I wish I could take credit for the following, but a friend e-mailed it to me today and I thought it was too good not to pass along. Hope many of you can use these in your classrooms:
- Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
- 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
- 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope
- Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond
- Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
- Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knotfurlong
- 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling
- Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon
- 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz
- Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower
- Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line
- 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
- 1 million- microphones = 1 megaphone
Oh, how we love words. These are some... strange definitions. Read them
slowly... some may take a second or two to sink in.
- EYEDROPPER: A clumsy ophthalmologist.
- HEROES: What a guy in a boat does.
- LEFT BANK: What the robber did when his bag was full of money.
- MISTY: How golfers create divots.
- PARADOX: Two physicians.
- PARASITES: What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
- PHARMACIST: A helper on the farm.
- POLARIZE: What penguins see with.
- PRIMATE: Removing your spouse from the couch in front of the TV.
- RELIEF: What trees do in the spring.
- RUBBERNECK: What you do to relax your wife.
- SELFISH: What the owner of a seafood store does.
And our (the anonymous writer's) favorite:
- SUDAFED: Litigation brought against a government official.