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Never fear – it’s the words of the year

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Merriam-Webster keeps a year-by-year list of when words were first recorded, or first recorded as being used in a particular sense. Each year gives us a list of somewhat random unusual and mundane words. Your challenge: Take the list from some significant year, such as the year of your birth, and build a poem from the words on the list. You don't need to be limited to just the list, unless you choose to do so. Any kind of poem will do - just make it meaningful.
Assignment inspired by the ever-inspirational Amy Burvall

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by Thomas Pulsifer

My name is Molly.
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But even after …

Never Fear – It’s The Words of the Year (1998)

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Feeling the urge to pull the e-brake to slow things down

Watching my life unfold from the dashcam of the vehicle that is my body

I don’t know whether it’s some sort of dark energy overcoming me

But I feel like the perfect …

Today, in 1999

Enjoy a picture of my family and I from early 2000! Guess which baby I am.

I was really bummed that I missed the Daily Create where one uses the words that were added to the dictionary in their birth year. Therefore, I was very excited to find that it …

The words of 1988 and a terrible poet.

“Never Fear – It’s The Words Of The Year” (two stars)
This assignment involved going to the website Merriam-Webster and entering a year of your choice. Doing so produces a list of words that were first recorded or started being used during that year. “Your challenge: Take the list from …

Just Some Family in the 80’s

For my next Assignment Bank, I chose to do Never Fear — It’s Words of the Year (2 stars), which is very similar–if not, identical–to one of the Daily Creates I did. However, instead of focusing on my birth year, I wanted to tie this one to our 80s theme, …

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