Saturday, September 28, 2013

An Oddly Hdisney Journey


Here are the OHJ daily words that I tweeted during August 2013.

There was no unannounced pattern, except that every word was inspired by Disney movies or theme parks.

  1. apple, poisonous
  2. tangled, dalmatian
  3. studio, marionette
  4. castle, animation
  5. pirate, wonderland
  6. hidden, broomstick
  7. bear, aristocrat
  8. beauty, heffalump
  9. happy, queue
  10. world, interminable
  11. glass, footwear
  12. bashful, monorail
  13. shaggy, umbrella
  14. mermaid, flounder
  15. dopey, shipwreck
  16. sword, boulder
  17. cricket, flume
  18. sweep, chimney
  19. doc, thunderstorm
  20. agent, platypus
  21. coaster, monadnock
  22. grumpy, dumpling
  23. honey, shrunk
  24. woody, sorcerer
  25. lady, tramp
  26. sleepy, fireworks
  27. balloon, villain
  28. dewy, animatronic
  29. refill, attraction
  30. sneezy, magical

Here were the Bonus Fun challenges for this month:

August 2: Include at least one word that starts with bi-.
August 6: Use an ellipsis somewhere in your tweet.
August 9: Include a palindrome in your tweet.
August 13: Every noun must be paired with an adjective.
August 16: Include a word that ends with -est.
August 20: Include the name of a Disney movie.
August 23: Use only two-syllable words.
August 27: Every word must include the letter "e".
August 30: The letter "d" is banned for today.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

An Oddly Heartthrobbing Journey


Here are the OHJ daily words that I tweeted during July 2013.

The unannounced pattern was that the first word of each pair contains the sound "sh", spelled in various ways.  Also, the last word in each pair starts with the third letter of the first word.

  1. passion, scourge
  2. gumption, makeshift
  3. chateau, activate
  4. social, countenance
  5. obnoxious, nearby
  6. titillation, tirade
  7. disheveled, sieve
  8. minutia, naff
  9. sugar, globophobia
  10. artificial, thenar
  11. quash, aspersion
  12. optional, tractable
  13. cache, conclude
  14. watershed, toboggan
  15. kinship, nuzzle
  16. issue, skulduggery
  17. rational, turgid
  18. partial, retinue
  19. cushion, smite
  20. machine, croon
  21. tuition, idolize
  22. ocean, embrace
  23. vanquish, nape
  24. notion, tempt
  25. beautician, awkward
  26. shebang, enrapture
  27. parachute, riddle
  28. gracious, allure
  29. devotion, vigilant
  30. jellyfish, linger
  31. crescendo, everlasting

Here were the Bonus Fun challenges for this month:

July 2: Include at least one word that starts with post-.
July 5: Use a semicolon somewhere in your tweet.
July 9: Use an interjection.
July 12: Include the name of any country in the whole wide world!
July 16: Include a word that ends with -hood.
July 19: Tweet as if you are writing a personal ad.
July 23: Include a word that has the letter Y anywhere but at the end.
July 26: Include the phrase "try again".
July 30: The letter "o" is banned for today.

An Oddly Heroic Journey


Here are the OHJ daily words that I tweeted during June 2013.

The unannounced pattern was that the first word of each pair is a compound word.  In addition, the first half of each compound word is the same as the second half of the next compound word, forming a reverse word chain.  Finally, the second word of each daily pair starts with the same letter as the last letter of the first word (they overlap by one letter).

  1. flintlock, knucklehead
  2. skinflint, tumbleweed
  3. bearskin, nocent
  4. bugbear, rosarium
  5. ladybug, gyre
  6. landlady, yammer
  7. bottomland, desist
  8. bellbottom, muckle
  9. doorbell, logistics
  10. trapdoor, rambunctious
  11. mantrap, premonition
  12. lineman, nuance
  13. headline, exculpatory
  14. hophead, dappled
  15. carhop, perplex
  16. sidecar, rigamarole
  17. wayside, epergne
  18. archway, yottabit
  19. overarch, huarache
  20. holdover, rootage
  21. uphold, dislodge
  22. lookup, prate
  23. outlook, kabob
  24. walkout, twinge
  25. boardwalk, kooky
  26. billboard, drippy
  27. playbill, liberal
  28. wordplay, yodel
  29. password, diffident
  30. overpass, scrutinize

Here were the Bonus Fun challenges for this month:

June 4: Include at least one word that starts with anti-.
June 7: Use an exclamation point somewhere in your tweet.
June 11: Use an adverb that does not end in -ly.
June 14: Include a word that ends with -ness.
June 18: Include the phrase "in the wind".
June 21: Make every word in your tweet start with a different letter.
June 25: Imagine your tweet is part of a romance novel.
June 28: The letter "s" is banned for today.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

An Odd Hippie Journey

Here are the OHJ daily words that I tweeted during May 2013.

