catachresis

Word of the Day

catachresis

noun
cat·​a·​chre·​sis | \ ˌka-tə-ˈkrē-səs \
plural catachreses\ ˌka-​tə-​ˈkrē-​ˌsēz \
1 use of the wrong word for the context
2 use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech (such as blind mouths)

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Joe was oft unwitting,
When choosing a word that’s fitting,
And thinking that catachresis
Was how to write out sneezes.
Of course, the rest of us knew
It was best to write “Katchoo!”

Be careful to avoid going down a mute alley while searching for the best chance to use today’s word. 😉

disarray

Word of the Day

disarray

noun
dis·​ar·​ray | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈrā \
1 a lack of order or sequence : confusion, disorder
2 disorderly dress : dishabille
verb
disarrayed; disarraying; disarrays
transitive verb
1 to throw into disorder
2 undress

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Here is what I have to say:
You can benefit from disarray
When you decide it’s time to play.
So disarrange your life today.

Wordle

Working on Wordle
Can be a big hurdle
Unless by mere chance
The word comes at a glance.

I admit to being hooked on the daily word puzzle Wordle™ and often struggle to reorganize the “good but in wrong place” letters. My daughter, who also plays every day, is convinced that success is almost purely guesswork.

Good luck with your own puzzling experience.

orientate

Word of the Day

orientate

verb
ori·​en·​tate | \ ˈȯr-ē-ən-ˌtāt, -ˌen- \
orientated; orientating
intransitive verb
to face or turn to the east
transitive verb
chiefly British
orient

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To change directions, it is best,
If you have only been headed west.
Orientate yourself to the east,
And prepare yourself, at least.

Retrospect

Sometimes when I look back
At my life’s strange, wandering track,
I think that I have failed to be
What others may have wanted to see.

Then, once again, I realize,
And with less and less surprise,
That I’ve been happier than many
And, for me, that seems like plenty.

platitude

Word of the Day

platitude

noun
plat·​i·​tude | \ ˈpla-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd \
1 the quality or state of being dull or insipid
2 a banal, trite, or stale remark

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“Easily Mollified”

Bob was feeling fiercely fractious
And that could be really bad for us.
But we can assuage his dark attitude
By offering up a bland platitude.

scheme

Word of the Day

noun
\ ˈskēm \
1 a plan or program of action especially : a crafty or secret one
2 a systematic or organized configuration : design color scheme
3 a concise statement or table : epitome
4a a graphic sketch or outline
4b archaic
(1) : a mathematical or astronomical diagram
(2) : a representation of the astrological aspects of the planets at a particular time
verb
schemed; scheming
intransitive verb
to form plans also : plot, intrigue
transitive verb
to form a scheme for

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“Distracted”

I had a scheme,
Or was it a dream?
I laid out my plan…

Uh, what was I saying, again?

Influence

I am not on the fence
About my need to influence.
From my posts you take away
What YOU want, okay?

I seek to offer what I can,
And really have no bigger plan.
There will be more,
Feel free to ignore.

With some few I share close links.
Others are welcome to say, “It stinks.”
Thank you for taking the time
To, at least, scan this rhyme.