As we're getting warmed up for Thesaurus Thursday to restart next week I thought I'd give you a few examples from the last 2 years' editions. Here you have the "official" or real definition of each word followed by that week's Silly Goose Winner for the word.
Get ready because your turn's coming next Thursday!!
curtilage - the land occupied by a dwelling and its yard, outbuildings, etc., actually enclosed or considered as enclosed
Lori in South Dakota:
Curtilage--where a red neck lives and he wants people to think he has a fancy "out in the country" acreage.
mortise joint - any of various joints between two pieces of timber or the like in which a tenon is housed in or secured to a mortise. (Congrats Smarty Pants Diane and AirbornePoppa)
Stephanie D. said...
mortise joint: cadaver's knee?
mort - 1) A) a note played on a hunting horn signifying that the animal hunted has been killed B) death. (Congrats Smarty Pants Diane) 2) a three-year-old salmon
Jungle Mom said...
Mort, is the act of stupidity which leads to being 'mortified'.
peruke - a man's wig of the 17th and 18th centurids, ussu powedered and gathered at the back o th eneck with a ribbon; periwig.
Peruke - A musical style akin to baroque, but of a less gentrified style, heard mostly in the slums and ghettos.
Usage: "Hey, D'Montay, crank us up some peruke on yo' ra-didi-0!"
inclinometer - 1) an instrument for measuring the angle an aircraft makes with the horizontal 2) an instrument with an iron needle swinging freely in the vertical direction for measuring magnetic dip
Inclinometer: the skill of measuring maternal exhaustion by determining the mom to floor incline.
incogitant - thoughtless; inconsiderate.
Incogitant is what a person is who is incognito.