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.