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Offline Justric

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #375 on: November 17, 2018, 06:16:29 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

susurrous
adjective soo-SUR-us

Definition
: full of whispering sounds

Tiffany Aching approves...

Offline Flower

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #376 on: November 20, 2018, 12:53:32 AM »
I enjoyed your contribution, Mirrah. :)

Also...

Did You Know?

English speakers borrowed par force from Anglo-French in the 14th century. Par meant "by" (from Latin per) and the Anglo-French word force had the same meaning as its English equivalent, which was already in use by then. At first, perforce meant quite literally "by physical coercion." That meaning is no longer used today, but it was still prevalent in William Shakespeare's lifetime (1564-1616). "He rush'd into my house and took perforce my ring away," wrote the Bard in The Comedy of Errors. The "by force of circumstances" sense of perforce had also come into use by Shakespeare's day. In Henry IV, Part 2, we find "... your health; the which, if you give o'er to stormy passion, must perforce decay."
« Last Edit: November 20, 2018, 01:15:49 AM by Flower »

Offline Justric

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #377 on: November 25, 2018, 09:38:49 PM »
https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=264702.msg14531644#msg14531644

Hey, glad to have you with us, KarterKicks!  And your bit wasn't dumb at all, never fear!

Offline Flower

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #378 on: November 26, 2018, 05:39:42 PM »
Did You Know?

Did you expect quirk to be a noun meaning "a peculiarity of action or behavior"? If so, you're probably not alone; the "peculiarity" sense of the noun quirk is commonly known and has been a part of our language since the 17th century. But quirk has long worn other hats in English, too. The sense meaning "a curve, turn, or twist" has named everything from curving pen marks on paper (i.e., flourishes) to witty turns of phrase to the vagaries or twists of fate. In contemporary English, the verb quirk can be used in referring to facial expressions, especially those that involve crooked smiles or furrowed eyebrows.

Offline KarterKicks

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #379 on: November 26, 2018, 08:03:02 PM »
https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=264702.msg14531644#msg14531644

Hey, glad to have you with us, KarterKicks!  And your bit wasn't dumb at all, never fear!
Thank you! I'm not super confident in my writing yet, so I often qualify it. So Thanks for the validation, I really appreciate it!

Offline Justric

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #380 on: November 28, 2018, 05:34:02 PM »
Sorry on the delay, folks. Crazy old day, lemme tell you!

Offline Justric

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #381 on: November 29, 2018, 05:35:40 AM »
Did You Know?

C├ęsar Ritz (1850-1918) earned worldwide renown for the luxurious hotels bearing his name in London and Paris. (The Ritz-Carlton hotel company is a contemporary descendant of these enterprises.) Although they were by no means the first to cater to high-end clients, Ritz's hotels quickly earned reputations as symbols of opulence. F. Scott Fitzgerald, a writer who often focused on the fashionably wealthy, titled one of his short stories "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," and the phrase "to put on the ritz" means "to indulge in ostentatious display." The adjective ritzy, describing either something fancy or stylish, or the haughty attitudes of the wealthy elite, first checked into the English language in 1920.

Online Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #382 on: November 30, 2018, 11:35:15 AM »
I reaaally need to thank World of Warcraft for saving my Naga mini challenge for Ewrimo :P

Offline Justric

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #383 on: December 01, 2018, 08:47:03 PM »


Greetings, all!

As you may or may not have noticed, Word of the Day has been... quiet. Slowing down. Inert. We're just not attracting much in the way of new blood or regular contributions outside of a select (if marvelous) few. And believe it or not, it takes a lot of work to keep these sorts of projects going! So the mentoring team will be shutting this challenge down at the end of this December...

... and relaunch it as a new project to coincide with the New Year!! 

Yes, a new challenge for Word of the Day, with revisions, reformatting, and re-... erm... re-something or other. So if you want to complete this challenge and/or earn one of the current Word of the Day badges, you've got 31 days to do it! Definitely doable, trust me!

The team wants to thank everyone who has contributed over the duration, especially our long-term contributors who have stayed with us WAAAAAAY past the ten posts required for the challenge!  You were all awesome, and we hope to see you in the new version come January!

As a final blow out to the challenge, this month we'll be adding a bit of musical inspiration to the daily offerings. You can submit an entry inspired by either the Word of the Day, that day's bit of audial inspiration, or both!!  There will be some old winter holiday favorites as well as a few "lesser known hits" to choose from.

We hope you've all enjoyed yourselves with this challenge, and stay tuned in for upcoming announcements on the NEW AND IMPROVED Word of the Day challenge to come!!


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Offline Sain

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #385 on: December 21, 2018, 10:54:13 AM »
Haha! Brilliant Mirrah ;D

Offline Eva

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #386 on: December 27, 2018, 08:24:45 PM »
(I got a good idea.  I'm sorry if I get carried away.)

(I am so, so sorry.  I just got this idea in my head and got carried away!  Please let me know if I should have put this somewhere else.)

Armphid, I just wanted to say that I thought your story was great!  I was quickly sucked in and held until the end.  I really like how you mixed sweet and weird and did so with a well balanced hand.  I particularly enjoyed this line, "Her eyes were the bright gray of a knife's edge".  Very evocative and altogether well done.  I look forward to seeing what else you do here on E.

Offline Justric

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #387 on: December 28, 2018, 09:58:26 AM »
Armphid, that was exquisitely done!

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Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #388 on: December 29, 2018, 10:28:39 AM »
Thank you very much!  :-[  It was a lot of fun to do.

Offline Flower

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #389 on: December 31, 2018, 07:23:41 AM »
Here's the last word of the day for this WOTD thread! We hope you enjoy the new WOTD. Have a safe holiday. :)

Online Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #390 on: December 31, 2018, 07:29:29 AM »
It's been great! Happy New Year everyone~

Offline Justric

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #391 on: January 01, 2019, 06:54:29 AM »
We'll be leaving this up for about a week to give people time to reply to the last couple of words.

Thanks for playing, everyone!!

While I'm at it, I did promise a relaunch, and here it is:  https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=298384.0  Not much has changed, but we wanted to try and get members and newbies to mingle a bit more and add a little something extra to the challenge.