Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vocabulary lesson

Here are some important words to know:

state-riotism: stetɪtriəˈtɪzəm

: Devotion to and vigorous support for one's state.
In silence those questioning his state-riotism, the governor of South Dakota drove to the border and mooned the other Dakota.

pastriotism: pestɪtriəˈtɪzəm

Devotion to and vigorous support for one's tarts, cupcakes, pies, cream puffs and eclairs.
As the heart attack brought his 370-pound frame to ground cushioned only by the fallen doughnuts, he took consolation knowing none could question his pastriotism.

lampoon: lamˈpoōn

: A sharp metal rod with a barbed end used in the hunting of young sheep.
In about three minutes' time, Queequeg's lampoon was flung; the stricken beast darted blinding spray in our faces, and then running away with us like light, steered straight for the heart of the herd.

The act of spearing young sheep with such a weapon.
Hey Mabel, bring the mint jelly; we's going to lampoon us a big one!

Please use each word in a sentence and turn it in to me by Thursday.

1 comment:

K. Diane said...

Dammit, I forgot to turn in this assignment. Sorry, Prof. Felix.