14 Mar 2013


I was raking my brain to find a word which started with a Q ! I found a lot, but nothing which inspired me or could you write something about  Qabbala, Qaeda, Qandahar, Qara or Qassam Brigades ? Even the spelling thing turned red !

In quack or quack-quack I could write about a duck, but I don't know a duck who was adventurous enough. I couldn't even write about a duck recipe in honor of the poor things which land in a plate because I only eat them without knowing how they are prepared. 

My general knowledge doesn't include a quadrangular prism, quadrantanopia or a quadraphonic system ! I have to work on this.

I have never danced a quadrille so no experience in this domain. Over quaff, quagga, quahaugs,  quaquaversal and quartziferous I finally arrived at the word Queen !

Now that's I subject I know rather well, it is the romantic part of me which loves royals and especially what they are doing ! But unfortunately I don't know what a Queen Charlotte Sound is but think I can live with that. I know very well the Queen of England, the Queen mother, and the Queen Victoria. I even know what a Queen of the May is, but that the Queen of the night is also a cactus and not only a figure in "The Magic Flute" I didn't know. My cactus knowledge is limited to the spikes. I hope I speak the Queen's English and know the queen sized beds which I find rather narrow for a battle field.  it is also not my style to queen somebody over !

After going through all Q words I finally came to the end which was a QUERTY keyboard ! This is a torture for me because I learned typewriting on a AZERTY keyboard, which is used in French speaking countries.

Herewith ends my inspiration for "Q". Somebody has a question ? I should have written about  questionaries,  but now it's too late.

Why didn't I google for Q ?

Jenny Matlock
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Linens and Royals said...

My favourite word is Queen. I've never heard about an AZERTY keyboard, once again you are expanding my general knowledge.
And there is Qantas, Australia's favourite airline, or used to be, it's gone downhill a bit.
And Quay as in Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. well you thought of lots of variants - and plenty of new words to learn about ..

Abracadabra - it sounded to me!

Have fun with your selections .. Hilary

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

question: where would you suggest to a friend to travel?

New Zealand. gattina, New Zealand is very small, so cheap to travel. Everything is packed in a small place. The Pasifika is a wonderful ttime.

Friko said...

I didn’t know many of your Q words. For somebody who says she has little inspiration in this instance you did rather well.

Eden House News and views said...

At least in UK we have quality street good post

My name is Riet said...

you found a lot of Q words, great post

SarahBeth said...

So many Q words -- that don't even look like words! That quagga is an interesting animal -- too bad it's extinct. I wrote about Queen too, but of the musical variety!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

quite imaginative q post!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a fun Q post, Gattina. You certainly did plenty of research! Good work.

Mara said...

Quickly now, back to Google and find a q for next time!

Loree said...

I had no idea that French keyboards are different. But I suppose it makes sense.

A Lady's Life said...

how about
: soft miry land that shakes or yields under the foot
: a difficult, precarious, or entrapping position : predicament

Unknown said...

Tons of Q's! Wahay! New words...see if I can work it out.

Susan Anderson said...

Got a kick out of your post and all its Q words.



Jenny said...

You are brilliant!

I totally forgot that's what the keyboard is!

I'm going to use this in a sentence and impress someone!

Thanks for being so loQacious about this letter! Now I can look brilliant!