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Friday, April 15, 2011

Blog Challenge "M"

Today officially marks the halfway point of the A to Z blog challenge.  I hope you've learned a thing or two along the way!

M is for: Mogigraphia


Mogigraphia is the medical term for writer's cramp.  It doesn't really happen all that much any more, since most "writing" is done on computers these days.  (Now, you get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing . . .)  But I can only imagine how terrible it must have been for any professional writer up until the typewriter was invented.

That's not to say that is isn't ever an issue.  I seem to recall several essay-style exams in college which ended in mogigraphia!

9 comments:

Jess said...

Gosh, I can't imagine not being able to write on a computer. That would suck.

Sue H said...

(...sounds more like the geography of feline territories!)

It must have been dreadful back in the days before mechanical writing - imagine an author with ideas flooding his/her brain yet unable to hold a pen to release them onto the page. At least with a typewriter/keyboard you could strike the keys systematically, even if you had to do it one letter at a time - time-consuming, but at least do-able!

SueH

"M" said...

yes, the blue book was my mortal enemy. my hands cramped up so bad during those two-hour essay exams. awful!

cbeck said...

I am learning a lot on this site. I can now tell students that if they get get mogigraphia and a lardaceous kinkle in their necks during an exam, they should perhaps take some muscle relaxers during jentation.

:)

umbrellalady said...

I love all your quirky words and look forward to checking your site each day! I am a wordaholic and this is right up my alley!

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

I'm giving out awards for the A-Z challenge participants and as I browsed your blog I want to award you the Creative Blog Award.
Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
~Deirdra
PS. I love some good dry humor, awesome blog!

wordyliving said...

I still write by hand so I do get tired fingers sometime :) Not a cramp, but quite close.
- andrea, an A to Z participant
PS: I like your design!

wordyliving said...

I still write by hand so I do get tired fingers sometime :) Not a cramp, but quite close.
- andrea, an A to Z participant
PS: I like your design!

Auto Title Loans said...

Any lecture class in college I ended up with it! And, what about filling out forms? Even today, there's always a mound of paperwork to be done- which, because we all use keyboards normally causes serious Mogigraphia.

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