Happy Friday, my friends. Those who have been on Twitter awhile know that #FollowFriday, frequently abbreviated #FF is a time to spam links to lots of people you don’t really know. Heck, if you get your handle included in a popular string, it can lead to dozens of people re-tweeting your handle dozens of times. It does not, for the most part in my experience, actually leading to lots of people following you. There are many who argue that follow Friday has become a meaningless cacophony and there is at times real truth in this.
Lately, I have been having so much fun playing #definethis with a few friends whom I round up with an Empire Avenue mission. What I really love about it is that both my writer and word nerd kind of friends, who just love word games and my hate to write friends all seem to enjoy playing. I have talked to Heather, the lady who tweets out the word of the day each morning. She is frank to admit that she just abandoned #definethis due to being busy with other commitments. It sounds as though the tweets are going out mainly because she lost the password to log into the account to turn them off. So anyhoo, this #FollowFriday I decided to link to some of the great folks who popped into my #definethis column the day we posted a cacophonous cacography.
@nwjerseyliz is I sometimes think my only friend who can spell. More times than I care to count Liz has tactfully pointed out one of my typos or mis-spellings. Her tweet: “In medical school, would-be physicians are required to take Cacography 101.
Liz was not the only one to invoke a medical theme. Jeroen , @jvzelst, was also quick to use doctor’s handwriting, tweeting , “It just keeps amazing me how my pharmacist can decipher the cocography of my family doctor…#definethis”
My buddy Sharon, @crazykids6 the absolutely laugh out loud funny family blogger blamed her kids of course: “Boy, do my kids really need to work on their cocophany
My organic expert buddy Craig @ogranichat was literary: “I’ve written hundreds of thousands of words yet embedded in front of my eyes my cacography beckons me to do better.
My friend Mandy (@zoe201015), who has become one of the sharpest commentators on this blog, observed: The cocography present in my physicians notes regarding my last visit was overwhelming and unsettling.
#definethis (again with a doctor theme)
These are just five of the great friends who played my cacophonous cacography game this week. I hope to continue these lexicographical excursions and may make something sort of like this post my own personal #FF traditon.