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Dictionary Round 3 Results, and a few other things…

It’s been a while since I’ve updated! Sorry for the delay, everyone. You’ll see in my poetry post (whirlwind) what life’s been like as of late. But for today’s main post, I’ll crown some Dictionary Round 3 winners, sum up last week, and add the song of the week. Here we go…

Week Sum-Up 3/20/12

First, a glimpse at my life. I’ve been as busy as a bee! But it’s all good stuff, I assure you. between writing, babysitting, and working to stay in sync to my calendar things have been a blur. I know I’ve done a lot, it’s just hard to remember the specifics. BUT what I do know is that we’re finally in Spring! Hurrah! It’s lovely outside and I long to just take a stroll. Hopefully it will be sometime soon. Thanks to everyone who has been following and checking in. I appreciate the support! I’ll be adding some more quotes to the Quotes Page very soon, so stay tuned!

Song of the week: Put it in Perspective by Duffy

Happy first Day of Spring!

-Ray

Dictionary Round 3 Results

These were some tough words to work with! But I did see a theme in some of the definitions. You guys really had me thinking! You’re all so creative!

Second and Third place winners get to choose one word each for the next round and I’ll add a link to their blogs. First place winner gets to choose one word as well, they get a link to their blog, and I’ll post up their definitions here! Let’s see here…

Third Place: qs1998

Second Place: norinep

First Place: carolisle – Congrats!! 🙂

Her definitions were:

Panjandrum: Chaos in a nightwear factory.
Pericombobulate: A chemical compound to make boobu’s all better.
Hamsterdam: qs1998 may have it right but I say: A place hang your smoked meat.

Thanks for participating! Make sure to send your definitions to me soon – either through the Contact Me page or the comments below- and enjoy the rest of your week!

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Dictionary Round 3

Electric Dictionary

Image via Wikipedia - it's an electric dictionary! Fancy!

Ready your pencils! Sharpen your minds! We’ve stumbled upon Dictionary week three! 🙂 I’ll keep it brief so that you can start coming up with definitions. Here’s the premise.

Come up with a crazy/creative definition for each of the three words listed. Oh, and do make sure it’s something completely original!

Rules – allll plain and simple below

Rule #1: Keep it clean and family friendly:)

Rule #2: Have fun.

See? Not so bad after-all!

Here are your words to define:

>Panjandrum

>Pericombobulate (p.s. this winner went out of the box and decided to use a word from Blackadder)

>Hamsterdam

Have fun!

 

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Dictionary Round 2 Results

We’ve made it to the end of round two! How exciting! I, for one, thought that this week’s entries were highly creative, and choosing a winner proved to be quite difficult. But, the results are in, and time’s run out.

Who are the runner’s up?

Third Place: Christy – I think the fact that she mentioned food (cookies, nonetheless!) in her entry might have won me over…

Second Place: Esther the [wannabe] Writer – she really went out the box with her definitions!

And what do these talented definition crafters get to do? Why, they get to choose words for the next round! If your awesome name was mentioned above, be sure to send me a word (either in the comments below or through my Contact Me page) soon! The sooner the better 🙂

And now, the winner of Novice Journal’s second round of the Dictionary Game is………

First Place: Jennstar475!!! – very creative, had me thinking 🙂 Plus, thanks again for the reblog!

Here are her definitions:

Hugger-Mugger – 1. Noun. an angry faced but surprisingly friendly vagrant prone to unexpected displays of affection (n.b. UK English ‘mug’ meaning face)
2. Hugger-Mugg /past participle -ed – Verb. Hug stealing. Usage ‘She went to bestow a hug on her best friend but found she’d been hugger-mugged’ and had to resort to air kisses.

