Word Play


MATE

Main Entry: 3mate
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, probably from Middle Low German mAt; akin to Old English gemetta guest at one’s table, mete food — more at MEAT
1 a (1) : ASSOCIATE, COMPANION (2) chiefly British : an assistant to a more skilled worker : HELPER (3) chiefly British : FRIEND, BUDDY — often used as a familiar form of address b archaic : MATCH, PEER
2 : a deck officer on a merchant ship ranking below the captain
3 : one of a pair: as a : either member of a couple and especially a married couple b : either member of a breeding pair of animals c : either of two matched objects

Hard to believe we have cycle through to another Wednesday. Happy Hump Day! As always, Wednesdays bring about WORD PLAY. I happen to be chatting on-line last night with another blogger, Horsey, from Horsey’s Home On The Web. I get a kick out of our chats, in part because of his expressions. See, Horsey is from AussieLand or better known as the Land Down Under!

You all know how I get faint at the knees over a good Southern accent. Well, there is another accent that walks hand-in-hand with a Southerner’s and that is the voice of a hunky Aussie man. WOOF! If I could only hear Horsey’s voice. But I have fun imagining it, especially since he told me he has a particularly think Aussie accent. YUM!

So what has Horsey manage to inspire me to use today as my word choice. Well, I have to go with the word…mate.

Usage: Ga’day MATE! … an Aussie phrase that is music to my ears. And by the way, Horsey’s blog is an enjoyable read.  How is it that nearly half my friends live the distance-of-a-continent away from me?!

Again the “play” portion…any comment you leave must use the word mate in it. Your response can be about anything ~ the post, me (watch it!), something about you, something happening in your life. Knock yourself out thinking of something serious, humorous, or off-beat to comment about here. Just have fun with it!

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BLARNEY

Main Entry:
blar·ney
Pronunciation:
\ˈblär-nē\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Blarney stone, a stone in Blarney Castle, near Cork, Ireland, held to bestow skill in flattery on those who kiss it
Date:
1784
1 : skillful flattery : blandishment 2 : nonsense, humbug
— blarney verb

blarney-castle.jpgI am not sure what has possessed me to go with today’s word choice for WORD PLAY. Could it be little men in green outfits gallivanting about at unknown times? Could it be the thought of corned beef and cabbage this coming weekend? Could it be all the beer and ale that will be poured and consumed by a vast variety of hot beefy men on Saturday? Or could it be I’m just feeling ‘whimsical’ today?

Soooooooooo…today’s word is blarney.

Usage: I often wonder if it’s natural for a typical Irish male to be ever some blessed with the gift of blarney?! Considering I am part Irish, I like to think so. 😉 There’s nothing more engaging than flirting with a hot, ever so dapper, red-headed Irishman…right Damien? LOL.

Again the “play” portion…any comment you leave must use the word blarney in it. Your response can be about anything ~ the post, me (watch it!), something about you, something happening in your life. Knock yourself out thinking of something serious, humorous, or off-beat to comment about here. Just have fun with it!

UNDULATE

Main Entry: un·du·late
Pronunciation: -“lAt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -lat·ed; -lat·ing
Etymology: Late Latin undula small wave, from Latin *undula
intransitive verb
1 : to form or move in waves : FLUCTUATE
2 : to rise and fall in volume, pitch, or cadence
3 : to present a wavy appearance
transitive verb : to cause to move in a wavy, sinuous, or flowing manner

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I find this hard to believe. I haven’t done a Wednesday WORD PLAY in nearly two months. So I thought it was time to resurrect it again. Plus I know Spo loves this segment. I had no problem coming up with the word for today. The word rather ‘excited’ a certain person I was conversing with a few nights ago. I wonder now, if it was the word, the manner in which I stated it, or the thoughts that were running through this person’s head as I spoke with said person.

Here is today’s word…undulate!

Usage: The mere undulation of his being excited every fiber in my body – the various inflections in his voice, the pucker in his lips before kissing, the … oops! that’s a XXX rating. We’ll just have to delete the next few thoughts. **Is it hot in here are is it me?**

Again the “play” portion…any comment you leave must use the word undulate in it. Your response can be about anything ~ the post, me (watch it!), something about you, something happening in your life. Knock yourself out thinking of something serious, humorous, or off-beat to comment about here. Just have fun with it!

