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, February 5, 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:
back matter - the parts of a book that appear after the main text, as bibliography, index, and appendixes.

balkline - a straight line drawn across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed in beginning a game.

and from Wikipedia - title of a large array of carom billiards games generally played with two cue balls and a third, red object ball, on a cloth-covered, 5 foot × 10 foot, pocketless table that is divided by balklines on the cloth into marked regions called balk spaces Over its history balkline has had many variations In its various incarnations, balkline was the predominant billiards discipline from 1883 to the 1930s when it was overtaken by three cushion billiards and pocket billiards. Balkline is not very common in the U.S. but still enjoys a large popularity in Europe and the Far East.


George Sutton tobacco card (George Sutton was a dominant player of straight rail and balkline billiards in the 19th century). Note the balklines drawn on the table, with anchor spaces visible where each meets the rail
Date 1911
Author Mecca Tobacco Company
Permission
(Reusing this image) Copyright expired—American corporate author produced 95 years ago



Congrats to these Silly Geese:

AZ hiding in the weeds said...
Back matter: In well-mannered society one cannot user the term badonkadonk or junk-in-her-trunk, so the upper class say: "Vera, did you get a glimpse of Glenda's back matter?"

Lisa said...
Balkline - n.The point at which procrastination and foot-dragging ceases to be tolerated.
ex: Eddy knew he had crossed the balkline when he opened his lunch box and found that, instead of lunch, his mother had packed the weeks' worth of dirty sock he had left on his bedroom floor.


APPLAUSE!!
APPLAUSE!!!
APPLAUSE!!!!



Thanks! y'all cracked me up!!


The words for this week are:

inclinometer
incogitant



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!

4 comments:

Lori in South Dakota said...

inclinometer--a meter to measures inclines. (I don't have any inclination of what these words mean.)

incogitant--what I become after four margarita's. Or is that incontinent?

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Inclinometer - A device that measures incline or grade.

Incogitant - Incapable of intelligent thought and communication.

Funnies (hopefully!)

Inclinometer - What you got your handyman hubby for Christmas, and you have no idea what it does.

Incogitant - What people get when they can't handle their cogs.

ABNPOPPA said...

OK, I'm here.

Inclinomedter is a device that measures the incline on your treadmill. That was easy

Incogitant is what a person is who is incognito.

Pops

funtohavefun said...

Inclinometer: the skill of measuring maternal exhaustion by determining the mom to floor incline.

Incogitant: What cogs become if they don't do their kegel exercises.