Droll Definitions

Harmony Kent at Story Empire shares a humorous post today about words and their not-so-well-known definitions. If you’re looking for a laugh to get you going this morning, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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Hello SEers! Harmony here. I hope this finds you all well today 🙂

In the spirit of fostering creativity, I thought we’d have a bit of fun today by playing with definitions.

imgresWe writers can spend a lot of time looking up word definitions in dictionaries or online. Just for fun, type ‘Askew’ into your Google search bar and hit return, then look at the page that loads … do you see it? Ah well, gave me a giggle! If, perchance, it doesn’t work on your device, then what Google does is to display the page askew … that is, on a slant, lols.

A typical dictionary definition reads something like:


  1. 1.
    a small vessel for travelling over water, propelled by oars, sails, or an engine.’

Pretty mundane stuff, right?

The other day, I came across an amusing wall plaque that offered a different view:


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