Wordplay #25


Wordplay #25  Yegg

yegg> burgler, especially a safe cracker (slang)

Had to laugh, she was a word yegg.
Each day, cracking open safe
of common dictionary, finding,
then stealing away to explore
and use the treasures to be had there.

Elizabeth Crawford  5/26/11

Note: Tomorrow will be the last Wordplay. I’ve made it through the alphabet from a to tomorrow’s z, finding new words and using them to express some thoughts about writing and the writing life. However, this morning, I found something interesting in the y section of the dictionary. There are an incredible number of words, beginning with that letter, used to express how we speak and use the human voice: yabber, yak or yacking, yammer, yap, yatter, yaup or yawp, yell, yelp, yes man, yikes, yip, yipe, and yodel, to name just a few. And each one of them could easily be used to express a different aspect of what we do when we write. The dictionary is actually a lot of fun.


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Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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8 Responses to Wordplay #25

  1. Well done! And just one more word. You have found the perfect use for yegg. I see you cracking the safe…cracking the egg, for the treasure you will find!


  2. Tilly Bud says:

    Oh no! I have been enjoying these so much. I might take up the challenge for my 101/1001.

    Love what you did with this one, and what a great word.


    • 1sojournal says:

      I think they all have been a bit sparkly, with a bit of magic dust sprinkled on them. Have certainly enjoyed this. And hope you do take up the challenge,



  3. I love all of your y words……..what a rich repast!


  4. Mary says:

    Enjoying this writing adventure, though I didn’t always comment. I wonder what you will tackle in this blog yet!


    • 1sojournal says:

      Mary, may go back to some simple prose, haven’t done that for a while. I do believe there is a stone a day challenge coming up soon. Back to beginnings, yes? Thanks for reading along, my friend,



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