I went to the Word Fair.
The pronouns and nouns were there.
In its cramped position,
Was admiring its reflection fair.
And then there was the verb
That everyone loved to disturb.
The verb called out,
And the crowd did shout;
Thus ends my musical disrupt-, disrupt-, disrupt-, -ruption,
Thus ends my disruption.
The 2014 Word Fair Mascot, Simplify, would like to welcome you and all of your favorite words to this contest!
This Contest Is: CLOSED--Winner(s) Posted
This contest is open to all E-rated English words, excluding Proper Nouns. (Sorry, proper nouns.... ) Each round I will give a category, and you may nominate words throughout the round. Here are the rules:
This is a monthly contest, running for two weeks out of every month. It opens on the second Friday of each month at 1 pm, WDC time
To see WDC, or Writing.Com, time, look at the left-hand column and scroll down until you reach the bottom of that column.
, and closes on the fourth Friday of the month at 1 pm, WDC time. Winners are usually posted within a few days of the end of a round, but always before the new round opens.
No Word may nominate itself. However, any generous member of WDC may nominate any E-rated word, except for proper nouns. (if you have questions on what is and what is not an E-rated word, visit: "Content Rating System (CRS)" )
To nominate a word, email your entry to me. Unless there are different directions in "Round Specific Information," an entry consists of a word and an explanation for your choice.
This is a writing contest, after all!
(If you would like to link to a static item, that is fine, but most people just write their entries right into the email.) You can email me by clicking on the envelope next to my handle at the top of this item. This contest is only open to people emailing from their Writing.Com email address.
As I will be posting the entries in this item each round, your entire entry must be E-rated, not just the word you are nominating. I reserve the right to edit out non-E material in entries. Thanks!
"What about the winners?" you may ask. Well, they will come to reside in the Official Word Fair hall of fame, Historic Words of the Word Fair (see below), along with the submitters of the Winning Words. And, of course, it is up to you to choose candidates for that honor of honors!
If there are any changes to these rules for a specific round, they will be found below under "Round-Specific Information."
For most rounds, I do not hand out prizes. If there are prizes for a round, I will say so under "Round-Specific Information."
Do you like my Word Fair? It would be really nice if you added this page to your favorites, so you can see when a new round has started.
February's Category: The Word Most Likely to be Painted Purple (CLOSED)
CLOSED--Winner(s) posted below!
When I think of purple I think of Imagination. Imagine sitting under a rich, purple sky... eating sweet purple figs under the violet-tinted shade of a tree. Imagine the gentle touch of velvet skin, drizzled in fine purple lace. Imagine the rich scent of incense, rising in purple plumes from a Tibetan temple. Or even the purple hue of alien skin as long fingers grip at your flesh. The Imagination can rest on so many things, and in its gently sway of colors... mine seems to like purple.
September 2012 Beginnings:Firstborn, submitted by Cynaemon
August 2012 Real Words Used in Nonsense ("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"):Bumf, submitted by Yellow Rose, who wrote,
"No bumf here and no bumf there with an urgent trip in the offing.
The biggest quidnunc on the block started the phones to ringing"
July 2012 Words of PEACE: Susurrus, submitted by Isa Praying, submitted by Yellow Rose
December 2009 The best word to describe the winter holidays: Beginnings, submitted by Chevy Bobcat Hopefulness, submitted by trisha_r
November 2009 I am most thankful for...:Life, submitted by bhoomi
October 2009 The Most Hopeful Word in the World:Nativity, submitted by Deodara
September 2009 The Words that Best Describe Writing.Com: Home, submitted by Leaf Diapason, submitted by Em returns to writing
The Most Beautiful Word: Exquisite, submitted by Shadow
The Most Thought-Provoking Word: Funicular, submitted by Em returns to writing
The Most Peaceful Word: Slumber, submitted by Jamey
The Word that is Most Alive: Squirm, submitted by Morgan Lynn
The Word Most Likely to be Caught Singing in the Shower: Tuneful, submitted by Jamey
The Friendliest-Looking Word: Chocolate, submitted by Pen
The Most Ridiculous Word: Quidnunc, submitted by Pen
The Hardest-to-Spell Word: Vestibulocochlear nerve, submitted by Shadow
The Happiest Word: Hallelujah, submitted by Em returns to writing
The Most Logically-Spelled Word: A, submitted by Em returns to writing and Shadow