Tag Archive: Word

Interesting Posts from August 2011

Here are a few posts from last month that tickled my fancy. Photography Sometimes it is as simple as this post by Scott Bourne-> How to “LOOK” at a photograph. Enjoyed this interview of Bailey & Banjo on pet photography at Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier and am curious if they’d take a picture of my…

Word of the Week: Odd-come-shortlys

Odd-come-shortlys is defined as: I’ll do it one of these odd-come-shortly’s; I will do it some time or another. - 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose This should be your theme phrase human. Except you are a do what I want odd-come-shortly.  But instead of doing it some time or another you do…

Word of the Week: Out at Heels or Out at Elbows

Out at Heels or Out at Elbows is defined as: In declining circumstances. - 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose Human, what part of word confuses you that three words squared. “Clearly we need to brush on your arithmetic.  It is three times two and technically it is a phrase so we’re going…

Spiders Chasing Me

Was that a spider? Could you see? They always come after me. When I was a child and going to sleep spiders would cover me head to feet. Scared and frozen I’d close my eyes but could still see them falling from the sky. Tap, tap, tap what was that sound beating unceasingly? Not my…

Fiction Friday. A poem… Ode to Spiders

Okay so it is a poem based on HT’s real life experience last night.  She didn’t tell me about it, instead she wrote in on the back of a bill to remember it.  Plus, if you thought you’d be reading a real ode… sorry. Late at night from the corner of my eye I saw a…

Word of the Week: Abactor

Defined as: Cattle Thief This week while exploring Texas I am determined to become an abactor. “Eliza, this week I am determined to crush you beneath my boots.” That means you have to buy some.

Word of the Week: Jerque

Defined: To search for smuggled goods HT, also known as my Human Translator, bought and hid my favorite cookies on me.  She is a tormentor but I am highly trained as a forager and am just biding my time till she falls asleep so I may jerque to my hearts content. “I already ate them.”…

Word of the Week: Jocoserious

Defined as: Half serious and half in jest With a jocoserious tinged voice, she threatened my life. “No Eliza, that was a deadly serious tone.”

Word of the Week: Jarta

Defined as: Term of endearment Human, this is a term I’ll never use for you. “What term?” Jarta. “You do love me- now die!” Ahhh, not the Raid!

Word of the Week: Jeroboam

Defined as: A container that holds the same as six bottles of wine. She was so thirsty she downed a whole jeroboam in one night. “Of water!” Pshaw. Hey, I thought Jeroboam was someone’s name? Word brought to you by Phrontistery.

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