Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thank You and A Book

I just want to say thank you to everyone who took the time to pop over and read my interview. Wow. I am both honored and humbled by the kind comments you gave. You guys are awesome and I hope I can make you feel as special as you all made me feel.

:-)

Recently I won a book from the Seekers called 100 Words Every Writer Should Know. It's pretty cool.

Here's a word for you: Obluquy.

Any guesses as to the meaning? (No looking it up; think Balderdash!)

Person closest to the truth wins a toddler-(lightly)marked-with-pen-on-the-cover-but-still-in-good-condition Diamond Duo, Marcia Gruver's debut historical.

16 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

Without looking it up I'm not sure. I'm guessing maybe it means a sneaky kind of lie.

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Jessica said...

Oooh, wish I could say...
What are you doing up this early? Only people with kids should be forced to wake up before the sun. LOL

Kathryn Magendie said...

Gawd, don't think i've seen that word - although I am curious what the 100 words are -- is that one of them? and why do I need to know it! oh, now i'm curious....

Jessica said...

LOL
Yes, it's one of the words in the book and you probably don't need to know it. LOL Unless you want to win the book. Hehee.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hmm - how about "an outdated meaning for a word?"

I'd love to win Marcia Gruver's, "Diamond Duo." (At first, I thought you were giving away a toddler. LOL!)

Blessings,
Susan :)

Sarah said...

That's a word? Are you sure? :)

How about "a long-winded speech?"

Jessica said...

Susan,
Sometimes it's tempting to give one of those away, but eventually I come to my senses. LOL

Jessica said...

According to this little book, it's a word. Honestly, I've never ever heard it before.

Angie Ledbetter said...

and if nobody on the planet's ever heard of it, why would a writer every employ it? :)

Looks like most of the Word Verification gobbly gook I get.

anita said...

Okay, this is one time it didn't pay to get here late. Two of the jokes I planned while reading your post have been used. The "I thought you were giving away a toddler-(lightly) marked with a pen..." and the word verification reference. Wow. These ladies are fast! :-)

As to the word's definition? Hmmm. I'll give it a shot. Obluquy: an indirect or rhetorical answer to a question.

Used in a sentence: The politician gave his typical obluquy response when asked as to the possible repercussions of the proposed stimulus package.

Snort!

Oh, and my word verification jumble is inglu. Balderdash that one, Jessie! Possible definition: English slang, often used in reference to very old horses that have disappeared without a trace. ;-P Ick. I know, I know. That was bad. Yet see me not deleting... Heehee

Jessica said...

Great question, Angie. I honestly have no clue. The books sample is an excerpt from Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.
And don't ask me who Sinclair is. I'm just not that smart. LOL

Jessica said...

LOL Anita! Great example. Heheee. Getting all political on here, huh? LOL

Janna Qualman said...

Well now that's a word that would make me think an author presumptuous. ;) I'd never use it!

And since I don't have a guess... I'm going to go look it up. I promise I won't ruin it!

Irritable Mother said...

Oh, Jessica, the creative and funny side of my brain has fallen asleep, and I can't wake it up. I don't know if I can weasle my way through the fact that I have no idea what Obluquy means.

Hmmm, I've been trying to come up with something witty and I must concede defeat.

Next time, give me an easy word, like plot or conflict, or even motive. Please! *grin*

Jessica said...

Karen and Janna, you two are party poopers! *grin*

Jessica said...

Obloquy: Abusively detractive language or utterance; the condition of disgrace suffered as a result of abuse or vilification; ill repute

So, most of you knew it had to do with words, which is pretty smart! Morgan was the closest with a sneaky lie, since that can be a negative type of language.
However, since no one guessed abusive language, I'm going to do a drawing. :-)
Does that seem fair?