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29 July 2009

May I Have A Word? | Chapter 3

I've always been a big, big fan of Mad Libs, especially for the element of surprise. It's something that snagged me way back when, in like, middle school, and has never turned me loose. But I don't mind, 'cause I had love them lil' Mad Libs. It's a match made in Heaven. God made me to love language, and then He made somebody else make Mad Libs. And then we met, me and Mad Libs, and I fell in love.

So, as a way to work that sort of fun into my little blogging world, I'd like to present to you the May I Have a Word, Unpack Your Adjectives Edition.

By way of review, in case you're a little foggy,
an adjective modifies a noun, distinguished by one of several suffixes such as -able, -ous, -er, and -est, or by position, directly preceding a noun or nominal phrase.

Here is a short list of possibles:
colossal
lumpy
paltry
unkempt
husky
glistening
thrunchy

In order for this to work like actual, real live Mad Libs, what I'll do is write down your offerings and draw randomly from a bowl and use them when I find myself in need of an adjective... and perhaps, I'll write a little more descriptively, to make more room for more adjectives.

Also, I have not forgotten about your other offerings that have not yet seen the light of a posted post as opposed to a draft --- they will soon surface as well. Do not despair.

So go on now, and Unpack Your Adjectives so I can use them to tell you my tales.
And have a pleasant day!

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"Rachel" said...

Crispety Crunchety Peanut-Buttery.

:)

You shouldn't have asked. ;)

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

libidinous

Yep, I'm thinkin' you really shouldn't have asked...

Anonymous said...

nostalgic
lugubrious-mournful,dismal,or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner: lugubrious songs of lost love.
debonair
resolute
dashing
coherent
fierce
squeamish
deranged
wretched
rhetorical
boorish
callous
punctual

Use them as you wish... I took the liberty of defining the one that gave me pause, if by chance you'd have the same experience upon finding it.

lylas

Mike said...

Frumpy


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bren j. said...

Ostentatious is one of my favourites.

As are presumptuous and ubiquitous. Is ubiquitous an adjective?

I seem to like words that end in "ous."