Today’s word prompt is one that my mother used often and, somehow, everyone knew what she meant. A chance using of the word a few days ago caused me to do some research on it.

Did you know that the word comes from the Middle Ages? According to Mirriam-Webster, “In the Middle Ages, the term Rageman or Ragman referred to a game in which a player randomly selected a string attached to a roll of verses and read the selected verse… By the 16th century, ragman and ragman roll were being used figuratively to mean “a list or catalog.”

Eventually the term came to mean “a succession of confused, meaningless, or foolish statements.” and grew to include a complex and ritualistic procedure! (and can be spelled RIGAMAROLE!)

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is


Join us! Create a post using the word, post it here, and tag it with “RDP”, ‘Ragtag Daily Prompt” and “Rigamarole”. Set a pingback and come back to see what others have written.

Have a great day and see you next Sunday!



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