Where is Ken?

According to Bruce Springsteen, Ken went out for a ride (in Barbie's car), and he never came back. All that dressing up finally got to him. Between acts at the Dallas Opera, he hijacked the luxury Maybach on display. Ken was so very, very tired of driving around in that Kleenex box powered by imagination, and he was sick of Barbie's demands. Complying never seemed to get him what he wanted. Maybe he finally inherited the estate!

Today's vocabulary words:

cummerbund--a broad, pleated sash worn as an article of men's formal dress (from Hindi & Persian roots)

encumber--to weigh down unduly, to hinder, impede, or clutter

[adjective] free of encumbrance; "inherited an unencumbered estate"
[adjective] not burdened with cares or responsibilities; "living an unencumbered life"

encumbrance--one that encumbers, a burden, impediment, obstacle, lien or claim on property; an impressive crop of cucumbers

cucumber--a vine cultivated for its edible fruit that makes one ever so burpy. SEE ALSO Burpee's Yellow Submarine

encucumbered--having more edible fruit of the cucumber vine than your neighbors desire

disencumber --from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000. SYLLABICATION:dis·en·cum·berPRONUNCIATION: dsn-kmbrTRANSITIVE VERB:Inflected forms: dis·en·cum·bered, dis·en·cum·ber·ing, dis·en·cum·bersTo relieve of burdens or hardships. ETYMOLOGY:Obsolete French desencombrer, from Old French : des-, dis- + encombrer, to encumber; see encumber. OTHER FORMS:disen·cumber·ment —NOUN

detux--to remove the attire after a cummerbund occasion SEE ALSO disencummerbund.

boutonniere--a flower worn in a buttonhole, usually on a lapel

Tune in again tomorrow for syllabication and lapel, Scylla and Charybdis, pickle recipes, and an update on where Ken last used his Visa card.

Ken. Who knew he had a hungry heart?

Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack

I went out for a ride and I never went back

Like a river that don’t know where it’s flowing

I took a wrong turn and I just kept going

Everybody’s got a hungry heart

Everybody’s got a hungry heart

Lay down your money and you play your part

Everybody’s got a hungry heart


Blackie said...

holy sh_t... that is so funny.

do you bake, or do you just know your fruits, or especially one fruit.

oh my gosh.... you have gotten into the champagne.

Collagemama said...

Nebraskans read seed catalogs during cold and snowy January.


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