Monthly Archives: April 2011

Z + owie = ZOWIE

zow·ie  interj ˈzau̇-ē—used to express astonishment or admiration especially in response to something sudden or speedyhttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zowieHere we are at the end of the April A to Z Blog Challenge. Zowie! While this has not been "speedy", I am astornished at what I have learned from this experience. I know I have not processed it all,…
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Y + enta = YENTA

yen·ta   noun ˈyen-tə: one that meddles; also: blabbermouth, gossipdefinition from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yenta This post makes me think back to my second post of this challenge when I did B for Babble. A Yenta often babbles, the need to "tell" can mean a constant stream of talk and gossip comes out of it. On the other hand, a Babbler…
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X + anthoderma = XANTHODERMA

xanthoderma xan·tho·der·ma (zān'thə-dûr'mə) n. 1. A yellow coloration of the skin. 2. See xanthochromia. The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical DictionaryWouldn't this be a great way to call someone a coward? It sounds so much more elegant than "you yellow-bellied coward!" This would be a great way to insult someone, like those Shakespearean insults that were popular…
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W + hetstone = WHETSTONE

whet·stone/ˈʰwɛtˌstoʊn, ˈwɛt-/ Show Spelled[hwet-stohn, wet-]    1. a stone for sharpening cutlery or tools by friction. 2. anything that sharpens: a whetstone for dull wits.   I remember my father having this small rectangular stone that he kept in a leather pouch. Every so often he would take it out and scrape his pocket knife against it,…
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