Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Decalcomania – Wordplay Wednesday™ 01/09/2019


Wacky Wordplay Wednesday!

Sometimes when life gets tough you just have to laugh maniacally and lighten up a little to find your path back to sanity. I’ve always believed in a little inane to keep you sane.

Even Mayo Clinic says (with a giggle), “When you start to laugh, it doesn't just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body.” To that end, enjoy …

DECALCOMANIA (dē kalʹkō māʹnē ɘ) n. – the process of transferring decals to glass, wood, etc.; decal [WW #198]

I kid you not. Straight from the dictionary. And here I always thought that applying a decal to your car window was just that—applying. I had no idea the process carried one of “them $10 words” in its pocket.

So does that mean someone who does the application is a decalcomaniac? C’mon, that made you smile a little, didn’t it? 😊

Jimmy B really does laugh a lot. Good advice.
Wonder if Jimmy Buffett was thinking about decalcomania when he sang one of my favorite oh-too-true tunes, as relevant today as it was those many yesterdays ago (“Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” (album/song released forty-two years ago: January 20, 1977) …

With all of our running and all of our cunning | If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane

Word Challenge: DECALCOMANIA. What is the silliest thing you’ve ever done? Write about it and laugh all over again, as you fit decalcomania into your week of inane and insane 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 about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. The true behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday Gifts 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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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Thalassic – Wordplay Wednesday™ 01/02/2019


Something to be said for “short and sweet” 

Did I forget this is Wednesday? Of course not! Well, maybe a little. Though posted late, it’s a short-‘n’-sweet edition that won’t take long, for either of us.

I have a reason—not an excuse, I don’t believe in excuses, they’re a sign of weakness—I always have a reason. I need the tranquility of this week’s word …

THALASSIC (thɘ lasʹik) adj. – 1) of the sea or ocean, marine; 2) of bays, gulfs, etc. and inland seas, as distinguished from the ocean. [WW #197]

Whichever meaning you choose, thalassic is a conveyor of serenity and the calming influence of great bodies of water. For decades, the ocean has soothed my soul’s ruffled feathers. In those times when Mother Ocean has been at more than arm’s length, I close my eyes and call on my memories for her thalassic nurturing.

Find your quiet place in this first week of the New Year … we all need one. If not at the shore of an ocean, a sea, a bay or gulf … close your eyes and let your imagination take you there.

Word Challenge: THALASSIC. January is an excellent month to walk a slower pace, inside and out. Its apt name originates from Latin for door (ianua) … an open door to new beginnings. You need a quiet space to find your door, as you fit thalassic into your week of introspective writings. 

Cheers to a Happy and Creative New Year! 

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 about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. The true behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday Gifts 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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