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, December 20, 2007

Thesaurus Thursday

Probably the most impressive outcome of this game is that I have FINALLY learned how to spell thesaurus. Simply Amazing!

For those who are new here today, the "rules" of Thesaurus Thursday are as follows:

First and foremost, leave as many funny definitions for either word (or both) as you can think up in the comments!! The ones that make me laugh the hardest will be given the Silly Goose Award.
Next, if you know (or think you know) the true definitions without looking them up 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 Smarty Pants Award!
Awards will be given out in Saturday's post, so don't forget to come and see if you won!

Our words for this week are:

xylotomous

xanthous


And here's a little trivia from Mr Webster about something I've refused to write for several years.

Xmas - Christmas usage The abbreviation Xmas for Christmas dates from the mid-16th cent. The X is the Greek letter chi, the initial in the word Christos "Christ" In spite of a long and respectable history, today Xmas is objectionable to many, perhaps because of its associations with advertising. It is not used in formal writing.

Interesting.....so using Xmas is NOT taking Christ out of Christmas after all....hmmmm

6 comments:

BumbleVee said...

xylotomous ...referring to the group of musical instruments to which the xylophone belongs


xanthous..... having preservative properties...xanthum gum is one of this category...

BumbleVee said...

glad to see your computer is back in order...

technology...pagh. When it works everything is great...when it doesn't ... ARRRRRGGHHH!

Mohawk Chieftain said...

xylotomous: That dreaded gum disease that a lot of farmer's kids get from foolin' around inside those xylos found near barns all over this country.

Diane J. said...

Xylotomous: A genetic cross between a xylophone and a hippopotamus.

Xanthous: That waking dream phase when you know you're dreaming but it's so real that you don't want to believe it's a dream.

jennifer said...

xylotomous oK Diane took mine...none is better than that:)

xanthous ???

oh well I am not in the running...

the x's left me tongue tied.

Like that you shared the xmas...I knew that from childhood.

Jennifer

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Mighty Mom,
Well, I think I'm gonna have to pass on this one. LOL. I can'e even pronounce these words. LOL. The X's have thrown me way off. Just wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a "MERRY CHRISTMAS" from our Family. JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!!! Take care my friend and have a great Saturday. May God Bless You and Yours.

Hugs,
Karen H.