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Word of the Day 02/21/17 Sine Die

Sine Die (adverb)
sine die [sahy-nee dahy-ee, sin-ey-dee-ey; Latin si-ne dee-e]


adverb
1. without fixing a day for future action or meeting: The assembly adjourned sine die.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: < Latin sine diē without (a fixed) day

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Awesome Monday

Good morning all!

It's awesome Monday once again.

Did y'all have an awesome weekend?

Saturday word wars had a good turnout and many words were generated and bingo squares filled. Good on ya, ladies!

Big Buddy is watching, so let's take this last full week of the month and knock it out of the park.

So how awesome do y'all plan to be this week?

I'm planning on tackling my bingo card and finish off one of the wips that has been lurking on my hard drive.

So let's be awesome this week!!!

Word of the Day 02/20/17 Orange

Orange noun, adjective
or·ange [awr-inj, or-] (previously 02-19-13)

noun
1. a globose, reddish-yellow, bitter or sweet, edible citrus fruit.
2. any white-flowered, evergreen citrus trees of the genus Citrus, bearing this fruit, as C. aurantium (bitter orange, Seville orange, or sour orange) and C. sinensis (sweet orange) cultivated in warm countries.
3. any of several other citrus trees, as the trifoliate orange.
4. any of several trees or fruits resembling an orange.
5. a color between yellow and red in the spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 590 and 610 nm; reddish yellow.
6. Art. a secondary color that has been formed by the mixture of red and yellow pigments.

adjective
7. of or pertaining to the orange.
8. made or prepared with oranges or orangelike flavoring: orange sherbet.
9. of the color orange; reddish-yellow.


Origin: 1300–50; Middle English: the fruit or tree < Old French orenge, cognate with Spanish naranja < Arabic naranj < Persian narang < Sanskrit nara?ga




Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Word of the Day 02/19/17 Pedagogy

Pedagogy (noun)
pedagogy [ped-uh-goh-jee, -goj-ee]


noun, plural pedagogies.
1. the function or work of a teacher; teaching.
2. the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.

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Origin: 1575-85; < Greek paidagōgía office of a child's tutor. See pedagogue, -y

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Saturday Word Wars

And we're back for more words :-)

Round 1: 8:00 am to 8:25am
Round 2: 8:35 am to 9:00am
Round 3: 9:10 am to 9:35am
Round 4: 9:45 am to 10:10am

I've got 3 more squares I'd like to draft something for my 3x3 locations card. So far I've posted 4 fills and have 2 in the revision stage. Tons of other things to work on - but I thought I'd start with the bingo fills :-)

What's your goal for today?

WE HAD ANOTHER AWESOME DAY!

asphaltcowgrrl: 2603 words
severina2001: 1263 words
thtwzjustadream: 1237 words
craterdweller: 1049 words

TOTAL: 6152 words!!!

Word of the Day 02/18/17 Calliopean

Calliopean (adjective)
calliopean [kuh-lahy-uh-pee-uh n]


adjective
1. resembling a calliope in sound; piercingly loud: a calliopean voice.


Origin: 1855-60, Americanism; calliope + -an

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.


Welcome, writers and artists, to this Weekend Challenge. :o) I'm your host for this Challenge.

For this Challenge I go with the Eleventh Doctor Era. ♡ One year ago (in the end of February) German Free TV finally started with Season 05 of Doctor Who. Since then Doctor Who is part of my life. ;D So I thought this is a good theme for this Weekend Challenge. ;D

Give me a number between 01 and 42 and I'll give you a quote from any of the episodes. Please let me know if you want a quote from the Doctor only. Otherwise I'll give quotes from either the Doctor or any other character. ;o)

Please create at least 250 words, 5 icons, 3 sigtags or 1 bigger graphic (like a tumblr graphic or a wallpaper) and link back to this entry until Monday at 03:00 pm CET (Countdown Clock).

I will reward you with a participation banner. :o) I will also add words to any of my stories.

Have fun, be creative and enjoy your weekend. ♡

Saturday morning word wars?

Usual time with first round starting at 8am pacific?

Whether you're like me and have too many bingo/challenges/WIP in the air or if you just want to get some stuff done :)

*fingers crossed cluster headaches will give me a few days off from wanting to lobotomize myself

Word of the Day 02/17/17 Whiffler

Whiffler (noun)
whiffler [hwif-ler, wif-]


noun
1. a person who frequently shifts opinions, attitudes, interests, etc.
2. a person who is vacillating or evasive in an argument.

Origin: 1600-10; whiffle + -er

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Whiffler (noun)
whiffler [hwif-ler, wif-]


noun, History/Historical.
1. an attendant who clears the way for a procession.

Origin: 1530-40; earlier wiffler armed attendant, equivalent to wiffle (variant of Middle English wifle, Old English wifel battle-ax) + -er

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Word of the Day 02/16/17 Muckrake

Muckrake (verb)
muckrake [muhk-reyk]


verb (used without object), muckraked, muckraking.
1. to search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, especially in politics.

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Origin: 1675-85; obsolete muck rake a rake for use on muck or dung. See muck, rake

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Daily Count Challenge to guineamania!

