Word magic! Puffinary
I was so thrilled to see all your amazing stories that you entered for last issue’s challenge that I’ve devised another tricky story for you to write!
Have you ever seen a story that doesn’t use the words the, and, to, at, a and that multiple times? I don’t think so! Well my challenge to you is to write a story in 50 words or less without using any of these words. Think you can do it? Send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
or Freepost Ptolemy’s Pteam HQ by the 4th August to be in with a chance of winning a word cube.
Well done to Amy Alcock (9) the winner of last issue’s challenge. I think your story is truly wacky!
The baker lived by a dismal mineshaft. He had heard that a gigantic, repulsive centipede lived down there, and he wanted it! The next day he ate potpourri, went down the mineshaft, and saw a trumpet, a jewel, and a kaleidoscope! Ignoring these, he pounced on the centipede. He looked at the dazed creature, snorted, whistled, and jumped on it. He took the centipede back up, not sure of his motive. What he’d done was tantamount to stealing!
by Word wizard
Author Morris Gleitzman’s favourite word is library
Definition: a place where books are kept for people to use or borrow
Origin: The Latin word libraria was based on liber meaning ‘a
book’ (and liber originally meant ‘bark’, showing that it goes back to the days when people wrote on bark, before papyrus had been introduced).
Can you think of any weird and wonderful words for us to feature throughout the magazine? Email them to words@ puffinpost.co.uk
or send them to Freepost Ptolemy’s Pteam HQ.
To find out what our word of the week is visit Puffin Island at www.puffinpost.co.uk
Cows graze in groves on grass which grows in grooves in groves.
Try to make up your own tongue twister and send it into us, you never know it might be featured next issue!
Before 1927 all films were silent. The Jazz Singer was the first talking picture.
How many words can you find in ICE CREAM?
If you mix
up all the letters in the word silent, you can make the word listen!
Thanks to the experts at Oxford Dictionaries for helping Word Wizard create his word magic. Find out more at www.oxforddictionaries.com
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