26 April 2012

"Say What?" Giveaway Part Two...


Finally 'Part Two' of the "Word of the Week" giveaway is here!
I had so much fun reading through your words and comments and can't wait to see what you do next.
There was such a terrific range of words [some real, some imaginative] and I'm thrilled to bits with the effort that everyone put into not only adding their own, but also taking the time to read through other people's selections.

I know that lots of my readers are 'wordy' types and hope that you enjoy the next part of the giveaway.
Here's how you can earn bonus entry points.....

1. Select a line of words from one of the lists below

2. Write the page number of the list so that I can easily check your selection

3. Create a sentence using the words on that line, putting them in "inverted commas" so that they pop out

Here's an example:

1.  When the detective enquired about the cause of the crack in the "celadon" vase, it came as no surprise that Emelio tried to "squirrel" his way out of any blame using his "rakish" charm.

I've mixed up most of your entries and you can choose a line that includes one of your 'favourites' or go out on a limb and select words nominated by someone else.

You may enter as many times as you like [ie: write as many sentences as you like] but please be sure to send them as separate comments.

If you share this part of the giveaway on FB, Twitter, Google+ or your blog, let me know in a separate comment for one extra entry for each.

Every comment in this part of the giveaway receives TWO ENTRIES into 'the hat' - yep, that's double rewards for your extra effort!

I will be keeping this open until  Wednesday 9th May {12 PM AEST} and announcing the winner on Friday 11th.

I hope you enjoy playing with these fabulous words as much as I have and can't wait to read your entries.

So without further ado, here are the lists....


69 comments:

  1. Oooooh fun but I may not be back for a day or two as I work on my sentence!!!!!

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    1. Now that's something for me to look forward to! x

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  2. Wow! They look so yummy!
    Lots of new words for me to know! I love new words to add to my vocabularies.

    Knowing new words, even If I don't get to use them everyday or not brave enough to use them, just to know what they mean is so rewarding. Specially from an asian like me whose english is my second language.

    And when I hear to other people conversations those new words in my mind it so exhilarating to know what they are talking about. Even if I am not part of the conversation.

    And now, got to do my thinking cap now for sentences!

    Thank you Felicity : ) Ning x

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    1. You're a gem Ning and I can't wait to read what you come up with! x

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  3. 4. Now how to get rid of all that "pesky" melted "chocolate" that had accumulated in the driver's seat over that long "roadtrip"...

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    1. Experience or fantasy Liene - I wonder?
      Great sentence, so glad to have your extra entries in the 'hat'. x

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  4. My brain just exploded. You are always so inspiring. N x

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    1. You gave me a great giggle Naomi - thank you! xx

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  5. A bit on the morbid side but #3. The "reciprocity" of our "pestiforous" condition will likely leave both of us in a "deciduous" state.

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    1. ...but you still made me giggle!

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    2. Hi Michael,Sorry I did not get the meaning of word 'deciduous' in this context. Can you please explain?
      My Merriam-webster dictionary defines 'deciduous' as following:
      Deciduous
      1 : falling off or shed seasonally or at a certain stage of development in the life cycle *deciduous leaves* *deciduous scales*
      2 a : having deciduous parts *maples, birches, and other deciduous trees* b : having the dominant plants deciduous *a deciduous forest*
      3 : EPHEMERAL

      Thanks

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  6. Turns out Heidi's no longed mesmerised by Seal's blubber gusset

    OMG I'm sorry. Unforgivable. But every time I see those word in a line together... it's like giggling in church, I can't stop!

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    1. I've read this at least ten times and every time I have get a big laugh - thank you for sharing this gift - you're a crackup!
      xx

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    2. I just read this again and you've brightened my afternoon - words are powerful! Thank you x

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  7. 1. Down in a enchanted "gully" lives a "naughty" "squirrel" who wanders around wearing its "rakish" "kimono" gathering "delectable" nuts for "ineffable" lovely high tea party that she's preparing for her "foxy" squirrel friends.

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  8. Although he was really quite 'delectable' the bone of 'contention' was beginning to become 'insurmountable' so she left to accept another's invitation.
    It was dinner in the 'gully' with the towns bad boy and it was incredibly 'naughty' of
    her to go there when she was wearing that sexy scarlet 'kimono' with its split up the thigh.....to be continued

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  9. On arrival she was surprised to see that he was dressed in a rather loud 'herringbone' suit, alas it did not disguise the fact that he was, and always would be, a member of the 'boboisie' set but he had chosen it with such care just to please this 'foxy' lady!
    He carefully guided her past the 'cow chips' to seat her at the picnic table where a large white bowl of 'slumgullion' sat waiting with a serving of 'poutine' on the side.
    The acceptance had been a moment of sheer whimsy but she had an immediate epiphany....this was where she was meant to be...she could always get rid of the suit and 'zhushy' him up to fit in with her friends.....

