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Comeuppance

by Barb Hensongispsaca

"You know you should not do that!
You just think you're a real smarty-pants.
You deserve a comeuppance!"


Obscure Word 7-9-7 writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Ladies and Gentlemen (and all other members to whom these monikers may not apply!): it's time once again for the Obscure Word 7-9-7! Find a word that truly exists but that, for some reason or another, has been out of the mainstream -- and bring it back for us! ;) Or it can be a new one that has wormed its way into the younger vocabulary enough to be put into the Urban Dictionary!! ;) Your choice!

Your poem should be of the format:

First Line -- 7 syllables
Second Line -- 9 syllables
Third Line -- 7 syllables

It should highlight/explain/define an obscure word** for us and really make us want to use it the next time we compose an offering whether it be prose or poetry! :) Remember, keep it mostly clean (know that's difficult for some of you out there, but it IS only 23 syllables so I'm sure you can manage it!) and impress us! :-) :-)

BE SURE to include a COMPLETE definition of your obscure word** in your author notes. Make it fun, make it intriguing, but, most of all, make us want to vote for yours!! LET THE OBSCURITY BEGIN!! :)

**Due to their over-appearance in previous contests, the following words are hereby OFF-LIMITS:

Crapulence
Huckmuck
Gwenders


Comeuppance

I truly believe this word needs to be brought back and put into use. It is a powerful word and fun to say.

I am seventy and this word I heard a lot from my Grandmother which means: A punishment or retribution that one deserves; one's just desserts.


According to Wikepedia,
Comeuppance:
NOUN
a punishment or fate that someone deserves.

Curiously, come-upping is recorded in Cornish dialect in 1880 in the sense of a flogging. Itâ??s possible that itâ??s a quite separate form, which was taken to the US by migrants and became associated with come-up-ance.

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