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Imagestormyla
Sep 6, 2010 10:12 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Sheryl posted some great plays on words in the Bellylaughs thread in my MAM cubit. I thought this group might have some fun with them or might come up with some of their own. Here's a start.

Abdicate , v. to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

Lymph , v. to walk with a lisp.

and just for the Dahlianut:

Balderdash , n. a rapidly receding hairline.

ImagePoochella
Sep 8, 2010 12:07 AM CST
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
Well, those would be funny if they absolutely all didn't apply to me! Big Grin Big Grin
Imagestormyla
Sep 8, 2010 12:14 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
LOL That's a good one Poochella!!
Imagedahlianut
Sep 8, 2010 9:06 AM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagewren
Sep 8, 2010 7:13 PM CST
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagestormyla
Sep 8, 2010 10:21 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ok, Let's try a few more:

Coffee, n. the person upon whom one coughs

Oyster, n. a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

Flabbergasted, adj. appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained

I'm feeling a bit flabbergasted this week. Sad
Imagedahlianut
Sep 9, 2010 8:06 AM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
Smitten - a tipsy mitten.
Imagewren
Sep 9, 2010 3:44 PM CST
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagestormyla
Sep 9, 2010 3:59 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Is that what happened to my missing mitten? It got smitten and wandered away!
ImagePoochella
Sep 9, 2010 10:47 PM CST
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
Big Grin Love the 'oyster.' Don't love the flabbergastation happening to me in middle age though!

I heard a new use on an old word the other day. "How are you at calendaring?" Calendaring? (It's all part of the new millenium's tech takeover) to which I replied "I'm old fashioned, I use a paper calendar." But I wanted to correct the inquisitor and say it's NOUN, not a verb. Then I remembered journalling and journal... scrapbooking and scrapbook.
Imagestormyla
Sep 9, 2010 11:05 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Journalling is an old bookkeeping word. Scrapbooking is a new word. My spellchecker thinks it's not a word. You are right about calendaring. I use a paper calendar too, for my complete business schedule.
Imagedahlianut
Sep 10, 2010 8:18 AM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
I use a puter calendar that pings me and big paper weekbook on my desk and a little paper daybook in my purse and a little monthly paper calendar on the fridge. This is necessary cuz otherwise I would miss many things being easily distracted by interesting things in the now. Puters and techie stuff is taking over the world. I still like to pen correspondence though cuz I don't make as many penos as typos.
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Imagestormyla
Sep 10, 2010 10:49 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Dahlia you are very well "calendared". Smiling I should adopt some of your techniques. I also keep a spreadsheet of business items as opposed to a formal structured calendar.
ImageKelli
Sep 10, 2010 10:50 AM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
Paper calendar here, too. I don't have much to remember that my head can't handle.
Imagestormyla
Sep 10, 2010 11:06 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Kelli, I wish that I could say the same. As the stomach shrinks, it seems to require less food. The brain is bombarded with activity from all directions and recognizes the need to filter and store some of the activities. The bombardment doesn't seem to diminish with time, rather the nature of the ordenance changes. Perhaps that is why "calendaring" is now a verb, whether it applies to one's personal activities on paper, electronics or both. Blinking
Imagedahlianut
Sep 10, 2010 1:54 PM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
Stormyla would your spreadsheet of work items be a workplan or a list? I am HUGE on lists being the keeper of The Great Book of Lists.
Imagestormyla
Sep 10, 2010 2:09 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
It's actually both Dahlia. I print two out and use one for each purpose. Some people only put stuff into a computer. I like the computer to give something back. It prints out 2 lists for me.

This is sort of akin to the relationship with a slot machine. Let it work both ways, something in and something out. Very good for calendaring, but perhaps ill advised for scrapbooking.
Imagedahlianut
Sep 10, 2010 2:28 PM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
I find if I use tape a scrapbook eventually gives everything back although perchance that is a spewbook and not a scrapbook at all.
Imagestormyla
Sep 10, 2010 3:18 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ah A spewbook, now that is indeed a good word. I've owned many a spewbook. Spewbooks are very common among the cooking genre.

*Blush* Stormy's main Franklin Planner is the ultimate Spewbook. It has spewed at the most inappropriate times and places. We can consider this a hybridized variety, the Spewcalender. Why this one even surely belongs in the book of lists as it spews long lists of phone numbers as well.


Whereas the electronic calendar when over stuffed will become sluggish and constufftipated, the hybrid paper calender/phone list will evolve into the Spewcalendar.
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ImageKelli
Sep 10, 2010 3:47 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
Remember those old photo albums with the sticky pages? Mine have turned into spewbooks.

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