Language Laughs

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Five people laughing with haha and lol floating in the space above their heads.

Thursday Thought #JennieAllen

Thursday Thought: We all get discouraged sometimes, and sometimes for good reason. But sometimes we dwell on things that we cannot change, like what we did or did not do in the past. Instead, try to focus on the positive and what you can do better in the future.

If you are halfway through NaNo, but don’t have half your words yet, don’t give up. You can still do it.

A woman looking pensive with her hands clasped in front of her face. Caption: Don’t give the few negative voices the bulk of your thoughts. ~Jennie Allen

Tuesday Two

Tuesday Two: Write a story with only two sentences. Use the photo for inspiration if you wish. #TueTwo

A lion lying on grass with a cub looking into his open mouth.

Monday Muddle: copywrite, copyright

Monday Muddle: Even copywriters aren’t likely to use the word “copywrite” unless they are talking about the rapper or the disk duplicator. (In both those cases, it should have a capital C.) And your spellchecker will almost certainly underline it. Mine did. If you see “copywrite” followed by a date, you can bet that the writer meant “copyright”. #MonMud

Monday Muddle: Copywrite: (verb) to write copy, generally for business or advertising. Rare back-formation from copywriting. Copyright: (noun) the authority to copy creative content (aka intellectual property).

Language Laughs

Do you need a little language humour to brighten your day? Every Friday I share some #wordplay on my Facebook page. Pop on over to see it, and give my page a Like while you are there—but only if you truly like it. You can either search LC Plaunt, OCT, …

Tuesday Two

Write a story with only two sentences. Use the photo for inspiration if you wish. #TueTwo Photo by, and used with permission from, Paris Adèle, one of my favourite pages on Facebook.