Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wordy-Nerdy Wednesday

     A new addition to Reading, Writing, Raisin' Boys : 
Wordy-Nerdy Wednesday

     Inspired by Ingrid Law, author of Savvy  -  we all need to learn a new goofy word now and then to spark our creativity. Her entire book Scumble was born out of a word of the day definition. BUT, why let Webster or Oxford generate some stuffy, mundane words, noooo, let's have some fun.
the Burgess
      For our second Wordy-Nerdy Wednesday I bring you the Burgess Unabridged - A Classic Dictionary of Words You Have Always Needed, by Gelett Burgess (henceforth - the Burgess) .

This week's definition:

Spuzz, n. 1. Mental energy, an aggressive intellect.  2. Stamina, force, spice
Spuz'zard, n. An active, forceful thinker. 2. A cocktail with a "kick" in it.
Spuz'zy, a. 1. Highly seasoned. charged with brain-electricity.

New Spice Girl "Spuzzy Spice"

Thank you Burgess for providing that definition. I once read that if you make up a word for a novel, you have to use it at least twice to "own" it. Here's my attempt:

Hit me with a double-shot mocha latte, 'cause I got to get my SPUZZ goin' on!  

That girl's got so much SPUZZ she makes my brain hurt when she talks!

Now it's up to you readers - use "Spuzz" in a sentence this week and let us know how it goes!  Can you own it? 


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