OK bloggers...it's time for you to weigh in! As I was re-copying my vocabulary collection (see previous post about the hungry little puppy), I realized that our tutor has accomplished an incredible feat. (Well, I suppose we've accomplished an incredible feat as well.) Since starting this new method last November, we have been exposed to, can comprehend, and use hundreds of new words. Consequently, our tutor has also taught us a handful of entirely bizarre words. Kev & I are curious to know which ones you think are the most worthless.
First, let me give a quick explanation of how we study these days. We have a collection of wordless picture books, from which we select a book for the week. Our tutor records himself telling the story he sees, inventing characters, creating their motivations, crafting internal conflicts and dialouges...it's all quite entertaining. After about ten minutes of recording, we stop and listen to his masterpiece. Whenever we come across a word or grammar structure that we don't understand, we pause the recording and "negotiate" the meaning of the word in our new language. It's kind of like a mixture of storybook hour at the local library, charades, and that party game Catch Phrase.
OK onto the contest...These are my choices of our most random words and the pictures from which they were derived by our tutor (who, I think you'll agree, has quite the imagination)
to smoke marijuna
rock & roll music
EEG (dear friends who have gone to medical school or like watching doctor shows on TV--is this a fancy word for brain scan?)
hospital beds that go up & down
Empire State Building
to extort; to blackmail
to illegally cross an international border
Cupid (yes, as in Valentine's Day)
T-rex (which, if you look closely enough at this picture, you'll realize that dinosaur isn't a T-rex at all...)
prebyoptic glasses (I have no clue what this word means in Asian-ese, let alone in English!)
unlawful entry; trespassing
revealing, scantily clad
really tight pants
senator (this country doesn't even have senators!?!?)
The possiblities are endless for the outlandish things we're able to say now...
What's your favorite worthless word? Any ridiculous sentences you'd like to create out of our word list?
(Disclaimer in defense of our wonderful tutor: we do actually learn helpful words too. Those just don't make a very good blog post)