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Just Jot It January 27th – Mendaciloquent


Mendaciloquent. Yes, you read it right. Or did you? It seems to be one of those words that can only be found in places like the Grandiloquent Dictionary. The closest Merriam-Webster and Oxford come to it is mendacious. According to my trusty thesaurus, mendacious is synonymous with deceitful, fraudulent, and untrustworthy, among others. From what I can gather, mendaciloquent means all that, but to the nth degree. Perhaps it’s lying with eloquence.

I was amused in a wry sort of way that a few mentions of politics came up on the first page of my Google search for the word of the day. I could talk about how much I love The Donald, (that’s sarcasm … or is it mendaciloquence? I’m not sure anymore) but you wouldn’t be able to shut me up for days. And then I’d be told to, “go back to Canada!”, to which I’d reply, “I never left!” and then a wall would go up and it would be a complete mess, so I won’t talk about liars in politics.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it ’til I die – I don’t see the point in lying just for the sake of lying. Or for the sake of making oneself look better in someone else’s eyes. The truth always comes out eventually. Even fiction, no matter what the story, no matter how outrageous it may be, has its own truth.

The problem arises when people can’t discern the difference between fiction and dishonesty. There are people out there who build their entire lives around a fiction. They survive by it; then it’s devastating for them when reality seeps in.

The truth is now I need to go to bed. That ain’t no mendaciloquence.

The “Mendaciloquent” prompt is brought to you by Coralee at Musefully Mendaciloquent. If you don’t already know her, click on the link and check out her blog!

JJJ 2016

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Author: Linda G. Hill

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

43 thoughts on “Just Jot It January 27th – Mendaciloquent

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  3. Linda, I chose not to use this prompt; however, I did post about your blog title and this contest expanding my writing community. I hope you’ll take a look. This experience has meant a lot to me.


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  8. Haha I laughed out loud at this! So good.


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  11. Once I found a definition (I was spelling it wrong, too), I had fun with the prompt!
    Glad to hear puppy is home, coned, and feeling better. Poor thing getting stuck on the stairs — must have been hard not to laugh.


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  13. I love reading all the posts! There are some brave people up for the challenge πŸ™‚ And some really great writing! Here is my contribution. Thanks Linda! 😊


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  21. My what an intimidating word, I’m not sure I even used it correctly in a sentence. Love the vocabulary boost JusJoJan is providing.


  22. Sheesh….lol.


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  24. Oh! I say our promts are getting top notch! Sorry I am running late with the prompt we have a family emergency will talk of that late no panic we are all still here.


  25. Let alone write about it, I couldn’t even say the word sis!!!

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  27. I swore this was not a word…then I was proved wrong. I loved the way you used it. My jot did not use the prompt today, but will try and use it some other time.

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    • I admit, looked it up before I accepted it as the prompt word. And I did say any word was fair game… πŸ™‚ Thanks very much, Deb. I’m a bit overwhelmed with things to do today, but I’ll try to get to your post later. πŸ™‚

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