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October 02, 2005

Word of the Week

This week's word is in honor of the reason us guest bloggers are here! Usually Sissy picks a polysyllabic and obscure word. The only knowledge that may come from this week's word are other bloggers related adventures, allegory, anecdote, apologue, article, chestnut, chronicle, description, drama, epic, fable, fairy tale, fantasy, feature, fiction, folktale, gag, legend, memoir, myth, narration, narrative, non-fiction, novel, old saw, parable, potboiler, recital, record, relation, report, romance, saga, scoop, sequel, serial, spiel, tale, tragedy, version, or yarn. OK, I could have just said story, but what fun would that be?

If you use the Word of the Week in a post this week, be sure to link back to this post, leave a comment or email me at procheinamy(at)gmail.


v. re·lo·cat·ed, re·lo·cat·ing, re·lo·cates
v. tr.

To move to or establish in a new place: relocated the business.

v. intr.
To become established in a new residence of place of business: relocated in Texas*.

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August 07, 2005

Word of the Week #14


small beer \SMAWL-BEER\ noun

1 : weak or inferior beer
*2 : something of small importance : trivia

Example sentence:
The player was fined $10,000 by the league for his comments about the opposing pitcher, but that's small beer when you consider his $15 million salary.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

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Linky Lovin' XIII

This week's word was calumny. I gave ya'll two weeks to accomplish this one. Let's see how ya did...

T1G of Drunken Wisdom gave his usual drunken definition in the comments. I think he may have made an honest attempt at following the rules and using it in a post...but no trackback, and it's been two weeks, so he gets an honorable mention :)

Ogre found a use for the word when asking, "How will the left NOT attack Supreme Court nominee John Roberts?"

Even Blog Bruncle Contagion was able to use this weeks word when explaining that there is nothing wrong with being a blogger. Finally, his therapy his paying off!

Since it's been two weeks since the last Word of the Week...I'm not sure if anyone else was able to use it and just didn't trackback. So if you did, my apologies....blame my job!

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July 24, 2005

Word of the Week #13


calumny \KAL-um-nee\ noun

1 : a misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation
2 : the act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation

Example sentence:
"The idea that computer games make children socially awkward adults is a preposterous calumny," sputtered Ted.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

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» Ogre's Politics & Views links with: John Roberts vs. The Left

Linky Lovin' XII

This week's word was demarcate.

That 1 Guy looked up this week's word in the Redneck dictionary and gave us an example sentence of "When in need of supplies, one usually goes to demarcate." But then used it in it's true form in Death of an Artist.

Bou will not tolerate her kids wearing dirty clothes. My solution? But the kids duplicates :)

Prochein Amy was able to write a whole post with this week's word. She get's bonus points!

Oh, you didn't know I was taking score huh?!

Now that I have my desk up, I have a "Blog Notebook" just to write myself a note whenever I see someone use the Word of the Week that has not seen Harvey's Trackback Tips.

Hmmm, what word should I choose for this week?

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July 17, 2005

Word of the Week #12


demarcate \dih-MAR-kayt\ verb

1 : to mark the limits of : delimit
2 : to set apart : separate

Example sentence:
The large map on the wall of campaign headquarters was marked with red lines demarcating all of the voting districts in the city.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

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» Boudicca's Voice links with: He's The Man
» Drunken Wisdom links with: Death of an Artist

Linky Lovin' XI

This week's word was turophile. I was interested in how this one could be used.

T1G thought that turophile was "someone who loved cheese. Especially swiss" in the comments. And THIS is why I continue to do the Word of the Week!

Harvey slipped his usage of this week's word in guessing what LeeAnn would want for a prize if she was my 10,000 hit on the sitemeter.

VW is having issues in our friendly weight loss competition, constantly being faced with cheese by the kids!

David wrote a poem about cheese, the French and their stench!

I'm sure everyone feels just so much smarter after this word. Let's see what I can find for this week!

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July 10, 2005

Word of the Week #11


turophile \TOOR-uh-fyle\ noun

: a connoisseur of cheese : a cheese fancier

Example sentence:
The new store is a turophile's heaven, offering more than 2,000 varieties of cheese.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

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» Bad Example links with: I WONDER WHAT THE PRIZE WILL BE?
» One Happy Dog Speaks links with: 149.2
» third world county links with: It's a stinky post, but mine own

Linky Lovin' X

This week's word was unctuous. I figured we have all met someone like this, so it was appropriate.

Blog sis VW may seem unctuous in her attempt to beat Bou in the competition. It's getting brutal out there ;-)

Triticale found a new way to use the words in my comments.

Blog Bruncle Contagion uses this week's word to describe his blog-pa. He was the outcast of the blogmeet...go give him some love!

Blog Uncle That 1 Guy had a run in with the law. No insurance card, no drivers license. The only thing he could hand the officer was a beer. Go see what happened!

That's all for this week! Blog reading has been light this week so if I missed you, speak up!

Thanks to those who participated this week! Ahh, the love of the family!

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July 03, 2005

Word of the Week #10


unctuous \UNK-chuh-wus\ adjective

: revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality

Example sentence:
The unctuous man in the bar tried every cheap pickup line in the book, but Angela was not impressed.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

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» One Happy Dog Speaks links with: Odd Items
» Miasmatic Review links with: Not an average Wednesday night

Linky Lovin' IX

This week's word was cocooning: the practice of spending leisure time at home in preference to going out.

Well, if the word "preference" wasn't in the definition, cocooning would describe my life!

I figured Bou would like this one. She says you do this when you have kids.

