October 8th, 2020

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Word of the Day 10/08/20 Schmaltz

Schmaltz (noun)
schmaltz [ shmahlts, shmawlts ]


noun
1. Informal. exaggerated sentimentalism, as in music or soap operas.
2. liquid animal fat, especially of a chicken.

Also schmalz. Sometimes shmaltz.

WORDS RELATED TO SCHMALTZ
sentimentalism, sentiment, mushiness, nostalgia, mawkishness, reminiscence, bathos, triteness, melodrama, maudlinism, melodramatics, gushiness

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1930–35; from Yiddish shmalts or German Schmalz; cognate with smelt

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SCHMALTZ
And again the fortune of Schmaltz was swept away and again he was kicked.
THE BOY GREW OLDER|HEYWOOD BROUN

He and Schmaltz they couldn't have it whole because "half of the back is on the front."
THE BOY GREW OLDER|HEYWOOD BROUN

Schmaltz and Lachaumareys, were at the port to receive us from our boats.
PERILS AND CAPTIVITY|CHARLOTTE-ADLADE [NE PICARD] DARD

Schmaltz and Lachaumareys took the lead along the coast, and all the expedition followed.
PERILS AND CAPTIVITY|CHARLOTTE-ADLADE [NE PICARD] DARD

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





This generally isn't a word I would have associated with definition 2...shudders
Drive by snail
  • kaige68

A to Z Challenge

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic for each letter of the alphabet.
2) Get all 26 by January 15th and win a banner!

It’s that easy.
And perk – It’s the alphabet you know what’s coming if you want to get ahead of it. There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

Like the Numbers challenge, if you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

Now everyone give me an

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MCU: Nat yellow

Daily challenge to simplyn2deep!

I almost went to bed yesterday without writing anything. I've been trying to finish this work project, and it's taking forever. But I decided to at least try, and I ended up brainstorming an idea for an upcoming project and then writing 124 words. Not the greatest count ever, but definitely better than zero!

And now, it's simplyn2deep's turn! Good luck, and may the muses be with you!
1MW-TEAM
  • haldoor

September stats!

I have not been good at keeping up with this in 2020, and this month is no exception, but I have finally got my counting cape on! Here are the stats for September!

We are getting close to the 3 mill, folks!

Image word: 478 x 1,000. This is up by a fantastic 56 from last month!

Written word: 2,367,582. We're up a lovely 257,778 words from last month!!

1_million_words Total words to date 2020: 2,845,582


YOU GUYS ROCKS!!!


Everyone is doing a great job!!!

Our current long challenge, featuring DRABBLE/ICONS has just a few more days to go! It finishes on the of 15th October so you still have time to get a few of the prompts done!

The next challenges up (yes, we're having two at once!) will be NANO, run by the talented agdhani to kick off November's annual pilgrimage for writers, and concurrently, the creative craterdweller and I have a firm favourite, BINGO, for anyone who would rather play with some cards, or even as well as Nano! So when they start, dive on in and get those creations building! Good luck!

Now, let's be creative out there!!! ;-)