Bonus Wordle “November 9, 2015” – The Teekva Soup


This week’s bonus words:

  1. Cagestruck (via Yves) to be clueless of the customs, dialect/language/slang, and haunts of an unfamiliar city.
  2. Ardle (via Michael) a person who urinates whenever and wherever the mood strikes them.
  3. Shiprighteous (via KO) A smugly moralistic ship.
  4. Figimaled (via Jules) Primarily Farklempt; distressed, confused, annoyed, dismayed.
  5. Aarambham (via Two Paise Poems) Indian for the beginning.
  6. Avasaanam (via Two Paise Poems) Indian for the end.
  7. Punarjanmam (via Two Paise Poems) Indian for rebirth or reincarnation.
  8. Teekva (via a darkened house) Russian for a pumpkin.
  9. Skuddling (via a darkened house) side-ways, skitterish motion
  10. Maganda (via Ladyleemanila) Filipino word for beauty, refers to the beauty of both form and spirit.
  11. Sayang (via Hank) Malay/Indonesian word referring to a loved one. Also used to express one’s affectionate feelings to a lady – whispered softly while nibbling the ear lobe.
  12. Appraisal (via Ranted Crow); The act or result of judging the worth or value of something or someone.

What started out as a holiday to remember ended up a holiday that was far more interesting than anyone ever imagined.

Mr. Bristow had decided that in the interests of his family and their education he would take them on an overseas holiday. Jimmy with his ardling affliction was to go as well and the family had grown used to their son’s peculiarities and so didn’t think twice about packing for Jimmy.

Mr. Bristow decided that they would go on a cruise to begin with and booked passage on the Star of India, a floating skyscraper as a way of beginning the holiday.

Now the ship they chose unbeknownst to Mr. Bristow was the most shiprighteous ship around and trouble started at the dock when Jimmy was observed emptying his bladder onto the side of the ship. There was a real sense of the cagestruck about the Bristow’s who were so used to Jimmy’s eccentricities they had long ceased being aware of social mores.

The Indian ship’s captain decided that the family needed a new beginning and as they boarded the ship he performed an aarambham ceremony used in such circumstances when a new beginning was being called for.

The Bristow’s were impressed that they were being afforded such a personalized welcome. Mrs. Bristow somewhat figimaled by the mornings events stood back and kept her fingers crossed as she knew this was only the start of the holiday and Jimmy, she knew, was just warming up to this holiday idea. At least she thought if he gets the urge on the ship he’ll do it over the side and inconvenience very few. But within hours Jimmy was in trouble once again this time ardling over the starboard side when the prevailing wind was blowing against the starboard side and the first class passengers in the private rooms copped a good spray.

As a result a lot of scuddling happened among the Bristow’s and pretending nothing had happened. All the family went into a figimale of their own only to be greeted that night by the ships captain who informed them that an appraisal of their presence had been done and their avasaanam had arrived sooner than they had hoped and that he expected in some new life Jimmy would undergo a punarjanmam and so begin a new and more productive life.

Their final meal was a delicious teekva soup made specially by the ships chef for the first night of the voyage, though in the Bristow’s case it was more a last supper.

The teekva soup had interesting effects on those who ate it and the Bristow’s feeling downcast at the news they were about to be ejected from the cruise fell under the soups spell and before long oblivious to all around them Mr and Mrs Bristow were engaged in a furious bout of sayang forgoing all decency at one stage as Mr Bristow found himself and his good wife in the clutches of amorousness they had not felt in many years.

Jimmy felt the teekva soup having strange effect on him as well. His ardling urge diminished, he asked if there was a toilet nearby, this announced brought the dining room to instant silence.

The ships captain feeling a moment of magenda had arrived called for an instant toast to Jimmy’s recovery…..all the dining room rose and toasted the new found punarjanmam occurring before their eyes.

Mr Bristow was by now moving onto Mrs Bristow’s left ear lobe, she was feeling more than she’d had in more years than she felt like remembering. Under the table they sayanged away at each other unaware that life above the table had changed forever.

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33 Responses to Bonus Wordle “November 9, 2015” – The Teekva Soup

  1. wow, Michael, you’ve used the new words in lovely tale – I like it! cheers 🙂

  2. J Lapis says:

    Well, I suspect you wore yourself plum out on this one 🙂

  3. Wow Michael good job getting all those words in there! It was a challenge, I also used them well 11 I didn’t use my own word haha I like the idea of teekva soup being magical!

  4. Wow, that was some list of words. You knocked it out of the park. I’m still under the table about it, too. LOL

  5. I borrowed the idea of pumpkin soup — unfortunately for the heroine, it wasn’t the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds variety — apparently only allowed to be grown legally in certain states.
    Had great fun reading your story. It almost made me ardle in a feminine way.

  6. The Real Cie says:

    That was marvelous! Team Netherworld was feeling glum about having inadvertently ignored the poor Teekva in our piece, but it has certainly found a home here!
    This has the wonderful quirkiness of a Wodehouse short. It’s a definite favorite!

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  7. Goodness I’m so glad you had the definition of some of these words, I was clueless! Nothing like a good earlobe nibble I say, well done coming up with all of that 😊

  8. julespaige says:

    What fun. Going from figimaled to fantastic on one voyage.
    One wonders though why Jimmy was allowed to be so ‘eccentric’ for so long?

    Here most pumpkin pies are really squash of another color. 😉
    I could do with the pie but not when seasonally everything has to have pumpkin in it. I see no need for pumpkin doughnuts, coffee or even sliced bread for sandwiches. Though pumpkin dessert bread is OK.

    Thanks for stopping by Dragon’s piece. She’ll be back.

  9. What a clever story! I got a real thrill out of seeing the words from my language that you have used, and I was so impressed that you have used them so aptly, appropriately and in the right tense (and sense). It really fits with the meaning that you have intended, in every place you have used it. I’m just stoked! Thanks morpethroad!!!

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