Monday, March 28, 2011

Word of the Day - Biwrixle

Today's word in my "Forgotten English 365-day Calendar of Vanishing Vocabulary and Folklore" is:

Biwrixle: to change, transform (from Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1888--I guess it was new in 1888.)

So, my dear blog-readers, your challenge--should you accept it--is to use the word biwrixle in a sentence.

Here's my shot at it:

Mavis hopes her facelift surgery will biwrixle her wrinkles into smooth skin.

14 comments:

  1. I came into the computer straight from my Leslie Sansone's exercise tape. I just finished a 3 mile workout trying to biwrixie my behind...but I fear, it isn't working!

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  2. Hi Claudia,
    Good for you. That's a great way to start a Monday morning--and I bet it is working.
    Donna

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  3. I tried to fixle my droopy breasts by wearing a bra NASA-designed bra, in the hopes that it would biwrixle my appearance. Alas! Twas all in vain...

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  4. My butt has been bewrixled by too many bags of Peanut M&Ms. Drat those dreamy little confections!

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  5. Hi Sioux,
    Hehehehe. A NASA designed a bra is funny.

    Hi Lisa,
    Yum. Peanut M&Ms.

    Donna

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  6. I'm hoping the writing class will biwrixle my fiction skills.

    Love this! :)

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  7. To biwrixle or not to biwrixle...what is the question?

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  8. The 'look' of this word is interesting. How it is pronounced?

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  9. hi Karen,
    Good one.

    Hi Carol,
    Love it!

    Hi Sally,
    Not sure how it is pronounced. The calendar didn't have a pronunciation guide. My guess is buy-ricks-ell

    Donna

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  10. I finally got a good night's sleep and feel positively biwrixled!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi Pat,
    How cool that you gave a positive slant to this one.
    Donna

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  12. Hey Donna! I'm going to try this again, since my comment from last night didn't show up. First of all, I love Carol's sentence the best! That is tooo funny!
    Now, here's my sentence. My usual choice for word look up, dictionary dot com, didn't even recognize Biwrixle as a word and therefore suggested the following, just to name a few: brizzle, bruxelle, brixen, and brigsley!

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  13. Hi Becky,
    thanks for being so persistent. I don't know why your first comment didn't post.
    I guess Dictionary.com doesn't have the words in the "Forgotten English" calendar of vanishing vocublary.
    Donna

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  14. I hope sitting at the computer and constantly tapping the keys will biwrixle my writing hobby into a paying job.

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