Word of the Day

Monday, June 28, 2010


Well I don't know about you, but I can't believe that they don't have that oil spill in the Gulf cleaned up yet!  It even seems like there are many people with ideas, but they are just not trying much at all.  So here's the next game:

In the next Word Joust Game, you must submit an original idea of how they can clean up the oil in the Gulf.  This idea doesn't necessarily have to be scientifically correct (and it doesn't even have to really work), but the winner will be determined on how creative the idea is, and how creatively the idea is pitched.  So put your thinking caps on and really sell me on this one, and who knows?  Maybe we can send our idea to Obama!  I'm sure he'll appreciate one more idea on how to clean up the oil spill.....:0)

Monday, June 21, 2010


I was thinking of the old time advertising jingles that we heard growing up. To be correct, a jingle is set to music. But for our purposes today, I use the word "jingle" to describe any advertising catchphrase. I had to google this because my memory wasn't so good, but here are a few examples from my childhood:

"Hungryyyyy, Hungry Jack. They gobble 'em up and the plate come back for Hungry Jack."

"All - tempa - Cheer"

"Please don't squeeze the Charmin!"

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing"

"Where's the beef?"

"Look Ma, no cavities!"

"Plop plop Fizz fizz O what a relief it is"

"I can't believe I ate the WHOLE thing

Okay, so your task is to come up with a jingle. I was thinking that the only product I have right now that I would like advertised is my blog. So please write a jingle for my blog!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


There was a great movie with Robert Redford where someone invented a device to break all codes. As kids we used to make up a code and write a message, then have the others decode the message. There are some standard rules that are very useful in breaking simple codes. I have a normal sentence encoded for you to break. The first one to break the code wins. I won't confirm the answer until everyone guesses or decodes the message the same. Get your pen and paper ready. Here's the coded message:

Sbe gur Oybt bs Jbeq Wbhfg, gur uneqrfg guvat gb qb vf gb pbzr hc jvgu gur arkg tnzr.

Happy decrypting!