Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Viva voce – Wordplay Wednesday™ 04/04/18

Share it With the World! 

Tired of the already old cliché “OMG! It’s gone viral!” Try something new with a pinch of class …

VIVA VOCE (viʹvɘ vōsē) – by word of mouth, orally.  [ WW #158]

For instance, if you’re reading this and enjoy my weekly forays into our incredibly complex, tangled words of mangled wisdom, first, thank you! And then … please tell your friends! Yes, this is a shameless ploy asking you to share Wordplay Wednesday viva voce!

Think of your friends’ new-found respect for you, to know that you actually engage in daily (okay, at least weekly) learning adventures! Although viva voce is Medieval Latin in origin, the term is still in the dictionary. Together, we can elevate the English vocabulary to a level it hasn’t seen in centuries.

Languages are beautiful, and learning knows no prejudices or boundaries. It isn’t fattening or just a fascinating folly. Expanding your mind is a no-cost simple joy. Do you feel that way too? Share your comments below.

Word Challenge: VIVA VOCE. Smile, as you learn a new word and fit viva voce into your week of pleasurable, shared writings.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 


LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!


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