Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Firewords

Words are wonderfully playful. Here’s a list I’d like to see tap dancing across a stage or shot into the sky like fireworks. Firewords.


Onomatopoeia
Wonky
Persnickety
Scuttlebutt
Ampersand
Catawampus
Marsupial
Flabbergast

Any words you’d like to see uncorked from a champagne bottle?




*I'm still teaching the writing workshop (ends tomorrow). The kids are asking great questions and they're taking lots of risks. Loving it.
**photos by flickr

19 comments:

  1. Ooh good words. I need to get a dictionary for some. But they sound fun!

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  2. Fun ones to try and incorporate! :O)

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  3. I love the word, "skittered" and used it in today's post.

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  4. *loves this*

    Truly I adore you. :) I love firewords. They light up the empty sky of my mind. :p

    Snazzle. Delight. Percolate. Niggle. Flummox. Befuddle.

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  5. OOooh, how FUN!!!
    gibberish, scooby-doo!!!

    Love this place!
    P

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  6. The hosts of the Today show quizzed one another on how to spell onomatopoeia today. Maybe that's a hint for me to use it more?

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  7. A workshop with kids? Awesome! Best with it, Wendy.

    Hmm. Okinawa. That'd be my fireword.

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  8. Wonky- that is not a work! Really?!

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  9. What about flipperdygibbet? I've had a lot on my plate this month and haven't been able to think much about writing or words.

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  10. Berserk

    I love that word.

    I love all your words. Fun to think of words as fireworks/words. They can have that effect in a book, can't they? :)

    Amy

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  11. Gargantuous, superfluous, perephrial (see I can't even spell it!), splattered, epiphany, and metamorphises.

    Don't point out I spelled most of these wrong! :)

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  12. I love alpenglow, but dare not use it more than once per book.

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  13. Wendy, you're just so creative! And I always love your pictures on your blog! You find the most gorgeous ones! Hope the writing class is going well!

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  14. Fantasmagoric. I don't think I spelled it right. Poe used it. I want to.

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  15. Epitome, circumvent, illustrious, meander, filibuster, cacophony, and pontiferous! Ha-HA!

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  16. Everyone has suggested such beautiful words! How about if I add scrumdidlyumtious, and frabjous from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland? Fun post. :)

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  17. How about 'Forgive me'. Honestly those are beautiful words!!!!!

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