Saturday, June 29, 2013

Artwiculate Words of June



Take your pick: June 29 2013 - maim   June 28 2013 - servile   June 27 2013 - Jostle   June 26 2013 - churlish   June 25 2013 - oblique   June 24 2013 - jurisdiction   June 23 2013 - Perturb   June 22 2013 - Banausic   June 21 2013 - Nostrum   June 20 2013 - myriad   June 19 2013 - skittish   June 18 2013 - Amass   June 17 2013 - exophagy   June 16 2013 - Apparition   June 15 2013 - Qualm   June 14 2013 - Inanition   June 13 2013 - Retentive   June 12 2013 - Plebeian   June 11 2013 - Bask   June 10 2013 - Pulverize   June 9 2013 - oust   June 8 2013 - sentient   June 7 2013 - Syzygy   June 6 2013 - Simper   June 5 2013 - Premonition   June 4 2013 - Ostracize   June 3 2013 - Vie   June 2 2013 - Bonanza   June 1 2013 - Citadel  

Friday, May 31, 2013

Artwiculate Words of May


Take your pick: May 31 2013 - marionette   May 30 2013 - Bolster   May 29 2013 - Pareidolia   May 28 2013 - Sciolism   May 27 2013 - emunctory   May 26 2013 - Haughty   May 25 2013 - Prodigal   May 24 2013 - Glabrous   May 23 2013 - Oleaginous   May 22 2013 - Pseudonym   May 21 2013 - venerate   May 20 2013 - Gallinaceous   May 19 2013 - Aghast   May 18 2013 - Pithy   May 17 2013 - eructation   May 16, 2013 - detriment   May 15 2013 - Ailurophile   May 14 2013 - heuristic   May 13 2013 - manifold   May 12 2013 - Eleemosynary   May 11 2013 - rectitude   May 10 2013 - coprolite   May 9 2013 - catachresis   May 8 2013 - trope   May 7 2013 - ensoul   May 6, 2013 - semantics   May 5, 2013 - cicatrix   May 4, 2013 - perfidy   May 3, 2013 - equestrian   May 2, 2013 - globule   May 1, 2013 - Melpomene  

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Artwiculate Words of April


Take your pick: April 39, 2013 - Foment   April 29, 2013 - Antipathy   April 28, 2013 - meme   April 27, 2013 - bias   April 26, 2013 - multifarious   April 25, 2013 - Prevaricate   April 24, 2013 - bustard   April 23, 2013 - Legerdemain   April 22, 2013 - Lackadaisical   April 21, 2013 - astral   April 20, 2013 - syxygy   April 19, 2013 - ailurophilia   April 18, 2013 - Jingoistic   April 17, 2013 - deliquesce   April 16, 2013 - tabernacle   April 15, 2013 - Oleomargarine   April 14, 2013 - whimsy   April 13, 2013 - Peripeteia   April 12, 2013 - Cynosure   April 11, 2013 - abominable   April 10, 2013 - supersensible   April 9, 2013 - recondite   April 8, 2013 - Harbinger   April 7, 2013 - telemetry   April 6, 2013 - pepsodent   April 5, 2013 - affinity   April 4, 2013 - Chatoyant   April 3, 2013 - zymurgy   April 2, 2013 - utopian   April 1, 2013 - periwinkle  

Monday, April 8, 2013

Wanda with friends at the Harbinger Bridge


"I've a nice cheap Harbinger Bridge for sale with an assured future.
Trust me.
I'll throw in a few bears." — Joan Evatt (@boeufblogginon)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wanda and an @Flickword relative


Wanda and a larger than life Dr Opbear. By Amy.
  

