Thursday, March 6, 2008

Vocabulary Building III -- Politickally Carwrecked

The last of three in the series. Yeah, I heard those sighs of relief.

At any rate, what had been a series of seven vocabulary builders for the paper back about 12 years or so ago, I condensed into three, so you're getting more than twice the verbiage value as heretofore. Or heretofive, six, or whatever your favored number. And just for fun, I've included a few more foreign words, just so I could have more creative liberty and irritate the snarf ouf the politically correct in the readership.
So wid no foitha adieu:
- living or occurring at the same time
- a cantankerous, dissident rary
- a fill-in criminal for one whose on vacation, death row, temporary break-out, etc
- flexible BS
- quite capable
- not constant
- they would have, but for Goldilocks
- how 70% of Califorlornia public education high school students spelled 'Beirut' on their last geology exam, which was another problem but I digress
- to scold or rebuke
- more than one person forgot about it
- what 'Inevitable Hillary' and her campaign might be on the verge of
- fall down (go 'boom' is optional)
- milk cow flatulence
- brand of refrigerators that flopped in Quebec
- some sit on it; others try to think widdit
- showy
- a floatation device that keeps you warm 'til it burns up, then you sink
- gourmet meal made from insects
- a graduated circumstance...*ducking throwd items*
- skill required in cheerleading, especially in Texas where they take this stuff serious
- self-important

Nom de plume:
- French meaning "not that plume, le fool!"
- French meaning "his flatulence leaves a trail, no?"
- French meaning "pen name"
Non compos mentis:
- Latin meaning "not compost material"
- Latin meaning "not tonight, I have gas"
- Latin meaning "not of sound mind"
Bien entendu:
- French meaning "of course"
- French meaning "yes, I have been intending to get around to that eventually"
- French meaning "yes, I have no bananas"
- a French thug
- a designer gown made in Paris
- a great place to find Mary Ann when she was able to ditch Gilligan
- a wheat farmer suffering post partem from the harvest
- debris from a shot-down MIG
- recurrent severe headache
Aequo animo:
- Latin meaning "with even mind"
- Latin meaning "sea horse"
- Latin meaning "I no see horse; what drugs you on?"
- Redneckspeak meaning "to hire"
- Redneckspeak meaning "looky, git yore backside ovah h'yar afore ah opens a can o' whupass on y'all.."
- Redneckspeak ta make the horse git'em up
- someone averse to the outdoors
- a nice place to be when she consents
- being privy to a secret
- Maine
- a lack of energy
- liquor with no umph
- acknowledgement of respect
- grits in a collective sense
- a union of prostitutes
Politically correct:
- collision of two limos in a motorcade
- writing or saying things that offend no one, save for those offended by totally boring writings and sayings
- knowing your candidates are all full of sh**

- what the optomotrist made of himself when he fell into the lens grinding machine
- miniscule fishing gear
- an attention-getting public display
- psychoanalysis of a paratrooper
- to render powerless
- "no honey, your butt's not getting fat" and "I was working late at the office"
- one of Halle's best features
- for the
- salt water flat fish

- of fate
- enunciation of a Bostonian mallard
- elementary particles believed to, in pairs, make up a hadron

- to avoid doing something
- pipe or channel that conveys a substance
- getting pranked by a water fowl
- to shoo away a rogue bovine
- to mix up
- to pursue a thread of logic that's tied in knots
- the first failed effort in creating a pizza
- having the quality of being excited or attractive
- sound generated by peeing on an electric fence, followed by other sounds

- sick of hearing about how "wholesome" Mary Ann is from Gilligan, I guess, and...
- a subtle dig at someone
- thin, brittle ginger cookie
- a recepticle shaped like a bong
- an abundance of idiots
- a made-up word that really should be officially recognized
- sound of ricochets from a drive-by shooting
- expensive, gaudy jewelry favored by rap artists
- from the Godfather: "Youse disrepect me heah an' badda boom badda bling bling, fuhggedaboudit!"
- tasteful
- stainless steel pellets substituted as bird seed
- a tree soliciting for a woodpecker

- a really sick kind of bread dough
- an Italian suppository
- a disparaging remark
- a person's idiot mode operates without prompting
- characteristic of a particular language
- a badly-designed handgun
Now go forth and cruciverbalize with confidence that you'll turn heads and get lots of "WTF?"s from family, friends and colleagues. Or in my case, just laughed at.


Blogger Stacy said...

Derriere. It's also where I live. I kid not...Derry Area. But come to think about it, there are a lot of milk cows around.

And 'thanks' for that special definition. ;)

06 March, 2008 09:31  
Blogger Serena Joy said...

I just love this stuff! Thanks for the giggles.:D

06 March, 2008 10:20  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

A shortened view of the dictionary. :)

07 March, 2008 16:51  
Blogger Herb said...

Good stuff, Maynard. Idiomatic must have been my setting when I tried to make sense of local politics.

09 March, 2008 06:35  
Blogger Virginia said...

As a word lover, I had to go back and read the other two entries. My favorite is still Paralyze- "no honey, your butt's not getting fat" and "I was working late at the office" Also, I am still laughing about the stuck pen picture - I wonder if the poster realized how it actually reads? or is that just the dirty minded amongst us?

Suburban Turmoil Blog Hopping Weekend...Virginia

09 March, 2008 17:17  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Stacy: since you brought it up, yer welcome ;)

Serena: my pleasure. I'll let you have the newly-done (aka, newly trashed woids) version IV before I run widdit for April.

LL: a shortened, slaughtered view of the dictionary, to be sure

Herb: I have idiomatic moments almost daily...sometimes, hourly...

Virginia: thanks for the visit and comments. I'll return the favor.

09 March, 2008 18:32  
Blogger Jack K. said...

The lesson to be learned from viewing the photo at the top: Pay attention and stay in school. LMAO, snerx.

12 March, 2008 19:31  

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