Saturday, May 19, 2007

Rhymes with Muscular

Today’s Vocabulary Word: Crepuscular

Definition (according to Dictionary.com):
1) of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct
2) Zoology. Appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects

How would you use this adjective?

"I've always been rather crepuscular in my ways."??
"The bat's crepuscular diatribe bored me despite his sonar arguments."???
"The crepuscular arguments batted the sonar board's diatribe."???
"Fine, you win! Just crepe us, queller!"???

Obviously, I need some help with this word...

7 comments:

Cap'n Rich said...

How about:

Last evening along about twilight a mugger tried to queller me so I stomped on him until he was flat as a crepe, stumping my big toe in the process so that the next day it was crepuscular looking and required ten wrinkled up band-aids applied by a homosexual potted plant that lived in a cellar and is called
'"Queller ".

dingobear said...

A few suggestions, for different situations ...

Angry:
"You put the 'pus' in 'crepuscular!'"

Nerdy:
"Surely, the rays of light refracting from the crepuscular horizon eschews any obfuscation one might have regarding the Earth's circular orbit around the Sun. Now where's my ear medicine?"

Smooth:
"The crepuscularity of the fireflies is making me restless, Honey ... I think maybe we should take off our clothes."

Cap'n Rich said...

: )

I bow with flair to Dingobear.

ted said...

O say! Check it out, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the crepuscular's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the gnarly fight
O’er the ramparts we peeped, were so fabulously streaming?

scorch said...

my crepuscular leanings have led me astray more than once--especially when combined with my penchant for nibbling all forms of edible fungi...

frustrated writer said...

At night she visits my dreams
Looking all sleek and muscular
Randy thoughts within my eye's gleam
Say, "Baby, let's get crepuscular."

-c said...

Man, I have the most creative and awesome readership! You guys are all humbling linguistic geniuses!