Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Regnant – Wordplay Wednesday™ 05/16/18

And They Lived Happily Ever After!  

Are “we” ready with tiaras and ceremonial swords for this weekend’s finery event? Of course we’re speaking in the Royal “we” as the world will surely come to a halt while the latest Royal Wedding unrolls in all its splendor and Markle Sparkle. I did not make that up … is it a Cinderella beauty movement … a majestic marijuana strain … a royal cocktail? Yep, too all.
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We have the picture-perfect word to put you in a regal mood. Not one heard often in casual conversation, raise your head and glass high in your own humble kingdom and think …

REGNANT (-nɘnt) adj. – 1) reigning, ruling (a queen regnant); 2) of greatest power, predominant, 3) prevalent, widespread.  [n. regnancy; WW #164] 
Whether enthralled with the fictional family of Downton Abbey or real-life fairy tales of Buckingham Palace, we never seem to get enough of regnant pomp and circumstance. Is this a Downton or Buckingham royalty quote? “I will never be happy with anyone else as long as you walk the earth.” Answer.

Will you host a formal gala and view the public airing of the impossibly saccharin Harry and Meghan’s lavish nuptials? Or eschew the regnant queen’s family to hoist a pint at a local pub, like many of us commoners?  

Word Challenge: REGNANT. Even if your crown comes from Burger King, revel in its monarch history and consider the regal family’s burdens to bear, as you fit regnant into your week of imperial writings.

Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t fattening! Expanding your mind is a no-cost simple joy. Do you feel that way too? Share your comments below, about Wordplay Wednesday or learning in general. What’s your inspiration?

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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