Well, here's the official answers.
maffick - to celebrate with extravagant public demonstrations.
prate - 1) to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble 2) to utter in empty or foolish talk 3) the act of prating 4) empty or foolish talk
Ahhh, as with jute a few months ago I seem to be the dunce surrounded by smarties this week :-)
Smarty Pants Winners are:
Diane J, Ma Kettle, Diana, Linda
Silly Geese are:
Linda for: "Only the British could come up with such a stodgy word for PARTY!!!"
Diane J. for: "Maffick: A combination of "massive" and "traffic", meaning massive traffic. Usage: Dallas is famous for its maffick jams."
MammyT for: "Diane was close, but the real meaning is this: It's about traffic, all right, but it's the muddy, mucky traffic that comes through the house. Foot traffic.
This word is also used to describe the stuff that is on the bottom of the feet - what get's tracked in. Example: "Harley, take your boots off right there! I won't have that maffick tracked all over this rug."
Quite a challenge this week, Mom.
GOOD JOB FOLKS!! Now scroll down and get your awards!