WORD: Habitually silent or reserved; uncommunicative; not inclined to conversation
Here beginneth the RT round-up! There were a lot of rather good tweets today, I thought. I ended up with a not very short list of 43! It took some rather painful whittling to cut it down to a more manageable size. I’m pleased to see, though, that I have a number of tweets to RT from people whose artwicualtions I’ve not seen before.
Today’s WOTD is clearly one that several of us associate with teenagers.
RT @cre8tivkj taciturn child ~ talks with slamming doors, parents ~ don’t listen #haikuthrowdown ‘talk’ #micropoetry #artwiculate
There were a good many more, (one from @emmaexpress nearly made the cut) but @cre8tivkj’s will have to represent the genre.
Then there were strong silent types.
RT @TiddK He walks in silence like the night / My strong dark handsome guy / Though taciturn, his heart’s alight / The star in my own sky
Again @TiddK’s has to represent a whole bunch (and again there was one, by @kado56, that I almost RT’d too).
Come to think of it, this might fit in the same catagory.
RT @pranavmukul Taciturn : He came, he saw, he conquered! What else?
Then we have the excuses for taciturnity and here’s Emma’s tweet to represent this set.
RT @emmaexpress I’m not taciturn, I’m just economical with words.
Though @urbanascetic had an alternative take on the same idea.
RT @urbanascetic Taciturn poets hoarding words, promise unfullfilled #sixwords #artwiculate
I was well satisfied by today’s crop of puns and plays on idioms.
RT @mazpowles The TacitUrn refrains from calling either the pot or the kettle black.
RT @kado56 One good turn deserves another but one taciturn might just go unheeded
RT @languageNhumor My late uncle was so laconic that he had himself cremated and put in a tacit urn. #artwiculate (taciturn)
RT @kuiperrrr A taciturn and industrious plumber never needs to be told to pipe down. #artwiculate
RT @PeggyKnaack I just filed this year’s taciturn and it left me speechless #artwiculate
RT @navinsasikumar What do you call a taciturn mother? Mum
The next two tweets referenced the game itself by playing with the current and a previous WOTD.
RT @bwlightning Everyone said he was taciturn but he was really a mythomaniac lying in wait. #artwiculate
RT @starbuckcubed Be happy I’m taciturn and not letting loose a steady stream of obloquy. #artwiculate
I found one good tongue twister – which also happens to be a strictly sylabic haiku.
RT @ChrisTwitery Taking terse lab notes – with taciturn physicist – smashing tachyons #haiku #artwiculate
@Wifsie had an interesting literary speculation:
RT @Wifsie Wonder what Elizabeth wld have said if Mr. Darcy had been, not tall and taciturn but chubby and chatty instead. #artwiculate @baccatum
And @lippy73 referenced a song of silence:
RT @lippy73 ? Hello silence, my old friend ~~I see you’re taciturn again ? #artwiculate (apologies to Simon &Garfunkel)
[And once again those queries were musical notes in the original.]
@JonPowles gave the rest of us men a word of advice. Just because it’s a cliché, doesn’t mean it’s not true 🙂
RT @JonPowles Guys, when she suddenly goes from garrulous to taciturn, you need one of a) flowers b) lithium c) a head start.
And that leaves us with a small selection of poetic statements that I really like – even if I’m not sure that I understand them all.
RT @Ithili #artwiculate Taciturn Uncle/ cleans child’s feet on wild mint then/ carefully with rough hands
RT @BurningHawk1969 Grey, taciturn sky / Far-off thunder muters low / music in his stride. #Haiku #artwiculate
RT @catmar604 He passed her at a subway turnstile ~she turned his head with a tacit smile ~taciturn, a barrier…only for another mile
RT @rufiorosewood The news hit everyone the same: left in a state of taciturn distress. Finding out your life was an utter lie never inspired loquaciousness.
RT @SJHatzi Taciturn silence / oft, louder than screaming / one thousand words
And thusly I conclude my RT round-up, not taciturn at all. Take care now, and GO VOTE! http://artwiculate.com (in case you need to be told!)
Revisited and revised for polish, spelling and SEO fine-tuning and addition of new featured image, 22 March 2017.