I’d be lyin’ if I said I wasn’t familiar with the concept behind this week’s word. It’s “remonstrate.” Say it with me:
Remonstrate: To forcefully reason or argue. To plead in opposition or reproof. To present an objection.
Remonstrate is usually used in conjunction with the word “with.” I’ll show you how:
In the middle of a quiche emergency, MaryJane had to remonstrate with a broody hen that refused to part with a single egg.
Though MaryJane remonstrated with great enthusiasm, the rabbits continued to munch on her garden hoses, even though they saw her waving her hoe and stomping her feet.
While I hope you don’t have to remonstrate with anyone too often (inconsiderate animals least of all), I sure would like to hear who or what you remonstrate with?
Garden hoses test my patience like nuttin’ else. Just when I think I’m on high ground and my uphill battles are over, they get all kinky on me. Not only that, but silly “wabbits“ chew holes in them. And if there’s even the slightest disconnect, a mouse crawls in and stops the natural flow of things. On top of all that, hoses are usually a bright green color and show up UGLY in my photographs. Yup, you know you’re a farmgirl when you have “hoses“ permanently on your shopping list. Bottom line: In the summer months, I often get hosed, despite my remonstrations.