Word Up, YO! Week 8

The Dons tried to spice things up last week with our first PHRASE of the week, and something a little less “intellectual” in tone.

However, to have the strongest and most fierce mafia around, we need our men to be ready for anything. So expect more surprises like this in the future.

We also have been working on our internal family structure.

Many hours of deliberation have been spent in the reference section of the Guido Library, and this is the result…

SOLDIER (also, Made Kid)
Men in waiting

Alyson from Common Sense, Dancing has been promoted to HIT MAN with her stellar entry, proposed alternative spelling and recruitment of a new ASSOCIATE.

Made Men – you are all ENFORCERS, with the exception of Surferwife, who has been demoted to SOLDIER after her desperate attempts to garner our attention. Respect from the Dons must be earned.

Rhonda is a good example of that, Surferwife. Her Everyone Poops post caught the attention of the Dons and her hardwork has been duly noted.

All men who have participated in at least 1 round of Word Up, YO! are considered ASSOCIATES, with the Men in Waiting comprised of all those who are too wimpy or who lack the wordsmith skills to throw their crowbar into the mix.

This week, we are making 2 more men.

Congratulations to The Flying Chalupa and Amanda from It’s Blogworthy!!

In the eyes of the Nerd Mafia, you are now Made Men.

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

Good luck to all! Any maybe next week, you’ll be “made”, too!

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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, without further ado the Word of the Week is

1. (Chemistry) (of a liquid) giving off bubbles of gas; bubbling
2. high-spirited; vivacious

effervescence n
effervescently adv

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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. Great word... I'll submit my entry on time this week!
  2. The Urban Cowboy says:
    I keep thinking I'm going to enter one of these, but I'm always too late. I think the Nerd Mafia scare me. :(
  3. The Flying Chalupa says:
    THANK YOU, DONS! I'm so excited - even if I did use illness and my birthday to achieve this coveted award.
  4. SurferWife says:
    Demoted huh?

    Did you hear that noise?

    It's the sound of me locking this into my memory.

    I know people in high places.

    Watch yo backs.
  5. Ms. Understood says:
    Congrats to the promoted? Uh, the promotees? Well, congrats. Doesn't the family need an Italian name?? Like Gambino and Colombo? What's Italian for nerd?
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