Sunday, December 16, 2012

Temporarily Lost for Words



Happy Holidays!

Artwiculate Words of December


Take your pick: December 31, 2012 - noxious   December 30, 2012 - ophidian   December 29, 2012 - defile   December 28, 2012 - haberdashery   December 27, 2012 - lubricious   December 26, 2012 - frangipani   December 25, 2012 - coccyx   December 24, 2012 - logomachy   December 23, 2012 - anacoluthon   December 22, 2012 - bumbledom   December 21, 2012 - micturate   December 20, 2012 - whimsical   December 19, 2012 - apotropaic   December 18, 2012 - isocheim   December 17, 2012 -   facetious   December 16, 2012 -   infundibular   December 15, 2012 - antilogy   December 14, 2012 - fustigate   December 13, 2012 - dystopia   December 12, 2012 - nepenthe   December 11, 2012 - murmuration   December 10, 2012 - amaranth   December 9, 2012 - oleaginous   December 8, 2012 - intertwingularity   December 7, 2012 - alexithymia   December 6, 2012 - orison   December 5, 2012 - adumbrate   December 4, 2012 - gelid   December 3, 2012 - sluice   December 2, 2012 - reverberate   December 1, 2012 - etiolate  

Friday, November 30, 2012

Artwiculate Words of November


Take your pick: November 30, 2012 - absolution   November 29, 2012 - psychometrics   November 28, 2012 - eunoia   November 27, 2012 - lambent   November 26, 2012 - ragpicker   November 25, 2012 - valetudinarian   November 24, 2012 - somnambulism   November 23, 2012 - aglet   November 22, 2012 - dearth   November 21, 2012 - cuckold   November 20, 2012 - amalgamate   November 19, 2012 - insatiable   November 18, 2012 - tramontane   November 17, 2012 - scurrilous   November 16, 2012 - lascivious   November 15, 2012 - hijinks   November 14, 2012 - aiglet   November 13, 2012 - sublunary   November 12, 2012 - Plyometrics   November 11, 2012 - poignant   November 10, 2012 - cloven   November 9, 2012 - territorial   November 8, 2012 - tenacity   November 7, 2012 - prodigious   November 6, 2012 - somnambulate   November 5, 2012 - extrapolate   November 4, 2012 - boodle   November 3, 2012 - Respite   November 2, 2012 - tarry   November 1, 2012 - insipid  

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Found this under the bar...

I should have raised the bar before, I know. - BartWender

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lost for Words?


What were the Words of the Day when Artwiculate was still a competitive game?
The words, winning tweets and top-fivers from September 2009 to May 2012.
Go to The Artwiculate Archive


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hot Cloves for Miranda



If this doesn't call for a Cafe Diablo, I don't know what does!

Take:

- 2 oz. Cognac
- 1 oz. Cointreau
- 1 oz. White Curacao
- 2 cup(s) Coffee (Hot)
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 8 Cloves
- 6 Coffee

Heat ingredients (except coffee) in a pan.
When warm, ignite and slowly stir in the coffee until the flames are out.
Serve in mugs. Makes approximately 4 servings.

ALWAYS USE CAUTION WITH FIRE!
(BartWender)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

King and Palin on Artwiculate


The winning tweets of the week between June 20 and June 28, 2010 as discussed by Larry King and Sarah Palin.
This is an old post I ran into... Enjoy! An Old Post.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Artwiculate Words of October


Take your pick: October 31, 2012 - prolific   October 30, 2012 - celibate   October 29, 2012 - terse   October 28, 2012 - inspissate   October 27, 2012 - Nonchalant   October 26, 2012 - celebrity   October 25, 2012 - xenolinguistics   October 24, 2012 - rectilinear   October 23, 2012 - quaquaversal   October 22, 2012 - atrophy   October 21, 2012 - homunculus   October 20, 2012 - puggle   October 19, 2012 - Twitterpated   October 18, 2012 - oogonia   October 17, 2012 - Proboscis   October 16, 2012 - gambrinous   October 15, 2012 - desideratum   October 14, 2012 - dissociation   October 13, 2012 - alabaster   October 12, 2012 - babushka   October 11, 2012 - emporium   October 10, 2012 - buckaroo   October 9, 2012 - heath   October 8, 2012 - Tapir   October 7, 2012 - irk   October 6, 2012 - Slugabed   October 5, 2012 - resplendent   October 4, 2012 - malfeasance   October 3, 2012 - quantum   October 2, 2012 - cicatrices   October 1, 2012 - Smarmy  

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Word game... I see the Word, but where's the Game?


