Pinned toot

It just crossed my mind that 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

Get in on the fun of words and visual imagination.

Start today?

Remember to use the hashtag, of course.

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barbecue

/ˈbɑːbɪkjuː/
noun
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.
verb
[with object]
Cook (food) on a barbecue.

Origin
Mid 17th century: from Spanish barbacoa,

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The AFC Champion Patriots had a metaphoric barbecue, ultimately defeating the Chiefs in overtime.

@maloki

Let your words flow.
If a poem happens, you'll know.
No matter what else...
Share what you do.

flakes, pellets and rain
flew, bounced, clacked, pattered and dripped
snow blower cooling



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: precisely

subreption

/səˈbrɛpʃn/
noun

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.

Origin
Late 16th century. From classical Latin subreptiōn-, subreptiō act of taking secretly, stealing (2nd cent. a.d. in Apuleius)

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I think "lies" when I hear the term subreption.

@blogoklahoma

welcome from this account. I think we are also linked via the tootcat account.

@uschi_the_listener

"the listener"

That's cool.

Thank you for making a connection.

At best, I claim "rhymeist"

I love the hashtag though.

azygous

/ˈazɪɡəs/
adjective
Biology Anatomy
(of an organic structure) single; not existing in pairs.

Origin
Mid 19th century: from Greek azugos ‘unyoked’ (compare with azygos vein) + -ous.

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Lungs and kidneys come in pairs, but there is only one stomach. It is azygous.

Rhymeist

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.

impish

/ˈɪmpɪʃ/

adjective
Inclined to do slightly naughty things for fun; mischievous.

Origin
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
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Todd was impish,
A little scamp.
He rode his skateboard
Down the busy ramp.

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Spiders are web designers that want to find bugs in their work. #Showerthoughts

@_aD

Thank you for connecting.

I'm content with "rhymeist", myself.

I love

Connections, cannily made
We shall both make the grade.
With rhymes, stories and plays,
Let us interact in many ways.

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Community online
I would like to say,
For at least today,
It's really mighty fine.


@Ayior

Algot boosted

@Algot today I have a wicked wonderful for you!
Hint: It's one of my favorite compliments!
If someone else wants to participate, reply with a CW!

@bwbush

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.

@anarchawitch

Thanks for connecting.

Hope you will enjoy (re)settling into a comfortable instance.

Finding a welcoming, supportive group is important.

Have fun.
Be safe.

pusillanimous

/ˌpjuːsɪˈlanɪməs/
adjective
Showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.

Origin
Late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin pusillanimis (translating Greek oligopsukhos), from pusillus ‘very small’ + animus ‘mind’, + -ous.

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Um, yes, I am certain, positive, sure. I am pusillanimous, I think, maybe.

Considering how automobile advertising uses the word "select", I'm considering opening a used car business:

Select Wrecks


slaughter

/ˈslɔːtə/
verb
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.
noun
mass noun
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.

Origin
from Old Norse slátr ‘butcher's meat’; related to slay.

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See before you the site of significant slaughter.

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