The Day The Words Took Over The HubNuggets

There were words everywhere we looked.  Short ones, tall ones, skinny ones, fat ones, and they were in every color you could imagine.
There were words everywhere we looked. Short ones, tall ones, skinny ones, fat ones, and they were in every color you could imagine. | Source

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. ~~Carol Burnett~~

Truer words were never spoken

As you read this little Hub;

About the day the words came into town

And robbed us of our treasures.

They ran away with our golden HubNuggets

And made us very sad;

We got them back as you will see

And brought them back for all to read.


And so it begins...

There we were sitting with our newest batch of HubNuggets discussing what each one of us felt was the most important one thing that made an award winning Hub. That was silly of course, but it was a silly day. We all know that there is no one thing that can stand alone in making a hub an extraordinary hub. But there we were just throwing out suggestions as to what we personally thought was the most important one thing.

Little did we know that in the shadows of the garden there were little, well ... I don't know how to describe them. Were they creatures? No, not really. They weren't really alive but you certainly couldn't tell them that. They were short and funny-looking. In the blink of an eye everything around us seemed to be made up of words. How very odd. The trees were still trees but the leaves were made up of the word leaves and the trunks were words saying trunk. The clouds were shaped out the the word clouds. And... well, I think you get the idea. Everywhere you looked everything was made out of words.


Meeting the Word Tribe

Behind the rose bushes made up of...yes, you guessed it, the words rose, leaf, stem and thorn was a particularly imposing figure made of the letters I..M..P..O..S..I..N..G. We all waited for him, or rather, it to speak. "I am the Leader of the Word Tribe." It must be true because he certainly looked the part.

As he spoke a whole bunch of other words came sneaking out from behind the flowers and bushes. The were all shapes and sizes, fat, thin, tall, short, wavy, straight, each different from the other. Each one spelling a different word.

"We have taken your HubNuggets this week as hostages for the egregious insult you have paid to us."

Insult, what insult? We had no idea what they were talking about.

Seeing our confusion the King of the Word Tribe said, " I see you are confused. Let me explain. When you were talking about what makes the HubNuggets great you mentioned everything but us WORDS. Don't you realize we are the most important of all? We have decided that you will not get back your HubNuggets until you solve our word puzzle. Maybe then you will have more respect for us. You will find the puzzle over there behind the word of trees."


The Words Word Challenge



  • wdsor ________________________
  • saherecr _____________________
  • rnegevere ____________________
  • ningwrtkoe ___________________
  • ehnic ________________________
  • ctffira ________________________
  • obrcuhse ____________________
  • eubstjc ______________________
  • ocitp ________________________
  • inkginl _______________________
  • nfsa _________________________
  • wokderys _____________________
  • rosdawd _____________________
  • myarsum _____________________
  • otcntne ______________________
  • irpectsu _____________________
  • deovsi ______________________
  • eoiplrf ______________________


What to do, what to do!

Well, what were we supposed to do with this? It didn't take us long to find out. The Words Tribe was more than happy to tell us. Apparently we were supposed to figure out what each word was. It was a old fashioned word scrambler. If we could figure out each word we could have our HubNuggets back. My oh my, we certainly had our work cut out for us

We worked and we worked and we worked. Apparently we needed to figure out some kind of theme. After much discussion we decided that the words had to have something to do with the HubNuggets themselves. Once we found out it seemed to be clear sailing.

Fortunately we were able to get our scrambler done and we got back our precious hubnuggets. It was hard work and quite mind bending but we did it. But, that wasn't the end, oh no. We had to figured out just what the Word Tribe wanted us to understand. The answer was really quite easy once you set your mind in the right direction. What they were looking for was for us to understand is: Without words there would be no HubNuggets.

Try our puzzle yourself and see how long it takes you. But first, take the time to vote for your favorite HubNuggets.

 Our HubNuggets Krewe: Simone Smith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Rudd, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, and Enelle Lamb.
Our HubNuggets Krewe: Simone Smith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Rudd, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, and Enelle Lamb.

