Mad Gab Mayhem Answers

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Last Weeks Wordy Wednesdays Mad Gab Mayhem Answers

1. Cited for Contempt
2. Library of Congress
3. High-Speed Connection
4. Romeo and Juliette
5. Spy Kids
6. Chicken Soup For The Soul
7. No Strings Attached
8. The Measles
9. My Name Is Bond
10. One Dollar and Ten Cents
11. What a Pair
12. My Car's in the Shop
13. You'll Ease My Mind
14. Tony Soprano 
15. The Full Monty
16. A Country Mile
17. Worth its Weight in Gold
18. Jack of all trades
19. If the shoe fits, wear it
20. Dr. Seuss
21. Universal Studios
22. A Pillow Fight
23. Paparazzi
24. Taxi Driver
25. We Didn't Start The Fire

Mad Gab Mayhem – Wordy Wednesday’s Fun With Words

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This Wordy Wednesday I thought I would keep things light challenge your minds while having a good giggle. If you had a childhood like mine you probably remember the game ‘Mad Gab‘ it was one of our family favorites, along with Scrabble and Monopoly, so this Wordy Wednesday’s Edition is a ‘Mad Gab’ Challenge.

Below are a series of saying that are not what they appear. The puzzles below contain a series of unrelated words. When you read them aloud they sound like familiar names, places, phrases, etc.. (For example: Plea Sleeve Amass Itch = Please Leave a Message) See how many you can figure out and post your responses in the comments section below. (I will post the answers at a later date.) This game can be a lot of fun and is a great way to get your mind in gear while having a good laugh. It is best played in groups, so gather up some family or friends and read these phrases aloud for a good group laugh and a ton of fun.

So without further delay; Get Mad…and Start Gabbing…

  1. Sigh Ted Fork Tempt
  2. Lie Berry Off Cone Grass
  3. Ice Peed Gun Hex Shun
  4. Rome He Owe Hand Jewelry Yet
  5. Spike Ids
  6. Sheik Cons Hoop Fur Thistle
  7. Nossed Ring Sat Hatched
  8. Theme Ease Else
  9. Mine Hey Miss Pond
  10. Wand Doll Iran Dense Hence
  11. Wad Ape Hair
  12. Mike Arson Dish Hop
  13. Yule Lees Mime Hind
  14. Too Niece Oprah Know
  15. Thief Hull Mound He
  16. Ache Hunt Trim Aisle
  17. Were That Sway Ten Cold
  18. Shack Cough Alt Raids
  19. Hefty Chew Fit Swear Hit
  20. Dock Terse Ooze
  21. You Knee Verse Sail Duty Owes
  22. Uphill Love Height
  23. Pop Hair Yahtzee
  24. Tack Seed Rye Fur
  25. Weed Hid Dents Tart Thief Higher


Have fun, and be sure to share you answers in the comment section below and check out the rest of the site.


Until Next Time…

Write On!



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It’s Been Awhile…. ‘A While’… A Quick Reference of Confusing Words

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Well I haven’t written here in a very long time, and for that I apologize. Life has gotten in the way of my writing lately and it set me far off track… Summer, warm weather, children and general chaos have brought all of my brilliant post topics to a halt over the last few months, but I am back on track and here today to share a quick post on often confused and misused words. Most of these will be pretty basic, and if you are already aware of the differences good for you, this is a refresher basically and a reminder that it is important to think before, and after, you write.

Often Confused and Misused Words (short list)

  • Affect and Effect
    Affect = to influence, to pretend.
    Effect = a result, to make happen.
    *Most often Affect is used as a verb and Effect is used as a noun.*
    Something that Affects you will Effect you.
  • There, Their and They’re 
    There = that place
    Their = belonging to them
    They’re = contraction of ‘they are’
    This one is pretty basic and is an elementary school reminder. 
  • Accept and Except
    Accept = to receive
    Except = to leave out
    Accept that some times you have to Except.
  • All Ready and Already
    All Ready = prepared
    Already = by this time, now
    I am sure you knew this Already, so we are All Ready to move on.
  • Its and it’s
    Its = of or belonging to it
    It’s = contraction of ‘it is’
    Another one of those basics that we often forget or easily confuse and misuse.
  • Principal and Principle
    Principal = most important, a person of authority
    Principle = a general or fundamental truth
    The school Principal explained the Principle of good behavior.
  • Stationary and Stationery
    Stationary = standing still
    Stationery = writing paper
    She remained Stationary in the long line, her cart filled with Stationery she needed to buy.
  • Supposed To – This is the correct form for ‘obligated to’ NOT Suppose To!
  • Than and Then
    Than = use for comparison
    Then = at that time, next
    It is better to use Then correctly Than to misuse it and be wrong.
  • To and Too
    To = toward
    Too = also
    Many writer’s go To workshops, and I want to go to one Too.
    *Another simple word that is commonly misused*
  • Who and Whom
    Who = referring to a person or person’s
    Whom = used as an object
    John is a man Who can get the job done. Whom would John choose to help him?
    *This is misused commonly and you should pay close attention to your use of Whom*

