Algot Runeman / http://runeman.org
It just crossed my mind that #WordOfTheDay seems oddly lopsided.
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.
1 A meal or gathering at which meat, fish, or other food is cooked out of doors on a rack over an open fire or on a special appliance.
Cook (food) on a barbecue.
Mid 17th century: from Spanish barbacoa,
The AFC Champion Patriots had a metaphoric barbecue, ultimately defeating the Chiefs in overtime.
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.
1 Misrepresentation or suppression of the truth or facts; an act or instance of this.
2 Ecclesiastical Law. Suppression of the truth or concealment of facts in order to obtain a dispensation, etc.
Late 16th century. From classical Latin subreptiōn-, subreptiō act of taking secretly, stealing (2nd cent. a.d. in Apuleius)
I think "lies" when I hear the term subreption.
welcome from this account. I think we are also linked via the tootcat account.
(of an organic structure) single; not existing in pairs.
Mid 19th century: from Greek azugos ‘unyoked’ (compare with azygos vein) + -ous.
Lungs and kidneys come in pairs, but there is only one stomach. It is azygous.
So long as it is possible
I'll write rhymes I hope are passable.
It will make some of you irascible
"Not poetry! Just lotsa bull."
Until the very end
Some of my time I'll spend
Bouncing words round the bend
That is sure what I intend.
Inclined to do slightly naughty things for fun; mischievous.
Old English impa, impe ‘young shoot, scion’, impian ‘to graft’, based on Greek emphuein ‘to implant’. In late Middle English, the noun denoted a descendant, especially of a noble family, and later a child of the devil or a person regarded as such; hence a ‘little devil’ or mischievous child
Todd was impish,
A little scamp.
He rode his skateboard
Down the busy ramp.
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On a platform under someone else's
Sorry, that was NOT MY GOAL!
Thanks for connecting. I am impressed to see someone with so many credentials taking an interest in my toots.
I'll try not to be boring, that's my best offer.
Should you need space in your home timeline, prune me away.
Thanks for connecting.
Hope you will enjoy (re)settling into a comfortable instance.
Finding a welcoming, supportive group is important.
Showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
Late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin pusillanimis (translating Greek oligopsukhos), from pusillus ‘very small’ + animus ‘mind’, + -ous.
Um, yes, I am certain, positive, sure. I am pusillanimous, I think, maybe.
1 Kill (animals) for food.
1.1 Kill (people or animals) in a cruel or violent way, large numbers.
1.2 informal Defeat (an opponent) thoroughly.
1 The killing of animals for food.
1.1 The killing of a large number of people or animals in a cruel or violent way.
1.2 informal count noun A thorough defeat.
from Old Norse slátr ‘butcher's meat’; related to slay.
See before you the site of significant slaughter.
Algot Runeman / http://runeman.org
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