Author: Dan Blottenberger, flexword
I read a quick comic in TIME Magazine this morning that gave me a good chuckle. Since it is Monday morning, I figured I would spread the joy. The comic’s title is “Phonetically defined” by John Atkinson from the comic gallery Wrong Hands. Atkinson cleverly defines words based on their sound and not there actual meaning. For example, jargon means, “pertaining to a lost container” or army means, “possessing many upper appendages.”
Some more examples:
Pylon – a pastry-filled yard
Protractor – in favor of farm machinery
Bunny – an abundance of baked rolls
Hammock – to ridicule a pork product
Despite it being Monday, I tried to think of a few of my own.
Support – Street slang for greeting a harbor
Baltimore – a consistent process at a driving range
Poetry – A tree named after a famous poet
Terrorists – Wounds on your carpals
Milestones – small rocks at a certain distance
Cartoon – The music you listen to in your vehicle
Bullet – A recommendation to charge into something.
Industry – A good place for a cat to hide
Perhaps, I am not as clever as the original. Can you think of any examples?