For those of you who play with Artwiculate's Word of the Day,
but are unaware that it once was a truly competitive Twitter game, here are
A few words on Artwiculate

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nice round number


Scrolled down to feed Ludovic, and look:

Even if Wanda has been in in hiding and the voting at Artwiculate has been taken down, the Salon
parties are sweet memories and Bartwender's cat Tom has been awfully quiet lately, the last Salon 
podcast was Amy's in October 2010 and all this page does is put up a new image everyday using
Artwiculate's Word of the Day as a muse and probably some haphazard internet lurkers find this page
because the keywords they google take them to the Pissing Party we had back in April 2010.

Even with and without all that, greetings to all of you, and who knows what the future brings? More future?

“Words -- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary,
how potent for good and evil they become
in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”

                                                                                                   (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Artwiculate Words of September


Take your pick: September 30, 2012 - chrysoprase   September 29, 2012 - fascia   September 28, 2012 - philantropic   September 27, 2012 - dwell   September 26, 2012 - dwindle   September 25, 2012 - pernickety   September 24, 2012 - terraqueous   September 23, 2012 - therapeutic   September 22, 2012 - begrime   September 21, 2012 - ensconced   September 20, 2012 - tortuous   September 19, 2012 - Alphanumeric   September 18, 2012 - Debacle   September 17, 2012 - algid   September 16, 2012 - Succulent   September 15, 2012 - duress   September 14, 2012 - cleric   September 13, 2012 - profundity   September 12, 2012 - vexillology   September 11, 2012 - perspicuous   September 10, 2012 - sate   September 9, 2012 -    September 8, 2012 - alembic   September 7, 2012 - boggle   September 6, 2012 - verdant   September 5, 2012 - taramosalata   September 4, 2012 - Snollygoster   September 3, 2012 - fubsy   September 2, 2012 - Sassy   September 1, 2012 - diapason  

Friday, August 31, 2012

Artwiculate Words of August


August 31, 2012 - calenture   August 30, 2012 - astrolabe   August 29, 2012 - quantic   August 28, 2012 - Nostalgia   August 27, 2012 - scofflaw   August 26, 2012 - mooncalf   August 25, 2012 - crackerjack   August 24, 2012 - Axolotl   August 23, 2012 - quark   August 22, 2012 - Synchronicity   August 21, 2012 - superlative   August 20, 2012 - stochasticity   August 19, 2012 - meritocracy   August 18, 2012 - Valiant   August 17, 2012 - blooper

The visuals: August 16, 2012 - pertinacity   August 15, 2012 - Shamen   August 14, 2012 - Boisterous   August 13, 2012 - anhedonia   August 12, 2012 - quirk   August 11, 2012 - proliferation   August 10, 2012 - peculiar   August 9, 2012 - miasma   August 8, 2012 - retort   August 7, 2012 - comeuppance   August 6, 2012 - ingress   August 5, 2012 - orlop   August 4, 2012 - portico   August 3, 2012 - epicurean   August 2, 2012 - mote     August 1, 2012 - zarf

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wanda update - Victor Harbour, SA


Report by by @Horley85 from Adelaide.

Surf's up - bit rough for this bear today though! 
By the way, for those who don't know what I'm on about, Wanda is the #artwiculate bear. 
She's seen much of the world, and now she's seeing SA.

Wanda checks out the wildlife at Victor Harbour.
It's a seal! Victor Harbour is a seal colony. 
Also a good spot to see whales in summer. It's a marvelous spot. :)

Scoping the scenery.
by @Horley85

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Artwiculate Words of July - visuals


Take your pick: July 31, 2012 - irascible   July 30, 2012 - clod   July 29, 2012 - centrifugal   July 28, 2012 - barbican   July 27, 2012 - amphibrach   July 26, 2012 - grampus   July 25, 2012 - galimatias   July 24, 2012 - stymie   July 23, 2012 - kludge   July 22, 2012 - counterpane   July 21, 2012 - manifesto   July 20, 2012 - smilodon   July 19, 2012 - frisson   July 18, 2012 - Phoenix   July 17, 2012 - Flatulence   July 16, 2012 - Mallemaroking   July 15, 2012 - Vela   July 14, 2012 - Sinecure   July 13, 2012 - Panglossian   July 12, 2012 - Anatidaephobia   July 11, 2012 - Floccinaucinihilipilification   July 10, 2012 - Rectitude   July 9, 2012 - Chthonic   July 8, 2012 - cryptomnesia    July 7, 2012 - Pusillanimous    July 6, 2012 - Spelunking    July 5, 2012 - Scrimshanker    July 4, 2012 - Bustard    July 3, 2012 - Spanghew    July 2, 2012 - Oxter    July 1, 2012 - Frisbatarianism

Monday, July 16, 2012

WWF, for those who wonder: that's Words With Friends.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Wanda Update. An Ailurophile in Adelaide!

