Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Good and the Bad of a Kibitzer - Save a Word Saturday

It's Save-A-Word Saturday, the word and writing prompts lovers weekly blog hop.

Today's theme istea

My word today iskibitzer: 

[kib-it-ser] (noun) a spectator at a card game who looks at the players' cards over their shoulders, especially one who gives unsolicited advice.

And here's my writing for this word

“Don’t pick that one, Carlisle. You know Leslie is not like that. That one’s too evil looking. Leslie is sweet like the lady on the garden swing in that card.”

“Go sit down Priscilla and finish your tea, and stop being a frickin’ kibitzer! I don’t need your help. It’s not as though any of this is real, so leave me to my imagination.”

Leslie’s sobs stopped. She looked up from the tarot cards to Carlisle and Priscilla with a look of dismay. “Not real? So I’m not going to get alcohol poisoning and die in the hospital?” 

pic from Love Song Poem

This weekly word lovers and prompt writers blog hop goes like this:

1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to The Feather and The Rose blog - our host.

2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you're having trouble coming up with something on your own.

3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.

4. Add your post to the linky list below (sometimes I add it later in the day). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!

5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.


  1. I love your snippets - deliious sense of humor! 'So I'm not going to get alcohol poisoning and die in the hospital?' (Chuckle!)

  2. Good word! I think I am probably a horrible kibitzer myself. I rarely join card game, but often lurk nearby. Lol.

    1. games*

      Resistentialism. My computer keyboard is out to get me.

    2. I'm sure you just keep them in like, sorta like Priscilla did here. :)

  3. Kibitzer is def a word I've never heard of. And I didnt even know there was a name for peeps like that. So annoying when they breathe down your neck. lol
    Nice job, Nancy!

    1. Thank you Pk. Truly do love this blog hop.

  4. Good job on this post, Nancy. I came by after you left the cute comment on my blog. Kibitzer is a very unusual word and now we'll all be more familiar with it.

    1. Yes, I enjoyed your Celebrate the Small Things post.

  5. Tee-hee; my morbid meanie side enjoyed that ending. X)
    And of course, my word-loving side enjoyed "kibitzer"!

  6. Funny yet dark. A real dark comedy in writing. Nice post Nancy.

  7. Love the snippet Nancy!
    I've never heard of kibitzer - new word for me!


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