Word of the Day

Friday, December 25, 2009

New Year Resolutions

So now that we are approaching the new year, I thought we should go along with that theme for our next game. And while still in the spirit of giving, I thought we all should give one last gift this year. I would like all of you to make up some new year's resolutions for celebrities or famous people. :D For example, Richard Simmon's new year resolution could be: Wear longer exercise shorts. :P Don't hold back, I'm sure they can benefit from your help!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I'm playing a wild card this time. Do anything you want - limerick, acrostic, anagram, ode, joke, or something you can come up with, but use this phrase: LUMP OF COAL. Tell what you did along with your answer, or Santa will leave you a lump of coal for Christmas for being naughty. :0)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Santa's Reindeer

For this game, I would like you to re-name Santa's reindeer. Extra points if your names rhyme like this exerpt from the poem:

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call'd them by name:
"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer, and Vixen!
"On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!
"To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
"Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

Friday, November 20, 2009

Moon Fashion

With scientists being so excited that we have found water on the moon, there may be a slight possibility that humans may be hanging out on the moon in the future.
I was thinking along the lines of a space getaway to your lunar cottage. :-)
And the moon being the moon we would need moon fashion for the climate and the decreased gravity.
If you all would set your imaginations free and design, with words, some suitable moon apparel. You will need to do some studying on whatever info is available re: the climate of our nearest planetary neighbour. :-)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Here We Come A-Caroling

Okay, I hope this one won't be quite so tedious for you as the last one, but I have been planning this for the past several jousts just in case I won again. We all love Thanksgiving, and Christmas is definitely on the top of the list of favorite holidays. One of the thing I love best is singing carols.
The problem is, Christmas got all the great songs, and almost no other holiday has any. With the elementary kids, every October we sing Pumpkin Carols (some inspired by Linus from Peanuts). These include "Spooky Night," "We Three Ghosts," " O Skeletons," and "Oh, Come All Ye Monsters."
Your mission is to choose a holiday OTHER THAN Christmas, Thanksgiving or Halloween (with bonus points given if you detect my favorite from a hint given in this post) and write new words to an existing song (yes, it most definitely CAN be a Christmas Carol) to create a new carol for that Holiday. I may even use the top entries with the elementary kids when that holiday comes around.
Please include the name of the tune with your new lyrics so we can all sing along!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I don't know about you, but I'm already planning my Thanksgiving, since I'm having about 14 for dinner. So since my mind is already on that theme, let's do a Limerick! Anything goes, and you don't have to stick with a Thanksgiving theme if you don't want to. I'm going to make it harder and only give you the first line. Here's your opening line:


Monday, October 26, 2009


At long last, here is a new game: sharpen your pencils and come up with an anagram (or more than one, if you'd like) based upon the theme of Autumn. Ready, set, go! May the best jouster win!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Since it's October, I decided to go with a Halloween theme. Using only the letters from the words "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" use each letter in order as the first letter of each word and make one or more sentences, sticking with the Halloween theme. So, the first word should start with H, the next word with A the next word with P, the next word with P and so on....

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Have An Idea!!!

Make note of this day. I rely heavily on the creativity of others, especially regarding this blog. I've never had anything resembling an idea concerning a game here and am usually in awe of (and sometimes intimidated by) those who do.

But while preparing for another word verification round I was struck by, dare I say it, a half way decent game.

Round 13. (Insert Lucy VanPelt's voice here) Do you have a fear of the number 13? If so you're suffering from "Triskaidekaphobia."

What other "phobias" can you come up with?. (No actual phobias please, they scare me. :-) )

Friday, October 2, 2009


Okay, I think all your jokes were funnier than mine, but I'll take a turn. This will be an easy one, but something different than we have done. Take the first letter of your online name and make a sentence with it. I will give you an example using mine, I for Inklings: Increasing idiosyncrasies indicate Inklings is indeed incurably insane. (Yes, truth is stranger than fiction. :0D )Good Luck!

