Algot Runeman / http://runeman.org
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It's about using words, of course, but, while an occasional favorite or boost happens, there's little engagement.
A two-part Challenge Proposal:
A) Post a toot using the word in any way, sentence, story, analysis, rhyme...
B) Doodlers and Artists, use the word as the subject of a #SketchChallenge
Get in on the fun of words and visual imagination.
Remember to use the #WordOfTheDay hashtag, of course.
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Thanks to anyone who decides to follow this account.
I have a habit of responding to all who do so, but this is a second account, and I may mess up when trying to determine who is a new follower and who is "also" following after connecting by way of my mastodon.cloud account.
It is not my intent to litter myself all over the fediverse. I will see how things go. I've made connections with several others on mastodon.art and think I'll feel at home here while NOT restricting my toots to artistic attempts. It looks like the instance won't generally mind.
Words have art in them, too.
Good luck to all of us.
Strength to the fediverse through the efforts of individuals.
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If you find a body...
...do you file a found person report?
mass noun Anatomy Geology
1 The action of bending or curving, or the condition of being bent or curved.
1.1 count noun A bent or curved part.
Late 16th century: from Latin flexura, from flectere ‘to bend’.
The mountain range displayed a strange flexure
As if the bedrock below had very odd texture.
The view from overhead like an oxbow
As if it were a river down below.
1 Relating to or characteristic of hell or the underworld.
Latin infernus ‘below, underground’, used by Christians to mean ‘hell’, ‘the lower regions’.
That region called infernal
Elicits a sense of nocturnal.
Though, if you there retire,
It's thought you'll find just fire.
With that scene in your mind
I wonder why, in matching kind,
It's opposite, empyrean aerie,
Is also described as fiery.
An amino acid containing sulphur and important in the metabolism of fats.
Chemical formula: NH₂CH₂CH₂SO₃H
from Greek tauros ‘bull’ (because it was originally obtained from ox bile) + -ine
1 Of or like a bull.
1.1 Relating to bullfighting.
Early 17th century: from Latin taurinus, from taurus ‘bull’.
It tore us apart to realize we lost a full tureen of taurine from the lab.
So I'm no clownish bloke.
Can't ride a unicycle
I aspire to tell a remembered joke
Something about how sad it is to think of all those naugas slaughtered to make faux leather naugahide chairs.
Thanks for making the connection. Didn't Russ warn you about me?
Affectedly coy or ingratiating.
Sir, desist! I am neither a queen nor your girlfriend. Get off your knees and stop your inane simpering.
Since the post this morning, I missed an opportunity for steam...
As I'm thinking about it, I could have done a simple right had rotation pretty easily:
The question may remain: "Is that the same draught of beer from this morning, or how many refills later?"
Feedback is fabulous.
Suggestions are superb.
Reactions are reasoned.
Comments are crucial.
Rhyming is not required.
Soon, soon, soon.
Must we wait 'till June
For flowers out at noon?
Crocus? YES! I swoon.
1 British informal predicative
2 North American informal predicative
3 (of food) cooked by steaming.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day? Don't get steamed, especially if you have to work tomorrow. Also, don't be steamed if you have to work!
Wicked Wonderful Wordies
Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.
Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.
Please use CW/DM to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.
Hint: That's it!
It is not uncommon for the WotD sentences to ironize something or other. On the contrary, it is rare that someone lionizes me for the work.
Algot Runeman / http://runeman.org
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