26 June 2009

Today's word is stroke

17 comments:

John Cowan said...

Unfortunately, this entry is not internationally usable (the first one of its kind, I think), because the first sentence simply doesn't work in North America. First, we would say Kitty rather than Pussy, which refers to something quite different. Second, have is not used in the sense of receive; instead, we use get.

Tempo said...

Personaly, I'm french, there is no entry usable in my language.
does it matter?



(no violence in this comment :) I just think the problem you talk about doesn't matter)

Diane said...

hhmm.. i use have in the sense of receive quite often myself. as for pussy - that's slang for something else but i think we all now that a pussy sometimes is just a kitty cat.

i like this one! grandpa actually does look like he's having a stroke.

Bitchin' Hippie said...

BOTH of these sentences work fine in North America, its just a case of multiple uses of the same word (as often happens in English). The meaning was not lost here. :)

Finwë said...

3. Michael Jackson had a stroke.

SKnightly said...

Was this posted before or after (ie, intentionally) the news about Michael Jackson?

Isaac Yassar said...

I agree that MJ should be in the post as number 3

Em D said...

I second what Isaac Yassar seconded.

Brent Ross said...

Oh, pussy has meant the same thing in the UK for decades... there's was a running joke on "Are You Being Served?" that relied on that double entendre. And the awkwardness some speakers mikght have with the phrasing is certainly worth it here.

C B Sorge said...

It took me a second to get that the cat was being petted, actually. Pet anyeurisms would still be funny!

Anonymous said...

As ever funny as!!!! All your definitions are working well in Australia - love this site and check it everyday for a good laugh!

peterconiglio said...

Pussy likes a stroke, grandpa does not.

skwerl said...

Ben was stroked

Anonymous said...

When I first read it I thought Grandpa was 'having a stroke' as in he was pleasuring himself. Dirty old man

callisto said...

Four meaning combinations, and they are all good!

Anonymous said...

i don't think some people realize that 'pussy' was put here as a pun.. xD

The Silvas said...

Ohh man, this entry made me laugh, but the comments made me laugh harder!! (And my baby is looking at me like, "Mommy's crazy!") LOL