Now, Some Important Words For You

How do I become a HubNugget Wannabe?

You gather together your creative talents and create a well written, well presented Hub. Of course you need to be one of our new writers, with HubPages less than 90 days and with an author's score of 75 or above. The Hub that will be nominated will have been published within the last 7 weeks and have a hub score of 55 or more.

Why would I want to be a HubNugget Wannabe?

Why, fame and fortune, of course. Only kidding, sort of. :~) Your traffic is going to absolutely soar. More traffic means more readers, more readers means more ... well, you see what I mean. The title of your Hub will be posted on a forum thread, you will receive a wonderful congratulations letter form HubNuggets team members, and you will be featured in our newsletter.

What are the guidelines?

The first thing you need to do is choose a terrific subject. Then you need to compose a well written, well presented article of about 800 words or so. Make sure you add a relevant picture of two and maybe even a video. Link to some other hubs that are related to what you have written, add a amazon link of two, and maybe a poll, if relevant. Last but not least, check your work. Make sure the pictures are copyright free, your words are spelt correctly, and your sentences make sense. Edit, edit, edit, then push that publish button. By the way, make sure you make a visit to the hub learning center for any questions you might have. http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/hubnuggets/

Which one of this week's Personal Finance nominees is your favorite?

  • 11% Handling debt
  • 39% Why Would Anybody Want to Live Full Time in an RV?
  • 9% From vest to cute News Years purse!
  • 7% Save Without Compromising: 15 Items You Should Buy Generic
  • 16% Are You a Passive Earner or an Active Earner
  • 18% How to Buy your College Text Books On the Cheap
44 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Pets and Animals nominees is your favorite?

  • 25% Shinto's Pet Food – A Pet Super Food – A Successful Home Based Business
  • 4% Rewilding in the UK
  • 10% Ethel the chicken and the traveling salesman
  • 31% Forget The Parolee's; Pit Bulls Aren't Getting A Fighting Chance
  • 19% 5 Common Beginner's Mistakes In Fishkeeping
  • 12% Adopting Kittens Helped to Manage Stress and Improve Health
52 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Holidays and Celebrations nominees is your favorite?

  • 5% Best Places to Visit in the UK - The Cotswolds
  • 10% Mardi Gras Door Decor Ideas
  • 31% Enter the Dragon year 2012
  • 44% Real Men Make Waffles ~Valentine's Breakfast Guide
  • 5% The Long Anticipated Year of the Dragon
  • 5% Birthday Wish
39 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

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Comments 36 comments

missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Time to read read read and then vote vote vote! First, I need to figure out the word scramble :)

Great selection! Best wishes to all!


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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Great hub Gals - am working on the puzzle right now! (I voted, voted up, and shared :D before I started LOL)


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seattleamilehigh1 4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

I'm honored to even be nominated. There are so many talented writers on this site, I almost can't believe it. Thanks so much!!

Much Love,

-J.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

You need to read more.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada

Too much fun, Gal - and such a great idea - where, indeed, would we be without words?! Read and voted! Congratulations to all the nominees!


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

What a cute hub Gal! I absolutely loved the idea.. :D On my way to read and vote!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

missolive, good luck with the scramble. Thanks for read, read, reading.

Enelle, thanks for sharing and the up vote. Glad you like it.

seattleamilehigh1, congratulations on becoming one of the nominees. You did a great job. Good luck.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

W D Curry 111, everybody needs to read more. Don't forget to vote.

RedElf, my thoughts exactly. We gotta have words to write. Thanks for voting.

ripplemaker, Glad you liked it. Enjoy, it will be hard to choose.


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Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

Oh wow! My Shinto's Pet Food hub is nominated. Thank you so much KoffeeKlatch Gals


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

I'm reading and writing comments and voting and enjoying it so much.

Thanks for making it great

Such amazing variety of styles and stories and words, words, words, words!!