Potent – 1. Domestic cousin of the Ents (ancient tree people of middle earth), for house or garden decoration and personal tree hugging.
2. Home of the red Teletubby

Fluorescent – 1. Noun. Version of the flu..or isn’t?
2. Verb. To reapply a strong smell of fluoride

Jennstar475, you get to submit a word as well, just as mentioned above. I hope you all had fun entering the contest! The next one starts on the 12th, so have your pencils sharpened and your creativity nearby. See you all tomorrow!

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Dictionary Round 2

"Focus" on Education - A Dictionary ...

"Focus" on Education - A Dictionary Closeup (Photo credit: cityyear)

Alright! Today is the start of Dictionary Challenge Round 2! And last week’s winners sure have given you all a challenge. Before the words are revealed, let’s go back over the rules!

Objective: Come up with a crazy/creative definition for each of the three words listed. (Make sure it’s something completely original!)

Rule #1: Keep it clean and family friendly! 🙂

Rule #2: Have fun.

Remember, you can submit your answer anytime this week. The deadline is the 3rd of March (meaning, that’s the last day you can submit an answer!) You can also come up with as many entries as you’d like – the more the merrier! Now here are this round’s words:

Hugger-mugger

Potent

Fluorescent

The winner of this little game can choose one word for the next round, along with their definitions posted, and a link (in that post) to their blog. The people in second and third place can also choose the words that will be used for the next round. On Monday, I will send the people in first, second, and third place a congratulatory comment informing them of their win! 

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Enjoy your week!

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Dictionary Game Week 1 Results :)

Well, the verdict is in. A big thanks to everyone who joined in the game! I hope you all had fun and that any of you who had cold feet will consider joining the next round. Now, who’s ready to see the winners?

First, I’m giving a shout out to the runners up:

Third Place: The right mood – Hiya!…er…Morph!

Second Place: randomyriad – I thought their definitions were soooooo creative! The first one was especially clever.

Congrats! You two get to choose one word each for the next round! Either tell me your word in the comments section, or send it through to the “Contact Me” page to keep it a surprise!

And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…..the winner, of our first round of Dictionary is….

First Place: DeftRubenator (I would add a link, but this particular follower doesn’t have a blog….yet!)

Their definitions:

pecksniffian – the phenomenon that occurs when a tall man and a short woman hug one another, note: this is more pronounced when the woman is crying.

morph – directly opposite of souph and perpendicular to both eaph and weph

-or-
an additional quantity, amount or abundance of “ph”

crescendo – what Irish bakers do to produce various types of bread. (“Finnegan, what are ya doin lad?” “Well, Flanagan, i’m crushin dough”

Hurrah! Once again, congrats to those of you who have won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and a big thanks to everyone who played along! Stay tuned for the next round sometime soon! 🙂

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Monday the 13th

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had a pleasant weekend. Mine was swell, as most weekends tend to be. While normally I’d post up a picture for the week today, I’ve decided to hold off until tomorrow, so you can see the mini project I’ve been working on. Okay, less  project, more  craft.  And with no picture to hide behind, and a smidgen of writer’s block, I have found myself with a classic, Monday the 13th situation. Bad luck comes on Friday the 13th, writer’s block comes Monday the 13th. 😉

So today won’t be poetry, and there’s no photo to be shared. Rather, we’re playing yet another game! Have you ever played those games where you’re given a word and then need to make up some crazy definition for it? My sisters and I used to play our version all the time and gave it the appropriate name,  Dictionary. Care to play along? Remember, you’re trying to come up with a crazy definition! Submit as many answers as you’d like in the comments section, and if you enjoy this, I may bring it up again!

Here are this week’s words:

Pecksniffian

Morph

Crescendo

And just to keep things interesting for anyone who participates, the winner of this little game can choose one word for the next round, along with their definitions posted, and a link (in that post) to their blog. The people in second and third place can also choose the words that will be used for the next round. On Sunday, I will send the people in first, second, and third place a congratulatory comment informing them of their win! Round #1 ends on the 19th at midnight. Make sure not to miss the deadline!

Have fun everyone!

Ray

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