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The letter meme - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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The letter meme
This is how it works: Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter (if you want one; feel free to comment even if you don't want to play). Write ten words beginning with that letter in your journal, including an explanation what the word means to you and why, and then pass out letters to those who want to play along.

booster17 assigned the letter W to me.


1) Wombat. My wonderful wife. Today is our 20th wedding anniversary. I love her. She will always come first with me.

2) Walrus. An alternative form for The Key, and one of the highest ranks of my Seal of Approval icons.

3) Wildebeest. I've always regarded this migratory mammal, with its long sad face, as intrinsically humorous. Also delicious.

4) Wallaby. One of the Isle of Man's largest wild animals. They escaped from the Wildlife Park and flourished. In the park they seem to spend their time just sitting doing nothing but that's because the Escape Committee is well-organised and warns of the approach of humans.

5) Waldrapp. An endangered species of ibis that is being bred in the Wildlife Park. Memorable because they are just so unbelievably ugly. No wonder they're endangered, I bet they only shag during total eclipses of the sun.

6) Wolverine. I've always liked this insanely savage animal ever since as a child I read 'Tupu, tupu, tupu' by Peter Krott; the account of one man's attempt to do the impossible and raise wolverines as pets. Their habit of eating the neighbours' reindeer made Mr Krott rather unpopular on occasion, IIRC.

7) Wombles. Small furry animals who live on Wimbledon Common and gather up litter. For some strange reason when they appeared on 'Top of the Pops' they were seven feet tall and weighed three hundred pounds. Some of the litter must have been radioactive. I have written BtVS/Womble crossovers but only in drabble form so far. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

8) Watchers, Council of. A very important organisation within the Buffyverse who (with the exception of Giles) never seemed to do much to help the Slayer.

9) Wankers, Council of. A bunch of tossers playing with themselves. But at least they come when the Slayer calls.

10) Walloon. A native of the Wallonia region of southern Belgium, speaking a specific dialect of French. In 1982 a delegation of Belgian Trade Unionists, members of the Communist Party from the cities of Namur, Wavre, Bastogne, Malmedy and Charleroi, came to the North-East of England to support their English comrades in the struggle against Margaret Thatcher. There were supposed to be a symbolic 100 of them but one couldn't make it. Even so it was an unforgettable sight when they paraded past my house and it inspired me to write a song commemorating the time when "Ninety-nine Red Walloons went by ..."

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zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: April 26th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Ninety-nine Red Walloons went by ..."

Ha ha ha! You really had to work for that one-- you must be feeling better to pun that badly!

I'll play; alphabetize me!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 26th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
For you, it has to be a Z.
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: April 26th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Evil. You are Evil! :D
booster17 From: booster17 Date: April 26th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I gave him the W's.

Therefore he is Weevil!
magic_wanderer From: magic_wanderer Date: April 26th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, a very happy anniversary.

Can I have a letter please? :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 26th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Have a P.
gillo From: gillo Date: April 26th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
8) Watchers, Council of. A very important organisation within the Buffyverse who (with the exception of Giles) never seemed to do much to help the Slayer.

9) Wankers, Council of. A bunch of tossers playing with themselves. But at least they come when the Slayer calls.


Lovely juxtaposition!

Many congratulations and hugs to both of you. Two of my favourite people on LJ.

speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 26th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
booster17 From: booster17 Date: April 26th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
For you, it just has to be this icon.

*winces at number 10*

Congrats on the anniversary!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 26th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 26th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: April 27th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, no time to play now. But did want to say happy anniversary to you and the missus.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 27th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
spikereader From: spikereader Date: April 27th, 2006 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL - love your ten Ws. And I just know I'm going to be singing 'Ninety nine red walloons' for the rest of the day.

Happy anniversary.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 27th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: April 27th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Ninety-nine Red Walloons went by ..."

Of course if this had happened in the Buffyverse rather than real life they would probably have been zombies, or vampires - in which case it would have been
"Ninety-nine Dead Walloons went by ..."

yangchencen From: yangchencen Date: April 28th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm at home for the Labor Day vocation now, am at my mother's office. I'm sorry that I haven't review for the newest chapter of TA, but I simply can't resist for this meme. Can I have one letter?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 28th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can have the letter 'S'.
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