Every time I comment on a website where I have to type a word verification to get my comment posted, I can't help but think, "What a waste! What could possibly be a very helpful word is now going to disappear and never be seen again." With all the attention being paid to "going green" in this country, I think it's time for bloggers to go green and recycle the letter combos used in word verification. (I personally did away with the process to eliminate the waste of words, but some people just aren't as conservation minded!)
I decided several weeks ago to start a meme called "New Word Wednesday", thus creating a dictionary of new words based on the letter combos that pop up in the word verification process. You may feel free to do the same, or to grab my words and use them. (You know, if you use a new word three times, it's in your vocabulary forever; at least that's what I've heard) Just think, we can learn new words and go green just by recycling/reusing the words that show up at comment time.
Here are this week's words:
dredles: (noun) nickname used to refer to a group of people who wear their hair in long, rope-like locks; as in, "The ship from Jamaica was teeming with dredles."
gateds: (noun) term used to refer to upscale condo and apartment communities that are surrounded by security fencing and have a guard on duty at their entrance; as in, "Andrea was nervous about moving to a large city from a small town, so she opted for an apartment in one of the gateds."
lisms: (noun) words difficult for a person with a lisp to pronounce; as in: "When Ralph prepared his speech for the student governor elections, he made sure to avoid using any lisms."
trikery: (noun) a factory where three-wheeled bicycles are manufactured; as in, "Adam needed a steady, safe means of getting around his neighborhood due to his lack of balance and found what he was seeking at the trikery."
wookera: (noun): the period of time in which the Star Wars Wookies were popular with youngsters; as in, "Karen remembered the wookera part of her youth fondly and was not concerned when her daughter seemed obsessed with the vampires in the Twilight series."
Well there you are! Remember, use a new word in a sentence three times and it is in your vocabulary forever--at least that's what I've heard!