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Topic: EERIE (07/28/16)
- TITLE: A Strange Name for a Lake...
By Noel Mitaxa
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But as you explore this little diction-eerie, you’ll find that worse is to come …
If you seek paranormal details, you won’t find even a pair o’ normal examples here, for these cryptic meanings just crypt up on me one by one …
Amnesia - The experience of losing track of what …
Apple-anche - A common event if fruit displays are not properly packed.
Bucharest – A Rumanian city with many eateries, so it’s easy to Bucharest-aurant.
Eagle-tarianism – The classless society found among birds of prey.
Eunuch-orns – The reason why horned horses became extinct.
Expectacles - Glasses worn by optimists.
Flopportunity - An initiative that is doomed to failure.
Grovel rash - A lower-abdominal skin irritation that affects subservient people.
Inuition - Instinctive insights among Eskimos, though their clinical counsellors prefer to use more catharctic approaches to problem-solving.
Jewtube – A Hebrew internet facility.
Lactose – Why cows have hoofs instead of paws.
Leprec-horns – Warning devices used by Ireland’s little people.
Operatunist – A con-artist character in a large-scale choral music production.
Palace-thenics - Musical exercise programs for young princesses.
Pessimists – People who make every effort to overt even the slightest danger.
Prenatal ultrasound – Womb with a view.
Stagnation – A country where paralysis is a deerly-held principle.
Swine Lake – A ballet performed by hams who hog the limelight.
Tea – A long-distance thirst quencher, especially if you’ve chamomile to enjoy it.
Thespianage - Covert action by theatrical agents as they spy out new talent.
Unsung heroes – A choir of brave Trappist monks.
Ventriloquist – An entertainer whose success detends on nether noothing his lits ith he is terthorning in tuglic. (Best to try that one out loud!)
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