You Say Ostentatious, I Say…

I must admit I had to look up this word “ostentatious.” I enjoy using big words, and yes, I have heard this word before. But, I needed some context. I don’t just like to throw around large words, I’m not pernicious, you know!

As a writer and lover of the English language, I quite enjoy Thesaurus.com and highly recommend it. In looking up our “Daily Word Prompt” I found there to be quite a great list of synonyms for ostentatious. And, would you believe it? My name and photo were there too! Right under “conspicuous, flamboyant and glittery”…yes, that’s me!

glitter

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18 responses to “You Say Ostentatious, I Say…

  1. Love this! I had to look it up too – I always think I know the right definition but need to make sure.

  2. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love your selfies🙂

    I didn’t need to look the word up but to me ostentatious automatically brings up the thoughts of the aussie comedian Austen Tayshus (of which I was beaten to post about because I was writing poems🙂 ) The guy was so much more than one piece of well worded poetry, he was a comedian too, but he will be forever known for his great aussie wordplay. Currently in this country Subaru are using a part of his Australiana verse for advertising one of their cars.

    Now I have to figure out a post of ostentatious.

    • Lol, I know I take pride in them😀

      Yes, I saw her post on Austen- didn’t get most of it but I love the Aussie accent so much I had to listen to it. I actually have my iPhone Siri voice set to a male Australian accent.

      • I’d take pride in them to, it’s brilliant the way you capture yourself so differently each day.

        I commented on the site. For those not understanding “Ostrayleanne” it helps to read the words rather than listen to them. He hyphenates and cuts Australian names and titles to make words that mean something completely different. It’s not that hard to understand when you know the words and there is a whole new level of appreciation when you can see the actual words he’s managed to tie into a verse that shouldn’t be there. I’ve met the guy a few times and to speak to him you’d never think he could come up with such brilliance.

        Many years ago I tried to convince a teacher I could use Boomerang as a verb, she failed me because I proved it was possible using a similar method to Austen.

      • It’s amazing what a little makeup can do these days😉

        Haha! That hilarious and also sad about the teacher. She should’ve been thrilled at your creativity!

      • I couldn’t look like that with make up🙂

        Teachers in this country (maybe others too) in the 80s’s did not want creative students, they wanted followers, they wanted to stifle creativity and make kids fit into a norm. Schooling these days has it’s problems but I’m so much happier seeing my kids and nieces go to school today than in our day.

      • I homeschool, but it was for my kids health and behavioral reasons. I do think there is still an absence to thinking outside the box here in many ways.

      • We discussed home school but in the end decided neither of us could guarantee the dedication it needed. Probably a good move given how much time we spend on line🙂

      • Haha! My guys teach themselves online mainly at this stage. It’s all on their own computers with curriculum.

      • If nothing else we could have taught the kids bad poetry and how to become a recluses🙂

        I’m not sure my ostentatious story from a song is working, I think my brain might explode. What a stupid Sunday morning exercise I chose!

      • Haha! Does your wife blog too?

      • My wife plays farmville🙂

        Not like me I used to be a real farmer, then became a recluse and played Farming Simulator.

        Oh I have said too much🙂

  3. I couldn’t live without the online thesaurus!😀

  4. Wow. Beautiful. I know you said it in the post but I have to ask again: is that you?

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