"Spaghettify: such a cool word, but try and put it in a sentence."
And so people did try.
Dan Henby: If you interrupt my cooking ONE MORE TIME I WILL SPAGHETTIFY YOU!
Becky Levine: Some days, it looks like I spaghettified my hair.
Me: Mother placed the heaping bowl on Junior's highchair tray, leaving him to spaghettify himself with blissful abandon.
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Yes, my example was longwinded. What can I say? But the point is--it was fun. So let's have some similar fun.
1. In the comments, feel free to use one or more of the words below in a sentence(s).
2. These are actual words from a compiled list courtesy of THIS SITE.
3. It doesn't matter what the REAL meaning of the words are. What do they sound like, seem like? Be imaginative and Lewis Carroll/Jabberwocky-like if you wish.
Choosing Writerly Words
Sometimes in your writing you are faced with a word choice in a sentence. Don't forget to factor in the sound of the word when you're deciding which one to use. Match it to the tone and flow of your passage--its rhythm, mood, connotations, number of syllables, and consonant sounds (hard, soft, etc.)
(Insert "Mission Impossible" music here.) Your words, should you decide to accept them:
Extra cyberpats on the back for anyone who can use all three in ONE sentence.
ALSO! Yesterday I found a great article about being creative with words HERE--like making your nouns into verbs, etc. Check out the neat imaginative comments after the article, too. Try your hand at the word challenge if you'd like.