My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thesaurus Thursday

Holy Cow, Wow,
It's Thursday again. Where did the week go??

OK, firstly (is that a word??) I need to let you folk know that I am once again becoming a lurker. Yes, I've been by all your places but I'm trying to pare down the amount of time I'm sitting in front of this silly machine so I'm not leaving comments. There are a couple of reasons for this, 1-I feel like a poop-cicle. Got a lot of congestion and a bad headache, been this way for a couple of days now. 2-I'm still trying desperately to finish Gator-boy's quilt. I have exactly 1 week left..... 3-For some reason my husband actually expects me to do the laundry...and fold the laundry...and put it away....hard to do while sitting in front of a screen all night.

OK, on to today's words. I don't remember exactly who, but someone asked for country/language of origin and pronouciation guide. I don't know how to access the phonetic symbols or I'd give the pronounciation guide...if someone can tell me how??

kapok
Javanese (or Malay of Java and Sumatra)

pretermit

Latin -- praetermittere


have fun making up silly definitions...maybe I'll pick a winning entry this week.....

4 comments:

jennifer said...

Kapok...I was driving down the road and "kapok"my tire went flat.

Sudden event that causes the person to say 'kapok' repeatedly!(or from now on as the work has a fun feel to the tongue when saying it!)

Feel Better...poopcicle!!(now that's a word I can define)

I will only guess on this one as I want others to have a fighting chance(cause I am right on~not)

Diane J. said...

Kapok - Singular of kapoks: an especially virulent strain of a common childhood malady. Usage: My kids all had the chicken kapoks.

Pretermit - Pre (before) termit: A time in prehistory before termites existed. Usage: In pretermit times nobody had to worry about a pest control bill.

All righty, how'd I do?? ;D

Hugs,

Diane

Linda said...

"Kapuk" - Japanese version of cowpoke!

"Pretermit" - how the boss treats you before handing you your pink slip

Probably not even close but what the hey, thought I'd give it a shot at least!

Stephanie said...

kapok--isn't that some kind of foam or filling, like batting?

Pretermit--the fine tremors experienced before a term paper is due?