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wanda and the Three Sisters




A Questionable Legend
The commonly told legend of the Three Sisters is that three sisters (Meehni', 'Wimlah' and Gunnedoo') lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe. They fell in love with three men from a neighbouring tribe (the Nepean tribe), but marriage was forbidden by tribal law. The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters. A major tribal battle ensued, and the sisters were turned to stone by an elder to protect them, but he was killed in the fighting and no one else could turn them back. This legend is claimed to be an Indigenous Australian Dreamtime legend.
However, Dr Martin Thomas, in his work "The artificial horizon: imagining the Blue Mountains", clearly shows that the "aboriginal" legend is a fabrication created by a non-Aboriginal Katoomba local, Mel Ward, presumably to add interest to a local landmark. The story originated in the late 1920s or early 1930s and is unknown prior to that date. The Aboriginal traditional owners, the Gundungurra, have a legend that includes the Sisters rock formation.
Anyway, the Three Sisters are a rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. They are close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains' best known sites, towering above the Jamison Valley. The Sisters were formed by land erosion. The soft sandstone of the Blue Mountains is easily eroded over time by wind, rain and rivers, causing the cliffs surrounding the Jamison Valley to be slowly broken up.
(source: Wikipedia)
A Verifiable Legend
The Legend of Wanda however is less questionable, after all we received these images that show that she's is still on walkabout with @Ameeee who takes her to landmarks that make us non-Australians brush up on Oz Dreamtime...


More on Wanda's Travels: The Chronicles

Addendum: Wanda hasn't been there yet, but it seems that New South Wales also has The Three Brothers,
with their own aboriginal legend attached. This is what they look like:


Artwiculate Words of March


Take your pick: March 31, 2013 - tectonic   March 30, 2013 - heliotropic   March 29, 2013 - vespertine   March 28, 2013 - Oeillade   March 27, 2013 - anther   March 26, 2013 - querulous   March 25, 2013 - Susurrus   March 24, 2013 - incondite   March 23, 2013 - heliotropism   March 22, 2013 - androgyne   March 21, 2013 - circumlocution   March 20, 2013 - spindrift   March 19, 2013 - scrupulous   March 18, 2013 - lothario   March 17, 2013 - zinnia   March 16, 2013 - abyssopelagic   March 15, 2013 - annihilate   March 14, 2013 - bittersweet   March 13, 2013 - apt   March 12, 2013 - Incendiary   March 11, 2013 - lethologica   March 10, 2013 - Aesthete   March 9, 2013 - circa   March 8, 2013 - kaleidoscope   March 7, 2013 - emanate   March 6, 2013 - apocryphal   March 5, 2013 - Louche   March 4, 2013 - crestfallen   March 3, 2013 - chimerical   March 2, 2013 - androgynous   March 1, 2013 - zyzzyva  

Friday, March 29, 2013

Wanda says hello...



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

More Wanda with Dr Opbear in 2012


"I'm so sorry you didn't recieve these photos of Wanda last year. 
Wanda drove me to work one day. It was super scary, but she did her best.
Wanda caught up with an old Canadian friend while she was with me in Sydney, Australia. 
My elderly dog was a bit uncomfortable around Wanda. But Wanda was very well mannered."
- Dr Opbear (@Flickword)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wanda with Tracy. Another belated update.

 
Wanda with Tracy Sorenson.
April 21, 2012. - Wanda wins this year's Bathurst 10000 race in a green and white striped convertible.
By (@Squawkingalah) - More on Wanda's Travels: her Travelogue.

Wanda with Dr Opbear. A belated update.


In May last year Wanda visited Dr Opbear @Flickword in Sydney. We have been wondering what happened to the pictures.
They finally arrived, but the accompanying descriptions got lost somehow.
What is going on here? A Koala application?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Artwiculate Words of February


