Word of the Month word for August is . . .

Hi everyone,

Who came up with this one? It’s a doozy but I say let’s go with it. Maybe it will help us put a little oomph into our writing during the lazy hot days of August. Ready? The word is OOMPH!

Me smiling.

Let’s do it.

David

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14 comments on “Word of the Month word for August is . . .

  1. A Lot of August

    A lot of sun
    A lot of oomphs,
    A lot of picnics,
    And picnic chomphs.
    A lot of swimming,
    a lot of romphs,
    A lot of lazy,
    And hazy ommphs.

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  2. Couldn’t believe what I had read,
    OOMPH? You’re kidding! That’s the Word?
    A poem with OOMPH? How absurd!
    Like a pillow smacked up side my head!

    Just about when you think the man is sensible
    This so-called poet unleashes some nut word
    Like a pie in the face from some cuckoo bird!
    Couldn’t he think of a word comprehensible?

    Oh no, he’s probably gone & got drunk
    Else why’d he toss out a stupid prompt
    To a bunch of writers, all of ’em swamped?
    OOMPH is a dumb word. Stink, stank, stunk.

    Okay, fine. Sorry. No offense.
    Here’re some verses from my heart.
    Wouldn’t go so far as to call it art,
    It doesn’t make a lick of sense.

    But that’s how it is w/ ‘poésie moderne,’
    Words strung together, hidden metaphors –
    No lofty twaddle about the tree outdoors
    Just a riff on OOMPH none can discern.

    I could’ve written about a punch, I suppose,
    Right in the gut – OOMPH! Too literal, i know.
    Sigh… that’s the way I always go
    It’s a relief, I reckon, to go back to prose.

  3. wait! I pressed the button too soon! 3rd stanza 3rd line: Or he wanted a break from being swamped? To a bunch of writers, all of ’em swamped? No that’s stupid. How about: Else why’d he toss out this suggestion?/ OOMPH? Really? That’s the question! Nest month, can the word be FART? It blows 🙂 but wouldn’t that be fun? David? Whatcha think?

    • Got the change made, dear heart. As for the “suggestion” for next month, I fear the foulest smelling puns possible would issue forth. I dasn’t dare!

  4. Apparently I dropped a bomb when I submitted the word “oomph”. Every time I type it I want to spell it with an “F”. And I bet you all had brain workout writing those clever quips. Glad you didn’t have to correct your spell-checker! EH?

  5. I blew and blew til
    light in the head.
    My dad wandered by,
    and here’s what he said:

    “Put some oomph in your breath
    and exhale through the thingy.”
    To my utter delight,
    I inflated the dinghy!

    Kinda lame, but oh well…

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