Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bombinate – Wordplay Wednesday™ 08/22/18

A Word to Explode Your Writing 

Nope. We’re not gonna blow anything up.

Riddle: There is no bomb … no B-52 bomber … no bug bomb …not even a photo bomb. Yet, the Internet still bursts with it. Think hornets’ nest …

BOMBINATE (bämʹbɘ nāt’) vi. to make a buzzing sound. (n. bombination). [WW #178]

I often turn the sound off when reviewing news and social media on the Internet. And, even silently, five to ten minutes of visual noise at a time, is about all I can take. Why?

Incessant, insistent and obnoxious activity bombinates our senses all day, every day, like a stirred-up beehive, even without sound. It reverberates with inane and often, just plain ignorant, silent noise

With each new controversial topic posted every millisecond (and way too many podcasts and videos), the Internet bombinates without relief, 24/7. It’s up to us to limit our time on it, for the sake of our sanity, and our writing.

And are we ever away from it? How often do you sit in silence? If the answer is never, give it a thought. If you “can’t hear yourself think” for the noise of it—always reaching for your phone? … checking your fave social media?—it’s time for a break from the grid.
Bombination assailing your ears and eyes unceasingly, rivals the dreaded tinnitus that bombards our auditory senses, for the unlucky who suffer from it. Just like tinnitus, there is no cure, and very little respite. Sigh.

Word Challenge: BOMBINATE. Take an off-the-grid challenge, as you fit bombinate into your week of buzzy 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? What’s your inspiration? Share your creative genius and Wordplay Wednesday comments below.

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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