Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Wall of Words

Rather than email to all my alleged friends and a few others who got stuck in my email addresss book I thought I'd post this. The challenge, wordy mates, is to find a word that nobody else has posted yet. I chose offscourings which is an old word for dregs (left at the bottom of a scraped barrel). Can you match that?

'On 1st March 2007, Openreach challenged the nation to build a mile of words to unlock their £50,000 donation to I CAN, the charity that helps children communicate. We did it! Now we need your help to go the 'extra mile' for children who struggle to communicate. There are great new prizes to be won too! It costs nothing to add your favourite word and you also get the chance to win one of 10 Becker multimedia SatNav systems (terms and conditions apply). Help to build a brighter future for children. Visit Wallofwords. Thanks and good luck!


Kathryn said...

Synecdoche...When I was a student, the word came up in a tutorial and was being explained when we became aware through the window of a basket of belongings being let down from the room above. Grabbing the instant illustration, the tutor stopped his explanation in mid flow
"There goes Prof X. THAT'S synecdoche!"

Jonathan Potts said...

I had a go with "bespectacled" but someone had beat me to it. Great word, though.

Martin said...

Can I be cynical for a moment, and just ask why Openreach can't just give I CAN £50,000, rather than making such a spectacle of it?

Mike Peatman said...

I provided purdonium, which is a posh way to say coal scuttle