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07/04/13 03:35 PM
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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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Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: LukeJavan8] #211605
07/04/13 06:06 PM
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It's a disgrace I sppose

Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: BranShea] #211606
07/04/13 08:08 PM
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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

Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: jenny jenny] #211607
07/04/13 08:43 PM
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Quick conclusions jenny jenny, the sppose was done on prpose.

Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: BranShea] #211613
07/05/13 01:40 AM
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Sansgrammar one could say

Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: olly] #211619
07/05/13 01:36 PM
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Sansgrammar and sansregrets. Right Olly. :-)have a nice winter time.

Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: LukeJavan8] #211624
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Or either crossgrained.

Re: - - - -guess the word [Re: Faldage] #211630
07/06/13 08:22 AM
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Good one Faldage.

Now scratch and sniff this one...

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