Sadly, I accomplished nothing today. I've been trying to get quotes from moving companies and I was literally driven to tears by the outrageous quotes I've been getting.

guineamania, I hope you do better. Write alllll the words!
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Word of the Day 02/15/17 Troglodyte

Troglodyte (noun)
troglodyte [trog-luh-dahyt]


noun
1. a prehistoric cave dweller.
2. a person of degraded, primitive, or brutal character.
3. a person living in seclusion.
4. a person unacquainted with affairs of the world.
5. an animal living underground.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1545-55; < Latin trōglodyta < Greek trōglodýtēs one who creeps into holes, cave dweller, equivalent to trōglo- (combining form of trṓglē a gnawed hole; cf. trogon) + dý(ein) to creep into + -tēs agent suffix

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

A to Z Challenge

You can post this on your own journal, your AO3, here or wherever you archive your works. Just leave us a link here if you can.

Now everyone give me a

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oops! Daily Count Challenge to severina2001

I completely forgot about this and didn't get any writing done. Also, I got the cough/cold that my niece has

Next time. I hope. I'll get some words written.


Passing on to severina2001

Sorry Dreamy. I didn't realize you just did it a couple of days ago.

Word of the Day 02/14/17 Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse Oblige (noun)
noblesse oblige [noh-bles oh-bleezh; French naw-bles aw-bleezh]


noun
1. the moral obligation of those of high birth, powerful social position, etc., to act with honor, kindliness, generosity, etc.



Origin: 1830-40; < French: literally, nobility obliges

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Awesome Monday

Good morning all.

I'm posting on behalf of our fearless leader. kaige68 has snow and plows up to you know where and hopes to have less of both by the end of the day.

Now, tell us how awesome you plan to be this week.

P.S. older_not_dead has a promptathon running this month, so go over and check it out. There might be something there to tickle the fickle muses.

Word of the Day 02/13/17 Bonzer

Bonzer (adjective)
bonzer [bon-zer]


adjective, Australian.
1. remarkable; wonderful.



Origin: 1900-05; origin uncertain

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
I'm so sorry this is late. I was knocked flat by a stomach virus going around our house!

Feeling better now but no words from me. So I'm passing the quill to simplyn2deep to show us how it's done.

Could have a repeat and forgiveness for tardiness and wordlessness?

Thanks in advance.

Word of the Day 02/12/17 Paralogize

Paralogize (verb)
paralogize [puh-ral-uh-jahyz]


verb (used without object), paralogized, paralogizing.
1. to draw conclusions that do not follow logically from a given set of assumptions.

Also, especially British, paralogise.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1590-1600; < Medieval Latin paralogizāre < Greek paralogízesthai to reason falsely, equivalent to parálog(os) (see para-, logos) + -izesthai -ize

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Saturday Word Wars - Round 2

How about 4 more rounds starting at 2pm Pacific.

Round 1: 2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Round 2: 2:35 pm - 3:00 pm
Round 3: 3:10 pm - 3:35 pm
Round 4: 3:45 pm - 4:10 pm

I really really really want to fill more bingo squares, LOL!

severina2001: 2012 words
asphaltcowgrrl: 784 words
craterdweller: 1168 words

Total: 3964 words!!!

Between both word wars I managed a little over 3K words, reducing the gap between my target word count and actual word count by half. YAY!

Thanks everyone - we totally owned ALL the words!
I am happy to say I had a great daily challenge yesterday/today - at least 700 words, maybe more on a chapter (posted!) and a new fic (posted!).  So I pass the torch, and tkeylasunset -- hope you will have an excellent challenge day, too!

Saturday Word Wars

First round starts in about 30 minutes (8 am Pacific)

Round 1: 8:00 am to 8:25am
Round 2: 8:35 am to 9:00am
Round 3: 9:10 am to 9:35am
Round 4: 9:45 am to 10:10 am

Someone in another comm pointed me in the direction of trello.com - I've been creating "boards" with lists of prompts, bingos, challenges, exchanges -- and I've come to the conclusion I need an intervention, LOL!

Must break away and start filling some of these bingo prompts -- words - need more words - not more distractions (although it is kinda cool ...)

severina2001: 1662 words
asphaltcowgrrl: 1858 words
thtwzjustadream: 698 words
craterdweller: 1188 words

TOTAL words: 5406

WE TOTALLY ROCKED!

Word of the Day 02/11/17 Juggernaut

Juggernaut (noun)
Juggernaut [juhg-er-nawt, -not]


noun
1. (often lowercase) any large, overpowering, destructive force or object, as war, a giant battleship, or a powerful football team.
2. (often lowercase) anything requiring blind devotion or cruel sacrifice.
3. Also called Jagannath. an idol of Krishna, at Puri in Odisha, India, annually drawn on an enormous cart under whose wheels devotees are said to have thrown themselves to be crushed.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1630-40; < Hindi Jagannāth < Sanskrit Jagannātha lord of the world (i.e., the god Vishnu or Krishna), equivalent to jagat world + nātha lord

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Heloooo! Happy weekend, all, and it is (finally) time for the Weekend Challenge.  This week, I've collected what I hope will be some interesting and productive prompts for you that fall under three categories:

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Word Wars sat morning edition

How about I start the first round tomorrow at 8am Pacific

I'm flexible- willing to start anytime between 6am and 10 am. Chime in if earlier/later works better.

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