Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Disruptive Student

“Class, I’m going to teach you about onomatopoeia. Walter! What’s that rumbling noise?”

“Sorry Mrs. Astute, it’s borborygmi. I’m hungry and my stomach’s growling.”

“Do not interrupt when I’m trying to teach something!”   

 
I wrote this for the Week 67 Trifextra Writing Challenge where we are to write exactly 33 words using an example of onomatopoeia.

Your comments are appreciated.

30 comments:

  1. Haha! Mrs. Astute is a riot! Okay, so I had to look up borborygmi Unusual word. Fun one, Lum!

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    1. Thanks Gina. I think borgorygmi is onomatopoeia as it imitates the sound of your stomach, but just in case I'm wrong, I added a couple of others. lol!

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  2. I like your humor...I'm with Gina, I didn't know what "borborygmi" meant either. I rather like the sound of it, though!

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    1. Thanks so much Janna! I always thought it was a funny sounding word and thought it would be good for the prompt. :)

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  3. Learned something new, borgorygmi. As far as Mrs. Astute, I resemble that inference. lol, Good one.

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    1. Thanks Ann. I always loved the expression "I resemble that remark" which I think is attributable to one of the Three Stooges. I think teachers are better these days but I recall that mine were more preoccupied with discipline than teaching.

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  4. I learned something new too! Will Walter's stomach get detention though? ;) Very fun take on the prompt!

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  5. great way to astutely work in an onomatopoeia from another culture!

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  6. "borborigmi" is that from George Carlin? cool regardless.

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    1. I think it's a medical term and I don't know whether its intentional or not that the word sounds like a stomach growling. Thanks Sam.

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  7. The education cuts are really taking a toll on the quality of teachers... (:

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    1. I'm not sure about today. My own experience was strange enough! Thanks Draug.

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  8. LOL - very clever. Thanks for the new word too - I'd love to see what the Trifectans would make of borborygmi as a prompt.

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    1. I think we'd get a lot of stories about stomach ailments. :). Thanks Sarah.

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  9. That's how you miss an opportunity in teaching

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  10. ROFL!What a cool excuse-a new word too-great use of the prompt Lumdog,loved it(giggle)!

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  11. Thank you for those kind words Atreyee! ;)

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  12. Too funny. Your uses of the prompts are always very interesting and that's an understatement.

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    1. Thanks so much for saying that Donetta. It means a lot coming from you since I always enjoy your work.

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  13. I love learning new words through our Trifectans. Great piece!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  14. That is definitely my favorite new word!!! And Mrs. Astute... god love 'em and my grampy used to say.

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    1. Thank you Kymm. A lot of my teachers were like that.

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