Take your pick: February 28, 2013 - Maudlin   February 27, 2013 - hodgepodge   February 26, 2013 - nescience   February 25, 2013 - vestibule   February 24, 2013 - eburnine   February 23, 2013 - rotund   February 22, 2013 - maneuver   February 21, 2013 - photovoltaic   February 20, 2013 - Nefarious   February 19, 2013 - Pipistrelle   February 18, 2013 - terpsichorean   February 17, 2013 - acatalepsy   February 16, 2013 - concupiscence   February 15, 2013 - Sleight   February 14, 2013 - snuggle   February 13, 2013 - sialic   February 12, 2013 - quiver   February 11, 2013 - preposterous   February 10, 2013 - ravenous   February 9, 2013 - bungalow   February 8, 2013 - Billowy   February 7, 2013 - Callipygous   February 6, 2013 - Strumpet   February 5, 2013 - dysphoria   February 4, 2013 - troika   February 3, 2013 - apollonian   February 2, 2013 - recalcitrant   February 1, 2013 - Fugacious  

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wanda with @Ameeee. III


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wanda with @Ameeee. II



Monday, February 18, 2013

Wanda with @Ameeee. I


Wanda has arrived safely! Pictures here on a workmate's desk :-)  Thanks.
                                                                                    - Amy Brown (@Ameeee)



Thursday, January 31, 2013

Missing tweets from Artwiculate by @TiddK


Many current Artwiculate players will know that once upon a time there was a scoring system, and players could vote, resulting in a winning tweet, a Top 5, Top 20, Top 50. That system has been taken down now, for good or ill. 

What is certainly 'ill' is that - for reasons best known to themselves - Artwiculate have also removed the archive, which showed the top tweets for every single word of the day. This would be a treasure trove of wit, poetry, puns, clever wordplay, haiku, playfulness.. all gone. 

Recently, I happened across the screenshots I made each day I won (vanity, vanity, all is vanity!). These showed not only my winning tweet, but as many tweets as I could fit into a single screenshot. I have converted these using OCR software, and offer them here as a record of happier days, and as an archive - sadly, only a drop in the ocean - of some of the tweets that found popularity with voters.

Tidd's blog: http://tiddsbits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/missing-artwiculate-tweets.html

Artwiculate Words of January


Take your pick: January 31, 2013 - Emuntate   January 30, 2013 - gigglesome   January 29, 2013 - photovoltaism   January 28, 2013 - curple   January 27, 2013 - Acquiesce   January 26, 2013 - pantheism   January 25, 2013 - euphonia   January 24, 2013 - simulacrum   January 23, 2013 - recalcitrance   January 22, 2013 - dodecahedron   January 21, 2013 - struthious   January 20, 2013 - scuppernong   January 19, 2013 - clatterfart   January 18, 2013 - fond   January 17, 2013 - nullipara   January 16, 2013 - abscond   January 15, 2013 - isthmus   January 14, 2013 - hubbub   January 13, 2013 - homonym   January 12, 2013 - tittle   January 11, 2013 - cortege   January 10, 2013 - anemone   January 9, 2013 - equinox   January 8, 2013 - fuliginous   January 7, 2013 - euphony   January 6, 2013 - octogenarian   January 5, 2013 - cockalorum   January 4, 2013 - aegis   January 3, 2013 - futilitarian   January 2, 2013 - proletariat   January 1, 2013 - glisten  

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Couple of Words

Congratulations to honorary Artwiculati
@coinopratdchris Chris and @ultracutebot Erica on their anniversary!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Wordsmiths will Artwiculate Today


There’s a hubbub in the town 
and the story’s going round 
that the wordsmith will artwiculate today. 
They’ll gather in the square 
and demonstrate their flair, 
tossing nouns and verbs and concepts in high play. 

You will wonder at their skill 
and the way that they can fill 
the air with sparkling phrases and with wit, 
and your heart will lift with joy 
at the brilliance they deploy 
and the anagrams and puns that they commit. 

With open mouths you’ll gaze 
at their daring turns of phrase, 
and their repartee will hold you in their thrall – 
artwiculate shamans, 
juggling lexi-talismans, 
as they dance upon the highest wire of all. 


Also on TheSupercargo website here: http://thesupercargo.com/2013/01/15/wordsmiths-articulate/
 
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