(Tweeting as @TSupercargo)
Nugatory : Trivial, trifling or of little importance; Ineffective, invalid or futile.
Greetings Artwiculati! Here comes another nugatory RT round-up from the being lurking in @TheSupercargo’s back-brain.
RT @ten_ten_ten ‘That’s a nugatory 10-4 good buddy, we got ourselves an artwiculate convoy!’
Thank you @ten_ten_ten! And what an apporpriate word it was for us to play with today. Don’t you agree?
RT @SJHatzi I’m with Michelangelo on the nugatory: “Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.”
Well, I suppose there IS another side to the coin, Silia. But I was thinking more of this …
RT @BurningHawk1969 What light dares to span / the gulf of nugatory life / Wasted on word games? #Haiku #LQW 🙂
There was an interesting sub-theme today (well, interesting for me as an expat Englishman)
RT @the7minutestar The Tory turned a mug upside down and uttered, “Nugatory – it’s empty!” #artwiculate
Tory = Conservative in British politics (for those not focused on our small corner)
RT @harrarp Let me tell you about the time when a nugatory and a nugalibdem formed a nugacoalition.
That was a nugatale and a half! Then @kings_indian countered with …
RT @kings_indian Me nugatory,you belabour #BritPolitics
And finally a proto-Texan (possibly from Essex) from @marcosarroyos’s cast of characters
RT @marcosarroyos The British hooligan overheard someone say nugatory, he thought she said, “mug a Tory,” so he did so right away.
Politics, eh! Where would we be without it?
I think @micahpedia gave us a description of a politician (but maybe my prejudices are showing)
RT @micahpedia His prose consisted of a bland outer layer with a nugatory filling
And @dsceiorg provided another instalment of his dictionary of collectives for the modern age:
RT @dsceiorg Collective nouns: A cacophony of political campaigns; A negotiation of platforms; A nugatory of promises #artwiculate
And in a deeper delve into US politics @CreoleEloquence gave us the #Shakespalin!
RT @CreoleEloquence What nugatory thought did move Caribou Barbie to equivocate herself to Shakespeare? #artwiculate #Shakespalin
Politics also involves statesmanship, something not always in evidence internationally.
RT @chemingineer The intransigence of the two warring parties threatened to turn the peace talks into a nugatory exercise. #artwiculate
Which can lead to papering over cracks or even using sticking plaster, as @beezknez pointed out.
RT @beezknez Band aids ~ for bullet holes ~ Nugatory ~ Cosmetics #artwiculate
Next, the similarity in pronunciation and spelling between the WOTD and Nougat, as in …
RT @TiddK I told Wanda the WOTD. She thought I said “Nougat, for me?” I didn’t have the heart to tell her No. I’m off to the shop. #nugatory
But remember …
RT @LorcanDesperado Nougat is not nugatory for those with decayed or loose teeth. #artwiculate
And (particularly – um – poignant for those of us with experience of them …)
RT @amanuel187 Nugatory? The inside of weight loss candy bars.
On the subject of food – er “food” – there were also a number of tweets that played with chicken nuggets. For example:
RT @Charm47 Nugatory…a plant where chicken nuggets are manufactured #artwiculate
The WOTD also plays a role in relationships between people.
RT @kuppilidivya nugatory : life looks nugatory without the person u love, in it !!!
But what if your love is not returned?
RT @mazpowles The real poignancy of unrequited love lies in the hours spent decoding each utterly nugatory word and gesture.
But if love is requited it may lead to – well, take it away @Ysabeluna!
RT @Ysabeluna \wedding,obligatory \honeymoon,mandatory \ marital squabbles,derogatory \divorce,statutory \reason for separation, nugatory \ #artwiculate
Oh, if only:
RT @lagadu123 What if the worldâ€™s population were a jigsaw, each of us a same-sized piece, of equal worth? No-one would be nugatory.
*sings* What a wonderful world that would be! *sings*
Are we getting into moral territory here? What’s that @helacious? Oh, right, not moral, ethical:
RT @helacious I took a course in Extreme Ethics, and most of my actions went from nugatory to supererogatory in a single week!
Apparently there really _is_ something called Extreme Ethics. I learn new things every time I do one of the round-ups.
Though I doubt whether James Bond – or indeed Agent 000 – will be going there.
RT @Eridanus “There’s a plot to eliminate Agent 000, Bond.” “Agent Nugatory? A mere database default option!” “Precisely, 007. Investigate!”
Perhaps @coinopratdchris knows someone who can help Bond.
RT @coinopratdchris Look, Nugatory Man has arrived at the crime scene! Too bad the Competent Cadets already rounded up the villains!
Meanwhile, off Broadway (or Shaftsbury Avenue for people with a London horizon) …
RT @bwlightning Another flop at Nugatory Theatre- maundering about the stage, lost for lamprophony, like it’s all work & no play #artwiculate
Further into the surreal with @DrMobs
RT @DrMobs Game on tryout, /May not go true. /Too angry. Mute. /Not my outrage / Nugatory to me #anagrampoetry
Oh dear, this round-up is in danger of
RT @cyberbonn Spinning out of control in cyberspace, a black hole where nugatory tweets amass. #artwiculate
Quick, @osmarjardim! Help me drag it back.
RT @osmarjardim Nugatory is ~ Japanese short form poetry ~ nugatori is. #haiku
RT @tama001 The adjective of Newgate is Newgatory (nugatory). #artwiculate
Well thanks for you help Miaou, but …
RT @TOCSY1 His nugatory swings on the tee led to a charge of feckless driving
Oh come on fellows, this is a serious word! A trivial one, to be sure, but – help me here @Tralala56
RT @Tralala56 When you’re young what people think of you is really important. When you’re old, it’s nugatory.
Ah, a breath of sanity!
We old people don’t care a jot what what other peopel think of us, do we @TheSupercargo? What do you mean “Speak for yourself”?
I want to close (for once) on a downbeat. I really liked this haiku from @bookdreamer
RT @bookdreamer nugatory life~empty bed, a silent phone~the tick-tock counted #haiku #artwiculate
Deep breath. OK my friends, that was the RT round-up for today.
Welcome to @micahpedia – a new to Artwiculate for this month it looks like. And greetings to @kuppilidivya, an occasional player, but first time collected in an round-up.
Thanks as ever to all the Artwiculati for providing me with the raw material for this.
Artwiculate says there’s still time to tweet, vote and RT, so I say: Go for it! Till next time, handing back to @TheSupercargo.
Artwiculate is a game played on Twitter. Visit http://artwiculate.com for more information. The winning tweet and the most popular runners up for today’s word are listed at http://www.artwiculate.com/words/Nugatory (And, for addicts, donâ€™t forget Salon ArtWois at http://www.salonartwois.com/ )