Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Weird Word Wednesday


Word

Definition

A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.

Today's weird word is:

Frigorific

My definition:

Combining friggin' and horrific into one convenient word.

The dictionary definition:

Causes cold or is chilling
 
I think my definition makes much more sense. What do you think?


14 comments:

  1. The dictionary definition takes dullsville to new heights (or lows). It is a definition which belongs in a shabby grey cardigan, chewing its health giving nourishment forty times for each mouthful..
    Yours on the other hand is a joy. And is a definition which I have already borrowed/purloined and will use. Megathanks.

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    1. LOL! It wears sensible shoes too, EC! Purloin away. I plan to rewrite the dictionary in a joyous way. :D

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  2. Hey River!

    Your definition is friggin' horrific. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. Kudos to you and evidently, "Kudos" Is a mixed martial arts form of karate and judos....

    Gary :)

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    1. Thanks, Gary! And I do believe you're right about "kudos."

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  3. Your definition is much better. Maybe I'll try to use it in the next Backworlds.

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    1. Hey, that word could totally work in the Backworlds, Mary!

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  4. Ha-- love yours. Now... use it in a sentence for me. :)

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    1. Easy peasy, Julie! The stripes and polka-dots mixed together looked frigorific on the dude strolling down the boardwalk. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Alex! You have exceptional taste. ;)

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  6. I love your meaning! I'm going to have to start using frigorific in my daily conversations now. :P

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    1. You'll either be a big hit with people, Chrys, or they'll start backing away from you. :P

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  7. These dictionary people need to get a life. Out with the chill, in with the horror!

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    1. Ain't that the truth, Ron? Those dictionary types need to get a life! :D

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