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

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thesaurus Thursday

Welcome to Thesaurus Thursday, 2009.

This game has brought me great joy and taught me many new words! I'm glad to continue it into this new year. Welcome to all newcomers!! Take a minute and peruse our "game rules" here, then come back to this post and join in for big fun and enormous laughs!


OK, here's a hint folks. Don't read the comments until AFTER you post your guesses!! Then you won't have trouble coming up with a definition cuz someone else's silliness gets stuck in your head! Feel free to leave multiple definitions for either or both words. And if you were going to say the same thing someone else says, then SAY IT!! I have never made the rule that only one person can claim any particular definition or prize...Silly or Smarty.

Are you ready?? Got those funny bones all warm and limber??

OK.

The words for this week are:

twayblade
twee



For those of you who are new this year, all words and definitions come from my 1992 Random House Webster's College Dictionary. I do not pick proper nouns or words that I know the meaning of. (yes, participles dangle all over my house...deal with it).




For all winners, the Awards will continue to be found on my sidebar to pick up at your leisure.

Now don't forget to leave your comments for the new words!

16 comments:

Cookie..... said...

"Twayblade" = We've all heard of a "Gayblade", and of course they are homosexual or lesbian. A "Twayblade" is a person who swings either "tway".

"Twee", a verb, as in "Mommy, close the bathroom door, I'm trying "twee".

Cookie..... said...

BTW...That's a GREAT picture of your cute kids... :-)

SherryTex said...

Twayblade...which we all know means...to bluff which means you were probably playing cards and he cheated...(Start your Liar! Liar! Get back witch! I'm not a witch, I'm your wife! immitatation from Princess Bride now...).

Twee: Tweety bird's attempt at serious acting required a new stage name. It was a short lived and unfortunate career step for the yellow one. No one went to see him take on Richard the III. "Now es de Winter ob owr discontwent."

SherryTex said...

Twayblade --rejected name for a swiveling disposable razor.

Twee --how many lips it takes to get to a center of a tootsie pop.

Linda said...

Twayblade - believe it or not, it's an orchid (probably named as such by one of those 'gayblades' that Cookie mentioned!

Twee - the shortened version of "tweedle-di-di" that Scarlett O'Hara uses when she is in a hurry.

Also, Twee is the name of the musical duo that is quite the rage for social functions held in Wonderland when you're looking for a unique musical talent. The duo is composed of twin brothers - Tweedledee and Tweedledum! You can book them through their manager, the Cheshire Cat!

Subvet said...

Evidently Tweetie Bird has been helping you along.

"Twee" would mean three.

"Twayblade" would be Tweetie talking about the movie, "Zorro, the Gay Blade." (Even for a bird, his taste in movies stinks!)

Where's Sylvester when we really need him?

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I used to know a Vietnamese girl named Thui, pronounced twee.....

Twayblade - Similar to a sling blade, but only used by people who lisp.

Usage: "Lewoy, bwing that twayblade over heah and chop down thish vine."

Twee - The number between 2 and 4.

Usage: "I'm 2 now, but next week I'll be twee."

Mrs4444 said...

Coming up empty on the first one.

"We twee kings of Orient are..."

Lori in South Dakota said...

twee--twiddly key on a piccolo
twayblade--what tweety bird shaves with

Lisa said...

twayblade - n. The edge of a knife dulled by cutting vegetables on a metal tray, as spoken by a three-year-old.
f.i.: "Dat knife won't cut my samwich, Mommy; it has twayblade."

twee - n. A pwant having a woody twunk fwum which spwing bwanches.
f.i.: "Puddy Tat, you get down fwum this twee!"

&;o) Too much fun, MM!

BumbleVee said...

my brain is mush the past few weeks...

but, okay....I'll give a go..

twayblade.... it's a double edged machete like sword...

twee... this is very Olde Worlde... but the meaning is similar to modern vernacular ..

means very nice ... or .... "suh-weeeet" as the teens comment way too often....

AZ hiding in the weeds said...

Twee: When the spot weld on your tweezer breaks, the two halves of a tweezer is known as a twee. By industry standards a tweezer is made up of the right twee and the left twee (or in Australia the top twee and the bottom twee), the spot weld holding the two twees is know as the "zer" hence the name tweezer.


Twayblade: Actally pronounced t-way-bla-de, as in I just stabbed your brother, it's easy to find his body t-way-bla-de.

Pinky said...

friend, I am so not creative at the moment.
twayblade?? sounds like something out of Lewis Caroll's (sp?) Alice in Wonderland
"Twas brillig, and the nimsy toad, did jire and mimble in the twayblade."

Twee: this is how a toddler says she's three, of course.

ABNPOPPA said...

I'm going for the "Honesty Award" this week. I have absolutely now idea and everybody else has taken my twee (tree, three) idea.

Pops

Jungle Mom said...

twayblade: When one has been 'waylaid' by two knife bearing hooligans. "I was twaybalded!"

Twee, the unfinished weaving which will become tweed.

Henrietta said...

Twee is an English slang word for frightfully sweet American translation would be close to cute, (my Mom used the word scathingly) and a tway blade is used when making wooden trays.