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Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 16 June 2018

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 16 June 2018!

This week we are diving into the depths of our thesaurus and exploring the world of synonyms.

Same Same But Different
Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead.

Your words this week are:

  1. shoe
  2. sweep
  3. wash
  4. sky
  5. duck

Your writing form is either poetry or prose.

Synonym Searching
Synonyms are words that are similar, or have a related meaning, to another word. They can be lifesavers when you want to avoid repeating the same word or if your word might not be the most appropriate. You can search for synonyms online at: http://www.thesaurus.com/

You may be asking yourself, What are some examples of synonyms?
Luckily, the nice folks at YourDictionary have some for you…

Synonym Examples
Here is a list of adjectives and their synonyms that are commonly used to describe people…

Beautiful: attractive, pretty, lovely, stunning
: just, objective, impartial, unbiased
: humorous, comical, hilarious, hysterical
: content, joyful, mirthful, upbeat
: diligent, determined, industrious, enterprising
: honorable, fair, sincere, trustworthy
: obstinate, stubborn
: disordered, violent
: antiquated, ancient, obsolete, extinct, past, prehistoric, venerable, aged

Source: Your Dictionary

Good luck with your ‘Same Same But Different’ challenge. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #SSBD. It may also be helpful to highlight or list the synonyms you have used.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

19 comments on “Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 16 June 2018

  1. weejars
    June 16, 2018

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  5. calmkate
    June 16, 2018

    The rain was cleansing when the mallard dropped on us right out of the blue. Swept it off the path using my sneaker to continue on my way.

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  8. Robert Kirkendall
    June 16, 2018

    While shopping for footwear, a strong wind whooshed by me and cleansed my mind of mental debris. I looked up to the stratosphere in relief, then I hit my head against a street sign because I forgot to lower myself.
    (I replaced duck with two words, hope that’s all right.)

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    • weejars
      June 16, 2018

      This reminds me of the old notion that wind was necessary for cleansing one of mental illness, and this way our old ‘hospitals for lunatics’ here in Australia were built on top of hills!

      A great little tale! Let’s hope there’s no bump from the impact 😊 thanks for joining in the Saturday Mix

      (Btw, all good to use two words as the synonym)


      • Robert Kirkendall
        June 16, 2018

        If mental institutions here in California were built on tops of hills and mountains they’d have some awesome views. Glad to be a part of the Saturday Mix. See you next time! 🙂

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  11. Jules
    June 17, 2018

    Just for You this week a piece of fiction where I made my own Wordle…
    Dogged Departure

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