12 April 2019

Improving words (9)

Some more revised word definitions, based on what the words visibly should mean.....

Alternation:  A country that constantly changes

Asphalt:  A place where a certain type of snake is required to stop

Barbarian:  A librarian who also does haircuts

Bullion:  A male cow with some of its electrons missing

Damage:  How old the river barrier is

Defile:  To remove something from the documentation cabinet

Depict:  What the Romans wanted to do to Scotland

Discover:  The record has finished playing

Discrete:  To insult the largest Greek island

Dormant:  A small insect infesting student housing

Dungeon:  A long time period characterized by manure

Farther:  If you do this, she will end the date due to the smell

Fatally:  An overweight comrade

Freezing:  A zap you don't need to pay for

Furlong:  Your dog needs a haircut

Invader:  Swallowed by a Star Wars villain

Lovestruck:  The hauling vehicle of affection

Penultimate:  The supreme writing instrument

Prevent:  To let off one's anger in advance

Province:  The opposite of convince

Rebuttal:  What you need after laughing your ass off

Rummage:  A sorcerer who needs Caribbean-style alcohol to work his magic

Sonnet:  A mesh for catching male children

Warrant:  A tirade about battle

[The previous "improving words" post is here.]


Blogger Donna said...

LOVE them all!
Possibly my fave:
Depict: What the Romans wanted to do to Scotland

12 April, 2019 07:03  
Blogger jono said...

These are great. I think I now understand how fundies read and understand their bible.

12 April, 2019 07:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your post. I wanted to write
a little comment to support you.

12 April, 2019 08:19  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

These are all so clever! I enjoyed them!

12 April, 2019 08:44  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

My fav is Barbarian....


12 April, 2019 09:56  
Anonymous Ole Phat Stu said...

Assange = a french monkey

12 April, 2019 10:12  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks everyone!

Ole: Good one -- though perhaps an insult to monkeys.

13 April, 2019 01:45  
Blogger Nan said...

Could Barbarian also be -- A librarian who bar-tends?

As always ... good job! You're quite talented.

13 April, 2019 10:12  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks! That could definitely be the case. I came up with yet another one for "barbarian" here.

13 April, 2019 11:16  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

Furlong- Your dog needs a hair cut. LOL
Those were all funny.

13 April, 2019 13:29  
Blogger jenny_o said...

These are excellent! I had to work to "get" them, though. My eye just keeps wanting to see the word as a whole instead of parts that work separately. Have you always seen words this way or have you just practiced a whole lot?

13 April, 2019 17:46  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mary: :-)

Jenny_o: I've only been coming up with this kind of re-definition for about a year and a half (see earlier posts in the series), but I've always been fascinated by words and language and tend to look at them from every possible angle. I guess it's just what my brain is attuned to.

13 April, 2019 18:00  
Blogger RO said...

What a fun and clever idea! Hugs...RO

14 April, 2019 02:53  

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