August 7th, 2020

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Word of the Day 08/07/20 Withershins

Withershins (adverb)
withershins [ with-er-shinz ]


adverb Chiefly Scot.
1. in a direction contrary to the natural one, especially contrary to the apparent course of the sun or counterclockwise: considered as unlucky or causing disaster.

Also wid·der·shins [wid-er-shinz] .

Compare deasil.

Origin: 1505–15; < Middle Low German weddersin(ne)s< Middle High German widdersinnes, equivalent to wider (Old High German widar) opposite (see with) + sinnes, genitive of sin way, course (cognate with Old English sīth); see send, -s

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR WITHERSHINS
Having arrived at their rendezvous, they danced round it ‘withershins’—that is, in reverse of the apparent motion of the sun.
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIAN|WILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS

But this is telling our tale "withershins about," as they say in Netherby.
CLEG KELLY, ARAB OF THE CITY|S. R. (SAMUEL RUTHERFORD) CROCKETT

To go 'withershins' seems to have been reserved for cursing and excommunication.
BALDER THE BEAUTIFUL, VOL. I.|SIR JAMES GEORGE FRAZER

A weak man like his learned brother Withershins was not a judge to keep the high-roads safe, and make crime tremble.
IN A GLASS DARKLY, V. 1/3|JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU

To go round the person in the opposite direction, or “withershins,” is an evil incantation and brings ill-fortune.
THE KATH SARIT SGARA|SOMADEVA BHATTA

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

Weekend Challenge: Person, Place, and Trope with a side of Nonsense

Hi, there! Welcome to the weekend challenge. I love a prompt generator- and have spotted one that looks like fun. I also love a good trope, and I haven’t used the TV Tropes site in a while so I’m going to mix it up a little, here. All you have to do is say ‘I’m in!’ or some variation of it, and I’ll send you a short list of nouns from the generator, and a randomly picked trope. The generator includes random nonsense words for laughs, so I’ll toss one of them in there, too.

Post something you make that’s inspired by your prompts before next Thursday at 11pm Eastern, and I’ll make you some icons, write you a ficlet, or if no reward is requested then i’ll put words on a WIP!

Happy weekend, and hope you have some time to relax and create stuff.
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Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

SA 8 – angelus2hot

SU 9 – jennytork
MO 10 – Dreamy (if you're available)
TU 11 – flipflop_diva
WE 12 – bizarra
TH 13 – simplyn2deep
FR 14 – skargasm


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