Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vocabulary

Word of my week (courtesy of Jen)

Defenestrate

[
dee-fen-uh-streyt]
-Verb (used with object)
to throw (a person or thing) out of a window
ng) out of a window.
Let's try it in some sentences;

Stop speaking to me like that or I will defenestrate you.

If this computer doesn't stop playing up, it's going to get defenestrated.

I love the episode of The Office, where Tim defenestrates Gareth's stapler. It's so funny!

5 comments:

  1. It's a great word. Sanative.

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  2. Ha! My idea to get up early and study has been defenestrated...

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  3. I read this post a few weeks ago but something just hit me.

    No, not a stick or a tennis ball.

    There was a band in Melbourne many years ago called Schnell Fenster, they included past members of Split Enz. Schnell Fenster means 'fast window' in German. Fenster being the window bit.

    Fenster - Fenestrate. They both share the same root word. Whack a 'de' on the front of fenestrate to turn it into a verb and it all begins to make sense.

    Ain't words great?

    Stu

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  4. Who the hell is Pat?

    It's me, Stu.

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  5. Stu! Pat? Stu!!

    Please, please tell me that you woke up in the middle of the night thinking about that...

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