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

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Thesaurus Thursday, Answers, Winners, and Words

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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 Winner is:


Stephanie - Jipijapa--some kind of funky, jiggly dance! (Of course, that describes any dance move I make, but let's don't go there.)
me too babe, me too...

Linda - Jongo - a drum made of of recycled toilets similar to a bongo (yeah, I know - this one was really crappy!).



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!

One for the house. No one knew these.



Official Definitions:
Jipijapa - 1) a palm like plant of Central and South America 2) a Panama hat.

(and from The Columbia Encyclopedia)
(heepeehä´pä) (KEY) , city (1990 pop. 32,225), W Ecuador, on the equatorial lowlands. A few miles inland from the Pacific, Jipijapa is famous for the manufacture of high-grade Panama hats, made from the jipijapa plant. It is also the trade center for an agricultural region.


Jingo - a person who professes belligerent patriotism and favors an aggressive foreign policy. [from the phrase by Jingo in a political song supporting use of British forces against Russia in 1878].


I'm not sure....but I might be a jingo!

Now, our words for next week are.....
muskellunge

muskeg


Have fun now ya hear!!

5 comments:

Cookie..... said...

Muskellunge- a leap made by a horny Muskrat.

Muskeg- a barrel of beer at a Muskrat Ramble party, possibly causing the Muskrat to Muskellunge after imbibing several tankards...

Diane J. said...

Muskellunge is a fish, often called a muskie. Good fishing! Not found around here but in the colder northern waters.

Muskeg -- Not sure about this one, so I'll try for funny...and probably fail miserably. ;o)

Muskeg -- A tiny skeeter beer barrel.

Linda said...

Muskellunge - a cologne worn by male muskrats so that the female muskrats will lunge at them because they just can't resist!

Muskeg - The knot on the side of a male muskrat's head that was given to him by a female muskrat when he made an improper move on her hoping she'd get a whiff of his muskellunge scent!

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, no, I can't compete with these! Hilarious!

Mam and Lizi said...

I'm from Alaska. I know these. Be schooled.

Muskeg- Sort of like tundra. A terrain that's too thick to swim in and too wet to walk on.

Muskellunge - the halting gait of a person native to this terrain.
Nancy