I Asked for Wrong Answers to *What is NaNoWriMo?* and the Internet DELIVERED

I Asked for Wrong Answers to *What is NaNoWriMo?* and the Internet DELIVERED

Okay, so around the time NaNoWriMo kicked off, I posed a bold question to the Internet on my Facebook page, and was greeted with equally bold answers. 

What is NaNoWriMo? Wrong answers only.

What is NaNoWriMo? Wrong answers only.

I thought I might get a couple of funny replies, and that would be that, but people started dogpiling and brainstorming and I thought the results were so hilarious, it was worth sharing a few of my favs!

You can read all of them here on the original post.

"Chemical compound for 30 days of stress"

Yes, Chris, given the pressure that the month-long deadline puts people under, I would say this one is 100% accurate.

"Famous poet on the planet Ork."

Famous poet on the planet Ork.

Mike Stevens is referring to the 1978 sitcom Mork & Mindy where Robin Williams got his start as the alien Mork from the planet Ork.

Mork's catchphrase/greeting was "Nanu Nanu," which fits perfectly with the seeming gibberish of NaNoWriMo.


"National non binary wrath inducing modality"

National non binary wrath inducing modality

Ty, this is exactly the sort of dark post-gender sci-fi I can get behind in a big way!

"Native Norse Writhing Monsters"

Native Norse Writhing Monsters

This sounds like an interesting take on Ragnarok, Joel. And I, for one, would love to spend a month celebrating the twilight of mythical Norse beasts.

"Nachos (not wrist-mounted)"

Nachos (not wrist-mounted)

Abigail, I have been mounting my nachos on my wrist for years, and this new movement you have coined has finally pointed out what I've been doing wrong all this time. Blessings upon you!

"The scientific term for one billionth of a WriMo"

It is the scientific term for one billionth of a WriMo.

Owen is objectively, factually, scientifically, 100% correct on this one.

"Isn't it national Netflix watching, Facebook checking, cupboard sorting, clearing out your inbox month? That's what I always do."

Oof, too honest, Anna! You've gone too honest with your answer!

"A form of self-torture that it weren't self-inflicted it would be outlawed by the Geneva convention."

A form of self-torture that it weren't self-inflicted it would be outlawed by the Geneva convention.

Anna, I take it back. It's Kevin who went too honest.

"Navel-gazing Nomads' Writhing Molecules"

Na - Navel gaving No - Nomads' Wri - Writhing Mo - Molecules

Velvet, I think you might have come up with the premise of an unwritten Dune sequel and I am begging you to let me in on the writing process because I am HERE FOR IT.

"The Dragon Shout for Conjure Book"

You, a plebian: "NaNoWriMo" is "National Novel Writing Month"  Me, an intellectual: "Na No Wri Mo" is the Dragon Shout for Conjure Book

I also posed the question on Twitter, where I offered my own Skyrim-inspired theory on what NaNoWriMo means

"Very small wrinkly moustaches"

Very small wrinkly moustaches

Listen, No Work Just Reading, while I consider this to be a personal attack on my terrible facial hair, I cannot fault your abbreviating prowess.

"A small Australian poem"

A small Australian poem

I can definitely imagine an outback-dwelling Crocodile Dundee-type walking up to me, whispering a little poem, and then saying, "Wot's wrong, mate? You never heard a nano rhyme-o before?"

Well played, Daniel. Well played.

"The rapping granny's stage name"

"The rapping granny's stage name"

I can see her now as she takes the stage:

"My name's Nana Rhyme-o
And I'm here to say
Octogenarians rapping are
Here to slay"

I'm in, wookotdb, you crazy sonofabitch!

"A spell to summon the beasts of the darkness to their infernal work. Oh, wrong answers?"

A spell to summon the beasts of the darkness to their infernal work. Oh, wrong answers?

I don't know how it's possible to execute perfect comic timing in a Tweet, but DANG, Thomm figured out. I think this one is my personal fav.

"The month of the tiny rhino"

The month of the tiny rhino

And last, but only least in terms of size, we have Twitter's Epistemic Responsibility with "The Month of the Tiny Rhino."

And to be honest, after the year 2020 has turned out to be, spending a month lauding a micro-sized rhino sounds like some good wholesome fun.

I'm in if you are, Internet!

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