Wanda meets Jess in Adelaide. By Sarah @cougs77.
(More of Wanda's travels across the globe: her Chronicles.)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wanda update. Look: a Koala!

There's a major gap in Wanda's Chronicles, but rumor has it that the elusive bear has been with Liv @mmechomski.
To prove that she's still doing a walkabout in Australia, Dr Opbear @Flickword sends this picture of her koalescing visitor. 
It'd be fair dinkum bloody ace if you can fill us in should you happen to know where she's been in the meantime.

(Wanda has been traveling the world for over two years. To see her adventures with the Artwiculati:  Chronicles.)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Artwiculate Words of June - visuals

Take your pick: June 30, 2012 - proprioception     June 29, 2012 - gormless     June 28, 2012 - turpitude     June 27, 2012 - Omphaloskepsis     June 26, 2012 - sphygmomanometer     June 25, 2012 - demeanor     June 24, 2012 - Tmesis     June 23, 2012 - Zareba     June 22, 2012 - Mu     June 21, 2012 - mirific     June 20, 2012 - jade     June 19, 2012 - abask     June 18, 2012 - basorexia     June 17, 2012 - gladiolus     June 16, 2012 - kakorrhaphiophobia     June 15, 2012 - galoot     June 14, 2012 - bildungsroman     June 13, 2012 - abderian     June 12, 2012 - julep     June 11, 2012 - brindled     June 10, 2012 - quagga     June 9, 2012 - bagatelle     June 8, 2012 - fantods     June 7, 2012 - abliguration     June 6, 2012 - galvanize     June 5, 2012 - bissextile     June 4, 2012 - cacoepy     June 3, 2012 - quincunx     June 2, 2012 - doddle     June 1, 2012 - donnybrook

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Artwiculate Words of May - visuals

Take your pick: May 31, 2012 - foudroyant    May 30, 2012 - fungo    May 29, 2012 - wallydrag    May 28, 2012 - hircine    May 27, 2012 - bosky    May 26, 2012 - gridiron    May 25, 2012 - flews    May 24, 2012 - yarling    May 23, 2012 - adoxography       May 22, 2012 - agraffe    May 21, 2012 - deasil    May 20, 2012 - gobbet    May 19, 2012 - flother       May 18, 2012 - droog    May 17, 2012 - zanyism    May 16, 2012 - camaraderie

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

With deep regret...

...but it's been fun!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Artwiculate Words of May

May 15, 2012 - hangdog    May 14, 2012 - decimate    May 13, 2012 - baedeker    May 12, 2012 - borborygmic    May 11, 2012 - euphonious    May 10, 2012 - grig    May 9, 2012 - baisemain    May 8, 2012 - jeremiad    May 7, 2012 - drumble    May 6, 2012 - fuscuous    May 5, 2012 - hypocorism    May 4, 2012 - macular    May 3, 2012 - bowlderize    May 2, 2012 - brandiloquent    May 1, 2012 - wachancy

Friday, May 4, 2012

Excerpts from the diary of Wanda Erlust - May 4 2012


(continued from 3 May 2012)

Oh, goody! Today I get to go back to sleep for a bit. Not before I learn that @marcosarroyos cleaned up yesterday’s artwiculate with, “Woohoo! I convinced my auto-correct that bowlderize is correct Ha, ha, take that mother farmer!” I don’t think I quite understand, but George thought it good.
While I’m away they’ll all be sitting at their computers and telephones and pads and things trying to do something clever with “Macular”. Eye’ve no idea what they might come up with.
It’s been fun here. I’m looking forward to a long sleep now as I’ve been told that Dr Opbear—who I’m going to see next—is away for a bit.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……….

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Excerpts from the diary of Wanda Erlust - May 3 2012


(continued from 2 May 2012)


@mazpow won Artwiculate this morning with, “Brandiloquent: nothing more to ad”. Very clever.
Today’s word is Bowlderize. Even I can spell better than that.