This is a ‘short list’ of commonly confused and misused words, there are many more to discover. For a more detailed list check out ‘The University of Richmond Writing Center’ and the ‘Writer’s Web: Commonly Confused Words

Have your own confused and misused words to add? Feel free to share them in the comments area below. Comments are always appreciated, as are article and writing submissions. 

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Until Next Time…

Write On!

Let Me Start By Saying…..


Let me start this Wordy Wednesday with a special Thank-you to a great blogger and even greater friend… Marcos Gonzales over at Experification   made my day today when he wrote a post about this site. It seems that the tips and tricks I have written here have truly inspired him, and through inspiring him.. I have been inspired more myself. It is always great to see that someone appreciates what you are trying to say, do, or accomplish… so once again Marc Thank-you one thousand times! I truly appreciate your post and link. If you haven’t already you must check out his blog through the link above. He is an inspiring writer who shares deeply and has a passion for words. It is definitely worth the read!

And now down to the nitty-gritty…

This Wordy Wednesday is all about getting started.

Sometimes beginning is the most difficult part of writing. I have found myself staring at a blank page many times with no thought of where to begin. The process of getting writing on paper must begin with a single word. Below are some ideas of where to find inspiration, and a few word prompts that might help you start…. As always feel free to share your results in the comments section below, or link to your own blog. Perfectly Prompted is a place for writers to get connect, get inspired, and most importantly get writing…. Enjoy!

Where to find inspiration:

  • Photos – Look at a photo and describe how it makes you feel, what you see, or what you think is going on.
  • News – Re-write the headlines. This is especially fun if you don’t like what you read. Take that sad story and share some positive light or look deeper into the story and find a way to solve a problem. News does not always have to be bad, in fact it can be whatever you choose to make it… there are three sides to every story… choose one.
  • Magazine Covers – Magazines are packed full of exciting information and the cover is the cake that entices you to read. Take one of those catchy headlines, and without reading the article, spin it yourself… I am willing to bet your story turns out quite different from theirs…
  • Dictionary – Words can work wonders on you imagination. Open a dictionary, or thesaurus and choose a new word. Expand on it, explain it, or share how it makes you feel. The possibilities are endless and the words are plentiful.
  • Other Sites – Often times reading someone else’s post inspires a thought of my own. Take time to read other blogs, or writers and enjoy the inspiration they provide. You will learn many lessons from reading that you would otherwise never have learned.

Word Prompts To Get You Started:

Use these words in any way you choose, a beginning sentence, a poem, a description, a feeling, whatever inspires you…


Demure (shy)








Enjoy your writing and always have fun. Be bold and take chances. Reach for the stars.

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Until Next Time…

Write On!

Wordy Wednesday’s Wild Word Scramble


Happy Hump Day!!

The beginning of the week can be a hectic time, between catching up on all the work that piled up over the weekend, to planning for the days ahead many us forget to take the time we need to unwind and enjoy all the little things that life has to offer. That is why this week Wordy Wednesday’s is a fun and challenging mid-week moment for you mind. Take a break and test your skills with these silly scramblers. Have fun!

Wordy Wednesday’s Wild Word Play

Please unscramble the words below
1. eciligelnten
2. ospmtrp
3. rigwtni
4. gblnoggi
5. ncnmmtioouica
6. ykawseed
7. ywdseaden
8. doswr
9. lsemcarbd
10. tmtaintneeren
11. mtictxneee
12. fnu
13. laenxratoi

Feel free to post your answers in the comment section… I will post the correct answers there tomorrow. If you enjoyed this Wordy Wednesday’s Wild Word Scramble wander over to The Teachers Corner and try their FREE Word Scrambler. It is a great site with tons of links, resources and FREE Printables. 

