You know how I’m into words? Real words, long unpronounceable words, utterly well-mannered yet offensive-sounding words, words that make you seem smart, even completely made-up words, which deserve a rightful place among the streaming lists in the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary?
All of these are the reason I started my Learn English Twitter Campaign, which eventually evolved into Word to Your Motha Wednesdays. But I felt that wasn’t enough. No, I thought I could do more. I thought I could stretch my word posts beyond their logical limits. And that’s when my twit and blogger buddy, Kerstin Auer, over at Auer Life tweeted this:
That is certainly worthy of an award. But since I hold no official power at Merriam-Websters and since I have no award-granting authority, I instead propositioned Kerstin with writing a guest post for me. I thought that would be reward enough. So today I present you with a very special guest post:
A couple of days ago something really exciting happened – I invented a new word. Of course I had to tweet about it – the word was designed to help me out with my
addiction to passion for Twitter. When I’m at work I use the internet a lot and sometimes – and I have no idea how this happens – I end up on Twitter, and I usually have something to say. But I’m supposed to be working, and when my boss gives me *the look* I wanna be able to say that I’m doing just that.
Twork v. to tweet while at work and while pretending to work; pronunciation: say it fast so it sounds just like “work” – the t is silent!
So the tworking seemed like it was destined for greatness. The twork and I – we were going places. We were starting a hashtag and a movement. Just imagine countless frustrated employees finding new joy in their workplace! Smiling faces telling their bosses “we are tworking, and we love it” or “I have a lot of twork to do tomorrow – mind if I put in some overtime?” Just imagine the possibilities.
I already had the script for my infomercial done: “Hi, my name is Kerstin, and just like you I was frustrated in my job until I unleashed the power of the twork. The principle of the twork is simple, and you can do it in any job – all you need is a computer or smartphone and you can be part of the global twork family. Call 1-800-88TWORK right now to find out how you can get started.”
The infomercial would help me recruit aspiring tworkers, and of course there would be a seminar on how to twork properly – it’s an art, really. Thank god I’m a trained consultant and life coach. Tony Robbins has nothing on me and my twork; this was going to be sooo good.
I even followed it up with another twork the next day.
Just as I was thinking about who to cast in “Twork – the Musical” I remembered: my boss is following me on Twitter. So never mind.
And one last bit to remember about tworking and working:
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