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, August 6, 2009

Thesaurus Thursday

The "rules" of Thesaurus Thursday are as follows:

First and foremost, leave as many funny definitions for either word (or both) as you can think up in the comments!! The ones that make me laugh the hardest will be given the Silly Goose Award.




Next, if you know (or think you know) the true definitions without looking them up then be sure and leave those in the comments too!! All definitions that are correct (or close enough for government work and Mighty Mom) will win the Smarty Pants Award!


Ready?
Okay, the words for this week are:

abatis

abacedarian


Now, have fun making up those definitions!!


Winners and new words posted next Thursday.

11 comments:

Lisa said...

abatis - v. (ah-bah-tus) phrase indicating a purchase has been made. Example: Abatis some chunky-monkey, honeypie.

abacedarian - n. one who has been alive long enough to know the lyrics to all the Abba songs. Example: Hariette, oblivious to her teenagers' embarassment, proudly proclaimed her abacedarian status with the other matrons at the Furr's cafeteria by harmonizing the alto to Dancing Queen at the top of her lungs.

Linda said...

abatis - n. (a-beet-is) The shortened version of "diabetes". Example: I've got me a bad case of abatis from eating too many sweets.

abacedarian - n. a person who has a compulsion to always ride in the back of the bus, a habit that started in grade school and continues through to riding the municipal bus.

Subvet said...

abatis-the sound of someone with a headcold pointing out an article, "Whad abatis?"

abacedarian-c'mon, everyone knows that one!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I'll comment first, then go back and read the other contributions.

Abatis - Someone who really thinks he's intimidating.

Usage: Watch out for Leroy; he really thinks he's abatis.

Abacedarian - One of the lesser know Biblical people groups.

Usage: Arkadon was chief of the Abacedarian tribe.

ABNPOPPA said...

First one is easy,

abatis: a small little creature that flys at night and eats bugs. It has also been rumored to SUCK YOUR BLOOD. AAAARRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!

I can't even pronouce it let alone know the defination!!

Pops

Now off to work!!!

Popa

Sara said...

Abacedarian: n, A southern schoolteacher who teaches A,B,C's.

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Lori in South Dakota said...

abatis--the end of a ledge on the outside of a building

Abacedarian--a person who studies obsolete appliances

Stephanie D. said...

Abacedarian--someone whose longevity of life has exceeded the abacus.


abatis--the type of death achieved when someone waits too long "with bated breath".

Jungle Mom said...

Abatis, This is the term applied to those who are fans of the old pop group. Abba. In Swedish it is spelled with only one 'b'!

abacedarian; The title given to those who teach young children to sing the "A B C" song.

AZ hiding in the weeds said...

Abatis (a-bat-is) is an old English term often used by Anglican church officials when speaking about wayward husbands and the minimum amount of force needed to keep these men attending Sunday services. The official and sanctioned method for forcible attendance as written in the Church doctrine: "Abatis a very handy when forced attendance is necessary."

Abacedarian (aba-cedar-ian) a little know affliction found in lumberjacks who fell cedar trees in Abba's country of origin, as in: "I don't know why Paul is coughing so much, the doctor thinks he breathed in gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae, and now he has stage 4 abacedarian."

Don't blame me, it's late and I'm old!