Welcome to Wordplay’s 200th Weird & Wondrous Word!
As I pound the keys for TWO HUNDREDTH week, I can’t help but marvel at the advancement of writing through the ages.
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From primitive drawings on cave walls to , to automatic speech recognition ( ) software, humans have an : “As was a very popular beverage in ancient Mesopotamia, many of the earliest records extant have to do with the sale of beer.” Cool.
In my humble opinion, however, computers have all but extinguished our unique individuality in not only what we write, but the pens like John Hancock anymore?! with which we once wrote. Who
The reminds us, “Though computers and e-mail [and texting] play an important role in our lives, nothing will ever replace the sincerity and individualism expressed through the handwritten word.”
In that mindset, let’s celebrate and support the art of handwriting, with ! Today, pull out a tablet or grab a piece of printer paper, and your favorite pen or pencil, and write something. Even if it’s just a grocery list. Give it some flair!
While you write, excuse me for giving myself a pat on the back for bringing you the 200th Wordplay Wednesday, with much …
Whether you blow your own horn, or trumpet someone else’s good deeds and accolades, make fanfaronade a part of your vocabulary … because everyone deserves an eleven-letter word in their honor, once in a while.
Word Challenge: FANFARONADE. little fanfaronade as you work it into your week of celebratory 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 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 series about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. The true behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday Gifts available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: ; and Book 2 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: . Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!