by Sweetie, DEVILISH mischief.
As you must DEVISE, we are working our way through the alphabet and have arrived at our 5th Alphabet Soup blog and 4th letter of said alphabet. So, here we are at D. I'm DELIGHTED to be DESIGNATED blogger today. DELICIOUS and DOWNRIGHT DARING!
So, you all know our Grammy, right? Her name is DOROTHY, an old fashioned name but a name she loves as she was named after two of her mother's best friends and one of them was a DOROTHY. DELIGHTFUL, you say? DECIDEDLY!
Aunt DOROTHY, as she was called, came DOWN the street from her DWELLING every DAY for a week or more to DON an apron and DELVE into DISHES, DUSTING, and other DAILY chores after caring for Grammy and each baby once it arrived home from hospital. This gave Great Grammy, aka Grammy's mommy, a bit of time to rest and adjust to the renewed routine of DIAPERS while still keeping the rest of the DENIZENS of the DOMICILE fed, laundered and the DIGS squeaky clean. This Aunt DOROTHY was a DARLING.
Of course, our DOROTHY, aka Grammy, isn't so DOMESTICATED. She's DELUSIONAL and somewhat DICTATORIAL but DOMESTICATED? NOT! Oh, she keeps our litterboxes DE-LITTERED, DUG-OUT and DREGS DISPOSED of, furniture DUSTED and DISHES scrubbed but falls a little short (you might say DELINQUENT) when DISPENSING our DINNERS. DASTARDLY, DON'T you think? But, now, I'm sure you'll find reading about our DOMESTIC DRUDGERY DREARY so let's take this DISCOURSE in a DIFFERENT DIRECTION.
You may not realize it but I'm having DIFFICULTY DELIVERING words using the letter D so, maybe we can list a DUO of animals of the D persuasion and DREDGE up some ideas. There is the DONKEY considered a DUNCE of animals but let's DEBUNK that idea. DONKEYS are DAPPER, DOMESTIC little hoofers with DAZZLING personalities. Nothing DUMB about them. Another is the DROMEDARY or Arabian camel. It DOESN'T have the DOUBLE hump of the BACTRIAN but is far taller. In fact, it is the tallest of the camel family. DECIDEDLY!
Now a mishmash (had to use that word because no D -word exists. DOGGEREL comes close but this is not poetry) and the closest is a DISCOURSE but mishmash is more DESCRIPTIVE.
Firstly, on the DEFINITION of onomatopoeia, that is, words whose sounds suggest their meaning - DELIGHTFUL words like DRIP, DROP, DING DONG. I know, these are a little lame but the best ones DON'T start with D like sizzle, zap, pow and bop. Those ones to me are truly DIVINE.
Secondly, if you look in the DICTIONARY you will find a gazillion words starting with D and yet my DENSE brain feels DECIDEDLY lacking. Here I am DREDGING up words in the DICTIONARY and still getting a D-. This is DREADFUL, DRASTIC, DRACONIAN even a little DUBIOUS. I think I'll DEPART and return to my DEN to DREAM of DRIPPING water fountains and the DULCET tones of DROWSY, DOZING family members. *Sigh*
In the course of writing this I've gone from DELIGHTED to DEJECTED. That's it for today, DUCKIES.
Comments are always welcomeD.
Five Cats, Five Personalities, One Goal - Mischief & Mayhem.