How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan: Pepper


“Will you listen to yourself?”

“Really, Ma . . . I gotta run.”

“Three short months there . . .”

“Canada, ay?”

“Some say it’s across the pond—some pond—it might as well be an ocean.”

“Alright, already, spit it out ay?”

“You’ve said it again—that dreaded ay?”

“I didn’t . . .”

“You pepper your speech with it like it’s seasoning. Cut it out.”


Argh. Elocution lessons down the drain. 

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The word limit for the Flash word Pepper is 75. I used 74.

Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

32 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan: Pepper

  1. Great piece, Tess. If anyone asks you how to spell Canada, just tell them…C-ay-N-ay-D-ay…


  2. I was under the impression the Canadian “ay” was “eh”, eh?
    *giggles* I love it.


  3. Funny, Tess! All in 74 words. Excellent!


  4. Red’s right. And I should know, been a Canuck all my life and been forced to see it in writing as well as hear it in speech 😉


    • Thank you sbw. You are correct. I am a Canuck too but for whatever reason ‘eh’ didn’t look right to me. Sometimes you look at a word and no matter how right it is, it looks wrong? It’s embarrassing. . .


  5. Love it Tess! I think (y)our language will be unrecognisable in another hundred years 🙂


  6. Cute story Tess 😉
    Kids – if they like a word, they, like, use it all the time, eh 😉


  7. Well done Tess! Loved it


  8. Very clever, Tess. Again, my compliments on being able to tell a story in few words.


  9. You really pack a lot into a few words, but without making it feel crammed (or do I mean cramped?) You’re a genius! 🙂


  10. Ay, Tess, I got what you were saying like! 😉


  11. Oh Tess I feel your pain.. and your eh? my step-son, his wife 3 grand kids all “eh” me do to death. Now guess who says eh? I think its proununced differently on the west coast.. lo….

    Loved love this post my friend!!l


  12. Those bad habits, of speech and otherwise. Well caught.
    And in 75 words too!


  13. How wonderful my friend,
    keep up the excellent work
    and enjoy…