Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WORDPLAY WEDNESDAY April 29, 2015 – Mistaken Identity

Welcome to … Wordplay Wednesday 

So many words … so little time! After last week’s Obi-Wan word, still thinking futuristic – if only we could zip around the ‘Net and beyond, at warp speed.

While this week’s word might take your mind to a future Jetsonesque dimension where transgalactic zipping is the norm, it actually belongs in a more native, traditional world. 

SULU: [Space buddy of Captain Kirk? Um, no.] – (Fijian, clothes) n. garment similar to a sarong worn by Melanesians, as in the Fiji Islands.

Speaking of Sulu and Captain Kirk conjures images of the upcoming “Star Duel.” You realize don’t you that both Star Trek and Star Wars are releasing movies soon? Have a preference? …

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordplay Wednesday April 22, 2015 – May the Force be With You

Do you play Words with Friends®? Or still rally ‘round the ol’ Scrabble® board on Saturday night? (It isn’t just for the 39 and Holding Club folks!) How about crossword puzzles?

However you hone your wordsmithing skills, betcha don’t know the definition of half the numerous three- to five-letter words you play that confound and frustrate your opponents. Can’t you just hear their “What the hell is that word?!” bursting through the Internet at you? Here's another ...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wordplay Wednesday April 15, 2015 - Taxing Pirates

Pirates are in vogue for Wordplay Wednesday** 

Speaking of tax day … when faced with daily irritating life events, occasionally I eschew the R-rated expletive for a more family friendly but equally expressive, form of frustration – one which often garners a deriding chuckle for sounding like a swarthy pirate. 

Yes, I speak of the colorful, “aargh!”

Ha! You say. That isn’t even a word. Au contraire, my lovelies. Much to my wordsmithing surprise, it turned up in a Words With Friends game played by my author-buddy, John Harnish; but WWF had no definition for it (and neither did John, but it gave him a double-word score!). So …

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Belated Wordy Wednesday for April 8, 2015 – Daydreamin’ …

Are you dreaming your life away?

There’s a word for that … KEF defines your dreamy state. Or, it could just mean that you got there with a little help from your “buds,” the smoking of which produces the altered state for Alice in Wonderland’s Caterpillar. Ahhhhh …

*Le Reve - the Dream at the Wynn

While you may think that is the cause of my Wordy Wednesday tardiness, I was actually enjoying an alter-ego trip to Las Vegas, which can produce much the same effect …

'Til next time ... have a "wordful" week!

*Your next trip to Vegas - see this show. It's a phenomenal story of love, and the struggle between good and evil. Not to mention the amazing display of strength, agility, and impeccable beauty in the flowing choreography. Bravo!