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Quirky Definitions – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter Q

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Quirky Definitions – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter Q

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Mystery Box Chickens say, “Chickens are Quite Quirky”

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Quirky Definition = Quokka – The sound a trained parrot makes.

Sentence = I taught my pet parrot to talk. He can say, “Polly wants a quokka,” all the time.

Real Definition = A Quokka is a small marsupial animal found in Australia.

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Quirky Definition = qualmish – A breakfast cereal, served hot.

Sentence = Every morning, Timmy added raisins, brown sugar, and cream, to his bowl of qualmish.

Real Definition = Feeling qualms; nauseated; overly scrupulous; squeamish; of, relating to, or producing qualms.

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Quirky Definition = quidnunc – The name of the most famous sled dog in history.

Sentence = As winner of many sled dog races, Quidnunc was in high demand for stud service.

Real Definition = One who seeks to know all the latest news or gossip; a busybody.

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© 2019 BS

Odd-ball Definitions – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter O

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Odd-ball Definitions – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter O

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Mystery Box Chickens say, “I’m not odd – I’m just like you!”

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Odd-ball Definition = omicron – A camera used in the film industry, combining the special effects of Omni-max and specific shadings of chrome.

Sentence = Jason graduated film school with a MDOT degree …Master’s Degree in Omicron Technology.

Real Definition = The fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

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Odd-ball Definition = oolite – A workable, toy flashlight, that projects images onto a ceiling.

Sentence = The trademarked name ‘oolite’ was coined by children who tested the prototype. They all exclaimed “oolite” when the on button was pushed.

Real Definition = A rock consisting of small round grains, usually of calcium carbonate cemented together.

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Odd-ball Definition = oneiric – A lesser amount and lower quality than that of generic.

Sentence = To save even more money, Beverly only purchased oneiric groceries.

Real Definition = Of or relating to dreams; dreamy.

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© 2019 BS

Mangoes -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ma

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Mangoes -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ma

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 1/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ma.” Use it as a word or find a word with “ma” in it. Bonus points if you start your post with that word. Enjoy!

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Man oh man, what a couple of letters to start a prompt with. ma – ma – ma…Okay, got the bonus points!

Just for a couple of minutes browsing google for how many words have that combination of letters in them…well, seems there are over 12,000! I don’t know who counted them, though. I’m certainly not going to list them.

Words with ma in them keep popping into my head…just random words that lead nowhere. Many, many words I could choose from, but as usual when presented with too many choices, I can’t make a decision.

Many mangy mangoes managed manipulation mandates

And, that makes no sense, but it’s hard to say.

With that, I’m done. Wishing you a wonderful and  manageable weekend!

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© 2018 BS

Just Silly – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Precious

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Just Silly – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Precious

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 13/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “precious.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Linda has given us the prompt word, ‘precious’ to write about today. Thanks, Linda!

I encourage everyone to join in this weekly writing fest…we can be a serious or as silly as we want to. It’s fun to write and fun to read what other people write. Click the above link to find out details.

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What’s to say about the word precious? I don’t know. It’s a word I pretty much never say for anything. Guess it’s just too precious for words.

We used to live near a person who had a dog named Precious. We didn’t know her, or the dog. Can’t say I ever even saw the dog, but we could hear her calling loud and clear quite often, “Precious! Precious!” It always made us laugh.

Let’s see what other little words I can make out of precious:

sip, price, sup, pus, rice, spice, our, crop, pious, pose, pore, sop, ice, spire, cipro,

yeah, that’s all…

the pus in our pore was cleared up with cipro and ice, so we struck a pious pose, and paid the price to sup on a crop of rice. We sopped it up, that spice of life, and sipped some nice rice wine then climbed to the top of the church spire.

And…that is probably the silliest thing I’ve ever wrote! haha

So, farewell until next time on this stream of consciousness playground.

