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

Friday, May 9, 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 TUESDAY's post, so don't forget to come and see if you won!

This week's words are:




Linda said...

My brain is just way too fried to come up with anything even remotely creative this week but I wanted to tell you that I really liked your choice of words and I'm looking forward to seeing what others come up with. That Diane is a smart 'un and I'm sure she'll know exactly what both words mean!

Stephanie said...

I know there used to be a comic strip named The Katzenjammer Kids, and that it must be German, but not sure what it means specifically. Could it be mischievous?

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.

Diane J. said...

Like Stephanie, I remember the Katzenjammer Kids cartoons. Seems like I should know what both of these mean, but I'm comin' up empty today.

Katzenjammer: What one guy said to the other when the cats escaped from the carrier: "Grab one o'them katzenjammer back into that crate!"

Kaross: What the Italian guy said to another guy: "Don't-a kaross your legs-a or people will-a think you're-a funny!"

Sorry, that's the best I can muster today.

ABNPOPPA said...

Katzenjammer is not how to put a cat in a crate. It comes from back up in them thar hills and what happens when a cat is caught up a tree by two dogs, ie" that katzen quite a jammer or just katzenjammer in hill billy talk.

Kaross is also early American Hillbilly, It is a term of endearment and is used in courting a young girl, not you cousin,

If'n you are good to her she mightn let yo'kaross her neck or somein.

MammyT said...

A kaross was a housing structure in the African Bush, possibly used today by remote tribes, but definitely dating back several centuries with the Hottentots and other bush tribes.

Katzenjammer - A stiff corset traditionally worn by Jewish women in Victorian times, it was invented by a a man named Bernie Katz.

Diane J. said...

Dang that Bernie Katz!