Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A very nice award...

 I won a very nice award from Clarissa .  Thanks so much! I particularly like this award as I am a word freak.
The rules for this one are as follows:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Display the award logo on your blog site.
3. Tell us five of your favorite words and why you like them, (add as many as you like).
4. Pass the award on to three bloggers you feel are excellent literacy builders, and link to their sites.
5. Contact the bloggers you’ve chosen and let them know about the award.

Here are five of my favorite words:
verandah - makes me all swoony
stone - not sure - it is a word so much like a stone that I just like it.
rococco - think it should be rococcoco but it isn't
curve - just say it aloud
tricksty - a word invented by Golem can't be bad can it?

Three bloggers who epitomize this award are:
Helen at Straight from Hel who blogs tirelessly about the word and books and all things literate (except for the mermaid stuff but hey!)
the Tartlette (Hart) who loves the play of words with the same fervour I do.
And  Natasha who is the drabbling queen over at Coffee Rings Everywhere!!

My usual caveat - play or don't play - I really don't mind. I know I have awards lying in dust heaps somewhere - sometimes I like it and sometimes I just don't have time so I pass that on to all of you winners!

16 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

Stone does kinda look like a stone and sound like a stone. Stone is a perfect word. I wonder where all these words came from. I guess I can look it up. Glad you liked the award.

CD

Ann said...

Verandah makes me swoon too. It is all so Gone with the Windish!Love it. Congratulations on the award and what wonderful words.

Tara said...

Found you while blog-hopping around. Cozy place. Congrats on your award :)

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, fabulous! Thank you so much, Jan! And verandah IS a great word! And I love all of Golem's words... He just has a nice way of putting things...

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Thank you so much for the Award, Jan. It is an award I would have cherished, but coming from a person who is at the same time a favourite person and a favourite writer, who infact got in from another who fits the same category, I really treasure it.
And to make things even more wonderful, you are passing it on to two awesome people, who I can only hope to emulate in a dozen years.

And I love verandah too- though I never spell it right.

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Helen Ginger said...

Thank you for the award, Jan. You're a sweetie. Hmm, maybe I could use sweetie as one of my "words."

I'd never thought of stone sounding like what it is, but it does sound perfect. When I say it, I can see a rounded stone in my mind.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congratulations on your award. I like your choice of words, particularly rococco or rococcoco!)

Jan Morrison said...

Clarissa - oh - thank you! I love thinking of favorite words...

Ann - yes, gone with the wind or something in Jakarta or Jamaica...slow drinks and slower conversations.

Tara - thanks for dropping by - do come again and sit on my virtual verandah!

Tartlette - he does doesn't he? Such a natural linguist really.

Natasha! You (in bold here) are a wonderful writer!! And I must say that I meant to check if I was spelling it correctly. I'm never sure...

Helen - yay, use sweetie as one of your words! Glad you like the award...

Jane -exactly and once it gets in your brain that way it won't quit and I've infected all of you! Bwhaahaha...

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Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the awards, so neat. I like your words too, especially verandah. Here I thought only us 'Southerns' liked verandahs. :) Makes me think of summers breezes and sweet ice tea.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Congrats and I completely agree with you about rococco. It's the perfect word to describe that particular style.

DazyDayWriter said...

Lovely award, Jan! Picking out favorite words ... difficult, but yours do have pizazz, indeed. Hope you're having a good week. Some cool things on the SunnyRoomStudio blog ... if you're in the neighborhood! --Daisy

Michele Emrath said...

I love rococco, too! (Oh, I so wanted to add another occo, there!) Congrats on the award. Margot gave this one to me so I'll be posting about it Thurs. Good to see you back! You're a busy woman.

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Anonymous said...

I always motivated by you, your thoughts and way of thinking, again, thanks for this nice post.

- Murk

Jan Morrison said...

Mason - thanks! Just so ya know - I read Gone With the Wind twelve times between the ages of 11 and 23! Between Scarlet and Anne of Green Gables and James Bond I refined my sense of self. No wonder I'm so weird...

Elspeth - it is isn't it! I love a word that really fits its meaning. Like fizz.

Daisy - I'll be by today - I've been slow to get around to all my favourite spots I know. I love the word pizazz too!

Michele - I am a busy woman these days - kids, some real ($) work and trying to get The Rock Walker in shape to go out into the world while not forgetting True is making me a bit frantic. I'll check you out today and see what you're up to.