Monday, September 28, 2009


When I was a teenager, my friends and I would tell this joke to people to test them to see if they were an honest person, or a fake person. Here's the joke: Two penguins were sitting in a bathtub. One penguin said, "Pass the soap." The other penguin said, "What do you think I am, a microwave?" Then we'd say, "Get it? A microwave!" and crack up laughing, to see if they laughed along with us. We had lots of people who thought it was funny. (I know, we were terrible!) :0)
Your challenge is to take the first sentence and add to it and make it into a real joke - and hopefully a funny one. Here is your first sentence again:

Two penguins were sitting in a bathtub

Have fun!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Round 10

I thought we should go visual this time. Below you will see a picture of my former mission companion eating a delicacy. If you know what it is, pretend you don't. I would like you to come up with a new name for this delicacy, and a definition describing it. I tried this once before on my regular blog, but didn't get much response. Let's see what you can do on this blog. :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Root of All Language

This is going to be a simple game, but not so simply done. People going to or from another language often stumble to find a word. Sometimes for a word that does not really exist for a specific idea they want to communicate. Language is the verbalization of a feeling, impression or idea. In that theme, create a new word, using base roots to describe the feeling you get when ride in a car over a really good fun bump. Better yet, create two words, one based on root word and another less serious that expresses the feeling.

Happy creating,


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Round 8: Word Yahtzee

Okay, this is one of my favorite word games.... Here are the rules:

1. Use each letter only once per word.
2. Use the letters in any combination.
3. There is no time limit this round, but you must make it stick in one sitting.
4. NO DOUBLE, TRIPLE, OR ANY "OTHER-LE" POSTING. (You only get one shot at this, so make it good.
5 Points: 3-letter words receive 1 pt., 4 letter words receive 2 pts., and so on.
6. 10 Extra points will be given for more than 10 words starting with the same letter.
7. 10 points will be given for using all the letters in your post.
8. 50 Points will be given if you have  3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 words (making a straight)
9. Try to tally your own score, or it'll take me forever to finish this round.

ENJOY!!! Mwahahahahaha!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Round 7: Anagram Time!

Let's do another anagram! We'll follow the rules from Mr. Giggles' round. Bonus points for knowing where it comes from. (Please do not search for the answer. Use what your mind tells you.) (Oh, and it has no reference to how I feel about anyone. It was short and precedes a favorite line of mine in a favorite scene.)

Neighbors, you are tedious.

Hint: "...but truly, for mine own part, if I were as tedious as a king, I could find in my heart to bestow it all of your worship."

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Round 6

Rephrase this sentence without using the same words. Be creative with either brevity or length.

The quote is from Inklings:

"People with no vision of the future are willing to give up what they want most for what they want now."

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Round 5

In honor of Nene, I want to do another limirick. Remember to keep it clean. :P

There once was a girl of New York,
Who ate ALL her food with a fork.....

You finish it!

Friday, August 28, 2009


First of all, I'm setting the record straight that I do not have a flying phobia. I heard that definition of an airplane (a silver tube with wings) in a comedy routine. Although that thought does cross my mind as I'm flying. :0)

Let's stick with word verification for this next round. Give me a definition and use it in a sentence. Keep it clean. :0)

The word verification is: BUTOISI

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Round 3

Let's try a word verification word.

Give me a definition for this word and use it in a sentence.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Round 2

Anagrams: Use all of the letters to form a new entry. No extra letters are allowed, and points will be deducted for every letter unused. Extra consideration will be given for the following:

1. Staying within the theme
2. Creativity
3. Literary devices.

Original Quote (knowing the obsessions of this group):

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Round 1

Finish the lymeric. :)

There once was a jouster of words,
Who brought in more players in herds.
The more people to play
The more fun all the way.....


Welcome to Word Joust! I look forward to some creative, challenging, and humorous matches! Please leave a comment here if you would like to participate in our games!