INFECTIOUS

Main Entry: in·fec·tious
Pronunciation: -sh&s
Function: adjective
1 a : capable of causing infection [viruses and other infectious agents] b : communicable by infection [an infectious disease] — compare CONTAGIOUS
2 : that corrupts or contaminates
3 : spreading or capable of spreading rapidly to others [their enthusiasm was infectious] [an infectious grin]
– in·fec·tious·ly adverb
– in·fec·tious·ness noun

Wednesday. Hump Day. WORD PLAY. They seem to have become synonymous in my little blog-o-sphere. Since time is of the essence for me today…see I’ll be hopping on an airplane this morning for Orlando…I’d better get my act in gear. Today’s word choice is infectious!

Usage: The sparkle in his eye and his infectious smile are the physical attributes that have captivated my soul.

Again the “play” portion…any comment you leave must use the word infectious in it. Your response can be about anything ~ the post, me (watch it!), something about you, something happening in your life. Knock yourself out thinking of something serious, humorous, or off-beat to comment about here. Just have fun with it!

 

P.S. ~ I may not have an opportunity to read each of your blogs over the next 6 days since I’ll be visiting Spider and looking to see Derek, Mike, Sorted, and just maybe him (*snark*). I will be trying to do some posting, if possible.

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PROTAGONIST


Main Entry: pro·tag·o·nist
Pronunciation: prO-‘ta-g&-nist
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek prOtagOnistEs, from prOt- prot- + agOnistEs competitor at games, actor, from agOnizesthai to compete, from agOn contest, competition at games — more at AGONY
1 a : the principal character in a literary work (as a drama or story) b : a leading actor, character, or participant in a literary work or real event
2 : a leader, proponent, or supporter of a cause : CHAMPION



Wednesday WORD PLAY is here once again. Thought today’s word choice might be interesting to see what it conjures up in your minds. And my word choice is protagonist!

Usage: Martin Luther King was a protagonist for the civil rights cause. One has to wonder, with this past year’s elevation of gay awareness, who might step forward in 2007 as the protagonist of gay rights and set the walls of ‘blindness,’ of ignorance, of intolerance tumbling.

Again, the “play” portion…any comment you leave must use the word protagonist in it. Your response can be about anything ~ the post, me (watch it!), something about you, something happening in your life. Knock yourself out thinking of something serious, humorous, or off-beat to comment about. Just have fun with it!

EUPHORIA

One entry found for euphoria.
Main Entry: eu·pho·ria
Pronunciation: yü-‘for-E-&
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from euphoros healthy, from eu- + pherein to bear — more at BEAR
: a feeling of well-being or elation
– eu·phor·ic /-‘for-ik, -‘f¤r-/ adjective
– eu·phor·i·cal·ly /-i-k[&-]lE/ adverb

So we stroll into Wednesday, hump day, 5 days before Christmas, 2 days left until the weekend, and a day for yet another WORD PLAY post. Today’s word is euphoria.

Usage: I have this memory of an incredible night that I spent with someone special. A king size bed, fine white lines, a fluffy down comforter, river breezes. This stud sent me in to a state of euphoria that put my body in a complete state of numbness. I think it was a whole new level of orgasm! Too much info??? I’d be in heaven if Santa could somehow grant that wish and present it to me as my Christmas gift. Hmmm! There might be one other person that could put me in a state of euphoria but that’s my fantasy man! You all know who that is.

So what’s your sentence for the day?

DEFINITION


noun:
1) No silly! Today’s word is not
definition.
2)Gotch’ya!!!


So what do I have up my sleeve? Today’s Wednesday
Word Play is truly playing with words or rather word phrases. It probably will even test your memory. Give me a line from your favorite Christmas carol and by all means, if the title is not evident in some manner within the line, let us know the carol. And if you have a story behind the choice, by all means, please share it.Guess I’ll kick things off. I have to admit I found myself laughing last night with Spider as I was trying to get ideas for my post. I got on a roll with some lines and lets just say I was getting a bit warped. Example:

Deck the halls with balls (oh I mean boughs) of holly….

My choice of a line from a carol is “Do you see what I see?…” WOOHOO!! (Ok Tony, don’t go there. Hehehe!) That line is from DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? I just remember dear ol’ Bing singing it with that deep voice of his…it really stirred the emotions for me at Christmas.And you?

Do You Hear What I Hear?


Said the night wind to the little lamb,
do you see what I see
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
do you see what I see
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
do you hear what I hear
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
do you hear what I hear
A song, a song, high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
do you know what I know
In your palace warm, mighty king,
do you know what I know
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold
Let us bring Him silver and gold
Let us bring Him silver and gold
Said the king to the people everywhere,
listen to what I say
Pray for peace, people everywhere!
listen to what I say
The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light