December 29th, 2020

Teen Wolf::Stiles & Derek::BW1

Word of the Day 12/29/20 Lagniappe

Lagniappe (noun)
lagniappe or la·gnappe [ lan-yap, lan-yap ]


noun
1. Chiefly Southern Louisiana and Southeast Texas. a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure; bonus.
2. a gratuity or tip.
3. an unexpected or indirect benefit.

WORDS RELATED TO LAGNIAPPE
gift, bonus, gratuity, tip, largess, present

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Origin: 1840–50, Americanism; < Louisiana French < American Spanish la ñapa the addition, equivalent to la feminine definite article + ñapa, variant of yapa < Quechua: that which is added

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR LAGNIAPPE
Gramercy Cellars (Greg Harrington, winemaker) in Columbia Valley–-especially “Lagniappe” Syrah.
TASTE OFF: SUPER BOWL STATE WINES FROM COLORADO AND WASHINGTON|JORDAN SALCITO|FEBRUARY 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST

We picked up one excellent word—a word worth traveling to New Orleans to get; a nice limber, expressive, handy word—'lagniappe.'
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, COMPLETE|MARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)

Whyn't you ax fur des one lagniappe o' sugar-plums, baby, bein's it's Christmas?
SOLOMON CROW'S CHRISTMAS POCKETS AND OTHER TALES|RUTH MCENERY STUART

Lagniappe is a small gratuity which New Orleans children always expect and usually get with a purchase.
SOLOMON CROW'S CHRISTMAS POCKETS AND OTHER TALES|RUTH MCENERY STUART

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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  • kaige68

Numbers Challenge

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic.

It’s that easy.
There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

If you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

Now everyone tell me about

2020

100
  • kaige68

67 hours

Hello there!
We have 67 hours left until 2020 is gone from everywhere on the planet.

Your challenge (should you choose to accept it) is to crank out 100 words or 1 graphic inspired by the word:
Distant


I had hoped to get this going for the last 100 hours, and I don't know that I'll get it all set up, but it's more creations to count!!!
Justified
  • cmk418

Daily count challenge to bizarra

I had a very productive writing day today, writing one drabble, and then adding words to a work in progress. I wound up with 1308 words on the day. I'm looking forward to delving into a few of those hourly prompts in the next two days.

bizarra, you're up. Wishing you abundant creativity in the day ahead. Happy writing!

And a great big early Happy New Year to the whole 1_million_words community! Here's to reaching our goals in 2021! Stay safe, my friends.