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, July 30, 2009

Thesaurus Thursday Warm Up

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.



Diane J
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

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




incogitant - thoughtless; inconsiderate.

ABNPOPPA said...
Incogitant is what a person is who is incognito.

5 comments:

ABNPOPPA said...

Hello,

I just gotta comment about this,

Stephanie D. said...
mortise joint: cadaver's knee?

Bad, very, very bad!!! Funny but bad. LOL

Pops

Linda said...

Ah yes, the best of the best. Be interesting to see what folks come up with next!

Jungle Mom said...

OH! I cant wait! My favorite activity of all the blogs is coming back!!! I feel like we should throw a party!

Stephanie D. said...

Thanks, Pop!

I hope the words get a little bit easier this year. I've been feeling rather stupid on Thursdays....

ABNPOPPA said...

Stephanie,

Don't feel too bad, I have that feeling everyday of the week!

Pops