Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Words At Sea

It's such a distration, a dictionary. I can't seem to look anything up without giving a good 30-40 minutes over to the lure of words. Here's another fun word I found on my way to something else, though it's admittedly not one I'm going to get much use out of: spindrift. It's a noun, a "spray swept by a violent wind along the surface of the sea."

Now you know.

(Oh, and anyone needing a writing exercise Writing Prompt, how about seventy words on a spendthrift who encounters a spindrift. Perhaps he's shifty, or fifty, or weight-lifty. Perhaps not. You decide. Feel free to leave your attempts in the Comments area, as long as they're appropriate for a family audience.)

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