(Tweeting as @TSupercargo)
Obstreperous: Noisily and stubbornly defiant; protesting loudly; noisy or rough in resisting control.
Artwiculati! Here comes the RT round-up with 2 hours left. Cutting it fine, but I’ve been struggling with Twitter’s search engine.
And let’s start of with a comment from @TiddK on the game’s on-going problem:
RT @TiddK Artwiculati, don’t despair! / Don’t be obstreperous / Repeated words are fairly rare / & hardly worth a fuss . #AdviceToSelf
True enough – and @amanuel187 at least was happy:
RT @amanuel187 Condign obstreperous? How ’bout a round of applause for the WOTD. #artwiculate
My own minor effort to get into the game today played on the similarity in the spelling of obstreperous and obstetric.
A rather fine play along these lines [better than mine] came from:
RT @eilonwya10 The obstetrician was treated as if he was leprous, when in fact he was only obstreperous. #artwiculate
Another route for the spelling-fixated was the -saurous one. A good example:
RT @LStephenCleary During the Mesozoic Age a fully grown adult Obstreperous stood over 40 feet tall and weighed over 5 tons.
This next carries on from a sequence we started with milquetoast …
RT @ariandalen The milquetoasts may inherit the earth, but the obstreperous will go out partying heartily. #artwiculate
And with another Biblical slant, this pun from @DaveCurry
RT @DaveCurry Obstreperous Eve? Raising Cain. #lousybiblepuns
Obstreperous creatures are not always the most popular.
RT @dsceiorg Silence is broken / Obstreperous car horns blare / Six thirty each morn #haiku #artwiculate
On the other hand …
RT @LBY3 @artwiculate Be happy for the obstreperous in our midst, because the world was rarely changed for the better by the meek and mild.
[And these sentiments struck a chord with the Artwiculati, winning @LBY3 the brazen crown.]
RT @dmriver Just remember, the obstreperous bowel toils for thee.
But let’s not delve into the lavatory just yet. Here are some more positive spins on the WOTD
RT @urbanascetic Loud and proud, obstreperous not obsequious #sixwords #poetry #artwiculate
RT @SJHatzi Boisterous? YES! Tumultuous? For sure! Stubbornly defiant? No way!!! OMG! *I* am obstreperous!!! Wooohooooooooooo!!!
I thought the next tweet was particularly clever:
RT @sia_ky The large gecko takes/ the obstreperous cricket/ out for quick lunch. #artwiculate
And I think a welcome to @sia_ky is in order, too!
@pn8r continues his occasional tale of Zak and his adventures in the Land of Artwicutweet:
RT @pn8r Zak was glad that, although Cass was chatty, she was not obstreperous – wait, would he forever be comparing each woman to his ex?
And in other themes …
RT @JonPowles Oedipus the odious octopus was even more obstreperous than his brother Otto, as his mummy used to spoil him as a child.
RT @kuiperrrr The squeaky wheel gets the grease just as the obstreperous gander gets the geese #artwiculate
(Was this a sly dig @MaxRaunchiness?!)
I think the next is our first Acrostic for a very long time. Nice one , @mwartwiculate!
Y outh #artwiculate #acrosticPoem
@TinaNguyen had words of comfort to share, couched in poetry:
RT @TinaNguyen braying donkey / obstreperous ass / unworthy of your attention #haiku
And @tWordBird shared a moment of horror:
RT @tWordBird Her fashion sense was beyond loud – it was SO obstreperous that her friends turned her in to ‘What Not to Wear’.
@Gardencomet & @lexiconehead both gave us puns I enjoyed:
RT @Gardencomet I wasn’t sure if the painter was being obstreperous or whether it was just a bad case of distemper
RT @lexiconehead The more obstreperous I get, the bigger the bellicose veins.
And it seemed appropriate to conclude with this tweet from @graffitipoet
RT @graffitipoet And the obstreperous day finally winds down and ends with a whimper…
A whimper? I think not! But that’s all from @TheSupercargo’s obstreperous doppleganger. Till next time Tweeps!
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/obstreperous (And, for addicts, donâ€™t forget Salon ArtWois at http://www.salonartwois.com/ )