You never know:
- Do – to accomplish something (self explanatory)
- Dodo – derivative (antonym) of “do” – derogatory label applied for having failed to accomplish something
- Doo doo – derivative of “dodo” – Now conditional, often measured in terms of depth for having failed to accomplish something when specifically asked twice.
- Ca. – Moronic convention for abbreviation of state names, in this case the State of California
- Ca Ca – derivative of “Ca.” – Both conditional and descriptive, often measured in terms of depth (see doo doo), for the legislator’s failure to accomplish anything positive in recent history.
- Failsafe – Oxymoron derivative of “fail” & safe”, hence, fail to be safe. Typical protection measures applied to governmental financial and security programs
- Welfare – Derivative of “well” and “fare”, the generational dismemberment of the community well, done at the expense of the taxpayers who pick up the tab to cart away the pieces.
- Airline – Derivative of “air” and “line”, the diabolical description of the mass of passengers awaiting their opportunity to catch a flight.
- Toiletry – Odd derivative of “toilet” and “try”, rendered archaic by the invention of laxatives.
- Network – Derivative of “net” and “work”, a mathematical extrapolation of the amount of work accomplished after the “gross” work is completed
- Computers – Slang derivative of “Computerus, “ the electronic equivalent to the womb complete with umbilical cord.
- Captivating – Past tense derivative of “captive eating” which describes some forms of cannibalism.
- Politics – Latin derivative of “poly” and “ticks,” perfectly describing the residents of Capitol Hill.
Copyright © 2011 Patrick Granfors
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|Reviewed by Chessly Nesci
|Love this!! Very clever!! I would like to read more of your improbable word origins! ~Chessly|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|The brain's been busy.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Clever and informative; thank you for the lesson, Patrick. I love words. Love and peace,
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Giggle.....this is awesome, Patrick!
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Sheer brilliance, Pa-trick! Please conjure us up a few more big-daddy dos! xx|
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|who knew? i wonder if the word lax, like loose in standards, derives from laxative????|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|And don't forget that we're all in big Doo Doo these days because of people like the ones now winning the yearly Dodo Awards.|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Interesting definitions worth pondering over...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by The Poetess
|Thanks again for a good laugh. Your creativity amazes me.|
|Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
|Ooooohhh!!!!!! GOOD definitions....
|Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
|Canibalizing the english word chest, you have a way to cut right to the bone, the funny bone. Thanks for the smirk, Hugs! Jasmin Horst|