Still making it...

Started by Jo Bannister, November 04, 2020, 09:35:48 AM

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Spell Chick

Even more of a gym rat, going for two a days and trying to look really, really buff - with or without steroids.



ANABOLIC
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Gyppo

An unfortunate female Russian Athlete whose state-mandated injections of hormone enhancement produced a surprising side effect.

RAINBOW


Jo Bannister

A spectrum of bright colours scintillating in the sky - even when you've run out of mind-altering substances.

SPECTRUM

Gyppo

A blending of two words, Spectre and Rum, to make a third.

Spectrum is a ghostly rum.  Even when you've not drunk any for several decades the smell of it unleashes a memory, and for a brief second you can feel drunk.

Whenever I feel the need to pretend to be drunk, I summon the Spectrum, and then improvise from that split second of memory.  It works remarkably well.

IMPROVISE

Jo Bannister

Based on the 18th century mantrap for catching poachers, footpads and other ne'erdowells in order to populate Australia, the Improved Vice incorporated stronger springs and longer teeth but, as a nod to the growing humanitarian movement, a small compartment containing a sandwich and a beer so the captive shouldn't suffer unduly while waiting to be released.  Now the mantrap is frowned on and has been supplanted by a policeman who may or may not turn up in the next day or two, depending on whether there's an R in the month, the snack station has been removed and the Improved Vice has evolved into the ImproVise, mainstay of every man-cave's workbench.

INCORPORATE

Spell Chick

Latin for in your own body and therefore simply male or female and none of this in between nonsense. AKA non-non-binary



DYSMORPHIA
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Jo Bannister

If your medically necessary morphine is accidentally adulterated by something even stronger, you may suffer an out-of-body experience.  The urgent necessity then is to get back into your body before someone thinks it's finished with and buries it.

ADULTERATE

Gyppo

To dilute your own marriage by shagging someone else's spouse.

SHAGGING

Jo Bannister

Making rugs by the traditional ratchet-hook method.

INTRICATE

Spell Chick

In the old days, there was a white sheet of paper, a piece of carbon paper, a yellow sheet of paper, a piece of carbon paper, and a pink sheet of paper and this was making something In Trip(li)cate. If another sheet of carbon paper and then a green sheet of paper was added, it was In Quadricate and that green sheet of paper was pretty useless because none of the writing got thru to it.


WASTEFULNESS
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Jo Bannister

Teful Ness is a village on a remote headland in the north-west Highlands of Scotland.  It's a long way from anywhere, and even adventurous tourists seldom venture there.  Only masochistic tourists go twice.  It might be described as a one-horse town except that the only horse there died, possibly of boredom.  Nothing is open on a Sunday.  Nothing much is open on the other six days.  The inhabitants mostly make a living by stealing one another's turnips.  In a corner of the local County Council's works depot is a sign, already prepared by a hopeful manager for when the last residents are forcibly removed for biting bird-watchers' ankles.  It reads "Was Teful Ness" and indicates a dead end.

MASOCHIST 

Spell Chick

A dyslexic soup swilling monk's prayer. A Miso, Christ. Amen.


PRAYER
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.

Gyppo

A useful description for extreme hopefulness and a successful million to one chance.

CYNIC

Jo Bannister

A realist in his Sunday best.

PESSIMIST

Spell Chick

This is just disgusting! It is the exudate found when removing a pessary.
Sorry for the image, but you gave the word!



UNAPETIZING
Imperfect Reason My thoughts, such as they are.