The Friendly Friday Challenge is getting a revamp and co-host Amanda and I were working on the announcement. One of the changes is extending the challenge duration from one week to two weeks.
“How to say that?” I puzzled. “Twice weekly or bi-weekly?”
“Fortnightly” said Amanda.
That’s not a common word, I thought. It’s a word I know in theory but have never used. Fortnight, along with words like whilst and cheeky are not part of the Canadian or American lexicon.
I’m not the only one. Lady Gaga once asked her Twitter followers “What’s fortnight?” and it created a tidal (or is it twidal?) wave of responses. The most helpful being …
The least helpful being …
According to Dictionary.com a “fortnight is ‘a period of two weeks,’ that is, ‘fourteen days and nights.’ The word derives from the Old English term fēowertyne niht, meaning ‘fourteen nights’.”
So the wording on the new frequency of the Friendly Friday Challenge is set. A new challenge topic will be issued every two weeks or fortnightly and you are invited to respond in any format. Photos, stories, recipes – anywhere your imagination takes you.
Updated instructions on how to participate can be found here.
We also have a new logo. Do you like it?
Are you ready for the challenge?
Stay tuned. I will be hosting the first challenge on January 29th!