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Written for #SixWordStories' Word Prompt: Odd.
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are really good at these sixwordstories!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :aww: And thank you so much for the faves, and for the watch too! :iconhappehdanceplz:
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are most welcome. I'm new to poetry, 6 wordstories and the likes, so its nice to meet people like you are experienced with writing. Its been a pleasure viewing your work and i'll be back to look at more of your gallery soon. Have a good day =)
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anapests-and-ink Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This one makes me giggle every time I read it. I just keep picturing some nerd, fists up, growling at a jock with a fresh black eye. The wordplay, as always, is fantastic. =D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :w00t: You know, I didn't have a definite image in mind but now I can clearly see yours ^^ Er, I mean the image you've described, not your image... (^^") I'm sure you've never given a jock a black eye. Not that I'm suggesting you're a nerd. (Stop digging, stop digging...)

And thank you for the fave... ^^
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anapests-and-ink Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely a nerd. Haven't given anyone a black eye, so far. (Not making any promises that it won't happen someday, though =D)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
(You little spitfire you... ^^ :faint:)
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TheChesherCat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My question is, why don't people know this word? Then again, not everyone reads older literature. This is really nice, by the way.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! And thank you for the fave!

Well, I think no matter what you read (I do love pottering around the 19th century though), everyone ends up with a slightly different vocabulary ^^ (And one of my commenters (commentators?) is German and another Norwegian ^^ Pretty good excuse...) It's perhaps not surprising that "fisticuffs" has slipped away but it's fascinating which words hang around and which fall out of use. A sibling once pointed out to me that we have "ruthless" but "ruth" is archaic. (Google Chrome has just put a red wiggly line under "ruth", insisting it doesn't exist ^^)
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TheChesherCat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is fascinating. And no problem! :D
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MadOldHag Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: :thumbsup:
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:boogie:
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Not-worth-it Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
But the "s" at the end of the word makes me think it's plural. English language, you have foiled me again.

Cute story. :3
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I suppose "fisticuffs" is a plural: cuffs (ie blows) from fists. But it's used like a singular noun because it's the name of a type of fighting - it's not referring to the individual punches.

I have bored you enough ^^" Thank you for saying it's a cute story ^^
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Not-worth-it Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
Ahhh, it's fine, my friend. The explanation was helpful. Thank you.

And you're welcome.
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fantom125 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I was a little puzzled - until I called the dictionary for "Fisticuffs". Now: *grin*
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D It has to be said - "fisticuffs" is hardly in common usage in contemporary English ^^
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe, good one.

as it has been said, fisticuffs is an awesome word.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks ^^

Yes, it is, isn't it? I rather think the title is better than the story ^^
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flysome Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Hah ;P
And I learnt something new:

fist·i·cuffs (fst-kfs)
pl.n.
1. A fistfight.
2. The activity of fighting with the fists.

Why isn't this word used more often? Sounds so melodious :)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is a brilliant word, isn't it? ^_^ (I think if you say it over and over again it sounds like a train going along ^^) It is an old-fashioned word though. I suppose it isn't used any more because men don't really fight in that way any more.
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flysome Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Haha it does sound like a train.
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reggar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Nice! :D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks ^^ And thank you for faving "The Sphinx"! :D
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reggar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
My pleasure. :aww:
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