YAWN – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Prompt #11: Bastion

Bastion. Reminds me of Bastille. Momentary thought: Maybe it has a similar Latin root. Look it up? But they don’t give Latin roots in online dictionaries. I’m too lazy to find a real dictionary.

You don’t have to be a thick-walled tower. You can be a bastion of regressive political thinking or a bastion against irregular punctuation.

Is the there a verb for this? Like “bastuate”? Or a variant noun, like “bastuation”? The definition for Bastuation would be “sticking with whatever you are sticking with long after everyone else stopped caring about it.”

Or maybe just “bastard”? A nasty-tempered bastuator?

It’s going to be a beautiful day outside. Sunny. Relatively cool. Bright skies. As for me, I think I shall spend at part of it napping. It’s Monday, but I already feel Friday coming on.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

16 thoughts on “YAWN – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. I think the Bastille was originally built to protect the eastern approach to Paris from the English, so it would make sense that it was a bastion.


    1. Well, the “bast” at the beginning screams “Latin root” but since I don’t know Latin, I’d have to look it up. But sadly, I don’t have a dictionary that gives you the origin of the word. I have REAL dictionaries that do that. Somewhere. In the bookcases.

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  2. You peaked my curiosity so I looked it up…
    Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary —
    F. bastion, cf. It. bastione,), fr. LL. bastire, to build (cf. F. bâtir, It. bastire,), perh. from the idea of support for a weight, and akin to Gr. basta`zein to lift, carry, and to E. baston, baton,


  3. I’ll see your Friday and raise you one Sunday. It’s already been a full week here and damn, it’s only Monday…

    And I do wish WordPress would allow me to use my Blogger login (which I have) and not my WP login (which I gave up). stranger and stranger, you guys.


    1. I really know the feeling. These past two weeks have been an entire summer of experiences … and it’s just June 11. And it’s really just beginning. I can’t believe how ridiculously busy we are … and we’re LONG SINCE retired. Long. Since.


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