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:
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!