| Saturday, April 17, 2004
|DEFINITIONS BY CHILDREN
(abstracted from the book of Leo Rosten's
Giant Book of Laugher)
ALCAZAR : what the spaniards took for an upset stomach.
ADULTERY: a good many adults.
BURGLARY: a home for burglars.
BUTTRESS: a woman's butler.
EMULSION: a mixture of oil and emotion.
EPISTLE: the wife of the apostle.
ESOPHAGUS: the author of the book Aesops Fables.
FLATTERY: a collection of flats.
FEMALES: they get nervouse and jumpy during their minstrel periods.
GERMINATE: to become a German Citizen.
GIRAFFES: they are rich source of necks.
HUSBANDRY: a large numbers of husbands.
HINDUS: religious ones that wear a turbine.
INFANTRY: an arrangement of infants.
INFIDELS: they are not christians because they believe in infidelity.
ITALICS: the language spoken by ancient Italians.
MONASTERY: a multitude of monsters.
METALLURGIST: someone who is allergic to iron.
NURSERY: a school for nurses.
PAST TENSE: when you used to be nervous.
PANTRY: a collection of pants.
QUININE: a valuable medicine that comes from barking trees.
VANITY: a collection of vans.
VERSION: the mother of Jesus.
WATERLOO: how polite Englishmen refer to the toilet.
One Englishman : a bore;
Two Englishmen : a club;
Three Englishmen: an empire.
One Frenchman : a lover;
Two Frenchmen : an affair;
Three Frenchmen : a menage.
One German : a burgher;
Two Germans: a beer parlor
Three Germans : an army.
One Italian : a tenor;
Two Italians : a duet;
Three Italians : an opera.
One Japanese: a gardener;
Two Japanese: a cult;
Three Japanese : electronics.
( my original version)
One Kapangpangan : dugong aw-aw;
Two Kapangpangan : eh ka murit murit;
Three Kapangpangan : bayagan daka- mete ka.
One Ilocano : tabako;
Two Ilocano : ada ti inapoy;
Three Ilocano : marcos clan.
One Batangueno : Ala
Two Batangueno : Ala eh;
Three Batangueno : Wala eh.
One Pinoy : ulila;
Two Pinoy : barkada;
Three Pinoy : intriga.
|posted by infraternam meam @ 4:06 AM