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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
June Contest and Link Winners
There were three entries again this month in the June Contest. Fortunately I don't have to worry about some kind of tie-breaker because only one person got all five answers correct, and that was again Ratty, of The Everyday Adventurer. He's a serious contender folks. I hope there will be some good competition for the Scavenger Hunt.
Here are the answers:
1. Choose the correct use of the word "oche." The correct choice was b. The players at the dart tournament stood at the oche. It is the line you must be behind. The color of the dried grass might have been ocher, you might be served okra for dinner, and the majestic oak trees were popular on the nature hike.
2. Choose the correct use of the word "cozen." The correct choice was c. The shell game master cozened the crowd. It means to trick or cheat. The coven of witches met monthly, the coxswain called the pace for the rowers, and my mother's nephew is my cousin.
3. Choose the correct use of the word "ley." I thought this might end up being a tie-breaker if needed, because there are two correct answers, a. and d. Everyone got d. The farmer wisely left the field ley every few years. It means to let the land lie fallow. But to wager a bet is also to ley. The chicken laid an egg, and the sailor laid the strands into a rope. They are all homonyms (sound alike, spelled differently).
4. Choose the correct use of the word "walm." The correct answer is b. Strong winds made the sea walm. It means to roil or boil. Ratty pointed out that the scent of apple pie might walm through the window- boy... that would be some amazing pie and a real breeze, but he's right... it's possible. Of course I was thinking of scent of apple pie was wafting through the window. The mild weather was warm, and unexpectedly, she bought the purse on a whim.
5. 5. Choose the correct use of the word "guana." The correct choice is d. The Indian wore a garment made of guana. Guana is a type of cloth made of bark. The belfry was full of bat guano (excrement- yuk), the gang's argot was a mixture of Spanish and English, and I just made up the one about the currency of the open market.
Thanks for playing! I'm also updating the links for my most faithful commenters. This month's eight top commenters are listed here and also with small icons in the sidebar. Comments really increased this month. The interaction has been a lot of fun. Only 5 of the 128 total comments by others are probably spamish- people trying to get links. None of the winners is a spammer, of course!
Everyday Adventurer (Ratty- 34 comments)
Our Simple Life (Julia- 14 comments)
Scribbles from Glynis (Glynis- 11 comments)
Joys of the Simple Life (betchai- 9 comments)
Duck and Wheel with String (Lin- 6 comments)
My Quality Time (Joe- 4 comments)
My Open Heart Journal (Kathleen my SIL- 3 comments)