15 July 2009

Today's word is mix

14 comments:

Mariano M said...

First!!
hahaa, wow, this one it's really hard!! oh Hilary!! poor of you..

Isaac Ben Sirac said...

A triumph of a post!

Prairie Chicken... said...

hahahaha! How controversial!

Moannie said...

There must be a tiny portion of your brain that is slightly different from our runofthemill brains. You think up these extraordinary items and we get it, but couldn't think it. I'm not making any sense here, but I hope, I think you just might understand.
Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

wouldn't it be "an herbal abortion"

little gator said...

HIlary will give the drink to Mother. No new babies here!

Anonymous said...

No it wouldn't be "an herbal abortion"

Anonymous said...

http://www.custard.org/~scorchio/djs/fattie.jpg

just a pic i thought sounded like my first dictionary haha :)

Erevis said...

That wouldn't be an herbal abortion. You would need tansy, not parsley.

Anonymous said...

The Brits pronounce the "h" in herbal so "a herbal abortion" would be correct for them.
American English doesn't pronounce the "h", so for USA it would be "an herbal".

Kathe said...

If you want to use a real example of something that could cause an herbal abortion, you could use pennyroyal tea with mugwort (or a tablespoon of brewer's yeast).

Kathe said...

Not that pineapple and parsley couldn't be used in that situation, but parsley is very mild, and the combination would probably not work well.

Kathe said...

Also, if you wanted to avoid the a/an argument, you could use the word "abortifacient" instead of herbal abortion.

Ross Horsley said...

Abortifacient is my new favourite word. Thanks for the tips; I'll pass them on to Hilary.