My friend Jenny suggested I put this twist on the word of the week: use one of the randomly lettered 'words' from the word verification security tool...you know, the one that pops up when you post a comment...and make up a meaning. I was really tempted to do the Balderdash thing, and just try to pass it off as one of my regular odd vocabulary words, but I thought it would be even more fun to make a contest of it.
Here is the plan, folks...I'll give you the word, along with a sample definition. You post your personal definition in the comments. I'll judge them by Saturday morning and post the winner's name, link (if applicable), and a sample sentence of my own on Saturday morning. And for the winner, we have the glorious prize of...wait for it...
A Post in Crazy Creative Magazine declaring you're the winner!!!!
Wow. If that doesn't motivate you, I don't know what would.
Here is the word for the week, now let me know your definitions...
beltroon: noun. A loud, sudden squeaking sound.
Harold's face went white during the pep rally when, as he began to sing the fight song into the microphone, his lovely baritone was shattered by an adolescent beltroon.
Delilah stepped back to the accompaniment of both a crunch and beltroon; to her horror, her stumble had landed squarely on her poodle, Polly.
Your turn, folks! Please respond quickly, so I'm not forced to award myself with my own 'you're so clever' spiel or make up some pseudo identities.