Monday, February 9, 2009

Vocabulary Lesson

Our Granddaughter, Kara
During the Saturday basketball game, Kara broke her little finger. This probably ends her playing days for this year.

In the game when she broke her finger, her team won in double overtime. It was a very exciting ball game. We learned after the game that Kara played most of the last overtime with a broken finger.

New Words
Some new words have been “invented” that we can better use to help describe happening in our life.

Merriam Webster DictionaryAQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks' trus) adj. Possessing the  ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes.

CARPERPETUATION (kar' pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt') v. To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow `remove' all the germs.

ELBONICS (el bon' iks) n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a auditorium.

FRUST (frust) n. The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.

PHONESIA (fo nee' zhuh) n. The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.

PUPKUS (pup' kus) n. The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses its nose to it.

TELECRASTINATION (tel e kras tin ay' shun) n. The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you're only six inches away.

 
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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Our life is better when our words are few and kind.
And it’s better for those around us too.

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Quote of the Day
Common sense is instinct. 
Enough of it is genius. 
~George Bernard Shaw

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Joke of the Day

The LAPD, The FBI, and the CIA are all trying to prove that they are the best at apprehending criminals. The President decides to give them a test. He releases a rabbit into a forest and has each of them try to catch it.

The CIA goes in. They place animal informants throughout the forest. They question all plant and mineral witnesses. After three months of extensive investigations they conclude that rabbits do not exist.

The FBI goes in. After two weeks with no leads they burn the forest, killing everything in it, including the rabbit, and they make no apologies. The rabbit had it coming.

The LAPD goes in. They come out two hours later with a badly beaten raccoon. The raccoon is yelling: "Okay! Okay! I'm a rabbit! I'm a rabbit!"


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2 comments:

a corgi said...

so sorry about Kara's finger; I bet she's 'bummed' for missing the rest of the season

I loved the list of new words; I can relate to being a telecrastinator

enjoy the day

betty

Anonymous said...

your blog is very inspirational and funny.thanks for the good work and trying to make the world a better place.