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."

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

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thesaurus Thursday

Hey, guess what?

It's Thursday!!

I look forward to Thursdays because you folk are downright hilarious AND smart!
Y'all brighten my week every single Thursday, thank you!

MIL is safely ensconced in her new home. The adjustment is difficut for her but she did go to their excercise class yesterday so I feel better. Subvet's vacation is done, he will return to work tonight and our lives will slowly get back into the groove, with this added person. Thanks to each of you for your encouragement, support and prayers.

Now, let's have some fun. For those who are new here today, the "rules" are as follows:

First and foremost, competition for the coveted Silly Goose Award is getting fierce!

Enter as many funny definitions for either word (or both) as you can think up!! Just leave them in the comments.

Next, if you know (or think you know) the true definitions then be sure and leave those in the comments too!!

All definitions that are correct (or close enough for government work and Mighty Mom) will win the even more coveted Smarty Pants Award!

As always I must give special thanks to Diane for creating these lovely awards for me.

Oh, yeah!!

I'm supposed to pick words huh?

Here you go



have fun!


jennifer said...

onomastics-a new sport crossing the former Soviet Block countries. Unlike gymnastics, onomastics requires children who are larger than average.

"Hey, Helga is really doing well on her onomastics routine."

pavane-material put on roads in Louisiana to make the roads durable.

"Look Jimmy Joe Jim Bob, the roads have new pavane on them."

Pat said...

onomastics- what one of Ma's medical problems are

"That shakin?" "O, that on'o'Ma's tics!!"

Pavane-a character trait
"Pa vane? Na, he's not got eny winder uppities 'bout him!"

Pat said...

onomastics--"the science and study of words, or forms and origins of words

pavane-a stately court dance by couples that was introduced from southern Europe into England in the 16th century

(The above courtest of Merriam Webster---from which my daughters learn their daily vocabulary for homeschooling!!)

Thanks for picking our brains and humor, MIGHTY MOM!!

PEA said...

Hello MightyMom:-) I'm finally here to catch up on all your news...I'm ok, just been struggling trying to keep up with everyone! You know I eventually do get caught up though:-)

onomastics: ooh oooh ooohhhhh I know what this word means!!! It's something to do with names if I remember correctly. A few years ago I was searching the family tree and that word came up often. I think it was that word anyway! lol

pavane: what you call pa when he's being so vain (I know, that sucks lol)

Diane J. said...

Onomastics - ono from "one", and mastics, meaning "to chew".

Usage - She's doing good to be know, chewing with one tooth.


Onomastics - Ono from "Yoko Ono", and mastics, meaning "to chew".

Usage - Onomastics is the name of Yoko's new how-to book on chewing.

Pavane - I think I know this one. We did a song in choir in high school called "Pavane For Spring", so I'm thinking it's a poem set to music or a particular style of music.

Linda said...

Onomastics - These are words uttered by a drummer when in the midst of a concert his drumsticks snap - "Onomastics broke!"

Pavane - I know this one because I used to read too many romance novels set in the 16th - 17th century! It's a slow dance, sort of like a waltz, that was mostly done by royalty as it's very stately and high-brow.

Now that I've guessed for the week, I've left you a little something-something over on my blog that you can pick up here if you'd be so kind!

diana said...

those are hard ones. the only thing i can think of is that one of my favorite fish to eat in hawaii is the ono. but i can't think of anything to go with mastics. sorry.

i'll look forward to finding out their meaning.

Stephanie said...

My brain is on leave--I can't think of anything any funnier than what I've read here, and I haven't known any of the definitions in about a month now. *sigh*
Congrats on the award! Don't let it rot your teeth!

Karen said... instrument utilizing your father's silouhette to indicate wind direction that goes on top of your barn. As in, "hey honey, the Pavane indicates that a storm is blowing in from the east. Sure glad we put that on top of the barn!"

Onomastics (pronounced 'Oh NO!! mastics')---the type of rant that procedes from your mouth when one of your kids calls to say they've wrecked the car....again!