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, February 21, 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:

jalousie - 1) a blind or shutter made with horizontal slats that can be adjusted to admit light and air but exclude rain and sun 2) a window made of glass slats or louvers of a similar nature

jape - 1) to jest; joke; gibe 2) to mock or make fun of 3) a joke; jest; quip 4) a trick or practical joke.

Congrats to these Silly Geese:


Nancy said...
Hi - I'm following links all over Blogland this morning and found yours. This looks like fun, so I hope you don't mind if I jump in!

Jape: A new contraction, from the words Jaw and Gape, meaning to yak while rudely staring at someone.


Jungle Mom said...

Jalousie;Its a type of jazz music, not the good stuff, the lousy stuff!



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



Thanks! y'all cracked me up!!


The words for this week are:

job lot

jodhpur




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!

7 comments:

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, I know one of these!

Jodhpur--a type of pants worn for riding horses--a little billowy at the top, but form-fitting below the knees.

Job Lot-- A store similar to Big Lots, only they sell jobs instead of merchandise.



Okay, that was a little lame, but I've only had a half a cup of coffee so far this morning.

Lori in South Dakota said...

job lot---a group of object finished on an assembly line. This is used to identify when/where they were made.

Jodphur--English riding pants!

Linda said...

Not playing this week but wanted to stop by and tell you how much this feature makes me laugh! It really is a clever idea and gives us all a chance to expand our vocabulary - whether it be with the correct usage of the word or not!

ABNPOPPA said...

Job Lot, Two Biblical characters

Jodphur Slang for Joker, the ph is pronounced like an "f" As in

Hey! man, the Jophur is wild in this card game. It's a stretch I admit.

Pops

Linda said...

I'm sorry - I've still got nothing on this one as we have all sorts of "Job Lot" stores here in Connecticut and I know what jodphurs are so I can't even come up with a silly definition as my mind refuses to cooperate (hey, it's Sunday morning, I'm at work for 16 hours, and they're predicting "the storm of the year" is going to hit us so I'm just not feeling very humorous today but I did follow your order to come back over here!).

Linda said...

I'm sorry - I've still got nothing on this one as we have all sorts of "Job Lot" stores here in Connecticut and I know what jodphurs are so I can't even come up with a silly definition as my mind refuses to cooperate (hey, it's Sunday morning, I'm at work for 16 hours, and they're predicting "the storm of the year" is going to hit us so I'm just not feeling very humorous today but I did follow your order to come back over here!).

Lisa said...

job lot - n. that staion in life to which one is subjected through no fault of his or her own. The job that is one's lot in life. ex: As a mom of toddlers, wiping runny noses is my job lot.

(But, I wish Stephanie's definition existed for my out-of-work son's sake!)

jodphur - n. the noise a congenial sleeping cat makes when you nudge it with your foot.