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Thirteen Definitions of Words You Thought You Understood


JHSEsq blogs THursday Thirteen at Collqouium

  1. Cannibal: Someone who is fed up with people.
  2. Chickens: The only animals you most often eat before they are born and after they are dead.1
  3. Committee: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
  4. Egotist: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
  5. Handkerchief: Cold Storage.
  6. Inflation: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
  7. Mosquito: An insect that actually makes you like flies better.
  8. Raisin: Grape with a really bad sunburn.
  9. Secret: Something you tell to one person at a time.
  10. Toothache: The pain that drives you to extraction.
  11. Tomorrow: One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.
  12. Yawn: An honest opinion openly expressed.
  13. Wrinkles: Something other people have. I have character lines!!


  1. Folks also eat ostrich eggs and meat. []


  1. The “yawn” really spoke to me. I have to do a lot of talking in public, and I cannot tell you how discouraging a yawn is….because it’s also an honest opinion INVOLUNTARILY expressed so you can’t even feel insulted.

  2. Not sure how Ifeel about the chicken one….And, I eat a lot of chicken.

    Love #4.

  3. I love wordjokes like this. The explanations are better than the original ones! 🙂
    Thanks for visiting my geography TT.

  4. I do a great deal of public speaking and teaching. I tell my classes at the beginning: “If your cell phone rings, it belongs to me. And if I see you sleeping, I will walk over and kick your chair.” Yesterday I was teaching a 1:30 p.m. class and I looked over to see a fellow attorney closing his eyes and nodding off. So I asked another attorney right in front of him to turn around and kick his chair for me. The guy woke up and stayed with the course the rest of the way. Afternoon sessions are deadly because people eat too much lunch and think they can come to training and just nod off. Not mine. I provide certificates proving they received the instruction which could be critical in the future. If they want the certificate, they have to stay awake and actually interact during the class.

    I know . . . I’m brutal. But I take my work very seriously. 🙂

  5. You sound like a great teacher! What an entertaining list.

  6. #3 is what I do for a living!!! That was funny!
    Happy TT and thanks for visiting mine!

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