Trifecta – Babu to Back


Today’s Music: The Beatles – Nowhere Man

Well, those wacky Trifectans have gotten even wackier!
This week, instead of giving us the third definition of a word, they’ve given us a buffet! Buffet, sadly, does not fall within the alphabetical range of Bab to Bac. But what does?
Why, the 99th page of the Oxford English dictionary!
And to be even wackier, this time they want exactly 99 words!
Oxford99Top
Oxford99Bottom
So even though I’m rarely mentioned for the challenge, I do want to assert myself as wackiest.
so here you go, and enjoy! (And while i’ve used several words in the piece, I did (in an even wackierest twist) actually try and use one correcly!)

Titleless(What? I used all 99 words in the story.)
“I got nothin’”
“What does that mean? You’ve got a whole dictionary page to work with. A whole page!”
“Did you even look at it?” came the rejoinder. “How the hell do I make ‘Babylon’ mean London? And ‘back’ is so amorphous it don’t mean fiddlesticks!”
The first poured himself a Bacardi. The second pulled out a steel shaft, toying with the bacilliform. “Who’s this?” he asked of the armored man under the ‘Merriam-Webster-Trifecta’ banner.
“He’s my bachelor”.
“Woah! I didn’t know you even went that way.”
The first man rolled his eyes. “Did you even read the dictionary?

*Note on today’s post: There’s a much longer version of this which has all the words on the Oxford page, but it was way over 99 so I couldn’t use it. You’re welcome.

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91 responses to “Trifecta – Babu to Back

  1. Haha…I love the way your brain works!!

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  2. Well, seeing as how there’s Bacardi involved, anything is doable, right?

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  3. Always love the twists of warpness that you deliver.

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  4. You get my vote for whackiest even when you’re not doing the Trifecta. You’re welcome.

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  5. Unfortunately for me…and most likely you…I understood every single word, especially the “b” ones…and everything B-tween. Nonono….

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    • Ha! I can admit to you that I had no idea what a bacciliform was until I saw the definiton.
      I did, however, have a great line using both babyish and babushka that I had to cut to make the 99 word linit.

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  6. This got the job done… good…

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  7. I could totally imagine the guy at the end saying that, haha :D. Great job though. Such a challenge! But you’ve made it through. I guess you deserve pie now!

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  8. You are a clever lad! Nicely done.

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  9. Profound fecundity! ❤

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  10. Steel shafts, armored bachelors & Bicardi, I’m in! Nice job. 🙂

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  11. You sir deserve an honorary baccalaureate in wackiness! Well done! – Christy/Ros

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  12. Haha! I followed the conversation here. Cracked up at the bachelor line. Who reads the dictionary? Mine is actually under my computer monitor to make it the right height 🙂

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  13. I salute your baccalaureate knowledge Guap!

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  14. This is mental in the best way possible. Loved it – had me laughing out loud from its title-less title! Thanks for linking up and tell everyone to join us for our 99th!

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  15. yep, BEST one yet, complete with silliness and giggle.
    I could hear the banter…(too bad that word wasn’t on the page)

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  16. So frustrating when people just don’t know how to use a dictionary!
    Also, I love the subtitle.

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  17. Hilarious! The bachelor ending was brilliant. You’ve got me hooked on the Trifecta. I’d say you also have me hooked on the Bacardi but that happened long before I happened upon your blog.

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    • Trifecta puts up a weekday challenge, and something usually more lighthearted for the weekend.
      I don’t usually do prompts, but this one I love, and it;s a great community.
      Dive in!

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  18. LOL!! El Guapo! You have single-handedly and 99-wordedly satisfied my random vocabulary craving until next week’s challenge. And for that I thank you amorphously! 😀

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  19. I don’t think anyone should give you grief for that title. It’s perfect!

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  20. Nicely weaved and wicked, what more could anyone want? 🙂 lol

    Andro

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  21. Ha! It seems like you used all of the words to fill up a Mad Libs page. 🙂 How very clever.

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  22. This is cute.

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  23. I’ve been stumbling around in your blog, El Guapo. I scrolled down too far and was mesmerized by a naked Burt Reynolds, so I clicked him to see where I would go. 🙂 I remember when my sister and I bought that Cosmopolitan magazine new from the store for my mom. Ahh … good times. But I’m back up here now, I’ve listened to Nowhere Man, and I’m impressed you own a hard copy of a dictionary. Very creative 99 words there, sir.

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  24. Absolutely fabulous!

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  25. ok, you’re definitely the whackiest! Except for that armoured guy.

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  26. Ambitious! I’m impressed. Alas, I used “back”.

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  27. wackily played, sir.

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  28. You have my vote for Wackiest Trifectan (though Linda Vernon is in the running too). You totally cracked me up. 🙂

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  29. Lost in all this wackiness is the fact that, man, you are one brilliant writer. Wow, for once I’m the one being serious about something. I feel so, like . . grown up.

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  30. Great musical selection today. 🙂

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  31. whiteladyinthehood

    You got my vote!

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  32. Hoy.. quite a few words used here.. great…

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  33. This is not only fantastic but” funtastic” too-loved it 😀

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  34. Very original… and I love a self referential piece..

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  35. You get my vote….well once your check clears…..

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  36. I’m really looking forward to you trying Q – especially if you try NOT to use anything with QU. That should be really interesting!

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  37. I find that challenge more cool than wacky. And you performed admirably sir, although that should come as a surprise to no one.

    Nowhere Man is a great song. My initial thought on seeing that was that the first time I heard it, was the Bee Gees version on their lamentable Sgt Pepper album of the late 1970s. HOWEVER, I just did a quick wikipedia check, and that song is not on the album. Still, I’m SURE it was some kind of bastardized version that I heard.

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Ahem *best Ricky Ricardo voice* Babble-OOOoooo!!!

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