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!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fly Away with Me! Wordy Wednesday, April 1, 2015




Fly Me to the Moon,” crooned Ol’ Blue Eyes. Well, sadly, we don’t have him to send us to the moon anymore, but we can take the MUSCA – fly – hang a left at the moon and head for the S constellation near Crux – and you’ll run into MUSCA. 

No foolin’ on this April Fool’s Day! You’ll enjoy the trip through the stars, and ignore the pesky fly, when using the word Musca to impress your friends.

Are you confused yet? All right … I’ll get my head out of the clouds and give you the unadulterated definition of Musca:
 
No, it isn’t the front half of a muskrat. Musca is: a fancy name for the common house fly; AND a S constellation near Crux … fly me to the Musca? Also listed as the 77th constellation in size. Fly-high or sky-high!

And the Wordy Wednesday list reaches for the stars …

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