Good evening all! Here is @TheSupercargo’s RT round-up which he’s too lummoxed to deliver himself.
Today’s WOTD once again produced a good crop of tweets that were anything but lumbering or clumsy.
It seems learned lexicographers don’t known where Lummox comes from, but several Artwiculati saw a connection between Lumbering & Ox.
RT @Anamuk Possible etymology of lummox :- Lumbering Ox. Just saying
Other tweeters then reached further and gave us Lumm Oxes in China Shops-es. And after inflicting that one on you …
RT @navinsasikumar Why was the dairy boy a lummox? He was always butterfingered.
RT @kado56 “Oaf or the simple life?” – puzzled the lummox
RT @smeedha Today’s special at the lummox cafe – Bumpkin Soup
RT @baccatum I longed for her, but the lummox she was dating had her under his thumb. And he was all thumbs!
RT @DaveCurry Ephemeral lummox? One hit blunder. #artwiculate
As a segue from yesterday’s WOTD to today’s, I really liked this:
RT @0355user Ah, can I exchange my panoply for a lummox, please?
And my favourite alliterative play today was:
RT @Tralala56 It’s easy to flout a lout, but it’s easier still to flummox a lummox #railleryrules
For anyone who has ever struggled with Microsoft products, the next definition will have rung bells.
RT @marcosarroyos Lummox, isn’t it that the open source operating system software? No, that’s Linux. You’re thinking about Windows Vista.
And the next couple spoke to me personally:
RT @LBY3 @artwiculate Some weeks I have a hard time getting started. Last week, I was a lynx, this week I’m a lummox.
RT @dmriver hopping dark shattered ~ legs too little, wrong trousers ~ morning lummox dance
@harrarp put the gender of the WOTD in question. @ajeanne pointed out that lummox & men only have one X. Yet we met some females. EG:
RT @Gardencomet I felt like a lummox when I fell in his lap but he smiled at me like I was the daintiest thing on Earth
At first I thought it’d be hard to take this word seriously, but some of the Artwiculati reached beyond serious even to poignant.
RT @yearning4d_sky Do not deride as lummox,they that seem clumsy, awkward or slow~ for the caterpillar of today is tomorrows butterfly #artwiculate
RT @4TailsLampwork Face it–if you are fated to be a lummox,you need a much higher share of gumption, idiosyncrasy, and even a touch of misanthropy to survive.
RT @coinopratdchris No longer a lummox on this day/The scarecrow jumps with legs of hay/The wizard receives grateful praise/From the guardian of fields of maize
RT @TiddK lummox of my life ~ you stumble into my heart ~ your beautiful eyes . #haiku #artwiculate
And the next one – I’m not sure if you’d call it serious or comic … serio-comic?
RT @Wifsie Zombies frolicking / Lummox, genius, all alike / Death wipes out the masks. #haiku #artwiculate
But we can’t get away from the funny side for very long. This was the cleverest comic Haiku I’ve seen in a long while:
RT @JonPowles A lummox haiku just ~ can’t stop tripping o- ~ ver its own feet. All six. #ihatehaiku
And this, the best reworking of a classic quote I’ve seen today
RT @K_Geddings Give a lummox a fish & he has meal. Teach a lummox to fish & all you get is tangled line.
And finally, my taste for the slightly surreal was satisfied by …
RT @BurningHawk1969 Schroedinger’s lummox wouldn’t fit in the box, kept spoiling the experiment. #artwiculate
That’s my RT round-up. There were many wonderful tweets that didn’t make the cut.
I shortlisted but didn’t use no less than 5 of @TiddK’s, 3 of @BurningHawk1969’s and 2 each of @Tralala56’s & @JonPowles’s, but I’m trying to restrict myself to around 20 tweets by different people, so this is what you got.
Good luck to one and all!
Revisited and revised for polish, spelling and SEO fine-tuning and addition of new featured image, 22 March 2017.