A friendly competition
We've got a friendly competition going here, and maybe you do too, in your household, with Wordle, or maybe with Jeopardy questions, a crossword puzzle, or board game like Scrabble.
Without fail, at some point during the day, one will ask if the other has done Wordle and log in with how many tries it took to get to the answer.
It's a friendly competition, though occasionally when I suggest I'm giving in because it's taking too long, I'm confronted with the challenge to hang in there.
I usually do, but really, it's suppose to be fun. If it becomes frustrating or it's taking too long, I'm all set.
A few of you let me know how well you did identifying all the states on the map of the U.S., so here's another challenge.
Tomorrow is Word Nerd Day, and I can say with pride, I am a word nerd.
Editing? Bring it on.
Spelling? Just ask.
Writing? It's hard to get started, but once I do ...
To celebrate Word Nerd Day, I'm sharing a blackout poetry exercise that's all about finding and choosing words.
Click on the image above, or here, print the pages and try it. And if you've got a friend who might be interested, share it with them. Chances are you'll have entirely different results ... it's surprising how many variations can come from the same text. And don't let the title, Holidays, put you off, it's not what you might be thinking.
And share your results, I'd love to see what you come up with. Note: the example above is not from the same text.
You can simply blackout the words you don't need, like I've done, or create a more illustrated version of blackout poetry, like some of these.
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