11 October 2009

Today's word is nine

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

this one is kinda cheerful actually..


but srsly, it lacks subtlety of some previous ones...

Ross Horsley said...

You're right... Being in a good mood is not beneficial to My First Dictionary!

Anonymous said...

meaning, that you're in bad mood so much more often.. so i prefer crappy MFD than this :D

O Senhor said...

this one is a good one!

Just one word and it would be even better:

"herpes"

Anonymous said...

yeah, it would work better with a word'herpes' and a drawing as a 'hint' to understand.. :P

Ross Horsley said...

"Heather has nine herpes"
:-)

Anonymous said...

or a word 'souvenir' with an insunuation that it's herpes or HIV..

but you rule anyway, Ross :DD

p said...

I say! It's the best Word I've seen so far ;-)

Maria K. said...

Nine isn't a word I would expect to encounter in any dictionary... Valentine on the other hand...

Ellie said...

I think I'm in love. No, really. IN LOVE. (not even lust)

Anonymous said...

I think it's subtle enough. Did Heather sleep with the two girls or not?

Anonymous said...

I like this one very much..., the throwaway line about the two girls made me grin hugely!

Anonymous said...

It's a good'un this time, but I'd go for a slight re-wording:

"Heather has nine valentines. one from each of the boys she has slept with this week. And both of the girls."

And I hate being a pedant, but I am one so people have to deal - shouldn't you have saved this for February?

All that aside, great work Ross. Keep it up. I'm back here everyday for the goodness!

Ross Horsley said...

Possible pedantry aside, I actually like that slight modification. Thanks! (And the reason I decided to let the Valentine's theme through is that I don't want to get too wrapped up in seasonal offerings... it's too much hard work!)

dadoctah said...

Better still: "And two *of* the girls."

Not only making it much clearer that she slept with the girls, but that there were others besides who just didn't bother to give her a valentine.

Bee said...

I agree with "p" best word so far!

And as much as I like your posts, sometimes the comments to go with it are even better

Btw thanks for the interview, it's great.

Keep up the hilarious work.

bskiles said...

Ross, do you ever plan to create a dead tree version of this dictionary? If so, I would happily buy one. It is absolutely fantastic.

Anonymous said...

And two dogs.

Anonymous said...

I like "and two girls".
It's a twist that suggests Heather didn't know the girls fancied her too.

Diane said...

i think it's terrific!

some of the readers here as as bad as waldorf and statler! lol

Diane said...

ARE as bad as, even!
bleh!

Oswald Bastable said...

I think I know her- or was engaged to her her once!

Anonymous said...

Dogs don't send Valentine's cards. Duh.

Anonymous said...

You are deliciously warped. I always knew there where others...

Prairie Chicken... said...

ok I totally LOL'd at this one.
super funny.
You should really consider starting up a shop Ross! I'd love printed cards with your captions.

Heatherface said...

I love you so much.

Kathleen Fisher said...

Ross, the giggling joy you bring is sometimes horrifying ... I love it!

Hey people, when did this "editor" thing start? Let's not start taking Ross' talent for granted.

JM said...

Ross is surely another Diblert waiting to come out

Mirko di Wallenberg said...

This is great! I love the other ones but this is one of my favorites! I want to learn more about Heather and her life style!

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