DP: Make up a word and its definition


Today’s Daily Post prompt reminded me of a faux pas I made some time ago. With a slip of the tongue, followed by a moment of confusion and laughter, I had procured the word: teamship. And although a Google search seems to indicate I wasn’t the first, it makes for an interesting blog post.
Here’s my definition:
Teamship: The principle, and/or practice, of working together in a group setting to achieve a common goal. Commonly mistaken for teamwork, which is the act in itself, rather than principal (Note: I did not read the Wikipedia article for teamwork until after I had written the definition and found there was actually some common ground! Great… editors think alike?)
Etymology and Invention:

Invented when I said it during a Yearbook course by accident, suggesting a title for a divider page. The name was popular among the group at hand, but it didn’t make the cut, instead my intended word, “teamwork,” was used.

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About Zechariah Barrett

Greetings! Jambo! Hola ! 你好 ! Bonjour ! Hallo ! Привет ! Buongiorno ! こんにちは ! Thanks for checking out my profile. I'm Zechariah, an author, photographer, graphics designer, language learner, techie... I'll stop there for now. One more thing. I'm also a Christian. Depending on your life experience, that may mean different things to you. I want to assure you, however, that I don't subscribe to all the prevailing views. I don't subscribe to hate. I don't engage in party politics. I both care about a robust economy as well as the environment and social issues. I want to truly live my life by the Spirit of Christ, and that entails loving others and caring for this world. That's how I'm different. I'm not here to cast judgmental glances or make you feel like trash. My heart is to help others, and I hope that shows in all that I do. I also want to have a discussion. Not a debate, not an argument. I want to engage with my readers and viewers regardless of our differences, and then start a conversation. Let's make this world a better place. Together.

Posted on 08/25/2011, in Post-A-Day {2011} and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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