My blog mom's the only one who loves me :-( She was the only one that found cocooning appropriate for this week. (However, we all do know my record for missing speak up if so)

So this week's gotta be good. REALLY GOOD!!

Excuse me while I go on the hunt!

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June 26, 2005

Word of the Week #9


cocooning \kuh-KOON-ing\ noun

: the practice of spending leisure time at home in preference to going out

Example sentence:
"The current trend toward cocooning has been very good for our business," noted the owner of Marvin's Hot Tubs at a recent home show.

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Linky Lovin' VIII

It's been 8 weeks and the Word of the Week is still going strong!

Let's take a look at how we were all able to use hegira this past week.

Harvey was "undergoing an employment-related hegira" and found this week's word suitable. Go check out his employment update.

David talks about who he'd like to make a hejira to escape "persecution"...

Bou uses this week word in her synopsis of the 25 Word Challenge.

Contagion gives us his excuse for posting quizzes.

VW need's a vacation every once in a while.

ArmyWifeToddlerMom went from having fun with Dash and Pink Ninja in the makeshift waterpark to running to safety from the wasp.

And I'm a dork and missed this one.

Michele of Letters from NYC brings us along for her ride from one job to another. All I can say Michele is, DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE!!

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June 19, 2005

Word of the Week #8


hegira \hih-JYE-ruh\ noun

: a journey especially when undertaken to escape from a dangerous or undesirable situation : exodus

Example sentence:
To escape the lowering clouds of impending war, Grandmother's family embarked on a hegira that would carry them far from their native soil.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

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Linky Lovin' VII

The past 2 week's word ('cause I'm a loser and forgot about my own Word of the Week), was cat's-paw.

I was pretty much boycotted on this one. And I admit, IT SUCKED! I didn't get a good selection to pick from for that week.

But let's give some acknowledgement to those who were able to use it!

ArmyWife, first to use the word, had many tomatoes thrown at her with her bad pun, "Sharif don't like it. Rock the Cat's Paw, Rock the Cat's Paw". I love it!

David of third world county was able to go over my head, talking about Osama bin Laden's cat's-paw scores yet another big propaganda coup for al Qaeda.

I was on vacation for this part of Word of the Week, so I may have missed some people as my blog surfing was minimized! I think Blogmom Bou is a little miffed that I chose such a crappy word. This week will be better, I promise!

As always, if I missed anyone, let me know! However, I doubt it with a word like "cat's-paw"! :)

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June 15, 2005

Word of the Week Screw Up

Wow, my vacation totally screwed me up. I didn't do a Word of the Week or some Linky Lovin' on Sunday. Damn!

So, here are 3 more days to use this week's (and last week's) Word of the Week.

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June 05, 2005

Word of the Week #7


cat's-paw \KATS-PAW\ noun

1 : light air that ruffles the surface of the water in irregular patches during a calm
*2: one used by another as a tool : dupe
3 : a hitch knot formed with two eyes for attaching a line to a hook

Example sentence:
Andy was the one who was caught playing the prank, but he was just a cat's-paw for Lenny, who dared him to do it.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

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Linky Lovin' VI

Aperçu was this week's Word of the Week

This week was a slow one. I think it was because everyone refused to use a "french" word! I wasn't around this week as much as I would like to have supported the Word of the Week or browse blogs for their use of the word for people that still lack the capability of doing trackbacks to make my life easier :)

David of Third World County remembered his college French to use this week's word in his Approach to Assimilating the French into the Ozarkian Borg: a brief outline of the basic principles"

Mama Bou has used the word captioning a picture of her son so well dressed.

Sis VW explains how she butchers words, including this weeks word.

Bruncle Contagion explains his challenges of many decisions in re-enacting.

Ok, I promise, no more French!

This week's word will be fun! And again, if I've missed anyone, send me a note....I'll be back to regularly scheduled blog reading in about a week!

UPDATE: I'm a Moron! Here's one more!

Michele from Letters from NYC actually speaks and understand French. So she was able to use this week's word with ease when posting on friendships.

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May 29, 2005

Word of the Week #6


aperçu \ap-er-SOO\ noun

1 : a brief survey or sketch : outline
*2 : an immediate impression; especially : insight

Example sentence:
He holds the reader's attention with his artful essays woven with entertaining anecdotes and wry aperçus.

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Linky Lovin' V

Zaftig was this week's Word of the Week.

I knew this word would be easy to use as Bou, VW, Amy and I are all still fighting our zaftigness.

And Bou did not dissapoint. She thinks she's zaftig and not svelte on this week's Competition report.

Contagion was putting a complicated toy together that needed muscles and realized his wife, who definitely does not have a zaftig build, was not as much help as he would have liked.

David tells the story of Kermit the Frog anticipating his zaftig date. Funny story!

Aris_Ravencroft used it one last time before he leaves for Boot Camp, in the comments. He mentions he was once zaftig and now, after 13 weeks, is not and heading to be Marine fit. Good luck!!

Little Joe writes a great filthy lie AND uses the Word of the Week in Evil Glenn vs. Writers Block - Filthy Lie.

And Mark let's us know in the comments that in German, zaftig means "juicy". Don't let Harvey get a hold of this word!

I haven't been able to keep up with the blogroll as much this week due to my vacation and connecting to the blogosphere via a Sprint PCS Connection Card...faster than my mom's computer and she HAS cable internet. Why do I get the feeling I will be fixing her computer while I'm here?

So, if I missed your use of the Word of the Week, leave your link in the comments and I'll make sure it's posted!

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Bloggers I've Met

Spurs* & Napster*
Tammi* & her pup Cody
Harvey* & TNT
That 1 Guy*
Little Joe

*Did a shot with me :)
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