Thursday, November 06, 2003

Word of the Day for Thursday November 6, 2003...

deracinate \dee-RAS-uh-nayt\, transitive verb:
1. To pluck up by the roots; to uproot.
2. To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.

Let’s use it in a sentence. How about “Mom won’t mind feeding the deracinated kitten living in a box in Daddy’s office, right”

Right. You just mix one tablespoon of Mother’s Little Helper formula for orphaned animals with one tablespoon of warm water. Shake well and feed to ungrateful kitten with eyedropper. (Don’t bother with the little bottle....she chokes on the nipple) Beg kitten to drink. Sing a song to kitten. Make mental note to scrub multple scratches on neck and face with antibacterial soap. In the absence of a feline lactation consultant, wake up Fran and tell her she’ll have to feed it herself. And remind her that the orphaned kitty’s 24 hours at Chez Fran are almost up.

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