Word Up, YO! Week 9

The WOW (‘word of the week’ for any new visitors) this past week was a challenge. The Dons heard some whining about how hard it was to use the word effervescent in a post. Let us remind you that the whole purpose of Word Up, YO! is that it’s supposed to be a challenge. Mafia men don’t get made by sitting around eating pizza all day; they have to earn it. Which is what we expect each of you to do.

That being said, the Don’s continue to be impressed with all of the effort you Associates put forth in order to move up the ranks. Your dedication has not gone unnoticed, and we are watching you.

This week, we have only one man to make.

Congratulations to Booyah’s Momma from the Adventures of Chip and Bobo!

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.

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:
–Noun, Informal.
Speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum: The claims were just a lot of malarky.

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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. woo hoo! I've already got a post scheduled that I can use this word in. Off to go modify it today and link up!
  2. Sharlene T. says:
    Good luck!

    Twitter: SolarChief
  3. I'm a total dork b/c I love the word "malarky."
  4. Natalie - i didn't manage for a while - but linked up again this week..
    Have a great week!
  5. moveovermarypoppins says:
    Missed the deadline again, Don Natalie, but the effort was made.