Word of the Week Contest


Based on recent and past comments (thank you to all my commenters by the way), I’ve decided to hold a little contest.

For the length of September, I will be monitoring the comments on this post.  I am asking you to submit a new word that you would like to have featured in the first Word of the Week Wednesday in October.

English: icon of Keep Your Word by bambooappsThe rules are simple:  Each commenter can only submit one word which cannot have been a previous Word of the Week and submission will need to be made before midnight Eastern Standard Time, Monday, October 1st.

I will review the submissions and will select a winner.  As I don’t have much to give away by way of prizes, the prize will be the fame, such as it is of being recognized on this blog in the post that features your word.

If I get a good response to this contest, I will consider making it a monthly feature.

So, have at it, my fellow philologists!

EDIT: Here’s a list of all past words of the week:
adorkable, altiloquent, amanuensis, anecdote, antidote, armamentarium, auscultation, avoirdupois, bailiwick, befuddle, bespoke, bifurcate, brilliant, brisance, brouhaha, catawampus, chagrin, concupiscence, contumacious, conundrum, converge, cunctation, darkle, discombobulate, draconian, egregious, eldritch, emblazon, evanescent, exquisite, falderal, fantast , ferly, flummox, frippery, gaslight , gobsmacked, grandiloquent, haberdasher, haimish, heinous, hideous, histrionics, hoi polloi, homely , hornswoggle, inkhorn, internecine, lovely, lugubrious , magniloquent, martinet, maudlin, melancholy, militate, monger, nemesis , neoterism, obsequies, obviate, ombudsman, omphalos, ossify, oubliette, paroxysm, penurious , perdition, peroration, phatic, pococurante, portmanteau , prerogative, prolix, prorogue, pyrrhic victory, quixotic, rapscallion, rutilant, schadenfreude, scupper, selcouth, shriek, sibilance, skullduggery, spruik, squamous, trope, widdershins.

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

4 Responses to Word of the Week Contest

  1. Mitch9 says:

    Only one word!!! Now you are just being obstreperous!

    And…um…..do you have a list of all previous words?

    • You can come up with more words and saved them for future contests, if this becomes a series.

      Here’s a list of all past words of the week:
      adorkable, altiloquent, amanuensis, anecdote, antidote, armamentarium, auscultation, avoirdupois, bailiwick, befuddle, bespoke, bifurcate, brilliant, brisance, brouhaha, catawampus, chagrin, concupiscence, contumacious, conundrum, converge, cunctation, darkle, discombobulate, draconian, egregious, eldritch, emblazon, enchiridion, evanescent, exquisite, falderal, fantast , ferly, flummox, frippery, gaslight , gobsmacked, grandiloquent, haberdasher, haimish, heinous, hideous, histrionics, hoi polloi, homely , hornswoggle, inkhorn, internecine, lovely, lugubrious , magniloquent, martinet, maudlin, melancholy, militate, monger, nemesis , neoterism, obsequies, obviate, ombudsman, omphalos, ossify, oubliette, paroxysm, penurious , perdition, peroration, phatic, pococurante, portmanteau , prerogative, prolix, prorogue, pyrrhic victory, quixotic, rapscallion, rutilant, schadenfreude, scupper, selcouth, shriek, sibilance, skullduggery, spruik, squamous, trope, widdershins.

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