Wacked-Out Words

Where’d we get these words?

    So many words to keep track of!.Image via Wikipedia
    1. pulchritude–means great beauty. Sounds like me after food poisoning.
    2. flummoxed–confused? Again, sounds like the after effects of food poisoning.
    3. bung hole–sounds obscene to me. It’s just a hole drilled into a barrel with a cork in it.
    4. concupiscence–sounds like problems with the urinary track–but it means sensual desire, lust
    5. synecdoche–I could never say this even though I had to teach it. It’s a metaphor–like arm of the law for cop. The arm’s a part of the cop. The ABCs represent the alphabet.

    Can you give me some of your favorites? Maybe they’ll show up here!

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    1. This is far too funny!

    2. Anonymous says:

      DIAPAUSE…a period of physiologically enforced dormancy between periods of activity (although it sounds like what a diabetic goes thru when she hits about 56…LOL)

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