The unannounced pattern was that the first word of each pair has a weird plural form.
  1. half, freebie
  2. neurosis, seemly
  3. deer, remiss
  4. tooth, hijack
  5. child, dross
  6. matrix, xyst
  7. bacterium, mutable
  8. syllabus, scofflaw
  9. prey, yokelish
  10. antenna, apprise
  11. foot, thwart
  12. mouse, excel
  13. woman, nephelococcygia
  14. leaf, furlough
  15. alumnus, seethe
  16. erratum, modicum
  17. formula, acclaim
  18. offspring, gush
  19. louse, entity
  20. phenomenon, nubble
  21. craft, throes
  22. shelf, frantic
  23. nucleus, smother
  24. electricity, yaffle
  25. medium, mindset
  26. nebula, addled
  27. goose, extenuating
  28. sheaf, fractious
  29. fish, humblebee
  30. man, nicety
  31. crisis, stickability
Here were the Bonus Fun challenges for this month:

May 3: Include at least two words that start with un-.
May 7: Whatever continent you are currently in, use it in your tweet.
May 10: Use a hyphen somewhere in your tweet.
May 15: Use at least two adverbs.
May 17: Include a word that ends with -ible.
May 21: Imagine you are tweeting from Woodstock.
May 24: Use a seven-syllable word.
May 28: The letter "n" is banned for today.
May 31: Every word must have an even number of letters.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

An Oddly Historical Journey

Here are the OHJ daily words that I tweeted during April 2013.

The unannounced pattern was that every word contained a double letter.

  1. bazaar, ennui
  2. hubbub, zoologist
  3. occur, ripply
  4. oddment, whirr
  5. seer, unless
  6. squiffy, cutthroat
  7. raggedy, vacuum
  8. withhold, savvy
  9. skiing, glowworm
  10. hajji, pizza
  11. trekker, aardvark
  12. ullage, ebb
  13. dilemma, hiccup
  14. bonnie, addendum
  15. vroom, payee
  16. steppe, chuff
  17. parrot, vugg
  18. posse, fishhook
  19. utter, genii
  20. residuum, chukka
  21. divvy, pall
  22. bowwow, commando
  23. pizzazz, muumuu
  24. cooperate, veneer
  25. mooch, psst
  26. eccentric, tortilla
  27. suggest, brooch
  28. crosshairs, zucchini
  29. sapphire, egghead
  30. greed, hobbyhorse
Here were the Bonus Fun challenges this month:

April 2: Include a word that starts with re-.
April 5: Adjacent words must have a different number of syllables.
April 9: Use a colon somewhere in your tweet.
April 12: Include words that rhyme.
April 16: Include a word that ends with -ly.
April 19: Use a number in your tweet.
April 23: Use at least two 5-syllable words.
April 26: Imagine you are tweeting from space.
April 30: The letter "a" is banned for today.

Friday, April 5, 2013

An Oddly Hilarious Journey

Here are the OHJ daily words that I tweeted during March 2013.

The unannounced pattern was that the first word of each pair changes its meaning depending on how you pronounce it.
  1. desert, unspeakable
  2. intrigue, pigeonhole
  3. appropriate, newfangled
  4. refuse, purposeful
  5. suspect, conniption
  6. extract, judicious
  7. produce, hardscrabble
  8. convert, siphon
  9. reject, infernal
  10. bass, copious
  11. perfect, extricate
  12. separate, armamentarium
  13. dove, travesty
  14. abuse, scamper
  15. recount, garish
  16. coax, untimely
  17. envelope, vagaries
  18. sewer, interchangeable
  19. buffet, proffer
  20. invalid, crystalline
  21. recall, jilt
  22. wind, finagle
  23. alternate, grandfathered
  24. diffuse, precipice
  25. object, velour
  26. minute, inimitable
  27. tear, stickler
  28. console, shill
  29. defect, pompous
  30. subject, incapacitate
  31. entrance, gargle
I started tweeting Bonus Fun challenges this month:

March 15: Include a word that ends in -ism.
March 19: Include at six-syllable word.
March 22: Imagine you're tweeting from a prison.
March 26: Use a word that includes the letter J but doesn't start with a J.
March 29: The word "the" has been banished for today.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Oddly Hurried Journey

Here are the daily OHJ words for February 2013.

The unannounced pattern was that the first word of each pair was both a word and a person's name!
  1. bill, jostle
  2. melody, coterie
  3. ray, foment
  4. savannah, inchoate
  5. chip, paraphernalia
  6. ginger, stipulate
  7. lance, trenchant
  8. crystal, peevishly
  9. jack, morose
  10. olive, counterpart
  11. skip, maestro
  12. holly, downright
  13. brad, abeyance
  14. rose, nonchalant
  15. marshall, wistful
  16. dawn, farrago
  17. rob, scrunch
  18. sally, drupelet
  19. josh, irrevocable
  20. lily, wheedle
  21. cliff, hamper
  22. aurora, disambiguate
  23. hunter, erudition
  24. viola, ricochet
  25. gene, prerogative
  26. amber, inimical
  27. frank, cavernous
  28. peg, squalor

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

An Oddly Hippocratic Journey

Here are the OHJ daily words for the month of January 2013.
  1. queasy, invasive
  2. crates, hippo
  3. stuffy, appendix
  4. due, umbilical
  5. comfort, neckerchief
  6. pill, concomitant
  7. mend, negative
  8. headache, recondite
  9. journal, fastidious
  10. visit, phlegm
  11. needle, lambaste
  12. gasp, sphygmomanometer
  13. rest, ancillary
  14. fraud, titanium
  15. aid, operation
  16. blood, quarantine
  17. exam, rampant
  18. iris, viscus
  19. kick, biliary
  20. legal, weakling
  21. oral, dilatation
  22. prone, xenobiotic
  23. tender, erstwhile
  24. urgent, yex
  25. waist, gurney
  26. x-ray, zygote
  27. yawn, jaundice
  28. zinc, knuckle
  29. swollen, myopic
  30. pupil, vestigial
  31. cell, alleviate