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Just Jot It January 7th – Robust


Robust isn’t a word I use often. If I did I would perhaps say that I enjoy a robust wine, or blend of coffee. By that I would mean extremely flavourful. But. (There’s always a “but” in there, right?)

I looked up “robust” in my trusty Thesaurus and came up with some very interesting synonyms. Among them are: athletic, hard-headed, lusty, realistic, rollicking, straightforward, and unsubtle.

… How…? I mean how do you describe, say, a person as having all these qualities?

“The athlete rollicked straightforwardly into a lusty yet realistic dance, with an unsubtle hard-headedness. Because that’s who he was.”

Or even worse:

“The wine rollicks over the tongue with an athletic, lusty twist before heading straightforwardly to the belly warming your insides in an unsubtle, hard-headed… really… I don’t even.”

Who knew the word “robust” could mean so many things? For a six-letter word, it’s got to be the most confusing one in the English language.

This “Robust” prompt is brought to you by Michael at Morpethroad. Click on the link and have a read, and tell him I said hi! And thank him for the crazy prompt!

JJJ 2016

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

63 thoughts on “Just Jot It January 7th – Robust

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  2. The story pinged on honorable, but not robust. In order to stay some what up on jusjotjan, I combo’d robust & honorable then used the two words in Friday Fictioner’s prompt response. So, I cheated, but now I can do SoCS and catch up on other things.
    Enjoying what other’s say in comments and stories.


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  8. “Unsubtle?!” Never would have guessed that one…


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  11. Hahaha, I can’t even with this post! Brilliant! I like how you just went right at the word. I did the whole dismissal thing with my post. Great job! πŸ™‚


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  15. Where can I get that wine??????! πŸ˜‰


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  20. Robust is a brilliant word! in all its capacities.
    I *think* the problem many of us face is that we’ve come to accept that we have forgotten the more elaborate and less than now common forms and usages of many words. For as expansive as personal vocabularies can be – we have sadly – continued to limit and narrow our usage until the re-discovered “old” seems odd and or new to us.
    Ironic how languages morph and contract with time.

    Fun post and interesting read – as well as excellent prompt – but then, Michael always something fascinating cooking up his sleeve πŸ™‚

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    • He certainly does. πŸ™‚ I fear our language may be rapidly descending, what with textspeak (see? πŸ˜› ), but those of us who remember can hope to teach the newer generations the beauty of it.
      Thanks for your comment! πŸ˜€

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  24. Great use of the prompt. I think I will try the wine one some day. Here is my link

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  26. Bloody hell… and all this time I thought it just meant… well – like you said in your first use of the word. Describes a lovely flavourful wine perhaps. Now we know hey. πŸ˜‰


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  28. Whoops, I didn’t copy my own link properly it seemed and pastes my laste copy and pastes. you can remove this and. I’ll comment again with my link.


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  31. Hi Linda that is a forthright post , no too early for me to go there? Yes robust is an amazing word. You it carefully. πŸ˜‰


  32. I didn’t realise it meant ‘lusty’ and ‘rollicking’ either! It is a very versatile word though that is fun to play with πŸ™‚


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  35. You have used robust language to robustly respond to the robust prompt.
    Fun to read!

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  37. Thank you Linda, made my day knowing I am responsible for such craziness…..I am sure a robust debate if not a robust discussion will be the result….

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    • Oh, it’s bound to be hard-headed and lusty indeed, Michael. πŸ˜‰

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      • I didn’t realise there would be so many links back to me which has been such fun to read what people are saying…I didn’t realise either that robust would be such a challenging word which is good as it gets folk thinking… thanks for this insight into how your challenge works….I’m sorry I’m not organised enough to participate but I have discovered some new followers and that always a good thing even if I never see them….so best wishes for the rest of the challenge……


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