(Tweeting as @TSupercargo)
Obfirmation: Confirmed or being confirmed in evil, Obduracy (SOED); Hardness of heart, Obduracy (Websters)
@TSupercargo & @TheSupercargo apologise for the recent (and forthcoming) dearth of round-ups. It’s not due to obfirmation but lack of time. Hoping to resume a more regular service in the Autumn/Fall. In the meantime, here comes one last Augustan RT round-up.
Today’s word (and the associated definition) was another hint that our friends at Artwiculate HQ need a new prescription for their glasses. The WOTD doesn’t mean “A collection of related data” but “Obduracy” “Confirmed or being confirmed in evil” & “Hardness of heart”
[All as given above!]
Nevertheless, as @Ysabeluna observed …
RT @Ysabeluna #Artwiculate Obfirmation : Word Competition that confuses clever people & the rest of us due to ERRONEOUS definitions but WE still play duh!
Duh! indeed. Or to put it another way …
RT @FrankSiddarta Obfirmation ~ obfuscation of the day
There were other reactions.
RT @Osmarjardim Rebolation rebolation rebolation rebolation rebolation obfirmation #sixsillywords[Rebolation turns out to be a Brazilian dance. One learns so many things, playing this game :-)]
RT @Calum_MacDonald I know that Obfirmation is a long word but i do like to collect letters and there are a few in Obfirmation #artwiculate
RT @HikiMadwoman My mom calls the confirmation of Obama’s court nominee “The Obfirmation”. I would refudiate her, but that’s not a wordâ€¦
RT @rafat4d Idle obfirmation~suspicious affirmation~another observation~different investigation~shocking revelation. #artwiculate
RT @chrisloft Obfirmation obliquely orbiting the obstinate obelisk of obdurate obsession, obfuscating obedience, obliviating obliteration and alliteration
Nice tongue-twister there Chris!
RT @harrarp The lighter side of obfirmation: a candy heart that says “retweet me”
RT @I2Haiku You say obfirmation, I say focused determination. #Artwiculate
The hardness (and the hard-heartedness) of the WOTD was taken up by several people, and made its way into several poetic uses.
RT @Charm47 / Diamonds are softer / than / your obfirmation / towards / me / #artwiculate #gogyohka
RT @lagadu123 Find or feign obfirmation when love wonâ€™t let go / Cruel to be kind ? Maybe. But do not let it show.
RT @Gardencomet Don’t give me affection from your almonry. I don’t want pity. Love me or leave me and let me cultivate obfirmation #lqw
RT @19ish Up here at Obfirmation Point, you can actually see the icy winds of obduracy chilling the air below. #artwiculate
I thought both @19ish & @lagadu123 flew well with today’s WOTD – at least I found myself with 4 or 5 tweets from each of them to choose among.
Meanwhile, back in the train with Magritte …
RT @TiddK “Next stop Obfirmation”. Magritte frowned. The train crossed parallel lines. “Next stop Nirvana”. Magritte smiled.
Meanwhile, hardness and rigidity were also – dare I say attractive? to several of us.
RT @navinsasikumar RIP: My Lord Obfirmation – Rigid in life, rigor mortis in death
RT @MaxRaunchiness With me it’s not obfirmation, my lovely, it’s knobfirmation.
RT @MaltaGoddess So many men to cure of obfirmation, so little time. *Sigh.*
The sense “confirmed in evil” wasn’t picked up by many, but there were a couple or three rather good tweets that touched on it.
RT @minibtweet Obfirmation seared his conscience his epitaph A heart of stone #Artwiculate
RT @dsceiorg No, Perdiccas, I said we need confirmation. “Well, the prisoner wonâ€™t pour his heart out to me now.” #lqw #obfirmation
The historian in me liked that David, and …
RT @pn8r The captain said to his wife on the wrong side of the hatch, “I had to save the ship.” No reply from the icy silence of space. #obfirmation
… the SF fan in me liked that one @pn8r. (Reminiscent of Tom Goodwin’s “The Cold Equations”?)
Not sure if the next one fits into the “confirmed in evil” catagory … but maybe.
RT @runheidi Obfirmation and obfuscation are the car salesman’s tools. He sees me coming and says to himself, “I love working with fools.” #artwiculate
And I thought the next fell into the same catagory.
RT @routermonkey There was very little sympathy for lost travellers at the Tourist Obfirmation Centre. #Artwiculate
Now you point it out, @routermonkey, I’ve definitely found myself accidentally in one or two Tourist 0bfirmation Centres.
The confusion of the WOTD with “confirmation” was one other people picked up on. For example …
RT @mazpowles After a course of affirmation failed to cure my malaise the doctor prescribed obfirmation.
With the coming of the new @Loquatious WOTD, some of us found room for both evil and pirates – kind of.
RT @BurningHawk1969 Collective nouns: An obfirmation of buccaneers (Sorry David) #LQW #Artwiculate
RT @drchavi Looking for the buccaneer to redeem me from obfirmation…..#lqw
For my final tweet of the round-up I go back to the lexicon – literally. @LorcanDesperado has taught me a[nother] new word!
RT @LorcanDesperado Catachresis grates on the obfirmation of lexicologists. #artwiculate
OK folks! That’s yer lot. The RT round-up and the participation in Artwiculate of @TheSupercargo and @TSupercargo will be suspended now for 2 weeks.
Looking forward to a break and a return in the new season. Cheerio for now from us both. *Waves madly and exits*
Artwiculate is a game played on Twitter. Visit http://artwiculate.com for more information. The winning tweet and the most popular runners up for today’s word are listed at http://www.artwiculate.com/words/Obfirmation (And, for addicts, donâ€™t forget Salon ArtWois at http://www.salonartwois.com/ )