Word of The Day
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.
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.
adjective - plural: sola
Alone or unaccompanied (used especially as a stage direction).
Bob enters stage left, solus and begins to natter on about his day. [The crowd becomes restless after a mere half hour of this scene.]
A part-song for several voices, especially one of the Renaissance period, typically unaccompanied and arranged in elaborate counterpoint.
From Italian madrigale (from medieval Latin carmen matricale ‘simple song’), from matricalis ‘maternal or primitive’, from matrix ‘womb’.
Mark, Milt, Marvin and Mary maneuvered through the madrigal magnificently.
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 to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.
Hint: Not all are as silly as this one.
#Writing challenge/hack/whatever: Try avoiding the words “have”, “has”, and “had” as much as you can. It’ll often make you reach for stronger, more specific language (mainly verbs).
• I had a slice of pizza this morning.
• I ate a slice of pizza this morning.
You can grasp the meaning of “had” by context, sure. But “ate” is a stronger verb because it describes an action (eating) you can visualize in your head.
Also morning pizza is awesome. 😃
Experiencing a longing for one's home during a period of absence from it.
When life has you reeling
Beyond normal limit
Homesick's the feeling
You get, you fool dimwit.
You think going back
Would be your best plan
But to grow up, Jack,
Carry on, be a man!
Face up to the moment.
Don't let it stop you.
Your effort's not all spent.
You've begun; follow through.
A phoneme which combines a plosive with an immediately following fricative or spirant sharing the same place of articulation, e.g. ch as in chair and j as in jar.
Late 19th century from Latin affricatus, past participle of affricare, from ad- ‘to’ + fricare ‘to rub’.
I don't want to rub you the wrong way.
It is just that I really like wordplay
I will verb a noun and choose to say.
Just go affricate yourself today.
1 detract from - no object - Diminish the worth or value of (a quality or achievement)
1.1 with object Take away (a specified amount) from the worth or value of a quality or achievement.
Late Middle English from Latin detract- ‘drawn away’, from the verb detrahere, from de- ‘away from’ + trahere ‘draw’.
After your attention I attract,
I must state a simple fact.
No one can detract
From the skills which I've long lacked.
Cats are cool (if weird).
Ours is typical, simultaneously needy and aloof.
Thanks for following. I don't post often about our cat, though.
If my unstructured flow begins to bore you, drop me.
Thank you for taking an interest in my toots.
I hope you will enjoy the wildflower ID photos on Wednesdays.
American Pokeweed - Phytolacca americana
Along fence of pizza shop parking lot.
Greenish white small flowers in long racemes produce purple fruit which can be used as an effective ink for use with a nib pen. The oval leaves are about as long as an adult hand.Georges parking lot.
Thank you for connecting.
I have no pretense of being a photographer in spite of my posted photos. I am an image catcher at best.
I hope to see your work as you post it.
Welcome to the fun.
Hello. Thanks for connecting.
Words may have meanings, after all. It's just that we don't all agree on the meanings!
There's no doubt that I make an effort to twist each one just a bit. 😁
If my take eventually tires you out, don't hesitate to unhitch.
Knotweed - Polygonum sp. (More recently Persicaria sp.)
The alternate lance shaped leaves often have a distinct darker green chevron shape on them. These do not. The stems at the base of leaves have a silvery sheath. The white-to-pinkish flowers are individually tiny on club-shaped heads. Spreading growth pattern on streetside treelawn in partial shade, mixed with planted Pachysandra.
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