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#211601 - 07/04/13 11:35 AM - - - -guess the word
LukeJavan8 Offline
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In 1951 James Thurberís friend Mitchell challenged him to think of an English word that contains the four consecutive letters SGRA. Lying in bed that night, Thurber came up with these:

kissgranny. A man who seeks the company of older women, especially older women with money; a designing fellow, a fortune hunter.

blessgravy. A minister or cleric; the head of a family; one who says grace.

hossgrace. Innate or native dignity, similar to that of the thoroughbred hoss.

bussgranite. Literally, a stonekisser; a man who persists in trying to win the favor or attention of cold, indifferent, or capricious women.

tossgravel. A male human being who tosses gravel, usually at night, at the window of a female human beingís bedroom, usually that of a young virgin; hence, a lover, a male sweetheart, and an eloper.

Unfortunately, none of these is in the dictionary. What word was Mitchell thinking of?
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#211605 - 07/04/13 02:06 PM Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: LukeJavan8]
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It's a disgrace I sppose

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#211606 - 07/04/13 04:08 PM Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: BranShea]
jenny jenny Offline
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Quick thinking, BranShea.
But to score u an "A" would be a
MISGRADE because don't u see Branshe, u forgot to put the u in "suppose". smile

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#211607 - 07/04/13 04:43 PM Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: jenny jenny]
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Quick conclusions jenny jenny, the sppose was done on prpose.

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#211613 - 07/04/13 09:40 PM Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: BranShea]
olly Offline
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Sansgrammar one could say

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#211619 - 07/05/13 09:36 AM Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: olly]
BranShea Offline
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Sansgrammar and sansregrets. Right Olly. :-)have a nice winter time.

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#211624 - 07/05/13 06:35 PM Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: LukeJavan8]
Faldage Offline
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Or either crossgrained.

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#211630 - 07/06/13 04:22 AM Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: Faldage]
jenny jenny Offline
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Good one Faldage.

Now scratch and sniff this one...

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