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:~: Friday, January 12, 2007 :~:

Copycat, copycat!

I saw this on Michelle's Thursday post on Southern Fried Chicas and thought, I have to try that!

I've done this, kinda-sorta, with my students before in small groups, but never thought of using it as a blog post. The kids always have a blast . . .

And I couldn't resist doing it here!

Here's the deal:

Leave me a word (or words) in the comments. Really, I'd prefer PG-13 words, but I can handle a handful of R-rated words. I have to use all contributions in a story for next Friday's post.

So . . . the comments are open! Contribute away!



Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

He he he...you'll regret this...

malaise, copse, harangue

1:08 PM  
Blogger Leslie Dicken said...

My word:


1:09 PM  
Blogger Brenda Williamson said...

You're asking for torture with this plan, but here are a few words for you:


Have fun :-)


1:37 PM  
Blogger Joan Swan said...


1:43 PM  
Blogger Kim Rees / Kim Knox said...



2:29 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Wow! See I thought I was gonna be mean with my words, but Brenda and Joan have me beat! :)


Oh! and "Oregano"...just for kicks. :)

2:32 PM  
Blogger Carolan Ivey said...


4:12 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...


You know, at my chapter blog the other day (www.mwvrwa.blogspot.com), we had a discussion about authors who use obnoxiously large words to show off their superior vocabulary and how much we all hate it. I'm looking at this list and dying. I know a handful of these words, the rest I have to look up. This story will be a doosie, and what's sad is I'll have to have dictionary.com open to understand any of it!

If ya'll (as Lin would say) use these words in conversation on a regular basis, then I feel really really really stupid.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Joan Swan said...

You asked for it, Lin. But secretly I still feel sorry for you. :-D

9:11 PM  
Blogger Linda Winfree said...

Oh, my God.

You people are . . . well, I'm without words. ;-)

This is going to be fun (and challenging!)

5:31 AM  
Blogger wavybrains said...

I've done this with my students too. I always love seeing the results.

Skunk, Pink, dance

8:40 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha,


btw-- the correct spelling for these words is optional. lol

And I can not wait to read this story. . .

6:36 PM  
Blogger Linda Winfree said...

Gee,Theresa, neither can I . . .I think I need to start writing TONIGHT!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Linda Winfree said...

Okay! We're at 28 . . . I'll take TWO more words and close the list at 30. I mean, I'm writing a story, not a novel!


6:23 AM  
Blogger Joan Swan said...


12:35 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

altered, popcorn, gossip

4:26 PM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

LOL I love it. Going to read

8:13 AM  

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