(Tweeting as @TSupercargo)
Meretricious: Superficially or garishly attractive; insincere. Of, like or relating to a prostitute (obsolete).
@artwiculate And now, it’s over to my Meretricious mirror image @TSupercargo for the RT round-up!
Rather to my surprise, and despite rigorous sifting I still find myself with 31 meretricious RTs to palm off on you today.
So, I shall try to keep my own chat to a minimum. Let’s kick off with some WOTD+Artwiculate references:
RT @osmarjardim Did anyone have to go to a dictionary for “Meretricious”? No?
Of course not. We are the Artwiculati! (Ahem.)
RT @mwartwiculate Meretwicious(adj) of or pertaining to entries that look great & attract votes but really have no substance #meretricious
RT @tWordBird Tempted to be mislead by meretricious mavens? Just remember: If you tarradiddle in your bed, you’ll have to lie in it!
RT @pn8r His meretricious thesaurus may have a gold and platinum cover, but inside it has the same words as yours or mine.
RT @LorcanDesperado Would a coin-operated boy be considered meretricious?
I don’t know. How do you feel about the question @coinopratdchris?!
Let’s move on to some poetry – starting light:
Outwardly you’re meretricious / Plump in every part / Baked with beans you’ll be delicious / A steak and strumpet tart #Hannibal
RT @beezknez I’m meretricious / I love you for all your flaws / and some dollar bills #haiku #artwiculate
RT @BurningHawk1969 Sister Mary Trisha / found sin too delicious / Now she’s all meretricious / just hanging on the block, yo girl. #artwiculate
RT @DrMobs I cruise Metro. /Iâ€™m sure, erotic, / meretricious , / semi-courtier. #anagrampoetry
RT @lithiumzombie armor plated gold / sweet, meretricious barfly / multifaceted #haiku #artwiculate
And then on to some more serious prose statements:
RT @graffitipoet Wandering the meretricious wastes; sifting through the rabble, in search of something solid and true.
RT @hfeaga The camaraderie was meretricious. No one was to be found when the storm rolled in. #artwiculate
RT @PrincessCameron I think as you talk to me “They must be meretricious,” but maybe the truth is I’m just jealous that you like them, not me.
Then one step away:
RT @mazpowles Meretricious is usually aiming for glamorous, and sometimes only misses by a couple of centimetres – or a couple of years.
RT @yearning4d_sky Meretricious~based not on merit but deception~all about meaning the opposite of what it pretends to be!!
And we’re back with the cynics:
RT @TinaNguyen When Meretricious met Poetry, they discussed what it’s like to sell out. Poetry had no clue. #artwiculate
RT @SJHatzi MT @tinanguyen: When Meretricious met Law, they discussed what it’s like to sell out. Law advised on how to do it. #artwiculate
RT @lawyergirl3 Lawyergirl3’s legal snippets: if you are pulled over for a meretricious stop, ask for Miranda. #artwiculate
RT @LBY3 @Artwiculate If she uses the word “meretricious,” she really is doing it to put herself through college.
RT @taojoannes Bambi’s parents may have misunderstood her Certificate Of Meretricious Achievement, but th frame looked nice above the couch.
RT @JonPowles I was a confused teenage boy. The meritorious girls seemed so worthy, but the meretricious girls seemed so worth it.
RT @ariandalen When people saw Merry and Tricia together, it was obvious the girls lived a meretricious life. #artwiculate
RT @seglias Lady meretricious – she fell from her stilettos
RT @silversteelwolf Those bluetooth phones are despicably meretricious. They’ll pair up with anything connectible.
RT @smeedha The Meretricious lady marmalade: Kitschy Kitschy yaya dada….???
RT @amanuel187 Meretricious melody? Nah, its jez e bell . #artwiculate
A touch of music and bells to cue the finalÃ© and …
RT @OpelDHell meretricious monkey: organ grinder #artwiculate
RT @Krafti_kit Meretricious knitter: Yarn ‘Ho! #artwiculate
RT @kings_indian Meretricious suga’ daddy – faux pas
RT @harrarp PÃ¨re Tricious and Meretricious wondered why their baby gave them French kisses.
Done! Greetings to occasional players @PrincessCameron @taojoannes and @seglias. Nice to see you all.
And that’s the view from over here. How does it look where you are, with “about 2 hours left to tweet”? Go to it good Artwiculati!
Passing back through the mirror to become once again … @TheSupercargo.
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