Monday, June 22, 2009

Play Time!

by Annette Dashofy

Gina was supposed to blog today, but has been under the weather, so I'm jumping in to fill the void. I thought we'd spend Monday playing a word game. We all love words, right? Just like we hate those word verifications we have to deal with when commenting. Except today, we're going to have fun with them.

Here's the deal. Click on post a comment and tell us what your word verification is. Then make up a definition for it. We've all done this from time to time anyway. We might create a new language out of it. If we were sci-fi/fantasy writers instead of crime writers, we might REALLY get some use out of it. However, in our case, we might just get a few laughs.

Ready? Set? GO!


Annette said...

Okay, I'm beginning the game. My word verification is erness: a really serious misspeller? Or maybe the male version of Loch Ness' Nessie?

I didn't say this was going to be easy.

Joyce said...

I think I'm in trouble. My word is slysm.

S&M on the sly? But then, isn't is always???

Um, I think I'll try another word.

Joyce said...

Okay, this is a much safer word: citte.

Citte is the urban form of city, as in "I'm goin' down to the sit-eh."

Or maybe it's the French version of sit.

Annette said...

The word verification gods are not being kind today, are they, Joyce?

And the fun is you can always roll the dice again and see what else comes up.

This time it's doslude. Hmmm. Spanish for double the attitude?

Annette said...

Oh! A good one popped up!

Eatimes: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner!

Patg said...

Grobseri-A food server in the ancient temples of Egypt where eating depended on donations. It is believed that the slang word 'grub' then 'gruel' evolved from when time were spare.

Annette said...

Excellent one, Pat! Good job!

wineel: one of the sounds a horse makes--a cross between a whinny and a squeal.

Dana King said...

Meanwhile, mine is so easy it's cheating: kingent. A gentlemanly king. As are we all. :-)

Joyce said...

I'm not touching this one: pregroa.

Jennie Bentley said...

wagra. Viagra for dogs?

Annette said...

Aw, com'mon, Joyce. I never took you for a whimp!

Finally, an easy one...

alcoma: what you fall into after a night of heavy drinking, short for alcohol coma.

Krista said...

This if fun! Great idea Annette.


When the scrambling crowd shoves you from behind, like when you're boarding a subway car.

queenofmean said...

Mine is 'roosit'. I'm thinking it's where the rooster sits ??

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Oh, too funny! Mine is hessrvil.
A variation on a hissing boll weevil?

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