Frabjous Friday

Jabberwocky (Photo credit: Moochy)

D: Oh, A. That’s not even a word.

A: You sound so disappointed, D. It is a word. It’s on the internet.

D: . . .

A: I saw it in the Urban Dictionary. That means it’s a word.* Plus, it’s awesome and it means Johnny Depp dances in a kilt. There is little else better than that.

D: I . . . I have nothing for you on that. I suppose I simply feel that it isn’t up to par with your other words.

A: It isn’t? I think that perhaps it is. It’s frabjous after all.

D: You are ridiculous.

A: It’s Friday, and it’s fra-

D: You can stop that now.

A: Fine. What would you rather I have as a word for today?

D: Must we even have a word for the day? It’s a day – using some sort of spectacular and nonsensical word to describe it isn’t going to elevate it. That’s up to you.

A: Humor me, Druid.

D: I’ve spent years humoring you.

A: And another fifteen minutes won’t kill you.

D: (grumble . . . mutter . . .  grumble)

A: What was that?

D: Bloody woman. Fine. I have a word for you.

A: I’m breathless with anticipation.

D: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

A: But what about–? But you–? You know what? Forget it. Feeling old-school today, D?

D: You ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie, lady.

A: . . .

D: Don’t you like my modern parlance, A?

A: I – I’m speechless, D.

D: Well, then it is a Frabjous Friday after all.

* I don’t really believe that, but sometimes I have to take one for the team, just to rile the druid.

The Druid Tells the Tale
d as imaged by Green Embers
D, by Green Embers

D: So much has been happening on the blogosphere since A decided to indulge herself in a little bit of ‘slow-blogging’ as she calls it. Lazy is more like.

A: Oi! I’ve been busy. And you know, writing.

D: Hardly.

A: Are you going to tell the tale or tell tales on me?

D: Fair enough. Stop by Green Embers for a Blogging Birthday Serial in honor of Ionia’s Birthday. The journey starts Deep within the forest . . .

Give Green a round of applause, not only for the inspired serial, but for his incredible rendering of yours truly. It almost makes me blush.

A: Almost.

D: I’m not burdened with too much modesty, Miss A.

A: I can see that – I can also see that Green did a fantastic job. While you’re reading Green’s serial, please give Ionia a virtual hug, pray, send healing energy or sacrifice a chicken, if that’s your style. She may throw a squirrel or a cupcake at you, but we still want her to know she’s in our thoughts.

D: I’m hoping for cupcakes, myself. Finally, If chills are more your style, take a gander at the latest entry in the Jessica Bell Bayou Bonhomme series.

A: So much creativity; it truly is frapjous (don’t look at me like that D). If you are looking for a place to put your own creative wordling (as I have), look no further. The Community Storyboard wants YOU! Submit to us now.

D: A really, that is so. . . .

A: You have a dirty mind, D.

D: 13 years in your head, A. 13 years.

Don’t forget about wePoets Show It: The collaborative artistic community developed by poets Zoe and Kira – they have a schedule of posts, including spoken word Mondays. Stop by, submit and enjoy!

A: Kori Miller, over at Kori Miller Writes, is also looking for the creatively-minded to submit work on her blog so she can spread the word!

Check it out.

D: And finally, take a moment to read and vote onPatti Hall’s story on love, laughter and loss. It’s beautiful and shows a strong heart.

A: That’s it everyone. Have a Frabjous Friday!

What are your favorite nonsense words?


Published by Katie Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

24 thoughts on “Frabjous Friday

  1. As usual a fine post. Also Andra should know that all y’all is singular reference to everyone being addressed. My favorite is Y’all’s which is the possessive form. Used like; is this ball y’alls? And the plural Y’alls as in Y’alls need to pay attention to the rules.


  2. Ha! I am always amazed again and again how wonderfully talented you are Katie :). Love the drawing by Green Embers…perfect! Thank you so much for the shout out for wePoets!! Keep an eye on our calendar for your own adventure!!! Xoxo


    1. Thank you! The drawing *is* perfect – Bradley did an excellent job (even if it does give D a big head). I love the communities like the Storyboard and wePoets – We Drink Because We’re Poets, too (gotta work them into a post!)

      I’ll keep a lookout – The dialogue between D and A when it’s live should be really … entertaining. I’m not sure who is getting the blame, yet! 🙂


    1. Great minds, Charles – great minds! I had a love/hate thing with the Jabberwocky as a kid. I watched the live-action TV miniseries of Alice over the cartoon, and that Jabberwocky was terrifying… if you’re 7. 🙂


      1. First time I heard the Jabberwocky was The Muppet Show. They did Alice in Wonderland with Brooke Shields as the guest. It was the only episode my family had on tape, so I watched it a lot.


      2. I can search for YouTube, but I can’t watch it at work. This will, unfortunately, have to wait until much later tonight (working until 5, when you’re used to getting out at 3:30, is torture. Having to do errands after is even worse! Such is life, but now I have the Jabberwocky to look forward to).


      3. That’s the one. It was a fun episode. If you really like Alice in Wonderland, I’d recommend a book called ‘The Looking Glass Wars’. It’s a sci-fi retelling where Alice is the princess of Wonderland and is hiding on Earth from her evil Aunt. They have the power to create objects from their imagination, so it’s an amazing world created.


      4. I’ve heard of that series and always wondered if it was good. Re-tellings can be hit or miss (although I do love them. The Sci-Fi retelling of the Wizard of Oz was pretty fun). From your description, it’s going on the list.


  3. Great update! I don’t know if I can bring myself to say that word… I am almost tempted to leave you the same video I left on Dean’s blog, hehehehe. I won’t though. Have a great Friday! 🙂


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