Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Smiles # 89

I've really missed my friend Annie at A Stitch in Time and all the smiles I get when I visit her and everyone on Friday.  I've been "away," busy making a painting a day every day in September.  Now I'm ready to sit back, enjoy a few smiles, and relax a bit before Art Every Day Month (AEDM) begins in November.

I wanted to share some clever words a friend sent me, since she knew I would like them.  There are 20 words, but I'll share the first 10 this week, and the rest next Friday.

According to my friend:
Each of these gives a great description that comes in very handy when you need a fresh look at "common" words.

1. ARBITRATOR: A cook that leaves Arby's to work at McDonald’s

2. AVOIDABLE: What a bullfighter tries to do

3. BERNADETTE: The act of torching a mortgage (that would have come in handy for Annie)

4. BURGLARIZE: What a crook sees with

5. CONTROL: A short, ugly inmate

6. COUNTERFEITERS:  Workers who put together kitchen cabinets

7. ECLIPSE: What an English barber does for a living

8. EYEDROPPER:  A clumsy Ophthalmologist

9. HEROES: What a guy in a boat does

10. LEFT BANK: What the robber did when his bag was full of money

I hope these made you smile.  Be sure to stop by Annie's to get your share of the upcoming weekend smiles, giggles, and few deep belly laughs.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Kate said...

Like the idea of the Control, that one made me laugh. Terry Pratchett uses a lot of similar words in his disc world novels, one of the many reasons they are so good. Reaching an impasse being one of the classic ones!


Annie said...

Those really made me clever :-) I've really missed you my friend and it's sooooo good to have you back. Your September artwork has been really fab and what a lovely activity to take part in. I try to find time every day to made/do something creative but as you can imagine it's been sadly neglected over the last couple of weeks...and replaced with extra munchkin fun...wahoooooo. Thankfully Shell is now making a good recovery so the creative fun can return now.
have a great weekend.
Annie x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah very Smiles worthy, Elizabeth Ilove the eye dropper having been to the optometrists yesterday :D and 'e clips for English barber :D

.. yes happy Smiles day and I have been AWOL too, Shaz in oz.x

Pearly Queen said...


Craftymoose Crafts said...

These are brilliant and really made me smile!

Divers and Sundry said...


Julia Dunnit said...

ECLIPSE! Ha Ha, loving the English accent here! Yep, made me smile alright. I wonder if the next 10 will contain any of the silly words we use at home or if indeed we've just stumbled over them and made them a family thing...!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

O.k. this time am not able to understand this all ..but what I can understand makes me laugh!
Happy Saturday dear Elizabeth!

okienurse said...

WOW what an awesome lot of definitions. Love them all so it would be hard to pick just one. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, these certainly made me chuckle, especially Bernadette :)Thanks for leaving your earlier comment - glad you enjoyed the photos. I so envy you still in shorts, etc., ... it's a mite too fresh for that here now, even when the sun is shining and the sky is blue. Love to Bleubeard from Bonnie. Elizabeth xx

PS: did you notice that I'm doing a giveaway - it's open to everyone :)

fairy thoughts said...

:-) I had to think about the first one a bit ..... We don't have Arby's here but the rest are priceless

Eliza said...

I had to also think about the first one, hey we Aussies are not used to some things, but we do have some really good slang. Lol thanks for the giggles I loved them all oh and your J page is brilliant .

Hugs Eliza
Give Bluebeard a cuddle from me

~*~Patty S said...

made me smile
made me think on some too!


Halle said...

HAHAHA!!! love it. The boy is totally into puns right now so I'll have to try a few of these out on him :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Great words ... very funny Elizabeth. Happy Friday Smiles...a little late. Cheers Robyn - ps one busy arty Sept for you!!

Cindy McMath said...

Haha - these are cute. It actually took me a minute to figure out control, but my favourite was Eyedropper - LOL Thanks for the Sunday night chuckle. :)

mamapez5 said...

I had to think about a couple of those, but they all made me smile. It is already Monday. I am trying to do last week´s commenting before next week catches up with me! Kate x

Laura said...

Had to come see the first 10 :)
Brilliant concept rebranding words.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Yes, just as good as this weeks!!! Hope you will excuse me but I've just whizzed past so many posts I don't know when I'll get back to them!! (I will though!) Hugs, Chrisx