Hawaii Five 0::Mary Ann::eyes

Word of the Day 04/05/20 Jo

Jo (noun)
jo or joe [ joh ]


noun, plural joes. Scot.
1. beloved one; darling; sweetheart.

Origin: First recorded in 1520–30; variant of joy

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR JO
“I am just floored by this,” Jo Farrell, now 83, told The Denver Post eight years ago when the allegations first surfaced.
‘I SAVED MY FRIEND FROM BILL COSBY’|LLOYD GROVE|DECEMBER 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Joan and I, along with Isabella's parents Mary Gaye and Jo, can't wait to become proud grandparents.
BRANSON BABIES ADD TO BRITISH BOOM|TOM SYKES|SEPTEMBER 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Yet that question, and its sad answer, hangs over If Nuns Ruled the World, by Jo Piazza.
THE WORLD WOULD GO TO HELL WITHOUT NUNS|WILLIAM O’CONNOR|SEPTEMBER 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Weaver and Jo Clark were far from bowled over when they visited ReaganBook.com.
REAGANBOOK IS THE LATEST CONSERVATIVE #FAIL|GIDEON RESNICK|JULY 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST

But photographer Jo Farrell has tracked down the last living survivors in the remote areas of China.
CHINA’S LAST FOOT-BINDING SURVIVORS|NINA STROCHLIC|JULY 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Even as he spoke, Jo turned to the stairway as though about to descend, while Rob sprang to the ladder.
THE BLUE DRAGON|KIRK MUNROE

"A big storm, M'sieu'," Jo said presently as he put some tea into a pot.
THE RIGHT OF WAY, COMPLETE|GILBERT PARKER

But Jo not so beeg den as now, and dat dress go on pooty goot, eh, Beel?
POLLY'S SOUTHERN CRUISE|LILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY

As they started off down the trail she called, “Jo, I wish you luck in solving the mystery of your blue-eyed boy.”
THE MYSTERY OF CARLITOS|HELEN RANDOLPH

"I shall go up by one train, and come down by the next," said she to Jo Weatherhead.
THAT UNFORTUNATE MARRIAGE, VOL. 1(OF 3)|FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
misc-stay safe-stay home

Monthly count: March numbers!

Sorry I'm late, folks, but better late than never, I say!

Anyway, on with the count news!

We had a few more people joining us in the last month or so, and they have really helped boost the numbers, so a big thank you, and welcome to [personal profile] dreamersdare, skargasm and 3am_moonlight! And a big thanks to everyone else adding in the numbers; you guys all ROCK!

FANTASTIC, EVERYONE!!!

Image word: 140 x 1,000. This is up a spectacular 51 from last month!

Written word: 681,001. We're up 344,471 from last month's figures, which is INCREDIBLE!

1_million_words Total words to date 2020: 821,001


This is our best month so far this year!
WOOHOO!!!


This is a wonderful result, and with the 3 Sentence fic challenge still onlgoing until the 15th, and Bingo starting on the 16th, this is going to increase by a whole heap more by the end of April (and the end of everyone's lockdowns too, we hope!).

Now, let's be creative out there!!! ;-)
Hawaii Five 0::Grace & Danny::Pizzeria

Word of the Day 04/04/20 Grandstand

Grandstand (noun, verb, adjective)
grandstand [ gran-stand, grand- ]


noun
1. the main seating area of a stadium, racetrack, parade route, or the like, usually consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats.
2. the people sitting in these seats.

verb (used without object), grand·stand·ed, grand·stand·ing.
3. to conduct oneself or perform showily or ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers: The senator doesn't hesitate to grandstand if it makes her point.

adjective
4. situated in a grandstand: grandstand seats.
5. having a vantage point resembling that of a grandstand: From our office windows on the third floor, we had a grandstand view of the parade.
6. intended to impress an onlooker or onlookers: a grandstand catch.

OTHER WORDS FROM GRANDSTAND
grand·stand·er, noun

WORDS RELATED TO GRANDSTAND
prance, strut, swagger, parade, showboat

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1835–45; grand + stand

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

Weekend Challenge: Alone Together

Y'all... I don't even know what to say, right now.

We're all in varying degrees of isolation and avoiding and boredom and we might as well dump that same thing on our favorite characters, yes?

I have a list of 100 things to do in quarantine. Most are general, but some are oddly-specific. As always, you can adjust the prompt accordingly (change out a suggested book title/website/etc to fit your character) and interpret it as you like.

Also, as always.. request a specific number (or two or three) or ask for a random.

Hopefully... you and your characters can get something out of the list!
Hawaii Five 0::Danno

Word of the Day 04/03/20 Pinnacle

Pinnacle (noun, verb)
pinnacle [ pin-uh-kuhl ]


noun
1. a lofty peak.
2. the highest or culminating point, as of success, power, fame, etc.: the pinnacle of one's career.
3. any pointed, towering part or formation, as of rock.
4. Architecture. a relatively small, upright structure, commonly terminating in a gable, a pyramid, or a cone, rising above the roof or coping of a building, or capping a tower, buttress, or other projecting architectural member.

verb (used with object), pin·na·cled, pin·na·cling.
5. to place on or as on a pinnacle.
6. to form a pinnacle on; crown.

WORDS RELATED TO PINNACLE
apex, culmination, peak, height, greatest, crown, pyramid, zenith, acme, obelisk, climax, needle, spire, vertex, summit, cone, steeple, tower, apogee, max

SYNONYMS
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
2. apex, acme, summit, zenith.
3. needle.

ANTONYMS
2. base.

Origin: 1300–50; Middle English pinacle < Middle French < Late Latin pinnāculum gable, equivalent to Latin pinn(a) raised part of a parapet, literally, wing, feather (see pinna) + -āculum; see tabernacle

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

Three Sentence Fic Challenge #16

We are coming in to the homestretch for the latest monthly challenge! But there a still a couple of weeks to go, and plenty of time to get some challenge words completed if you've been too busy so far.

It's been great to see all the posted ficlets. :) One of my efforts this weekend will be collecting links for the celebration when we wrap it up on April 15th!

Meantime, here's the latest prompt:

On a Hunt

I'm thinking a few of us can use that one. ;) Good luck!