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Wednesday's Words: Fun

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A friend -- Sherryl Perry -- sent me this list three years ago, and I just found it again because I was updating my "Brush Up on Your Communication Skills" workbook, and I needed a couple of silly quotations at the bottom of two pages.

Yes, I tend to keep everything, and in this case, I'm glad I did!

I hope you enjoy these -- and most depend on saying the word, not just reading it.


1. ARBITRATOR:聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 A cook that leaves Arby's to work at McDonald's

2. AVOIDABLE:聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 What a聽bullfighter tries to do

3. BERNADETTE:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The act of torching a mortgage

4. BURGLARIZE:聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 What a crook sees with

5. CONTROL:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 A short, ugly inmate

6. COUNTERFEITERS:聽 聽Workers who put together kitchen cabinets

7. ECLIPSE:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 What an English barber does for a living

8. EYEDROPPER:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 A clumsy Ophthalmologist

9. HEROES:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 What a guy in a boat does

10. LEFT BANK:聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽What the robber did when his bag was full of聽money

11. MISTY:聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽How golfers create divots

12. PARADOX:聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Two physicians

13. PARASITES:聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower

14. PHARMACIST:聽 聽 聽 聽 聽A helper on the farm

15. POLARIZE:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 What penguins see with

16. PRIMATE:聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽Removing your spouse from in front of the TV

17. RELIEF:聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽What trees do in the spring

18. RUBBERNECK:聽 聽 聽 聽 聽What you do to relax your wife

19. SELFISH:聽聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽What the owner of a seafood store does

20. SUDAFED:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Brought litigation against a government official

Do you have other words to share along these lines?

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John Rylance

5 years ago #4

I'm not sure if this qualifies. In the 1990s the then Education Minister in the UK Keith Baker instituted mandatory training days for teachers. Teachers were unsure what to do with these days. Amongst the teaching profession they became known as B-days (bidets), because everyone knew what they were but no-one was sure what to do with them.
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Snort, Paul \! Love those, and thanks. And I sure hope your wife doesn't kill you; you're way too valuable here to lose you!
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Isn't that one wonderful, Praveen Raj Gullepalli?

Ren茅e 馃悵 Cormier

5 years ago #1

Fun!

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