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

I love word scrambles. Usually I can figure them out with just looking at them, but some words I actually have to write down possible spellings. It all depends on how many letters are silent.


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lin8t 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I feel amazing and honoured being nominated amongst such great talent. Hubpages has been the best writing place for me. Thanks for this!


JKenny profile image

JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

I can't believe I've been nominated. Totally unexpected, but greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.


Robin Kemp 4 years ago

I always enjoy dropping by for some great reads. Tremendous talent it's challenging to pick my favorite.

Thank you to all the nominees for great writing.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

This is a refreshing new Hub with a fun word puzzle -- I fashioned some words and had to look them out to make sure they were not French! LOL

Great on! And Congratulations to all the Nominees this week. I really like these articles.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Sherry, you did a wonderfu job. Good luck. Make sure you tell everyone you know to vote for you.

GoodLady, I'm glad you enjoy it. We have many terrrific writers here, it makes it a hard decision to choose just a few.

Flora, I love word scrambles also. I thought it might be fun to include them in a hub.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

lin8t, Congratulations on being nominated. I look for more great hubs from you. Don't forget to vote.

JKenny, congrats on making it to the top 18 of a long list. Good Luck. Encourage everyone to vote for you.

Robin, it is a challange to pick a favorite. You'll enjoy the read.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Patty, I had great fun doing this. Doing it in French might help - you never know.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

I love the other Hubs that are nominated. Good luck to all. They all deserve the recognition... Back to my "word puzzle" I love HubPages. So many wonderful people, talent and friends!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

RusticLiving, I agree all of the nominees deserve recongiyion. Good luck with the puzzle. Dont't forget to vote.


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wordscribe43 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Voted times three. Still working on the word jumbles, though. :-D


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

I've just looked over the nominees again and they're lovely! I couldn't solve those word puzzles for the life of me, though! I'm terrible at 'em!


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funnyfarm 4 years ago from Arkansas

I love the word puzzle and the hub. Thanks for the nomination! I'm so excited to be nominated. Encourages me to write more and read everyone else. Good luck to everyone!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

wordscribe, Thanks for voting. Keep on working on the words you'll get them.

Simone, I agree the nominees are terrific. If you want the answers to the word challange I can post them.

funnyfarm, congratulations on your nomination. I look forward to seeing more by you on HubPages.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Oh this is so great, I shall be back to digest it more when I have a little more time. What fun and such a clever idea the picture is.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

acaetnna, thanks for reading. I had such fun writing it.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

At least I got the first one...words! Hip hip hooray! Some good sounding hubnuggets!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Peggy W, I've been thinking of adding the solutions to the bottom of this hub. Congratulations.


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christianajohan 4 years ago

My hub got only 5% vote. Poor me but I will try hard to write more and get nominated here.

I am glad to be here in this hubnuggets.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

christianajohan, it's an accomplishment to be voted on as a nominee. There are3 so many hubs to choose from. Good Luck.


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christianajohan 4 years ago

Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals,

My hub was voted in spite the thousands of hubs around. Well, this is a great event being here in hubpages.

I wish I could be voted on the next hubnuggets.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

christianajohan, and well it sould have been. You are a terrific writer. Keep on writing you are already recieving the attention you deserve.


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christianajohan 4 years ago

I got my inspiration from Ghost32. Does anyone knows him? I am from Asia and I am really eager to write more in hubpages because of him.

KoffeeKlatch Gals, do you scan hubs around and choose for nominees?


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

chrisrianajohan, we all sscan around and choose hubs to nomimate. It's time consuming but fun to do. We get to meet so many new people.


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christianajohan 4 years ago

hi KoffeeKlatch Gals,

That is awesome to know. You find your happiness in reading and scanning to look for new hubnuggets. I can't even give enough time to make one hub so I want to follow your footsteps.

I have this desire but I feel laziness in the middle.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

christianajohan, we just like to help new writers become the best they can be.

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