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Have a fun weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Friendly Fill-Ins

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The questions:

1. When it is hot, I _________.
2. I am looking forward to _________ this month.
3. The theme song of my life would be _________.
4. There is no such thing as _________.
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My answers:
  1. When it is hot, which it definitely is in the summer here, I mostly stay inside the house with the A/C going.
  2. What am I looking forward to this month? More of the same, doing whatever I want, and hoping for more rain showers to cool things off. Nothing spectacular coming up as far as I know.
  3. The theme song of my life? I have no idea. I like all music, so every day would be a different theme, but I’ve included a video below that really speaks to me in all kinds of ways.
  4. There’s no such thing as …? There probably are such things somewhere. If it can be thought of, there’s a strong possibility that someone has figured out a way to make it happen, whether writing about it, doing it, or building/cooking/exploring/inventing it.

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“Across the Universe”, by the Beatles, was released from their album, “No One’s Gonna Change Our World”, in 1969. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and is on the Regal Starline label.

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© 2018 BS

 

ONE LINER WEDNESDAY

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ONE LINER WEDNESDAY

One-Liner Wednesday – Almost back to normal

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“Mayonnaise shrinks it.”

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Have you ever had a phrase or word that is stuck in your head, that you have to say to yourself, or even out loud, on specific occasions?

This one-liner I have had to repeat to myself for probably the last 45 years or so. My cousin and I were making tuna fish sandwiches one day, and when she added the mayonnaise to the other ingredients in the bowl, she said, “Mayonnaise shrinks it.”

I’d never heard this before, but it’s true. When you add mayo to something, then mush it up, the food seems to get smaller as it is incorporated into it.

Anyway, now I have to repeat this every single time I use mayonnaise.

By the way, how do you say mayonnaise? Do you just shorten it (haha or shrink it) to the word ‘mayo’? Do you say the whole word every time? How do you pronounce it? This is how I grew up hearing it said… Man-aze. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

 

WHAT’S the DIFFERENCE?

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WHAT’S the DIFFERENCE?

 

There are lots of words. I like words. I write words. I like to learn new words. I even like to read the dictionary. Some words have similar meanings, some are opposites of each other. Some words are used for a certain situation and time period, then they evolve into another word entirely, for the same type of activity.

That is what I am writing about today. There are three that seem to have switched places over the years. These are….

1. Photo Albums

2. Scrapbooks

3. Smash Books

Take the photo album. For many years it has been thought of as a place to put your snapshots in book form. You buy a book that has blank pages designated for this purpose. There are lots of ways to stick them in and be a bit creative in the layout. In earlier days you would purchase little stick on photo corners to hold the photos in place. Mostly they would be arranged in a row, with maybe a caption underneath saying who was in the picture.

Later on there were the magnetic photo books. You’d peel back a clear film on the page, arrange your pictures on the sticky cardboard, then pull the filmy plastic back over them to protect them.

There were also books that had separate picture sized holders which you just slipped your photo into.

To me, that is a photo album.

Next we have scrapbooks. People have been scrapbooking for many years. It would consist of a purchased blank book, usually large, with paper pages. On these pages people glue in all types of things. These could and did include photos, but also souvenirs, mementos…something you wanted to save to remember. There could be bits of colored paper, cards, ticket stubs, newspaper clippings, and whatever the person felt like including in their book. It was a personal record of their interests and reflected their individual personality.

To me, that is a scrapbook.

Here is where it gets tricky, and the words seem to have switched places.

What people of today are calling ‘scrapbooking’ is by my reasoning, just a pretty, decorative photo album. Photos arranged on a page with some cute purchased thematic stickers or cutouts pleasing to the creator of the book.

What was once actual scrapbooking is now called a ‘smash book’. It’s the same as it always was, just using a different word.

When and why they switched, I don’t know. I have been doing the traditional scrapbooking since I was a kid. There were a few years that I didn’t glue anything into books, but I saved all my bits and pieces of items I would eventually use to fill them. When I did begin to do this, I found the words had changed as to which was which.

All words put aside, though, if you like doing pretty photo albums, or scrapbooks, or smash books, it is a wonderful and creative process. It is fun to look back at the pictures and remembrances that you saved, and for later generations to look at and have more of a sense of who you were at that time in history.

