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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … REFLECTION

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DAFFY DEFINITIONS – 2015

Today’s post is to take the time to look back at the past month of blogging with the A to Z Blog CHALLENGE

REFLECTIONS & COMPARISONS

This was the second year I’ve participated in the A to Z Blog Challenge. Here’s what I found I did different, between them both.

2014 – I posted on both my blogs, every day, every letter, in turn.

2015 – I posted on only one blog, every day, every letter, in turn.

2014 – I wrote about random subjects. They were just things I found interesting, that corresponded to the letter of the day.

2015 – I decided to go with a certain theme for the whole month, and stayed true to it.

2014 – I didn’t plan ahead by very much, for each entry. I had a few scribbles of ideas for each post, but typed up the final result the morning of the day it was supposed to appear.

2015 – I looked up all the words I planned on using for the definitions, first, then wrote a funny sentence using that word, then seeing what the real definition was. All words were those I did not know the meaning of beforehand. I was really surprised at some of them, too. I also wrote it all down on paper, before the challenge began. I only changed a few of the planned words, as I went along.

2014- Doing the random posts, mostly unplanned, plus finding pictures, and adding links, took up a lot of time.

2015 – Having it all planned out early, actually only a few days early, was much easier, and I did not add pictures, or links.

2014 – I’d only heard of the challenge a day or so before signing up, and starting my posts.

2015 – Having done the challenge in 2014, I’d heard others say it was good to plan ahead, and possibly/but, not necessary, to go with a selected theme.

2014 – I did enjoy the whole experience of posting a blog entry every day. It was exciting to see if I could actually do this. Maybe I was a bit overly ambitious to do this on both blogs, but this was a challenge I felt up to.

2015 – This year I had fun doing the Daffy Definitions, making up the sentences, and learning some new words. However, I didn’t get that thrill of excitement, like I did with the completely random, seat of my pants blogging, as I did in 2014. I think I must thrive on chaos, disorganization, and doing things at the last minute…writing included. The more regimented way of pre-planning my theme, just wasn’t my style, at all.

I’m very proud of the way it all turned out…that I did finish the challenge, and am not in any way disappointed with my entries. I do plan on doing the challenge again, next April, but will most likely go back to a more random, whatever catches my interest type posting, though.

2014 – I completed the challenge… Yay!

2015 – I completed the challenge… Yay!

With all that said, that was a lot of “I did this, I wrote that:, etc. It’s the truth, I love to write, but without anyone to read it, I’d just be writing to myself. So, really…it’s mostly about YOU…all the wonderful, kind, readers that I write for. Everyone who took the time to visit my blog, to like the offerings that were presented each day, and to follow if you wanted to, and to all of you who left a comment…thank you so very much.

Hopefully my future, and former, posts will continue to give you a bit of entertainment.

I didn’t get to visit as many other blogs as I’d wanted to, so will try to do this in the coming days.

I’d also like to thank Mr. Arlee Bird, for founding the A to Z Blog Challenge. Without it, none of this would be possible. Thanks also, to the co-hosts, minions, and volunteers, who did so much, to make this year’s challenge a huge success.

Until next year… Happy Blogging! Peace 🙂survivor-atoz [2015] - 2

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER Z

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER ZA2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0

DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = zymurgy – A highway zone merging lane.

Sentence = Charles maneuvered his truck into the zymurgy lane, so he could drive on the freeway.

Real Definition = A branch of applied chemistry that deals with fermentation processes.

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Daffy Definition = zooks – People who have passion and a zeal for cooking and the culinary arts.

Sentence = Of all the zooks in the culinary class, Marie took her zeal for cooking to a higher level, annoying everyone.

Real Definition = A word used as a mild oath.

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Daffy Definition = zein – Any congregation of people who are sleeping, or pseudo sleeping in public, to further a cause; a sleep-in; also known as a zzz-in.

Sentence = Approximately one hundred people, dressed in pajamas, showed up in the town square for the zzz-in (zein).

Real Definition = A genus of grasses, including Indian corn; a protein from Indian corn, that lacks lysine and tryptophan, and is used esp. in making textile fibers, plastics, printing inks, coatings (as varnish), and adhesives and sizes.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER Y

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Daffy Definition = yen-shee – A certified instructor of the art of meditation.

Sentence = Everyone who attended meditation class thought Hannah was the best yen-shee.

Real Definition = The residue formed in the bowl of an opium pipe by smoking.

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Daffy Definition = yare – The southern way of pronouncing the words year, or your.

Sentence = Yare yarely physical exam is next month.

Real Definition = Set for action; characterized by speed and agility; nimble; lively.

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Daffy Definition = yaupon – A cleansing cream for removing make-up products from your face.

Sentence = Wanda smeared yaupon all over her face, before going to bed.

Real Definition = A holly of the southern U.S. with smooth elliptical leaves and emetic and purgative properties.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER X

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Daffy Definition = xiphisternum – A cable TV channel airing Science-Fiction (Sci-fy) programs.

Sentence = To subscribe to the new xiphisternum channel, you must have a Premium cable account.

Real Definition = The posterior segment of the sternum, called also the xiphoid process.

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Daffy Definition = xeric – A superhero in comic books.

Sentence = Xeric rose to superhero status, when he defeated the enemies of Earth in a fierce battle.

Real Definition = Characterized by, relating to, or requiring only a small amount of moisture.

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Daffy Definition = xebec – A rare bird, having black and white striped feathers; a bird found in the rainforest.

Sentence = While on their expedition to the rainforest, the ornithologists were excited when they saw the rare xebec, in it’s natural habitat.

