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The ballad of Joe

November 19, 2022

If you like reading works loaded with literary style, then go check out Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #286 where the word today is bibliophile.

The ballad of Joe (39)

People didn’t like Joe because he used words like bibliophile and ouvre.

And ergo.

Joe was pretentious.

People began avoiding Joe. His phone stopped ringing. His Facebook posts received no likes. Over time people forgot him.

Joe never knew.


10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2022 8:31 am

    Poor old pretentious Joe how ‘egregious’! 🙂

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  2. November 19, 2022 9:01 am

    A shame nobody pointed out the error of his ways!

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  3. November 19, 2022 9:18 am

    ‘Never use a long word when a diminutive one will suffice’–the story of poor Joe’s life.


  4. November 19, 2022 3:02 pm

    Joe wasn’t obviously ‘showing off’ if he didn’t care enough to notice who was watching. 😉

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  5. November 19, 2022 11:08 pm

    Funny you should mention this -not that I’ve driven someone off with ‘ouvre,’ but I had someone Unfriend and Block me and it’s actually great. I have no idea what they write or if they even exist.

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  6. November 20, 2022 3:00 pm

    If not oeuvre, what word works? God forbid Joe have a descent vocabulary.

    Maybe autocorrect got you, but the word is bibliopole, which is, of course, the same thing as a bibliophile. I had to look it up. 🙂

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