As well as frogs and toads, @Cormanus also has occasional visits from an antechinus, a native Australian rat-like creature. It’s apparently a most agreeable creature, but raids the pantry during the night and makes a mess. Sounds like fun. I’d like to meet him. George sets a trap for it and then takes it away from the house and releases it into the bush.
I know that now. He didn’t tell me at the time. I was prowling around early in the morning, feeling a mite peckish and spied a bit of carrot. I went after it. Imagine my surprise when the door banged behind me and I was in an altogether different type of travelling box. Didn’t smell nearly so nice as mine!



Today we went to Noosa, one of Australia’s premier tourist resorts. It has a rare (for Queensland) north facing beach which gives it shelter from the prevailing easterly winds. Its temperate climate makes it a pleasant destination all year round, and the slight shelter means the water isn’t too rough.



@Cormanus took me on his motorcycle. I sat happily at the front and enjoyed the wind and the view of the Australian bush.
On the headland protecting Noosa is a national park where people go to walk, surf and swim. One can also see the ubiquitous brush turkeys.



And I did. Pity my hand shook as I took the photo.

They also go to the national park to see koala bears which are occasionally to be found in their natural habitat. @Cormanus told me you seldom see them, but we struck it lucky and found one doing what they do best: sitting in a tree, sleeping.




 I tried to wake it up so it would come down and talk to me, but it wouldn’t stir. I wasn’t going up to talk to it, even though George tried to get me to so that he could take a photo of two truly remarkable bears.




Then it was off to Noosa’s famous beach. I’m not too keen on water, but I was happy to prop against a rock and watch the humans disporting themselves on the beach and in the water.




 If you look very, very carefully, you can see me in the left of the picture. I’m such a handsome bear!
On the way home, we climbed a mountain—it was called Tinbeerwah—actually, I was feeling weary so I made George carry me.
In this photo, I can be seen looking out over Noosa.
I was reluctant to include the photo below because it is such a poor shot of me, but it does show the hill that dominates the landscape just behind @Cormanus’ house.




Every year there’s a race to the top. People run from the middle of the town to the top and back down again. It’s nearly 400 metres tall and very, very steep They do it in just over 20 minutes.



When we got home, I was keen to inspect the bananas. They are very high up and @Cormanus had to help me up. It wasn’t me who ate them—the bite was there when I arrived. It’s amazing how they grow.



Then it was time to talk to the other animals. I formed an excellent relationship with Oink the pig, although I was not able to persuade him to seek help for an obvious case of jaundice. Maybe he’d been into the bananas?



The duck was suitably respectful. Indeed this is how I’ll remember the animals—hanging off my every word. I’m such a fascinating bear.



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Excerpts from the diary of Wanda Erlust - May 2 2012


(continued from 1 May 2012)

The word of the day is Brandiloquent.
Yesterdays was Wachancy and Kevin won with, Wachancy: Today's random word resulting from #Artwiculate playing #lostconsonants. N of that I am certain.
I don’t know why I write down the word of the day It seems programmed into me. I might have to get some help for it. I’d rather be out meeting the local wildlife.


I sat beside the pond and waited in the hope of meeting an Australian Green Tree Frog.
@Cormanus told me I’d be more likely to meet a cane toad—an ugly beast imported to deal with some pest or other. It failed and is now spreading like wild fire all over Australia.
Because this diary will soon be famous and everywhere, I have to be careful not to breach copyright with stuff I put in it. So, here’s a link to a photo of a cane toad.





Ugly critter, isn’t it? They’re poisonous and kill pretty much anything that eats them.
There’s also a great movie about them.
The frog in the picture above is much nicer.
Enough about cane toads. I enjoyed sitting by the pond. There’s something very soothing about fountains.
Our plans to tour the local environment were thwarted by unseasonal rain.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Excerpts from the diary of Wanda Erlust - May 1 2012



