|About | Media | Search | Contact|
This week's theme: words related to pirates.
avast (uh-VAST) interjection
Stop (used as a command to stop or desist).
[From Dutch hou vast (hold fast), from houd vast.]
-Guest Wordsmith John (Ol' Chumbucket) Baur (chumbucketATtalklikeapirate.com)
"The best part, though, is the music. It dips and swells in the game right along with the action. Avast, there's treasure here!" Vance Jordan and Melissa L. Jones; Madden NFL Steps Up the Play; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Aug 27, 2006.
Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world. -Jimmy Carter, 39th US President, Nobel laureate (1924- )