Until Next Time…

Write On!

The Lash and Linguistics of the Tongue…


I came across a great post the other day and I thought that it would be fitting to share it with you here. The post on James Campbell’s is titled “Words that don’t exsist in the English language” and I found it very interesting to read the short list, which I have shared below. 

I am the type of writer that is always searching for the perfect word to express what I am trying to say. I am constantly referring to the Thesaurus to find other words new that will add description to my writing, and so stumbling across this list was fascinating to me… Partially because these words are not available in our language and also because I just love learning new words. So without any further ado here is the Wordy Wednesday’s List of:

Words That Don’t Exist in the English Language:


L’esprit de escalier: (French) The feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. Translated it means “the spirit of the staircase.”

Waldeinsamkeit: (German) The feeling of being alone in the woods.

Meraki: (Greek) Doing something with soul, creativity, or love.

Forelsket: (Norwegian) The euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.

Gheegle: (Filipino) The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute.

Pochemuchka: (Russian) A person who asks a lot of questions.

Pena ajena: (Mexican Spanish) The embarrassment you feel watching someone else’s humiliation.

Cualacino: (Italian) The mark left on a table by a cold glass.

Ilunga: (Tshiluba, Congo) A person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time.

Feel free to share any other words that you may know in the comments section, as well as your thoughts on the ones above.

Until Next Time…

Write On!

Wordy Wednesdays #1 – Learn Something New


The life of a writer revolves around words. Writing words, using words, and find the right word to express exactly what they are trying to say. Many writers will tell you that they turn to a thesaurus almost daily in their writing looking for new and interesting words to use in their writing. A thesaurus is a great way to find new words to use and an excellent source for expanding your vocabulary. I love learning new words and finding ways to incorporate them into my writing and even my daily communications….

And so, for Wordy Wednesdays #1 I have decided to share a list of new and interesting words, some of which you may have heard, or even used in your own writing, and some that may be new to you. Enjoy reading through the list and try using your favorites in a sentence. Feel free to  post your sentence in the comment section for everyone to see and enjoy, be creative and have fun.

New and Interesting Words:

Expurgate(EX-PUR-GATE)Verb – To edit out rude, incorrect, offensive, useless or otherwise undesirable information from a book, CD or other publication; to cleanse; to purge.
*The publisher decided to expurgate the love scene from the book, to make it more child-friendly.*

Neatnik(NEAT-NIK)Noun – A stickler for neatness or cleanliness.
*His mom is such a neatnik that a dirty dish never even hits her sink.*

Fuscous(FUHS-KUHS)Adjective – of a dark brownish-gray color; dark or dusty.
*The rain was falling fast from the fuscous sky.*

Conchology(KONG-KOL-UH-JEE)Noun – The study of the shells of mollusks; the hobby of shell collecting.
*He spent much of his life studying conchology and had gathered a large personal collection.*

Innards(IN-ERDZ)Noun – The internal organs of a human or animal; The inner workings of something; The insides or guts.
*He took the cover off his computer and looked at the innards.*

Cankle(CANK-EL)Slang Noun – When the calf blends into the ankle.
*The woman at the bus stop was slightly obese and the skirt she wore showed off her cankles.*

Stipend(S-TIP-END)Noun – A fixed payment; A modest allowance.
*My stipend for doing public service is barely enough to cover living expenses.*

Logorrhea(LOG-UH-RI-UH)Noun – An excessive flow of words.
*Jeremy’s writing often suffers from logorrhea.*
(Click on the link above to view the International House of Logorrhea a great site full of new and interesting words)

Distish (DIS-TI-SH) Noun – A couplet; A two line stanza making complete sense.
*The poet spent days trying to create the perfect distish with no success.*

Fankle(FAN-K-EL)Verb – To tangle or entangle.
*She found her favorite necklace under the bed in quite a fankle.*

Splosh(SP-LAW-SH)Verb – The sound of splashing; To spill or spill over.
*My daughter dropped her toy in the bath creating a great splosh.*

(Special Thanks to, The Phrontistery, and

Try them out and feel free to add your own in the comments section….

Until Next Time….

Write On!

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