I know it’s May day because the humans tell me. They always do. They think I’m interested. Just like they think I’m pleased to be woken from hibernating in my lovely travelling box.
I’ve just had a couple of very pleasant days asleep while in transit from Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, where I stayed with Tracy. For some reason she also calls herself @Squawkingalah.
This other name has to do with some funny thing called Twitter. All the people I visit seem to do it. I thought it was only birds that twittered. Apparently not; humans seem to like it too. To be fair, though, the human twittering is not just blether about worms and stuff. It seems to have a purpose: they twitter away about words. That’s a #swappedconsonants joke. Some of them are pretty damned clever too. I like it that they share them with me from time to time.
I’ve come to stay with George. He’s a Twit better known as @Cormanus. He lives in a place called Pomona in Queensland, Australia. If anyone gives a damn, that’s 1,000 kilometres or so from where Tracy put me in the box. George has an eccentric house, but he seems ok. His partner is wonderful. They don’t have any young children, which is good and bad. They’re exhausting but they do give me nice things to eat. George gave me acceptable wine to drink and a fine single malt lter in the evening.
He tells me the word of the day for yesterday was daspygal, which means ‘having hairy buttocks’. So I’m daspygal who is lifted from my comfy travelling box to keep an eye on the Twitterati and report to God knows who. Well, I thought it was funny.
And the Artwiculate winner was @steveandhens (who along with some other Sydney Twitterarti) took me to Bathurst. He wrote, “I'm really happy with the sides, and that's a great length for my fringe. Could you just take a little more off the bottom? #dasypygal”. I like that.
We had a quiet evening and talked over what we might do while I was staying. George said he had just been told he had to go away to do some work (he didn’t like the idea of work) and apologised that the visit would be briefer than he’d hoped.
I was very polite. I didn’t tell him I was perfectly happy hibernating.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Temporarily Closed


April Fools! This month we've gone fishing!
(We also regret to inform you that our workshop "How to Deal with Disappointments" has been canceled. Sorry. )

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Monday, March 26, 2012

The Café Epistemology Mystery

Last Sunday's Mystery as pieced together by Jeanette (@psychopoesie) and put to print by @harrarp.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Café Geodesic Mystery

Last Sunday's Mystery as pieced together by Jeanette (@psychopoesie) and put to print by @harrarp.



Saturday, March 17, 2012

Update: Wanda with Viv

                                                             A Belated Update.
Wanda spent the end of February with Vivienne @vivchook in Canberra. Here is the never before released picture book.
Tennis, books and chooks, High Court, Camille and Gigi, bikes, passionfruit gelato, a duck and more... Finally it's all here!
                                    (Harmonica: a Live Performance by Tom, Bartwender's Cat.)




You can find all Wanda's Chronicles here!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Look! Chooks!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

15th March. It's Chook Day!

Congratulations, Vivienne!


@MaxRaunchiness takes @vivchook for a traditional Chook Chook Samba. Enjoy!


BartWender' note: The Bar will be open 24/7 on Chook Day. 
You're all invited to raise your glasses to the Wife/Mum 
who loves humor, books, bubbles and playing Artwiculate.

Move along folks, nothing to see here..!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Murder at the Café Sagacious

A short murder mystery pieced together by Jeanette (@psychopoesie) and put to print by @harrarp
Click to enlarge

Help! How to index a missing tweet on a phone app

Indexing missing tweets on a mobile Twitter app is a bit clumsy,
but HERE are a few 'easy' steps that work for me.
All apps have their own quirks. Tweetdeck and Teewee use 'email tweet'.
Seesmic uses 'Share by E-mail', etc.  
Twitter itself is the least complicated with 'Copy link to tweet', but in the end they all work.
Happy indexing!

Thursday is Chook Day!

Dr Opbear ‏(@Flickword) calls for a (@VivChook) celebration on March 15:

All artwiculati & esp. @vivchook, look what i found on street in Denman on way home today.
We should celebrate!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wanda is with Rosalie V and Steve C

@steveandhens and @roseofhurlo tweeted these pictures:

Wanda loves words. Watching the over 35 women,
she learnt that 'trouncing', 'pasting' and 'walloping' can be nouns.
Runners up 2012! Supercoach Wanda!

"Girls, girls! It's a simple game, let's keep it simple.
Let's do the small things right" Supercoach Wanda!

Now, see, when we weren't properly paying attention.
Wanda and Stringent!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Travels of Wanda Erlust part 6

Click to Enlarge
Details of where Wanda has been and who with: Wanda's Chronicles

Update: Wanda in Canberra

Wanda goes rock climbing, museuming and spacing in Canberra.
Leonie (@leoniedoyle) hosted the Artwiculate Bear and took these pictures:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Nice round number!

I  scrolled down to feed Ludovic, and look: Salon Artwois has had 17,500 pageviews!
 
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