Sunday, October 26, 2008

Question Your Child Might Ask

If you build a building and construct a construction, do you edify an edifice?


Yes, No1 son, you can face a facade. And a firing squad.



savannah said...

so, how are you, sugar? xoxo

knobby said...

umm. which child would ask that question! not all of us are walking vocabulary lodes like you!

btw, what was that limerick about the eiffel tower being an erection?

expat@large said...

Umm, MY child obviously! "Child" being a technical term of progeneration - he is a 31yo adult.

And Mr Knbster: may I build your vocabulary with this edifying quote?

edify verb (edifies, edified, edifying) formal: to improve the mind or morals of someone. edification noun. edifying adj: intellectually or morally stimulating. edifyingly adverb.
ETYMOLOGY: 14c: from French édifier, from Latin aedificare: to build.

expat@large said...

Um, Eiffel limerick? Dunno. How about an aweful one instead?

There was a young man from St Ives
Who was stung on the hand by a bee
When asked, "Does it hurt?"
He replied, "Yes it does!
But I'm glad that it wasn't a wasp!"

knobby said...


i know what it means! just not sure a child would.

expat@large said...

just cranking your chain, just cranking...

expat@large said...

oh and umm, that was the point of the post.

knobby said...

D'oh! Ok, I deserve it! To even consider that you thought I was dumb. Forsooth! Heh

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