Real Definition = A usual 3-masted Mediterranean sailing ship with long overhanging bow and stern.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER W

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Daffy Definition = wedeln – A style of walking, such as a baby duck; taking steps smaller than a waddle.

Sentence – The ducklings lined up behind mama duck, and followed her with their funny little wedeln.

Real Definition = A style of skiing in which a skier moves the rear of the skis quickly from side to side while following the fall line.

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Daffy Definition = wergild – A members only club for werewolves.

Sentence = To be a full-fledged member of the exclusive wergild, you first have to prove you are really a werewolf.

Real Definition = The value set in Anglo-Saxon and Germanic law upon the life of a man in accordance with his rank and paid as compensation to the kindred or lord of a slain person.

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Daffy Definition = welter – A small device made of tin, with flaps for communication with aliens from other planets.

Sentence = I dreamed the aliens gave me instructions on how to build/invent the welter.

Real Definition = Writhe, toss, wallow; to rise and fall or toss about in or with waves; to become deeply sunk, soaked, or involved; to be in turmoil.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER V

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Daffy Definition = vituperation – The distinctive smell of sweat that is exuded after taking certain vitamins.

Sentence = Bonnie smelled like an orange when she worked out, after taking her vitamin C.

Real Definition = Sustained and bitter railing and condemnation; vituperative utterance (abuse)

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Daffy Definition = varve – An insect egg; an undeveloped larva.

Sentence = Vector control reports that local ponds have been inundated with mosquito varve, and are due to hatch out soon.

Real Definition = A pair of layers of alternately finer and coarser silt or clay believed to comprise an annual cycle of deposition in a body of still water.

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Daffy Definition = velamen – A breath refresher tablet, for men.

Sentence = Guys, tired of your mouth feeling fruity and minty? Velamen breath tablets are available in these new flavors…steak, beer, and jalapeno/cheese.

Real Definition = The thick, corky epidermis of aerial roots of an epiphytic orchid, that absorbs water from the atmosphere.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER U

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Daffy Definition = uxoricide – A laundry detergent combining Borax, bleach, and a powerful germicide.

Sentence = Your laundry day blues will be washed away, when you use new and improved, 3-in-1 uxoricide.

Real Definition = Murder of a wife by her husband; a wife murderer.

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Daffy Definition = umbrageous – A one-of-a-kind, gorgeous, umbrella.

Sentence = Princess Cynthia commissioned an umbrageous be crafted for her 21st birthday.

Real Definition = Shady; inclined to take offense easily; filled with shadows.

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Daffy Definition = ukiyo-ye – A stringed, musical instrument resembling a ukulele, having the distinction of being only used with the singing of yodels.

Sentence = At the barn dance, Tom was yodeling into the microphone, while also playing his ukiyo-ye.

Real Definition = A Japanese art movement that flourished from the 17th to the 19th century, and produced paintings and prints depicting the everyday life and interests of the common people; also, the paintings and prints themselves.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER T

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Daffy Definition = tautology – The study and discipline of tau – a zen-like state, practiced by monastery monks.

Sentence = As a top level monk, Ben was an expert in tautology.

Real Definition = Needless repetition of an idea, statement, or word.

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Daffy Definition = testudo – An exam/test, as in the sport of judo; a final exam to be passed, to become a master judo instructor.

Sentence = Before Jacob could open his own dojo, he had to pass his testudo.

Real Definition = Tortoise shell; a cover of overlapping shields or a shed wheeled up to a wall used by the ancient Romans to protect an attacking force.

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Daffy Definition = teonanacatl – A fungus of the toenail (in humans) and of the hooves (in cattle) contracted by walking on rotten bananas and/or the peels/skins of such a fruit.

Sentence = After Horace chased his cow through the banana grove, they both came down with a raging case of teonanacatl.

Real Definition = Any of several New World mushrooms (Psilocybe and related genera of the family Agaricaceae) that are sources of hallucinogens.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER S

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Daffy Definition = skirl – The occurrence of a woman’s skirt being swirled up by a gust of wind.

Sentence = As her skirt began to skirl, Janet regretted wearing it on such a windy day.

Real Definition = To sound loudly; a high shrill sound produced by the chanter of a bagpipe; to give forth music on the bagpipe.

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Daffy Definition = sovkhoz – The broadcast radio frequency channel used by aliens.

Sentence = The Very Large Array, in New Mexico, picked up signals from Mars on the sovkhoz.

Real Definition = A state-owned farm of the U.S.S.R. paying wages to the workers.

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Daffy Definition = strobilation – The flashing disco lighting used in a night club.

Sentence = The dancers were awed by the club’s strobilation effect.

Real Definition = Asexual reproduction by transverse division of the body into segments which develop into separate individuals, zooids, or proglottids in many coelenterates, and worms, such as the segmented body of a tapeworm.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE … LETTER R

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Daffy Definition = rampion – The winner of a sheep showing competition (male); champion ram.

Sentence = Holding the big, blue ribbon, Patty posed for pictures with her rampion.

Real Definition = A European bellflower with a tuberous root used with the leaves in salad.

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Daffy Definition = rubidium – To regret your bid at an auction.

Sentence = Don was in deep rubidium, after he paid too much for the wood carving of a bear.

Real Definition = A soft, silvery metallic element that decomposes water with violence and bursts into flame spontaneously in air.

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Daffy Definition = ratiocinate/ratiocinated – The act of rationalizing the setting fire to something; incinerate.

Sentence = Gina failed her math exam, so she ratiocinated her test paper, believing it was the right thing to do.

Real Definition = Reason; reasoning; a reasoned train of thought.

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