Word Up, YO! Week 6

Welcome to the sixth edition of Word Up, YO!

Can you believe we’ve already gone through five WOW!s?!

Thank you all for your ongoing support and dedication to the Nerd Mafia and our growing family. It is being monitored and noted. Some of you are making your way up the ranks and will be notified soon of your standings within the family.

Without sounding too *snarky*, let’s just say that we dealt with a lot of *snark* from you all last week. While fumbling through the plethora of posts, as coffee, soda, or wine made its way down our gullets, we were foibled into thinking that selecting a winner would be easy. We were wrong. Your *snarkiness* exceeded our expectations, and we were impressed with the level of humor, anger, grief, and honesty that we found.

There were a few posts that stood out, and we had a hard time choosing just one as a winner.

Betsy at Funky Mama Bird had us laughing while she wondered whether or not we are unknowingly educating our children in the art of snarkiness and sarcasm, and what the outcome of doing so might be.

Amanda over at It’s Blogworthy snarkily told us how much she hates morning radio hosts (mornings in general, actually), and how she’s found a station to listen to that actually plays music.

But Lori over at In Pursuit of Martha Points won us over with her unbelievable restraint in not using snark even on those people that totally deserve it. She saved her snark attack for another day…

Without any further adieu, last week’s winner is…

LORI!!! Congratulations!
In the eyes of the Nerd Mafia, you are now a Made Man.

Please contact one of the Dons to received your code for the official Nerd Mafia button.

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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, get on your thinking caps and embrace the next Word of the Week: rambunctious



1. difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous: a rambunctious child.
2. turbulently active and noisy: a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand.

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You can also play at my partners-in-crimes’ sites, the other two members of the Nerd Mafia:

Liz from a belle, a bean and a chicago dog

Kristin from Taming Insanity

And so it goes…


  1. Congrats on all the success of Word Up. Sorry I didn't get to it last week. I'm gonna try this week. We'll see... there doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day.
  2. The Urban Cowboy says:
    Good to see the Nerd Mafia growing so fast. I plan on participating when I feel a little more rambunctious.
  3. SurferWife says:
    I think you chose a great participant!!

    And rambunctious will be fun. Sports Boy may need to enter again.
  4. Maxabella says:
    Such a cute idea, but I'd be totally hopeless. I'll watch and follow though!!
  5. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Grr... Blogger at my comment!

    It was all about abusing power and privilege, though.

    Which I plan to do. :)

  6. lol, i was too hasty... can you pls delete my link? (A series of thoughts) i'll do it properly later on today.. thanks!
  7. Perfect word for me this week, as Lucas is being nothing but **rambunctious**.

    Congrats on the success of this meme.