Word Up, YO! Week 4

The Nerd Mafia is now trying to win the internet. Help us by joining our crew!

Today is the day to announce our champion. It was not easy. Many vied for the spot.

However, the mafia seems to need to start a new family. There were two fantastic posts that stunned us with their brilliance. However, they aren’t truly in the same category as one another.

So, this week – two winners!

Surferwife may lie a lot, but her vlog and the fact that she taught her children the word is beyond awesome. You can’t Beat It. This woman clearly had her sights set on becoming a Made Man in the Nerd Mafia and took to vlog to take down the competition. I wouldn’t want her to ever take a hit out on me.

Since the written word really can’t compete with adorable children dancing to Michael Jackson, we’ve created a special category just for vlogs. Our weekly written, winner is:

Andy from Crazy with a Side of Awesome Sauce. Her post was laugh out loud funny, used the word a plethora of times, and dealt with a monster of a problem.

Surferwife, Andy, in the eyes of the Nerd Mafia, you are now a Made Man.

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Ladies, please contact one of the Nerd Mafia dons to get the code for that beauty of a button. Don Liz made it, she’s something of a photoshop hired gun.

Some top contenders this week:
Amy at The Adventures of JAMC used the WOW! in a plethora of ways to explain where she’s at in the blogging cycle.

Claudia at Splittergewitter conjugated the word well all the while using her second language. Ausgezeichnet!

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.

Now, without further ado the Word of the Week is another classic: fumble!

–verb (used without object)
1. to feel or grope about clumsily: She fumbled in her purse for the keys.
2. Sports . to fumble the ball.

–verb (used with object)
3. to make, handle, etc., clumsily or inefficiently: to fumble an attempt; He fumbled his way through the crowded room.
4. Sports . to fail to hold or maintain hold on (a ball) after having touched it or carried it.

5. the act of fumbling: We completed the difficult experiment without a fumble.
6. Sports . an act or instance of fumbling the ball.

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You can also play at my partners-in-crimes’ sites:
Liz from a belle, a bean and a chicago dog
Kristin from Taming Insanity

And so it goes…


  1. I'm fumbling around trying to figure out what I would do with that word. But before I enter, I've gotta tell you that my sister had four children under the age of three. She survived, and you will, but damn -- I'm so glad it's you and not me!
  2. Happy Fourth! Have a great one!
  3. That is super cute. Hope you have a rockin' 4th.
  4. The Urban Cowboy says:
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful fourth of July, and try not to fumble your fireworks, that hurts!
  5. Big Fat Mama says:
    Happy 4th of July!! Hope you have a great week
    Big Fat Mama
  6. Hope you had a great 4th! Fumble... hmmm. Thinking on that one...
  7. I consider myself a total word geek but I was having some issues trying to use the previous weeks words...I guess I had lost some creative juices. But fumble...now we are talking!
    Happy 4th!
  8. Funky Mama Bird says:
    As I fumble through my next few blog posts, I will be sure to include the WOW.

    Hopefully this week I won't fumble again and include the word in an article!
  9. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip says:
    Yay to the winners!!!!! I'm going to fumble around here a bit and try to figure out how to use this new cell phone of mine since I ruined my last one in a rainstorm. And then I'm going to head out and check out the blogs of the winners. Nerd Mafia, you rule!!
  10. SurferWife says:
    This is so incredible. Like I need to go order the Gotta Love It size ice cream from Coldstone incredible.

    I deserve to celebrate.
  11. MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) says:
    Call me Fumble Fingers, but I couldn't for the life of me get the WOW button on my blog post...grrr...I linked back to your blog, though.

    I just love this blog hop! :)


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