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

Monday, May 19, 2008

Thesaurus Thursday, Answers, Winners, and Words


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Well, I like the colors right now, so I'll have to change something else......

For the foreseeable future. I will tell the week's winners in the next week's Thursday post. So you're gonna get winners from last week and words to ponder for this week at the same time. You're also gonna get a whole, entire week to come up with your definitions, so should you be having a harsh weekend you can jump in later. I shall also post-date this post so that it'll stay at the top so folks won't forget to come by and give us a guess! (once I figure out how to do that, seems blogger's gone and made improvements...I was just getting used to the lack of improvements myself!

So Don't Forget To Scroll Down For Newer Posts!

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.

Last week's Silly Goose Winners are:
Katzenjammer - A stiff corset traditionally worn by Jewish women in Victorian times, it was invented by a a man named Bernie Katz.

Now this was made stinkin hilarious by Mammy's co-winner's followup comment
Dang that Bernie Katz!

As for kaross, well I'm going to take a wild guess and declare it to be a cooking utensil of some kind. It just looks like that's what it would be.

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!

As no one knew the correct definitions for these words, I'll say I won. That is to say I acheived my goal for Thesaurus Thursday and taught us all 2 new words this week!

kaross - a cloak or rug of animal skins used in S Africa

katzenjammer - 1) the unpleasant aftereffects of excessive drinking; hangover. 2) uneasiness; anguish; distress 3) an uproar; clamor.

Now, our words for next week come off the same dictionary page:


Have fun now ya hear!!


Diane J. said...

Yay, MammyT and Stephanie! ;o)

Katabasis: The foundation of that sailing vessel known as a katamaran.

Keck: Sound a Russian chicken makes: Keck, keck, keck!

Anonymous said...

katabasis: eeerrrrr....I just dunno.
My brain just farter. Sorry.

Keck: a mixing of 'heck' and 'crap'
ex. Oh keck! Another huge mess to clean up!


MammyT said...

No, I'm not guessing yet! I just wanted to say that I'm in good company!

Stephanie said...

Ooo, I forgot to come look at later guesses--Mammyt that was too funny!

And I agree with DianeJ--we should regard Bernie Katz with the same esteem in which we hold Otto Titsling.

Gotta ponder on the new words a bit.

Cookie..... said..."Katabasis" is the sister of a Catawba Indian brave...

"Keck"...something a southern boy says when drunk..."I'm gonna KECK the sh** outta you!"

MammyT said...

Mighty Mom. Are you ever going to claim your prize? You found the clown and were picked as the winner. Did you not get my many messages or what?

Keck - The home-baked dessert brought by the Greek family to the fund raiser. As in "We bring this for the "keck walk".

Linda said...

Katabasis - Isn't it a military retreat or something like that?

Keck - Southern pronunciation of the word "kick" as in "ya'll want to play keck the can?" Just like Cookie said!