Word of the Day

I sometimes get stuck in a rut and don’t know what to write about.

Actually, that happens pretty regularly.

One of the ideas that I’ve seen quite a few times is to go to dictionary.com and use the word of the day to help get inspiration or an idea. I tried that today. Here’s the word of the day.

Promethean.

Really? The first time I try this, and I get Promethean?

(According to spellcheck Promethean is always capitalized. Because it’s derived from Prometheus. Right. I’m going to come up with a word derived from my name just so people will have to always capitalize it. Mikthean. Definition: constantly and consistently sarcastic. Okay, maybe not.)

So what’s the definition of Promethean? Creative; boldly original.

Let’s see if I can use that in a sentence. Um…

“I just had a Promethean idea.”

That’s too awkward. Let’s try again.

“Because many teachers in the country are having to teach students in school and at home at the same time, they are coming up with Promethean strategies and lessons to educate America’s youth. They are also really tired.”

That’s not great, but it’s what I have for now.

So what’s the point of all of this? Well, there really isn’t one except that I just managed to write 242 words about the word of the day. I guess the word of the day did inspire me a bit.

Maybe this exercise was a Promethean idea after all.

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