Monday, January 23, 2012

Alliteration Aptitude Contest - Say What?

Ready for some fun? Let's beat the winter blues and play around with words, or should I say letters. It's purely a fun exercise that just might stretch your vocabulary. We could make it a CONTEST if ten or more willingly participate. All you have to do is put together a sentence or string of sentences that start with the same letter and make sense. Readers hear the same sound over and over. Other uses of alliteration can be found with vowels or syllables that sound alike, but we'll concentrate on the easiest method--the first letter.
The following example is one my dad and his dad made up together for a high school assignment way back when. He memorized it and randomly repeats it .
   Slim Summerville slowly sauntered seaward. Several sailors  suddenly seeing Slim's subconscious surroundings slyly stole Slim's shorts, socks, shoes, shirt.
Pretty cool, eh? I decided to add on to it with:
  Suddenly, sleepless songbirds sang silly songs singularly seeking secure streets showing serenity.
My dad and grandfather came up with 19 words. I added a dozen more for a total of 31! Can you beat that? Can you make me laugh or groan? Let's set up some Contest Rules:
1. Make sure you are a follower on my blog. Standard stuff.
2. Put together a sentence or more that makes sense using first letter alliteration. Filler words are okay but they don't count. Be willing to let me post my favorites on my blog Monday January 30. Don't forget to come back to read them!
3. Send your name and entry to by Saturday January 28, 2012 at 10 PM Mountain Standard Time.
4. If there are at least ten entries, I will publish the longest, funniest, worst, etc. of my choice. The overall Grand Prize winner will receive a prize--possibly something to do with quality chocolate.
So tell your friends and have fun with it! I can't wait to read them!


Melissa J. Cunningham said...

I'm all over this one.

Wendy Swore said...

Audacious Alligators actually acclimate acceleratedly after adorning argyle aprons and animal arms artistically altered, acutely arranged, and affixed against apexes along all appendages.

Whew! That was my try.

Renae W. Mackley said...

Wendy, that was Awesome! Thanks for playing.

Matthew Tandy said...

Fun stuff. Decided to randomly do this while I ate lunch. Enjoy.:-)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this was hard... this is the best I can do:

Wicked, wild, witty witches waft wily wares Wednesdays wondering why witless wahoos would want winnowing wastewater without winter washstands.

Renae W. Mackley said...

Okay, so we have 4 good entries. I am enjoying all of them! Just need 6 more to make the contest a go. Whose next???

franklycreative said...

I love alliteration. Great contest. I've written mine as a book review for the old classic, She Sells Sea Shells.

She Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore sold seventy seven sizzling sagas sometime in September, satisfying selected socialites with several sanguine, saucy stories, soaring storyteller, Sally Sue Stevens sales somewhat skyward, sorry to say. Sadly, such sappy sequels should stay secret.

I've counted 37 "s" words.
That was fun,

Renae W. Mackley said...

Glad it was fun and the book review idea is clever. Thanks for playing, Carolyn.

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