Word of the Day

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Life's a Pitch

Our family bought a new game called "Life's a Pitch". I thought it might be fun to try it out with you here. I'm going to give you a situation, and then I will list some nouns. Each of you must pick one of the nouns (first come first served basis) and "pitch" to me why it fits the situation the best. :) Just write a comment explaining why I should pick your noun as the best answer. I'll write a long list of nouns so that you have a good choice. But you may not choose a noun that has already been used. Remember, the more creative and persuasive the answer, the more likely it will be picked.

Something you use to cure nausea

aerosol spray
waffle iron
deck of cards
cube of butter
cowboy hat
a ruler
divining rod
marshmallow creme

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Maybe I’m Getting Paranoid

Sometimes an article just says it all. Profound and to the point, like this one from the The New Republic.
It speaks to an apparent bias in the Administration and the callousness of Arab governments to others as well as there own. Well done.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tongue Tied?

We all know how hard it is to sometimes say exactly what you mean, when you want to say it. Politicians get bad publicity when they can't get things just right. And we all know how difficult it can get when you get your tang all tongueled up . . . I mean when you're tie-tangued . . . . I mean when you wix up mords. Well, wou mow yhat I nean . . . .

Anyway, your mission is to write an original tongue-twister. Forget all the "She sells sea shells" stuff. I want a POLITICAL tongue twister. It can deal with anything political, but other than that, the gloves are off. Points will be given to anyone who writes one I can't say 5 times, fast! Even more points if I can't even say it once!

Lood Guck!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


We've had some tough games recently, so let's have a break and do a game that's a bit easier. I'll give you a word - in Gaelic - and you invent the meaning for that word and make up an sentence using it. In English, this word is actually one word, but in Gaelic, it's two words. Here's the word:

Calog Shneachta

When the game is over, I'll tell you the real meaning of this word. Remember, I'm not looking for the "real" meaning, I'm looking for the most creative meaning you can come up with. :0)

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Yesterday, 01.02.2010, was PALINDROME DAY. Just as a reminder, a palindrome is a word or phrase which is spelled the same forward or backward. One very famous example is "Able was I ere I saw Elba."
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create an original palindrome of your own devising. Points will be given for palindromes that follow ANY theme. More points if you follow a New Year's theme. The longer the palindrome, the more points you will score. Have fun!