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  10. These thoughts were consuming her as they returned to his home, until she heard the 'mellifluous' tones of his Father's voice..she knew he was an absolute hedonist but as they entered the room she was shocked and terrified to discover he was also a cockatrice!!!!!!!

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    1. Jules - you truly astound me!
      This series was fantastic and I love that you broke it up into smaller sections - not just because it gives you extra entries!

      I hope that you are seriously pursuing writing to share with others in a published form, you have a gift my friend.
      xx

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  11. Feeling naughty, I drapped my new kimono with freakish herringbone designs over my shoulders. A quick glance in the mirror confirmed my foxy and ineffable charm. Perhaps this sentiment was a result of my booboisie background. I eventually arrived at city hall to listen to the usual gobbledygook from developers who feel their galumptious presentations will win approval.

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    1. Gotta say, I wasn't expecting the first line from you Daniel but am delighted with the whole phrase.
      Happy weekend my friend.

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  12. She was walking through the "gully," naughty thoughts swarming through her head, when she tripped on the bow that held up her "kimono" and it all came undone.

    Have you heard of the story of the clothes washing man (dhobi) raped a woman from a mental asylum? "Washer screws nut and bolts."

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    1. That was 1, by the way... :)

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    2. Nice one Lizzie - we have a similar joke in Australia featuring wombats!

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  13. ""Crikey", this better work!" said the "smitten" which as she brewed her "magical" love potion. pg 3.

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    1. Now that's a line I would never have chosen - how clever you are!

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  14. This is another entry for number one group of words and a continuation of the story of "Miss Little Lily Smith's High Tea Party"

    1. When she had gathered enough nuts, Miss little Lily went back to her charming little cottage and plan a brilliant "contention" of placing her scrumptious honey glazed nuts in the special "rakish" "celadon" china that she inherited from her granny Smith as a centre piece on the table.

    To be continue……..

    Ning x : )

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  15. I bought some decadent 'chocolate' for our country 'roadtrip', but upon opening the picnic hamper, I discovered that some 'pesky' ants had availed themselves to our treat.

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  16. Living amongst the compost-rich 'mud-lucious' garden soil, you will find the shiny black 'darkling' beetle, whose scientific name escapes me - it is all 'gobbledygook' to me.

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    1. This is fabulous Sandi - and SO you!
      x

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  17. The minute he saw her "voluptuous"figure he was smitten and suddenly parts of him were more "perpendicular" than before...the only answer was immediate seduction and lots of "boisterous" activity.

    (page 3. the naughty version)

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    1. Hee Ally saucy how can I compete :)

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    2. Naughty but fabulous - love the use of perpendicular [clever pun intended no doubt]!

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  18. #3 My "lovely" daughter sophie is so "smitten" with one direction lets hope she dosn't "blubber" at there concert.

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    1. We have one of those in our home too.
      Perhaps the girls will be at the same concert and we can go for a drink whilst the blubbering is happening!

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  19. It really was a 'stupendous' mistake to think, believe, and especially to say out loud 'I love you', but at that moment, she forgot about the 'oceanic' sea, and the fish that was still out there waiting for her.

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    1. This is brilliant Shelley - it truly encapsulates the feeling of being smitten.
      xx

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  20. You are a VERY CLEVER lot and I have to thank you for the gifts that you've shared here - I've been overwhelmed by your responses.....keep them coming & spread the word!

    xx

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  21. Chasing the "pesky" "noodle" around the bowl with chopsticks, she drew upon all her "courage" as she dipped it in the hot "chocolate" sauce as the "love" filled eyes of her beloved watched on she swallowed with a shudder and was surprised to taste a "quirky" yet "luscious" flavour.

    No.4

    That was fun :)

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    1. ....and I enjoyed reading it - you had me anticipating her response...not sure mine would have been so favourable/flavourable!
      x

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  22. Meanwhile her 'lovely' 'foxy' friends started to arrive with their 'delectable' sweet treats contributions. Miss Delicate Cate brought a 'chocolate' 'mud-luscious' cake, Miss Dainty Dianne has a sponge cake and Miss Petite Peta holding her basket adorned with delicate 'gusset' full of fresh scones with jam and cream.

    Miss Little Lily welcomed and guided them through to her favourite 'haven' her colourful garden full of sweet blooms with birds chirping away on the background with 'mellifluous' melodies.

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  23. Upon sitting, Miss Delicate Cate accidentally spilled some chocolate icing to her 'lovely' frock'. She had a sudden 'darkling' 'unsurmountable' forlorn look upon her face and almost want to 'blubber' when she saw the stain on her intricately laced 'frock'.

    But "don't be worry" Miss Little Lily exclaimed. I have the 'chlorine' to wash away the stain!

    Miss Delicate Cate responded and said "I LOVE YOU" but no thank you! Water and soap will just do the trick!

