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, January 15, 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!

Are you ready??

Last week's official definitions were:

twee - affectedly dainty or elegant [1900-1905; appar. reduced from tweet, mimicking child's pron. of SWEET]. Congrats to Smarty Pants Henrietta!

twayblade - any of verious terrestrial orchides, esp. of the genera Listera and Liparis, having two nearly opposite broad leaves. Congrats to Smarty Pants Linda!

Congrats to these Silly Geese:
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."

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.


The words for this week are:


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.

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!


Henrietta said...

Zygodactyl is a type of Cajun music, which makes you want to dance all night and requires lots of liquid refreshment. Zymurgy is what happens afterward when you need a very long nap or catch some zzzzzs.

More seriously zygo means joined (as in zygote) and dactyl is to do with toes, both from the greek; as in pterodactylus which was a winged reptile often described as a flying dinosaur. I suspect this has something to do with birds.

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Cookie..... said...

Zygodactyl= a homosexual Pteradactyl.

Zymurgy= a drunk trying to say; "The water is murky."

Lori in South Dakota said...

great minds think alike--I thought a zygodactyl was an extinct little dinosaur.

Zymurgy---surgery on your zym

nancy said...

A Zygodactyl was a Cajun dinosaur, known to feed almost exclusively on crawdads in the bayous of Louisiana.
Zymurgy is a word that refers to the collection and study of the petrified droppings of the Zygodactyl. They are being touted as a possible alternate energy source.

I'm baaaack! Not terribly inspired, but trying anyway!

JenLive! said...

Zygodactyl = The prenatal term for a fetus when it is in the stage where it looks more like a dinosaur than human.

Zymurgy = The insatiable cravings a mother has while in the zygodactyl stage of pregnancy.

ABNPOPPA said...

Zygodactyl is an pre-historic dinosaur.

Zymurgy is some sleezy word that is unmentionable on a family blog. :)