Friday, April 1, 2011

Adoxography ~ A to Z Challenge: Day 1

To kick off my debut in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, I thought I would start simply and just pick an 'A' word.  *cough*

There are many 'A' words that I am incredibly fond of; however, I added a new one today, a writerly word that actually appropriately describes my attempts at the craft.

The word is ADOXOGRAPHY - meaning, good writing on a trivial subject.  Keep in mind, 'good' is completely subjective as well as relative.  But trivial?  I can so do trivial! The actual Webster's definition might say something like favorable writing, and I can say something nice about almost anything.  So I'm warming up to this cute little noun.  Plus, it has an X in it!  X makes everything cooler.

So, how does one go about procuring new words for their arsenal if there is no dictionary to be found, you ask?  The internet is a vast and wonderous macrocosm, filled to the brim with every imaginable thing.  So you could start here

Well, this has been a lovely start to my April.  I am very thankful for Tossing It Out to provide me with the motivational tools necessary to continue my blog, and help me develop the discipline required to become successful. 

And I'm having a great time, to boot!


  1. Glad you've joined us and I've become a follower on your blog.

    Love this word that I've never heard of before. It's something I find myself doing often.

    Have fun with the alphabet.

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  2. What a lovely word I would probably never have known if I hadn't clicked on that Surprise me button.


  3. What a great word!

    I use the phrontistery to find 'm' words for my Monday posts. :-)