Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Judithheartsong's Artsy Essay Contest for May

Here's the assignment for the month:

Pick at least three of the thirty-three words listed below and use them in an essay. Use them correctly, but be as witty as you please. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose -- have at it!!!!!  These words MUST be highlighted or differentiated in some way so that we can all find them easily.

haberdashery 
abyss        
fertilization             
neophyte
aardvark
feasible
barbarous
farcical
kumquat
connotation
serendipitous
ascendant
fortuitous
adoxography
palatial
mastication
tarantism
titter
apodyopsis
runcation
gongoozler
bassoon
rutabaga
mytacism
dompteuse
alka-seltzer
farctate
malapropism
arduous
pineapple
oracle
fallacious
bomba

There are several words on this list that I have never seen before. Farctate for one. Mytacism for two. Gongoozler. Runcation. Tarantism. Apodyopsis. Dompteuse. Adoxography. Bomba.  

I would think that to farctate would be to expel gas in a certain art gallery.
I imagine that a gongoozler is someone bamboozled by gorgonzola.
Tarantism has got to be philosophy according to tarantulas.
Dompteuse means you've doubled your domp.
Adoxography is the doxology in photographs.
Bomba can be whatever it wants.
Runcation took the place of funkedelic a couple of weeks ago.
Apodyopsis is like A-Rod-yopsis only cheaper.
And mytacism is a religion based on a tropical drink.

I won't be using any of those words when I write my essay.  

But there is one word I cannot wait to sink my teeth into.

Rutabaga.  

Not many people know this, but I have rutabaga karma.
 



6 comments:

gailmb said...

Wouldn't it be more fun if we could use the words INCORRECTLY? The gongoozler leered as a sudden gust of wind exposed my apodyopsis. The dompteuse!

shaz19743 said...

Haberdashery ....ah the best word in the english language except for rambunctious perhaps .......mind you what the hell do i know ....im scottish and they dont understand a god damned word we say .....so im gonna enter my favourite scots word which is ......bouffing  ( bow fing )which in translation means something that smells as if it has been has been rotting in a damp gutter for a thousand says in sweltering heat !
example " My god jim man ...your armpits are bouffing like a 20 stone labourer in a sweat box "
Ahhhhh the beautiful subtleties of the scots tounge lol

shaz19743 said...

that was a thousand DAYS not says.....i dunno one pint of beer after work and i cant even type a simple message......(note to unscottish - 1 pint = 3 vodkas and a pint of guiness ) opps

cneinhorn said...

brilliant!

indigosunmoon said...

Yeah, you got it!!!
Connie

judithheartsong said...

you are a delight!!!! judi