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Monday, February 2, 2009

Morning Musings and Belated Sunday Stuph ...

Make Time for Small Reflections
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Adopt A Word

At Rubbish by Roan I learned about Save the Words and adopted one of my own. She explained as follows:
Visiting Jonna's blog yesterday and True Colors today, I discovered both have adopted soon to be extinct words. I decided to adopt my own. If you want to adopt a word, visit this site Save the Words, it's a subsidiary of the Oxford University Press that publishes the Oxford Dictionaries.

The following I quote from Poopsie Blue:
"Each year hundreds of words are dropped from dictionaries.
Old words, wise words, hard working words.
Words that once lived meaningful lives, but now lie abandoned & forgotten."
The idea is to help save these lost words for future generations by bringing them back into currant usage. There is a wealth of words literally crying out on the site for you to choose from.
So for your information, TANTUPLE is an adjective that means 'multiplied by the same number' ... as in: By adopting and using old words in conversation & spreading the word, we can tantuple the effect of Save the Words.

This is my 43rdMisty Dawn started the meme and explains the rules here.
Buster comes to visit Molly

Remember the little lost Beagle Pup
who came through a hole in the fence to visit?

Here's Buster now!
Click to 'embiggen' for better viewing & for others
participating in Camera Critters this week.

This is the 314th issue of ...
I'm participating for the 42nd time today
How about you?

What comes to YOUR mind?
If you'd like to play here, copy and paste the clues in comments along with your responses ... or post on your blog and let me know so I can visit ;--)

I say ... and you think ... ?

  1. Take :: "it easy ... don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy." (Can't you hear the Eagles singing this one???)
  2. 350 :: Global Warming Animation - explaining how & why reduce carbon emissions
  3. Stand :: one of my favorite Stephen King books
  4. Raspberry :: Loganberry ... Ollalaberry ... Strawberry ... Boysenberry
  5. Turnstile :: entry gate
  6. Infomercial :: something I try to avoid at all costs
  7. Dejected :: downcast or disappointed ... discouraged
  8. What’s the word? :: tantuple ;--)
  9. Awestruck :: amazed
  10. Smashed :: potatoes
Your turn: I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Take ::
  2. 350 ::
  3. Stand ::
  4. Raspberry ::
  5. Turnstile ::
  6. Infomercial ::
  7. Dejected ::
  8. What’s the word? ::
  9. Awestruck ::
  10. Smashed ::
Click for others muttering this week.
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Thought for Today
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
Will Durant


Martha said...

Just stopping by to say hello! The pictures are so cute! Hope all has been well in your world. I'll be back to regular blogging sooner or later! I sure do miss everyone! Take care - until next time :-)

Betty said...

I enjoyed the pictures of Molly and Buster. It seems Buster has really grown.

I also enjoyed reading your 'I think you say' meme. Good answers.

Sandee said...

1. Take :: A hike
2. 350 :: Heavy
3. Stand :: Rise
4. Raspberry :: Tart
5. Turnstile :: Entry/Exit
6. Infomercial :: Ad
7. Dejected :: Down
8. What’s the word? :: Thunderbird
9. Awestruck :: Stunned
10. Smashed :: Loaded

I hope Molly and Buster had a great time together.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Pamela said...

1. Take ::two
2. 350 :: preheat
3. Stand ::back
4. Raspberry ::swirl
5. Turnstile ::the fair
6. Infomercial ::Suzanne Summers
7. Dejected :: Dog-eyed
8. What’s the word? :: brain fart
9. Awestruck :: speechless
10. Smashed :: pumpkins (at Halloween)

I think I need to adopt a word. tantuple never heard of it before. I bet my dad would have known what it was

Anonymous said...

1. Take :: One down and pass it around, 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

2. 350 :: books I want to read

3. Stand :: by me

4. Raspberry :: Sherbet

5. Turnstile :: Subway

6. Infomercial :: Billy Mays here

7. Dejected :: rejected

8. What’s the word? :: right on

9. Awestruck :: Starstruck

10. Smashed :: pumpkins

Karen said...

The fact that words are "dropped" each year is something I knew and forgot...I need to go check that out!

350::Meaningless to me
Raspberry::Mark's fave
What's the word?::It's on the tip of my tongue.

Now back to read yours!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

What a neat puppy, we always had Beagles.

Take :: Two
350 :: 201 + 149
Stand :: up and shout
Raspberry :: sherbert
Turnstile :: entrance
Infomercial :: what are you selling
Dejected :: easy in to be in the Winter
What’s the word? :: snow
Awestruck :: Pittsburgh Steelers
Smashed :: up

i beati said...

Buster rocks

Akelamalu said...

Buster's a handsome dog!

Carole Burant said...

I'll have to go check out that site "Save the Words", sounds interesting:-)

I loved seeing the pictures of Buster and Molly...he sure has grown into a gorgeous dog! I love Beagles, I think they're so sweet looking.

Here's my answers...

1. Take :: a break
2. 350 :: pounds
3. Stand :: tall
4. Raspberry :: parfait
5. Turnstile :: yikes
6. Infomercial :: boring
7. Dejected :: sad
8. What’s the word? :: whatyamacallit
9. Awestruck :: amazed
10. Smashed :: to smitherines

maryt/theteach said...

I like that word - tantuple! Storyteller, I have an award for you at my blog - stop by and see! :)

Mom Knows Everything said...

1. Take :: and give
2. 350 :: degrees
3. Stand :: up straight
4. Raspberry :: yummy
5. Turnstile :: toll bridge
6. Infomercial :: boring
7. Dejected :: rejected
8. What’s the word? :: huh
9. Awestruck :: WOW
10. Smashed :: broken

Joyce said...

Good Morning, Storyteller,

Maybe I'll try 'adopting' a word, too. Sounds interesting!

Here are my 'mutterings':
1. Take :: five
2. 350 :: Hmm...I want it to be 360 so I can say 'degrees in a circle.' :P
3. Stand :: up for what's right
4. Raspberry :: jam
5. Turnstile :: old-fashioned
6. Infomercial :: quick-speak
7. Dejected :: downcast
8. What’s the word? :: I say that too often. Maybe it's part of the C-nile virus!
9. Awestruck :: Some folks amaze me with their talent and accomplishments.
10. Smashed :: I thought of the musician Smash Mouth. Guess that tells you I have teenagers.

Anonymous said...

Your turn: I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Take ::part
2. 350 ::A/C 350 on CNN
3. Stand ::Up for yourself
4. Raspberry ::jam
5. Turnstile ::New York
6. Infomercial ::late night
7. Dejected ::dating
8. What’s the word? ::You know that thing
9. Awestruck ::Cher
10. Smashed ::mailbox

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