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.
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