" Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they beome in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. " - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Good Saturday, all, and welcome to "Wordplay"! I wanted to talk about the dictionary today and new additions to it. Merriam-Webster will be adding nearly 100 new words to its new addition this year. When I read this I wondered how many I knew or if I used any of them regularly. Take this small seven question quiz and let me know how you do. Go to this site and view 30 of the new words. Do you know most of these words? Some of them? What percentage? Discuss any of the words you want in the comments section. I took the quiz and got six out of seven correct. I did know most of the words in the word list and use, or have used, about a third of them in my vocabulary at some time or another in speaking or writing.
I wanted to say congratulations to Jennifer, a friend of mine who goes all the way back to middle school, who was the only one who was able to pick me and Krissy out of my sibling photo, and in fact, was able to identify the whole brood! Cool, Jen!!
Voting has started for the VIVI Awards and will be over on the 6th. Have you voted? All you need is a valid AOL or AIM screen name. Go vote if you haven't and have your vote counted!!
Chelsea called last night and said she was definitely sending new pictures of Josiah for me and to checked my email this morning!! I got on the computer this morning to download them and there were no pictures from her!!?!! Why do you tease me so, Chels?!!?!! Why? Why??? What an AWFUL thing to do to a grandma!! Send them!! Send them!!! LOL Hopefully you all will see an updated picture of the little guy soon!
I hope everyone is having a good weekend and keep enjoying the little things! xox
I'm a gal with chronic pain and illness who has been forced to live life slowly. I appreciate this pace. I've learned to notice small joys and smell the flowers along the way =). Come in and say hello...