Word Up, YO! Week 3

Round 3 of Word Up, YO! is here!!

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I am really excited that  so many of you jumped into our vocabulary meme. I have learned a lot about your gullets and your foibles! I’m hoping that you will hook up with us this week for another word challenge.

Today, we our announcing our winner of last week’s word challenge! The word was foible…and there were some very witty, funny posts using the word. It was not an easy decision, but we had a lot of fun reading all the posts! It took some time, and we’ve narrowed it down to one, very creative foible user…the winner by a unanimous decision is:

Her post was hilarious, used foible in the title even, and used it throughout the post.

Congrats Roxane…in the eyes of the Nerd Mafia, you are now a made man!

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Make sure to contact one of the Nerd Mafia to get the code for your Nerd Mafia button!

Throw your pocket protector in the ring this week by following the rules below….
•Use the Word of the Week (WOW!) in a post as many times as you legitimately can.
•Use the WOW! correctly in your post, we’ve included a definition to guide you on this journey
•Include the Word Up, Yo! button somewhere in your post
•Write a post with the WOW! and link it up anytime during the week the linky is open (Sunday-Friday)
•Link up below to your relevant post, not your blog home page please
That’s it! No mandatory follows, no mandatory comments. Visit as many other linked blogs as you can.
At the end of the week, the Nerd Mafia will decide on a “winning” post. We’ll feature the winning posts with the new word. A new Word of the Week and featured post will be published every Sunday.
***Just to clarify: you can link up anytime between Sunday and Friday!***
So, here is this week’s WOW! word, along with a definition from dictionary.com:
1. overabundance; excess: a plethora of advice and a paucity of assistance.
2. Pathology Archaic . a morbid condition due to excess of red corpuscles in the blood or increase in the quantity of blood.
You can also visit the other two partners of the Nerd Mafia by checking out…
Don’t forget to use plethora sometime this week by Friday! Then come back and link up!
And if you missed my post yesterday about what I think it means to be a great blogger (a.k.a. an “A Lister”), you can check out my post here.
And so it goes…


  1. Claudia says:
    Natalie - thanks for your nice words over at my blog - feel really honored :=)
    I like this Word Up, YO! idea and maybe I will give it a try (even if I think it's hard for me as german is my mother language) but I love special words and I love the word "plethora" - even if I have never ever heard this word before...
    Have a great weekend! Claudia
  2. MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) says:
    Just wanted to say that this is an awesome meme! I have yet to participate, but I will one of these days. And your Nerd Mafia button is great. :)
  3. OK, there doesn't seem to be enough time in a day but I saw that you were able to muti-task and you really inspired me. Plus I LOVE the word plethora and believe it or not I'm a lover of words. BOGGLE is MY game. Seriously. Since I was a kid and my kids are now word lovers. Gonna try to squeeze it in.
  4. Ok, so this week I am DETERMINED to participate in this meme, because I happen to use "plethora" REGULARLY in my vocabulary (I know, I'm a nerd!) But as I sit here thinking of a post to write to include the word ... I'm ... BLANK!!! (I hate how that happens!) Well, I'll be back!

    And thanks for the really supportive and awesome comment on my blog this morning! You made me smile!!! And I really appreciate it! Have a great week and I'll be linking up to this one at some point! (as soon as those writing creative juices start working!)
  5. Sharlene T. says:
    Great word! Gotta figure out how to use plethora in a food blog... it will happen, I just know it... uh-hunh... one more cuppa should do it... come visit when you can...

    Twitter: SolarChief
  6. Awesome button, I'm feeling competitive. Ok, maybe next week. Are you sure we can't use dickwhistle for the WOW?
  7. Mama Hen says:
    Hey Natalie, I have to say that plethora is such a great word. I used to teach my fourth graders the word early in the year and they used it all the time. This is such a great idea. I just read your post about blogging and have to agree with you. Lets see, about comments you are so right. People take the time to visit your blog, so it is right to visit back and leave meaningful comments back. I remember writing about not being able to get pregnant and how sad I was and a commenter said something like "great story". Anyway, I always enjoy visiting your blog and think you are doing an A-list job! Have a great Sunday!
  8. Uhh, wait...WHAT?!?! I won?!?! I love you guys. I've never won anything in my life, not even one of the radio contests.

  9. That is hilarious. I need to jump in somewhere.... (evil grin).
  10. Hot damn! 5 entries already! I bet we'll have a plethora of contenders this week.
  11. The Urban Cowboy says:
    Congrats to Roxane! There's always a plethora of activity over here, that's why I like it here so much!
  12. I guess we can never have a plethora of love, family, and good friends!
  13. Mama Hen says:
    Oh Natalie, I have been so busy and have not gotten my plethora post done. I guess remove me for now off the blog hop. Sorry to be a pain in the butt, but time on the computer has been limited now that summer has arrived. Maybe I will join in later. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen
  14. I am so bummed, I completely spaced last week!! I have a posting all set for tomorrow using the word 'plethora'. ;)