Skep, skew, skid, sing, silo, shun, shoe, seed, sass. What a wonderful panoply of words from which to choose. I choose:
I particularly like this word because my BBBH introduced me to it. This is a direct quote:
"Stobs are tough on your feet when you are stealin' watermelons." Spoken like a true Southern Illinois farm girl. She was referring, of course, to the stubble in a cornfield. Makes sense. Barefoot girl, stobs, heavy melon. possibly an irate farmer. Yeah, that would be tough. But if you love watermelon as much as she does, . . .
The dictionary definition is
stob (n.) a post, a stump, a stake
Regional, south central United States.
Our four-letter word for "t" is:
[W]hatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. --Philippians 4:8 (KJV)
I have a very strong preference for things that are true as opposed to, say, fake news. I have no problem "making up" stories for this blog, but if you are observant you have noted that I tag such tales with the label "fiction." I enjoy fiction, I like to read imaginative stories, I enjoy writing such tales, but I want my truth to be true.
A popular "t" word these days, way too long for this current exercise, is "truthiness." What th' ? I think the word did not even exist in my younger day, nor was there any need for it.
Please, just stick with what is true. Or give me a heads up if you spin a tale.