Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Burble – Wordplay Wednesday™ 08/21/2019


Hurry Up & Have Fun! Summer is Fading …

Fun to say … even funner (we’re into invented words this week) to hear—except for its airborne definition, which could be a real drag—perfect end-of-summer word …

BURBLE (bʉrʹbɘl; -bled, -bling) vi. – 1) to make a gurgling or bubbling sound, 2) to babble as a child does / n. (Aeronautics) – the separation and breakup of the streamline flow of air, esp. over the surface of a wing at too great an angle of attack, resulting in a loss of lift and an increase of drag. [WW #230]

Wow—that noun definition is awfully serious for such a babbling word! But surely, you’ve heard lots of burbling sounds at community pools, the beach, or even your backyard kiddie pool. Summer is play-time for many, especially for kids off-school and adults on vacation! Burble, burble.

You’d better hurry though and get your fun in before it’s too late. We’re already closing in on the end of August. The looming Labor Day holiday marks an end to summer’s frivolity as schools fill up again with burbling youngsters, and stores fill with pre-holiday sales, whether we’re ready or not. Both burble with their own versions of frenetic activity.

Although burble is as fun to say as babble, it might become a seriously scary word, if you hear it referred to as the burbling point (stalling angle) mid-flight, as your plane aims for a post-holiday home arrival. Oh my.

Word Challenge: BURBLE. With two very disparate definitions, your options to use this week’s word are gratifyingly varied, as you slip burble into your week of babbilicious writings. (I know babbilicious isn’t a word, but it should be, right?)

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. 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!]

Note: Dictionary definitions are quoted from Webster’s New World College Dictionary.
Endnote: FYI – All links in the PFP site are personally visited, verified, and vetted. Most are linked to commonly accessed sites of reputable note. However, as with everything cyber-security, use at your own discretion.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Objurgate – Wordplay Wednesday™ 08/14/2019


You Can’t Turn Back Time … so … Live for Today! 

We know when something we’ve done is not going to be well-received. We’re already kicking ourselves for having done it … said it … written it … and then someone else steps in front of us and adds their two cents’ worth …

OBJURGATE (äbʹjɘr gātʹ, ɘb jɄrʹgāt’) vt. – to chide vehemently, upbraid sharply, rebuke, berate (n(s): objurgation / objurgator; adj.: objurgatory). [WW #229]
 
Sigh. I don’t know about you, but in my redheaded state of mind, when I know I’m wrong no one else can berate or discipline me harsher than I do myself. Self-objurgation can be sterner and longer lasting than anyone else’s.

However, that doesn’t stop others from judging harshly and doing their best to often make us feel worse. How do you handle an objurgatory attack? Listen. Then walk away …

You can’t turn back time … as one iconic singer (Cher; 1969) soulfully lamented time again over the past thirty years.

If there is nothing that will placate someone who must objurgate even after it’s clear you are penitent, it’s best to give yourself … and them … a break.

Do your best to make things right. And though tomorrow is another day, as we know, there are no guarantees in life, and it can be shorter than we expect … what if tomorrow never comes? Macabre thought? Yes. However, there is also the Grass Roots’ ‘60s anthem, Let’s Live for Today! Just do it.

Word Challenge: OBJURGATE. A great word to use in your writings and conversation when all the common terms have been overused. Remember what it’s like to be on the receiving end, as you slip objurgate into your week of critical 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. 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!]

Note: Dictionary definitions are quoted from Webster’s New World College Dictionary.
Endnote: FYI – All links in the PFP site are personally visited, verified, and vetted. Most are linked to commonly accessed sites of reputable note. However, as with everything cyber-security, use at your own discretion.

E-N-Dzzzzzzzz