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***note, this was written on my other blog in December, 2013

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© 2017 BS

SpunoW – JUST JOT IT JANUARY 2017 – TINGLE

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SpunoW – Just Jot it January 2017 – Tingle

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 12th/17

Today the prompt word to use is ‘tingle’.

The Just Jot It January 12th prompt, brought to you by Tessa of the blog Always A Writer, is: “Tingle.” Use it any way you’re inspired to. And make sure you stop by and say hi to Tessa as well! Here’s her blog: https://finallyawriter.com/

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SpunoW

 

What do you think that means?

We were at the store yesterday, waiting to check out at the counter. You know how they have all the tempting candies stacked up by the register? Well, I kept looking at one, and it spelled SpunoW. I couldn’t figure out what kind of candy it was. Then, I got a little tingle of excitement, because I was thinking, yay, a new kind to try. Maybe it is made of marshmallow fluff or something. I finally picked it up to see. To my surprise, the package was turned upside down.  When I turned it right side up, it spelled the name of a regular candy I’ve seen many times. (it was in a different, larger package though).

So, turn the word SpunoW around and you get Mounds! haha I couldn’t stop giggling. 🙂

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photo found on Wikipedia

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© 2017 BS

SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2016 – WEEK 25

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2016 – WEEK 25 sywbanner

Time for another fun Share Your World post, with questions from Cee, and answers from me!

Find out how you can join in, and also see other’s entries by clicking below:

Share Your World – 2016 Week 25

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Q1…How many languages do you speak? 

I speak English. I know a few sentences and words in Spanish, German, Japanese, and French, such as basic hello, good-bye, thank you, and counting up to 10. I can also speak and understand pig-latin. 🙂

Q2…What are some words that just make you smile?

Ethereal, Aura, Peace, gargoyle (because I can never say it right…it sounds like gargle, glug, glug haha), gruesome, ephemera (because I love ephemera), and of course, ghost! 🙂

Q3…If you were the original architect of one existing building, which building would you select?

The Winchester Mystery House. This house has always fascinated me. It’s on the National Register of Historical Places, and is now also a tourist attraction, in San Jose, CA. Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester Rifle fame and fortune, had workmen work continuously building this house from 1884 until the time of her death, in 1922. She had consulted a psychic medium, who said she must build a house for all the spirits/ghosts of those killed by the Winchester rifles. This she did, and the house has lots of oddities inside. There are stairways and doors that lead nowhere, and many spider webs, and the number 13 designs, among other strange things. The house is classified as a Queen Anne Style Victorian, and is reputed to actually be haunted.

I couldn’t find a free to use picture of the house, but here is a link to the Wikipedia article about the house, and there are pictures. It is very interesting to read all that went into the building of this house. Here’s the link below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Mystery_House

If I could have been the architect of this house, I’d know all its secrets! 🙂

Q4…Would you rather have telepathy or telekinesis? 

Well, since I already do have a small ability to use telepathy/ESP, I think it would be fun to be able to make things move by using telekinesis. In fact, I’ve tried to do this quite a few times, by concentrating really hard on some object, trying to make it move. It was probably my imagination, but once I thought I made a ball roll across the floor…haha, actually less than an inch, but hey, I’ll claim it!

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So, that’s all the questions and answers for this week! Hope you enjoyed reading them. 🙂

Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS

 

A to Z Blog Challenge … Letter C

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DAFFY DEFINITIONS

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Daffy Definition = camerlengo – Instructions in how to operate a camera, written in camera lingo terms, so they are easily understood.

Sentence = In order to understand her new camera’s functions, she had to refer to the camerlengo that was included in the package.

Real Definition = A cardinal who heads the Apostolic Camera.

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Daffy Definition = concatenate/concatenation – A newly formed country, ruled by cats.

Sentence = Due to the prevalence of cats on the internet, by special decree, we hereby dub all cats citizens of this new country, to be named Concatenation.

Real Definition = To link together in a series or chain; linked together.

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Daffy Definition = camion – To wear camouflage; the opposite of cami-off.

Sentence = During basic training, all troops must learn about camouflage uniforms, beginning with when to put their camion, and when to take it off.

Real Definition = A motor truck, or bus.

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