Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Word Games : Kangaroo Words.

Word games are great fun. Yesterday I discovered Kangaroo words.
A kangaroo word is a word that has a synonym in the word, example, “masculine” has the word “male” which has the same meaning, and observe contains the word “see”.
Kangaroo word originates from the kangaroo that carry their young in a pouch. So, kangaroo words carry their synonyms within themselves.
Explanations over, time to put knowledge to practice.
I have taken these examples from Oxford.
(Click on this site for the answers)
Give it a go……….

1. Amicable.
2. Appropriate (adjective).
3. Salvage (verb).
4. Hostelry. .............(hotel)
5. Encourage.
6. Recline.
7. Before.
8. Instructor.
9. Separate (verb).
10. Catacomb.
11. Indolent.
12. Precipitation........ (rain)
13. Deliberate (verb).
14. Observe.
15. Transgression.
16. Unsightly.
17. Destruction.
18. Masculine.
19. Umpteenth.
20. Because. .............(as)

Why do lazy people want to work?

People who don't want to work but want to be paid for not working are beginning to get to me seriously. Know what their rights are but have a very limited understanding of what work is.
The global economy is on the brink of either collapsing or turning into a consolidation and slow growth phase. History will be the judge of how this will develop.
Anyhow, unemployment is reality.
What irks me is the attitude of some people. To go into detail will just irritate me more.
Kahlil Gibran put what I am thinking into words.
Excerpt from his "On Work"

"Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger.
And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine.
And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man's ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night."