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Just for Fun (For a Change)

The following list of clever words was sent to me in an email.  I am not sure who the author(s) was/were, but hereby give credit that I didn’t create them or their definitions.  Just enjoy!

1. ARBITRATOR
A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonald’s

2. BERNADETTE
The act of torching a mortgage.

3. BURGLARIZE
What a crook sees through.

4. AVOIDABLE
What a bullfighter tries to do.

5. EYEDROPPER
Clumsy ophthalmologist.

6. CONTROL
A short, ugly inmate.

7. COUNTERFEITER
Workers who put together kitchen cabinets.

8. ECLIPSE
What an English barber does for a living.

9. LEFT BANK
What the bank robbers did when their bag was full of money.

10. HEROES
What a man in a boat does

11. PARASITES
What you see from the Eiffel Tower.

12. PARADOX
Two physicians.

13. PHARMACIST
A helper on a farm.

14. POLARIZE
What penguins see through.

15. PRIMATE
Remove your spouse from in front of TV.

16. RELIEF
What trees do in the spring.

17. RUBBERNECK
What you do to relax your wife.

18. SELFISH
What the owner of a seafood store does.

19. SUDAFED
Brought litigation against a government official.

20. PARADIGMS
Twenty cents

 

Namaste,

Scott

Stephen Fry and Grammar

I have been at a bit of a loss for “words” for tonight’s post.  That said, I came across the most interesting bit of lecture on “words” and people who use them.

This is less than 7 minutes.  It is fun and it is true and it is done very well.

Enjoy:

Steven Fry takes a firm stance on Grammar

Namaste,

Scott

What’s in a Word?

I was having a difficult time today.  I really could not decide what to blog about.  I have a list of about 7 different topics and none of them sounded just right.

I was going through my email tonight and saw “baby conservation”.  I thought, “conservation?  What the heck?”  I decided to click on it and, as I did, I saw my dyslexic thought – “baby conVERSATION!” Oh, now it makes sense!

See? What’s in a word?  A whole lot depending on the word.  I have more problems since the stroke.  I am guessing that my brain has to do just a bit more sorting at times in order to read.  I doubt if the patch helps matters any.  I find myself, frequently, turning something like “the red turnip” into “the read turnip”.  That one makes no sense, so my brain says, “Whoa!” and I retry it.  But, “Baby Conservation” made sense on some dumb video level, so it almost stuck.

Reading the posts I follow can get very interesting inside my head.  I have to go back frequently and look at something because I “know they would not have said that.”  Sure enough, I switched something.  It doesn’t happen so often that it causes me more than a few mild issues in a few days’ time.  It’s not frequent at all, but it can be overwhelmingly funny and I wish I had written them down for you.  Oh well, perhaps an oven day (yeah, that’s what I mean!).

Back to the clip.  This baby has her own language and is, apparently, very fluent.  She reminds me of Robert De Niro in “Cape Fear” when he was speaking in tongues near the end of the film.  It was a little spooky when I thought of that, but she won me over in the end.  It’s less than 2 minutes, please enjoy.

When I was getting that one from YouTube, I found this one which makes me really wonder who are the smart ones: us or them?

Namaste,

Scott

Five Sentence Fiction – Prompt: Words

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

This weekWords

Don’t confuse this with Friday Fictioneers!  That is 100 words from a photo prompt.  Go here for that.  For FSF click on the above pic (after you read my story!).

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In a Word: Armageddon

It had been scary, then exhilarating, when people discovered that Frank Herbert had been right: words did carry physical power; they could kill or destroy.

The wars started with those who would rule the world sending armies yelling hateful words at a city or at armed forces, and the energy generated by the awful words would level the field, destroying everything in its path.

No one knew what to do; it seemed that the entire earth was going to be decimated and overrun by the mongers of hate and destruction.

Then, one city stood firm and resisted totally the full efforts of the enemy, and their methods were copied by the free and good world.

The enemy’s full destructive force was nullified totally by the thousands of people in the city who had banded together in hope and were singing joyfully at the tops of their lungs; the world would be saved, once again, by love.

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Namaste,

Scott

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