Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Vocabulary Builder -- IX


Welcome to the unimagined 9th installment of vocabulary building, Skunk-style. As for the character at the right, his soul purpose is celebrating the fact that he is mentioned -- albeit indirectly, sorta -- somewhere in this h'yar lexicological sequence of the space & spelling time continuum, in a contextual sense to the overall syntax practiced herein and wherever else a good English teacher with a handly ruler can make instant corrections to mistakes in the making.
Oops; well, at least they could when I was in school. A couple did, too...*whack*.
At any rate, onward and downward we drag English with selections like hyar:
Antipasto:
- Italian meaning "hates pasta"
- Italian meaning "a hors d'oeuvre"
- Italian meaning "a dead aunt"
Cockade:
- Viagra
- a benefit concert for roosters with erectile dysfunction
- a rosette worn in a hat as a badge of office
Maginot Line:
- it doesn't work very well in singles' bars, either
- a poorly-conceived magic trick
- a line of defense on which one relies blindly
Genteel:
- male eel
- duck with class
- refined or stylish
Hugger-mugger:
- a politician
- "in secret"
- a thief who works close
Incept:
- a bug
- sex between siblings
- take a master's or doctor's degree
Gargoyle:
- usually done with mouth wash
- grotesque carved face projecting from a roof gutter
- barlighting conceals this at a distance
Dogma:
- bitch
- arrogant expression of opinion
- fetish with drinking from toilets
Glockenspiel:
- a musical instrument
- German meaning "das fraulein mitte nice glutten valken, ja"
- German-made firearm
Handicap:
- British cartoon character
- the hat's always handy
- disadvantaged imposed on superior competitor
Problematic:
- doubtful or questionable
- squirrels have invaded the roof
- congressional in origin, it's designed to cost lots and automatically be a problem
Oxpecker:
- and you thought it'd be a bad idea for pigs to fly
- male oxes swear by 'em; the females have differing opinions
- African bird that feeds on parasites living on animals
Instigator:
- someone who stirs things up
- a new Chia product
- what a guy's zipper becomes when he gets caught in it...*rimshot*
Enema:
- who we're fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan
- Auntie
- I rectum it's a medical thang to purge da bowels
Jabberwocky:
- Chewy just won't shut up
- Ebonics meaning "walkin' the walk, peckerwood"
- a piece of nonsensical writing...*TOING*
Laissez-passer:
- French meaning "so lazee, he pass le gas in le crowd"
- French meaning "a permit to let pass"
- French meaning "an inefficient NFL QB"
Nappy:
- need to take one
- this, "headed" and "ho" got Don Imus briefly fired
- British meaning "diaper"
Anti-oxident:
- agent that inhibits oxidation
- Kim Jong Il
- investigator of ox cart crashes in Malaysia
Parti-pris:
- French meaning "le party pooper"
- French meaning "spoiled debutante"
- French meaning "side taken"
Kendo:
- what Barbie's after in the divorce
- fence Japanese farmers use to contain cows
- form of Japanese fencing using bamboo swords
Gravitas:
- an orbital problem for astronauts
- seriousness
- when age and gravity send your ass south
Candor:
- frankness
- an abbreviated history of wieners
- one of those endangered big birds
Maim:
- Redneck meaning "howdy do, Maim"
- danged Yankee state waaay up yonder in the NE
- cripple
Greed:
- Redneck meaning "we greed on this h'yar"
- Redneck meaning "she dun got greed and throwd up"
- excessive desire
I dunno...maybe upcoming storm chasing will save y'all from Part X gettin' created...maybe ;-)

6 Comments:

Blogger Jack K. said...

I doubt we will have much protection. Thanks for the warning. snicker.

30 April, 2008 05:31  
Blogger Stacy said...

It's not just the ass that goes south with age and gravity.

30 April, 2008 10:49  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

ha ha ha ha :-))))

Love Your dictionary !!!!

:-D

01 May, 2008 11:26  
Blogger Debbie said...

KENDO, that's a good one. Ken was recalled from Barbie's bedroom, I guess that was the divorce, ha.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

01 May, 2008 20:21  
Blogger Two Dogs said...

Oxpecker is my new favorite word. I shall use it all the time in my conversations with my mother.

01 May, 2008 23:09  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

How do they get the alligator to jump out of the water like that?

04 May, 2008 06:13  

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