New Word Monday

| September 5, 2007

20.jpgI’ve finally decided what I’m going to do with my New Word Monday. Every 5th word I will have a contest where one lucky commenter wins 20$ USD.

I know it’s not a lot but, all you have to do is stretch your brain for about 2 minutes. The odds are in your favor.

This isn’t a link back contest. It’s just to keep the site interactive and focus on writing and imagination.

Normally the contest will run for 2 weeks. But today’s contest will end on Sunday, September 16th. The winner will be announced on Monday, September 17th.

The fun/hard part. Leave a comment on this post that uses all 5 of the current Monday Word of the Day, words. Be as creative or silly as you desire.

The winner will be chosen randomly from the commenter’s on this post who have used all 5 words. I will either use a random number generator or draw numbers from a hat. Depending on which I get my hands on first, a hat or a random number generator. ๐Ÿ™‚

I wouldn’t expect you to do all ย of this work without me doing it as well. So here is my example:

Her dark hair seemed ubiquitous, as it blew in the wind. “Is that a spoon or a fork”, I asked? She replied “It’s a portmanteau.” As usual, trying to obfuscate the facts. Suddenly, her capricious nature kicked in as she said, “I’m not hungry anymore. Would you like to buy my 99 cent taco for 2 dollars?” ย I replied, “No thanks, I’m not interested in arbitrage.”

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  1. Missy says:

    The page that has your Monday Word of the Day, is where the current words are located, right? Just want to make sure im understanding this. I like your idea, this is original. I plan on having a contest too, just trying to iron out the details first. Let me know and i’m in. Missy.

  2. Kirk M says:

    Sounds like a fun idea. Perhaps I’ll give it a whorl also. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Emma says:

    @ missy Yes those 5 words are the words. I also used them in the example paragraph. They are in bold. I know blog readers just like to scan. So this may be too much work. But that makes the odds of being the winner pretty easy. If someone actually does it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Kirk How’s it goin? Nice to hear from you again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kirk M says:

    Hello Emma,

    Been going round and round with the VA on the fact that theyi>will stop messing around with my meds and give my poor old body a break but other than that…just fine and dandy.

    Looks like you and your endeavor are going along just great. Lots of good tips too which I need to take advantage of since marketing myself when it comes to my own effort (as persoanl as it is) is might light area.

    I’ll be back… ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Kirk M says:

    Typos are my specialty! ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. sara says:

    Sounds like a pretty cool idea. I’ll have to get out my dictionary though. The 16th is a great day to end a contest. it is my 13th anniversary!

  7. Sam says:

    The use of capricious portmanteau to obfuscate the details of arbitrage has become ubiquitous on the internet. Or something.

    Cool idea, Emma!

  8. Emma says:

    @ Sara Thanks, the definitions are on my new word monday tab. Congratulations on your 13th anniversary. And as always it’s nice to hear from you. Emma

    @Sam Thank-you Sam, as of right now, you are the first and only person entered. The odds are definitely stacked in your favor. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Mouseclone says:

    He seemed to be ubiquitous. Opening up his portmanteau to try and get people to arbitrage his clippers on the capricious. He would obfuscate everyone with a magic trick. He would make one or two sales and move on.

    This is the first time I have visited your blog. I thought that this was an intelligent contest. I’m not sure I used all of the words correctly as I am not very good at English, even though I live in the US.

  10. Emma says:

    Welcome Mouseclone, it’s always nice to hear from a new visitor. Thanks for giving Sam some competition. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Shawn says:

    Hi Emma,

    Shawn from The Millionaire Secrets here.
    Thanks for dropping by to my blog and leaving comments.

    Yea, you can try break up your post if it is too long. Thanks a million.

    Great blog you have here.
    Good luck and all the best, happy blogging

    To your success,

  12. bokjae says:

    Wow! Those words are tough! I’ll try!

  13. He was in desert and a pancake was ubiquitous in his mind , after a while when he was walking with the full sun on his head is beagin to be delirious and asked him self : “If i put sand in my portmanteau and i use my penknife to cut it i can eat it and think that is a real pan cake if it’s not too tough”. A camel was watching him at she was obfuscate by his thoughts and she run to her family and start telling the story to her capricious father which he would cook fast some pancakes and sell it for the tourist. After a while the camel comes back in desert and she seen the man eating his portmanteau but the pancakes smell was to hard for the man and he can’t fight with the temptation.He asks the camel “What do you want for that pancakes?” , the camel say “I`m making an arbitrage , my father have sold me this pancakes for 1000 pieces of sand , i’ll give you for 800″…Will be continued Next Monday

  14. Emma says:

    Thank-you Rottenkid, you are in the running. ๐Ÿ™‚ Interesting use of pancakes.

  15. Rich Minx says:

    Make Money Online blogs were ubiquitous, but despite this she capriciously clicked the link to yet another one. It turned out to be a Splog – a portmanteau which combines the unfortunate blend of spam and blog – and the information contained was obfuscated and seemed to encourage the act of arbitrage, which she wasn’t sure was ethical.

  16. Emma says:

    Rich Minx, that was brilliant. That was exactly what I was looking for, and then some.
    Thank-you for participating. ๐Ÿ™‚

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