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, April 17, 2008

Thesaurus Thursday

Just in case this is your first time by here on a Thesaurus Thursday, 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 Monday's post, so don't forget to come and see if you won!

This week's words were inspired by my favorite crusty sailor. and his cronies (like Cookie)



(and just because it made me smile)



Stephanie said...

sternforemost--I think that's butt forward instead of bosom in the front right? Of COURSE I mean the boat!

Stevedore--dang, I've read the word, but don't remember what it means. It's a hat, I think, but it also might be a boat part.

Stertorous as it applies to breathing signifies the "death rattle", or brathing that is severely impaired, I think by a narrow opening. So stertor--a narrowing of pipes or something?

All shots in the dark today!

Cookie..... said...

Stevedore- What you say to your empty handed friend Steve when your carrying a heavy load and you come to a door.

Sternformost- Something that happens to sailors after a long time at sea.

Humble wife said...

stertor- When Webster was compiling the dictionary, he was on a deadline, and of course, unlike today a mistake was almost a fatal error. But hey, if you are compiling the dictionary you can turn your mistake into a new word. So starter accidentally became stertor. And for the unrevealable error!

stevedore-Little known cousin of Al Gore...trying to make his way in the environment audience, by championing for fish-sticks. Like his cousin Al, the brain department is under he genuinely believes that there are fish shaped liked sticks in the ocean that are being threatened by man and his invasive lifestyle(just like Al claimed to have invented the internet...brains(less)

sternforemost-Clearly if one looks this up in the dictionary, you will see my Kindergarten teacher. She was stearn foremost!(for all you that wonder her name was Mrs. Bair and yes she was a BEAR)

OH this is me penofjen(formerly ma kettle)

MammyT said...

I know stevedore. That is both the guy who does it and the process of - handling cargo on the dock, loading it on and off the ship.
Skippers' wives know these things.

Stertor - what the guy at the auto junk yard sells you when your car won't go.
"That thang jest needs a new stertor."

Sternforemost - how the Titanic went down, according to the movie.


Diane J. said...

Stevedore I know. It's a sailor who loads and unloads cargo from ships/boats.

Stertor - What the guy on galley duty told the ship's cook:

Cookie, I done stertor for an hour but this batter just ain't mixin' right!

Sternforemost - The wrong way around, ship-wise.

You deck apes, the ship's supposed to go into the dock bowforemost, not sternforemost!