Friday, January 14, 2011

Fonetic Friday: Word of the Day

Fonetic Friday: Word of the Day


Hey, you know those cool words they make you type when you comment on a blog, the ones that prevent spammers from commenting? If they were real words, what would they mean? See if you can come up with a definition and use it in a sentence.

Today’s word is: Tyfero


HAVE FUN! AND HAPPY FRIDAY?

Tyfero: A new disease characterized by a dry hacking cough, high fever, and weeping eyes.

I came down with tyfero and coughed up a lung.

20 comments:

  1. Ha, this is awesome! I have often wondered about the verification words. I like the idea of applying a meaning to them for giggles. I like your definiion--how could I compete with weeping eyes and stuff?

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  2. Kind of like typhoid?

    Here's mine: Tyfero, noun. A distinct and completely rational fear of being stuck in a Typhoon.

    Today's guest blogger is K.M. Walton!

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  3. Goodness only knows why but this sounds like the latest development in non stick surfaces for pans.

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  4. Ha! Melissa - I thought of exactly the same thing! I try to think of something before I look at your definition and I said - ugh. Sounds like a sickness!

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  5. When I say Tyfero, I immediately thought that must have been Shakespeare's original name for Romeo.

    Tyfero, o Tyfero, wherefore art thou, Tyfero?

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  6. I like th JEM's one!! LOL! Take care
    x

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  7. Hi Melissa! The word verifications always crack me up. I thought some kind of disease too when I saw tyfero. And my word verification for this comment was swalsnif, which would be another sympton of tyfero. Swalsnif: the act of sniffing and swallowing your snot at the same time. :)

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  8. A typo made by a person who exaggerates a lot.

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  9. These are all high-sterical! Thanks for playing. And thanks Susan for the addition of swalsnif. Isn't it gross to have the swalsniffles.

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  10. Tyfero = a type of Italian cookie.

    Jai

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  11. Tyfero, the small delicious rice crispie chocolate that you will want to snaffle at first sight. ;)

    Have a fab weekend!

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  12. A fire caused by the high winds of a typhoon coming in contact with a large bonfire. Also know as a Typhero, Tyferno or Fire Storm winds.

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  13. It's the new drug, a Tylenol knock-off, used to break the fever from your disease. :)

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  14. Ahah.. that's the same thing I thought too! Some sort of sickness... He caught tyfero and his lungs were on fire ;)

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  15. LOL @ Matthew's and Lydia's...great answers.

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  16. Cute idea!
    I was dancing the Tyfero when I slipped and split my pants.

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  17. Oh funny. I thought I was the only one who tried to figure out the words. I've enjoyed my visit to your blog.

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