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  24. The accident created a 'boisterous' activity among the girls. "That 'pesky' 'chocolate' stain is so 'pestiferous'! Said Miss Petite Peta.

    The situation is getting a little bit 'indomitable' and this when Miss Little Lily, the 'Maven' had a 'canny' idea and gave Miss Delicate Cate a sweet smelling bouquet of flowers and told her 'crickey!' "don't be worry, your 'frock' will be okay. And from that moment, Miss Delicate Cate had 'chipper' smile on her face and said, "Thank you my dear friend!"

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  25. And so they all sat down and enjoyed the 'galumptious' amount of sweet 'luscious' treats they have on the table.

    And everyone agreed that they had the most 'stupendous' and 'divine' high tea party ever had! They all said thank you to Miss Little Lily and gave her hugs and kisses to show their 'love' to her.

    Miss Delicate Cate stand up and gave a speech and said "in behalf of Miss Dainty Dianne and Miss Petite Peta, we would like to say thank you for having us and sorry about the 'baldedash' scene I created earlier. "You, Miss Little Lily never fades to 'mesmerise' us because you kind 'soul' and 'affable' and friendly positive look in Life!

    And the other two Misses said, hear! hear! to Miss Little Lily!

    In response, Miss Little Lily just simple said, "Thank you my dear friends!"

    And they all hugged each other and said "I LOVE YOU" my dearest dearest friends!

    The End!

    P.S.

    I know there is a lot of grammars errors here but I really enjoyed making this story. Thank you, Miss Felicity! Ning x ; )

    And they all hugged each other and said

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  26. Hi Felicity..great to see you up to your word games and having fun, even with work on your mind. Maybe I'll be around more quite soon to have a go with you. I hope you'll have a great week!

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    1. Hey Carol, terrific to see you here, I hope you can play along soon. x

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  27. Love your makeover Felicity, I know what you mean about getting 'bogged' down with just keeping up with 'life' I think I did 2 posts in 2 months UGGH... best intentions though... now off to explore your new interactive site, I have to tell you, your blog is always a beautiful oasis to visit & read, both your posts & the wonderful comments of your clever visitors (& no I DON'T mean me LOL)!!

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    1. Hey gigglemaker - thank you for all the lovely comments you leave, you really do add lustre to my day.
      x

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  28. (3) Felicity was feeling quite 'chipper' about her recent purchase of a gorgeous 'frock' and being such a 'canny' shopper, she was able to buy shoes and a new handbag too with the money she had saved.
    What a great job objectsofwhimsy did.

    Thanks for the reminder!!!

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    1. Have you had your spies out? I actually did purchase a gorgeous new silk frock and pair of shoes on Saturday at a wonderful price....not sure why I didn't find a handbag though!

      Totally agree with you on OOW's contribution.

      Happy day!

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  29. Felicity thank you for this I have just discovered 'In Just' the E E Cummings poem, it is one I have not read before and possibly would not have read now if I hadn't been looking up the meaning of mud-luscious!!!!
    And I am will now be forever in love with mud-luscious and puddle wonderful!!!!!!
    J xx

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    1. I know!!! You might like to hear ee cummings read it here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA836Ax7scw
      xx

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  30. #3 They bought the farm because they were 'smitten' by the scattered 'deciduous' trees and the 'river' that lies beyond the 'undulated' land.

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  31. Scuba diving is one of the most 'divine' 'oceanic' adventure I ever had!

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  32. #3 I was 'smitten' by the 'lovely' kittens that were playing under the 'deciduous' claret ash tree.

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  33. I know Felicity! I was carried away here! I think I overdone my sentences but nevertheless I had such a great time!

    And I've also posted this to my FB page. Ning x : )

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  34. Good Morning Felicity! I just put your website and link with "Say What" fun competition on my blog and will share it again on FB.

    It's a little late but I know there will be people who will check your website and will be inspired like I always do when I visit your fun and educational blog!

    Have a lovely day!

    Ning x : )

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    1. You really are the most enthusiastic word lover NIng - thank you for all your terrific entries and for 'spreading the word' on your blog!
      xx

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  35. I have gained a lot while reading your blog. I will definitely share this information with my friends.
    Thanks for sharing.
    how do i get a loan

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    1. Nice one Goerge - I hope you had fun

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  36. Hi Felicity,I have a suggestion. Users should also share the meaning of words they have used to make it more informative and it helps. :)

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    1. Yours truly - a great suggestion.
      I guess I like people to actively participate and whether it's by turning a page in a dictionary, asking a friend or looking it up online, all of these things get the brain activated and hopefully the words 'locked in' for future use.
      Happy day!

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Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
Each new comment is a gift - unexpected and lovely.
Although I'd love to reply to each and every one, this isn't always possible, but know that I read and appreciate them all.

Felicity x