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Anglish Humor: Looking for music?

  • August 18, 2016
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Are you looking for music of for pretty malapropisms again?

We start, as usual:

  • I write the phrases from the pictures.
  • Then I give you the definitions of the newly created words.
  • You do the homework.
  • And finally, we enjoy and enhance our word-hoard.

Looking for music

  1. Looking fore mu sick, did yew Haydn Sikh?
  2. Knot only hymn. My mane tar git was Moats Heart, and eye found Show Pan, List, Shoe Man and Handle – all so inter resting.
  3. Butt here ring yew play, eye no yew have not found note able Bark yet.
  • Looking – appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms; ” left their clothes dirty looking”; ” a most disagreeable-looking character”; ” angry- looking”; ” liquid- looking”; ” severe- looking policemen on noble horses”; ” fine-sounding phrases”;
  • Fore – advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; — opposed to back or behind; as, the fore part of a garment; the fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon;
  • Mu – a legendary lost continent supposed to have sunk into the SW Pacific Ocean at about the same time that Atlantis disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean;
  • Sick – affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in health;
  • Yew – an evergreen tree, of the genus Taxus, allied to the pines, valued for its wood, which has been used from an early date for making bows;
  • Haydn – it’s clear why the hero of this story has some issues while looking for Haydn, as there are two of them.
  1. Franz Joseph, 1732–1809, Austrian composer;
  2. (Johann) Michael, 1737–1806, Austrian composer (brother of Franz Joseph Haydn).

English Humor can make the Moon smile

  • Sikh – one of a sect embracing a monotheistic Hinduism, which eventually took shape as a national religion, or rather gave birth to a nation, in the Punjaub, with a military organization in defense of its faith;
  • Knot – an interweaving or tying of thread or cord, etc.; anything resembling a knot; entanglement; difficulty; a hard part in a piece of wood; part of a tree where the branches shoot out;
  • Hymn – an ode or song of praise or adoration; especially, a religious ode, a sacred lyric; a song of praise or thanksgiving intended to be used in religious service; as, the Homeric hymns;
  • Mane – growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being;
  • Tar – a thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc., and having a varied composition according to the temperature and material employed in obtaining it;
  • GitBritish Slang. a foolish or contemptible person;
  • Moats (singular Moat) – a deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch;
  • Heart – the organ that circulates the blood: the vital, inner, or chief part of anything: the seat of the affections, etc., esp. love: courage: vigor: secret meaning or design: that which resembles a heart;
  • Eye – to look at fixedly; scrutinize;
  • Show – indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; / a public exhibition of entertainment;
  • Pan – prefix signifying all;/to express a totally negative opinion of; ” The critics panned the performance;”/cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel;
  • List – a border of cloth; catalog or roll;
  • Shoe – a covering for the foot: a rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to keep it from injury: anything in form or use like a shoe;
  • Man – the generic use of the word to refer to any human being;
  • Handle – To deal with; to make a business of;
  • Inter – Latin prefix signifying ” between,” “among,” as in intermarry- the French form is entre, as in entertain;
  • Resting – (the verb to rest) To stop moving or acting; be quiet; to take repose; sleep; be dead; be at peace; to trust; be supported; stand; lean; to remain in one place;
  • Butt the end or extremity of anything, especially the thicker, larger, or blunt end considered as a bottom, base, support, or handle, as of a log, fishing rod, or pistol;
  • Here – in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is;
  • Ring – a circle: a small hoop, usually of metal, worn on the finger as an ornament;
  • Note – to make a note; notice;/a mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence;
  • Able – have the skills and qualifications to do things well;
  • Bark – A short, abrupt, explosive sound, as of a dog;
  • Yet – Before or at some future time; eventually.

Definitions source.

  1. Carefully read the text with the best possible pronunciation and find our the primary meaning of the phrases.
  2. Learn the new words.
  3. Create your malapropisms, share your examples.
  4. And the last exercise for you today is to find at least five more composers from the list in the picture.

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