend Writing Prompt #178 – Asinine

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    😊Brilliant! 👏👏👏

  2. Ramya Vivek says:

    Wow…Loved your wordplay. 🤗

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Very clever Di 💜

  4. That’s so clever, well done Di!

  5. Carol anne says:

    Lol 😀 true! Love it! Your funny Di!

  6. Bill says:

    Indeed. Well said.

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