In The New Year - Find What You Have To Say Through Writing.

Screw the drama and the negativity that’s rampant in today’s reality. It doesn’t get permission to rule you. Screw cliche end-of-the-year bragging about the lists of my accomplishments this year. Creating stories people can laugh with and enjoy means more than, “Look what I did! Gold star for me!” This New Year’s Eve, it’s all about finding what you have to say. You-friend and reader-have a voice. I don’t just mean the one you use to belt out songs in the car when no one else is listening. Doesn’t matter if you’re an average person, a writer, or an artist, but especially if you are: You. Have. Something. To. Say. I’ve been writing long enough to attend classes, conventions, critique groups,

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity! Okolehao - n Also abbr oke [Haw ‘okolehao try-pot still (literally, “iron buttocks”)] An alcoholic liquor usu distilled from the ti root. 1924 Amer. Botanist 30.21 HI, The principal use made of it [=Cordyline fruticosa] by the native is to produce okolehao, a kind of whiskey. 1938 Reinecke Hawaiian Loanwords 26, Okolehao . . .A distilled liquor manufactured in Hawaii. It is made from several materials, the best “oke” [ok], and the only kind tru

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity! Mizzle - v1 [OED 1483-->] chiefly Sth, S Midl To rain in very fine drops; also fig; hence ppl adj mizzling drizzly; n mizzling =mizzle n 1976 Garber Mountain-ese 58 sAppalachians, It ain’t rainin’ much, jist a mizzlin; uv fallin’ weather. “When’s it gonna stop mizzling?” “Get out of the mizzle before you catch the biggest cold ever.” “It’s mid-winter. Why’s it mizzling and not snowing?” Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel fr

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity! Linguister - n Pronc-spp languister, leingister, ling(i)ster, link(i)ster chiefly sAppalachians old-fash Cf languager An interpreter; hence v linkister to interpret. 1849 Lanman Letters Alleghany Mts. 97, [The preacher] wished to konw if he should preach with the ‘linguister,’ or interpreter, for the benefit of the young stranger. “Yeah, I’m an interpreter. I introduce myself as a linguister to get people curious.” “You can make a good living a

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity! Lavadated - adj [Perh car of dilapidated] 1927 Kennedy Gritny 110 sLA [Black] , Wa’t I want wid anybody comin’ hyuh to talk to me, all lavadated like I is . . ? Ibid 227, De ole house so rickety an’ lavadated. “Can’t believe we used to live in that lavadated shack.” “The old rollerdome’s all lavadated now that the city abandoned it.” “No, don’t go into that lavadated house! Do you want to be the first character to die?” Please share and comment