This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Sobriquet.

I learnt a new word today.  Sobriquet means nickname.  I’ve seen it before while reading but I’ve always been too lazy to look it up.  Now I know.

I’ve been inspired by another Ragtag contributor, Katherine from Wanderlust and Wonderment.  Katherine’s nickname is Katy.  See her post here.  When I saw her post, I immediately thought of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT).  Wikipedia, the font of all knowledge, tells us that in its earliest days the MKT was commonly referred to as “the K-T”, and that this common designation soon evolved into “the Katy“.  How do I know about “the Katy”?  Because I am a big fan of the Blues Brothers, who did a famous cover of the 1968 blues classic, She Caught the Katy, written by Taj Mahal and James Rachell.

Check it out.

I still don’t know where my commas and full-stops are meant to go when using inverted commas.  So if I’ve stuffed up, please feel free to correct me.






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      1. Members of the university wine society (many years ago) who got very annoyed at my flatmates and I turning up at a tasting all dressed as Jake / Elwood. Apparently wine tasting is serious business.


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