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05/10/2006 04:42:37 PM · #1
Challenge Description: Use an interesting entry from a Word-a-Day list or archive
(e.g. //dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/) as the inspiration and title of your photo.
Put the definition of the word in your photographer's notes.

Additional note: With online translation tools like //babelfish.altavista.com around, there is no reason to limit this to English.

Message edited by author 2006-05-10 16:43:39.
05/10/2006 04:44:41 PM · #2
Originally posted by meanwile:

Additional note: With online translation tools like //babelfish.altavista.com around, there is no reason to limit this to English.


Except that few would look it up.
05/10/2006 04:49:27 PM · #3
Originally posted by TechnoShroom:

Originally posted by meanwile:

Additional note: With online translation tools like //babelfish.altavista.com around, there is no reason to limit this to English.


Except that few would look it up.


I think that's probably ok. This would be a loose challenge - kind of a free study where the word-a-day sparks your decision of what to shoot, or, what to use as a title.
05/10/2006 04:50:46 PM · #4
So what are we supposed to do, check every word of the day list to see if the word was actually on one of them? It would be a free study basically with one word titles. So why not just describe it/call it that?
05/10/2006 05:09:28 PM · #5
Thanks for the questions, Alienyst. I don't see it as being about one-word titles so much as interesting, little-known words as titles.

Perhaps a better title for the challenge would be 'Vocabulary Word Challenge' with the photo's inspiration being 'the kind of word that is used in Word-a-Day lists'.

For example, look at these fun words in May:

Word of the Day Archive/May 2006

luminary: any body that gives light; also, a person of eminence or brilliant achievement.

daedal: skillful; artistic; ingenious.

temerity: unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger.

wag: a humorous person; a wit.

execrable: detestable; extremely bad.

rapine: the act of plundering.

pablum: something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic.

aspersion: a damaging or derogatory remark.

otiose: ineffective; also, being at leisure; also, of no use.

turgid: swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous.



Message edited by author 2006-05-10 17:10:21.
05/10/2006 05:20:25 PM · #6
Originally posted by meanwile:

turgid: swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous.

Uh oh, I'm not sure you want anyone using this one ...
05/10/2006 05:24:20 PM · #7
Originally posted by Alienyst:

So what are we supposed to do, check every word of the day list to see if the word was actually on one of them? It would be a free study basically with one word titles. So why not just describe it/call it that?


How about this:

Challenge: One Word
Pick a word and photograph your interpretion of that word. Your title should be your chosen word, and nothing more.
05/10/2006 05:26:34 PM · #8
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by Alienyst:

So what are we supposed to do, check every word of the day list to see if the word was actually on one of them? It would be a free study basically with one word titles. So why not just describe it/call it that?


How about this:

Challenge: One Word
Pick a word and photograph your interpretion of that word. Your title should be your chosen word, and nothing more.

Your challenge title is two words : (
05/10/2006 05:28:18 PM · #9
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by meanwile:

turgid: swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous.

Uh oh, I'm not sure you want anyone using this one ...


Hehehe, why not? ;D
I think it would be.... interesting! *grin*
05/10/2006 05:31:22 PM · #10
Originally posted by smist:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by meanwile:

turgid: swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous.

Uh oh, I'm not sure you want anyone using this one ...


Hehehe, why not? ;D
I think it would be.... interesting! *grin*

It would violate the TOS, and not even "turn up" among the DQd pictures at the "tail end" of the challenge.
05/10/2006 05:46:35 PM · #11
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by smist:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by meanwile:

turgid: swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous.

Uh oh, I'm not sure you want anyone using this one ...


Hehehe, why not? ;D
I think it would be.... interesting! *grin*

It would violate the TOS, and not even "turn up" among the DQd pictures at the "tail end" of the challenge.


LMAO!
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