(Tweeting as @TSupercargo)
Replete: (often followed by ‘with’) Copiously supplied with, abounding in; completely satisfied, gorged, filled to the point of bursting, satiated
Greetings, Artwiculati! Here is the resident of @TheSupercargo’s back-brain to bring you an round-up replete with “replete”.
Unusually, I found on investigation that my initial shortlist contained very few double tweets from the same keyboards.
A couple or three tweets by @sevenofdays and @emmaexpress ad the odd extra tweet from the likes of @BurningHawk1969 and @Schnicka but on the whole each tweet I picked blind turned out to be by a different author.
Consequently it feels right to share as many off the list as I can – so here come no less than thirty!
Personally, I found the Word of Today minimally inspiring, despite recognising myself in this tweet from @sevenofdays
RT @sevenofdays #Artwiculate is replete, with the wannabe literary elite.
To judge by some of the Artwicutweets, I wasn’t alone in being less than thrilled. I’m not re-tweeting any wailings about the word that do nothing more than wail. But how about these ‘complaints’? First from @Schnicka
RT @Schnicka Artwiculate’s choice of words this week are NOT replete with Christmas spirit… #artwiculate
True – a disappointment by comparison with last year I think. @TiddK was on a similar wavelength with this
RT @TiddK Give us a break, Artwiculate! Replete, already? I haven’t even bought the turkey yet.. #artwiculate
But there always seem to be people with a contrary opinion. @sthcrft, for example
RT @sthcrft If the in-laws keep this up I will be the size of a hippo by the end of the week. Is it ironic that today’s artwiculate is ‘replete’?
@mazpowles is in a similar situation – or imagines herself to be so to give us this play on the definition of the WOTD
RT @mazpowles Replete? Enough already!
And @osmarjardim twisted another idiom
RT @osmarjardim IÂ´m fed up with replete.
while @soarski shared this little rhyme
RT @soarski The repast is complete, I’m feeling replete, then someone asks whether a little Jello-O would be surfeit. I say what color?
Dinner was served in the Artwicutrain’s dining car; @emmaexpress reported
RT @emmaexpress The artwiculate train was full when it left Replete. Next stop Belch.
And at the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, @TOCSY1 was suffering
RT @TOCSY1 Another night at the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. And I sprawl in my booth, a replete offender.
@markreeves did the only thing one can ever do under the circumstances
RT @markreeves When I hear the word replete I reach for my gut
while @bumfuzzled2004 retorted
RT @bumfuzzled2004 you say I’m fat. I’m not fat. my pants are replete #artwiculate
and @Squawkingalah’s Mother Troll carried on with the work that is never done
RT @Squawkingalah The tiny troglodyte burped, replete. Mother swung her breasts back over her shoulders and began the vacuuming.
Perhaps she should take some advice from @MaltaGoddess?
RT @MaltaGoddess No woman’s wardrobe is replete without the requisite corsets, chÃ©ries. Six. That’s right: six.
Although to be sure, I didn’t see @MaltaGoddess having anything to say about bras … Still on the subject of clothes, here’s @runheidi
RT @runheidi My closet’s replete w/ clothes, and yet I have nothing to wear. Being a woman ain’t easy, but whoever said life was fair? #artwiculate
It’s not just the women who have clothing difficulties though. @languagenhumor reminded us of Ian the Scotsman
RT @languagenhumor Old Ian the Scotsman could eat/And always surpassed mere replete/He couldn’t say nae/So his tailor he’d pay/To give all his kilts a repleat
And @LorcanDesperado told us of Father Ted
RT @LorcanDesperado Father Ted is back from Italy and is replete with reet pleats, sable drapes, and gangsta shoulders, looking sabbatarian. #lqw
On a completely different tack, @Doc_Harding shared a grammatical perspective I particularly liked
RT @Doc_Harding If it were a verb, replete would be full of passion. “Come, replete me!”
From one lover to another, that’s how I read this from @I2Haiku
RT @I2Haiku You replete me. #Artwiculate
And @shakwrites gave us a poem that fits nicely here and feels very seasonal for those of us living at the chillier end of the northern hemisphere.
RT @shakwrites He cycles hard/Past slippery roads,frozen lakes/Holding his I LOVE YOU card/His heart now replete with a million snowflakes. #artwiculate
But, before we get too mushy, lets have this one from @JonPowles
RT @JonPowles The sequel to “Eat, Pray, Love” is out. It’s called “Replete, Cynical, Pregnant”.
The overlapping WOTD from @Loqwacious was Pasha which appeared in more than one fine tweet. This from @Anamuk for example
RT @Anamuk The pasha reclines, replete with pleasure taken in his seraglio
And down in the dungeon, this too, from @dsceiorg
RT @dsceiorg Perdiccas, make sure Pashaâ€™s accommodations are replete with amenities. â€œYes, sir, one rack and one iron maiden.â€ #artwiculate #lqw
But I want to wrench you back to the serious side for a few more tweets.
Both @lagadu123 and @SJHatzi gave us some very nice definitions. What is rep1ete?
RT @lagadu123 Replete: the moment just before the cup runneth over.
Back to that winter theme for this poem from @ariandalen
RT @ariandalen Even in winter ~ Dawn comes far too early ~ I’m replete with sleep. #artwiculate #senryu
@BurningHawk1969 is in another part of the world, or in a summer of the mind perhaps
RT @BurningHawk1969 Replete with sunlight, / Saturated by the sky / I glow in your arms. #Haiku #Artwiculate
And in the desert, @marcosarroyos struggled on with that damn horse
RT @marcosarroyos Rain in the desert came replete with a nameless horse, but I was glad to be out of it.
Let’s wind up with @rafat4d on the subject of the Fail Whale
RT @rafat4d Tiny birds and a giant whale~every action tends to fail~when twitter is replete~head to tale. #artwiculate
@ZachTMartin with an eternal truth I think many of us will recognise
RT @ZachTMartin After Thanksgiving I am replete, but after Christmas I am insolvent.
And after all that, @amanuel187, I’m feeling replete!
RT @amanuel187 replete? you’re full of it. #artwiculate
Special greetings to @sthcrft & @markreeves who appear to be new to the game!
Special greetings also to @shakwrites, who is new to the round-up, and to @ZachTMartin who I’ve not seen around since April.
That’s it, folks! Thank you all for some fun uses of the WOTD. Handing you back to @TheSupercargo. Byeee!
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/replete (And, for addicts, don’t forget Salon ArtWois at http://www.salonartwois.com/ )