Thursday, January 27, 2011


Over the last month there has been quite a bit of snow here in New York so I thought I'd throw out a few snow-cabulary words associated with the white stuff. This morning as my husband and I were contemplating shoveling the latest icy deposit, we were watching a few minutes of 'Live With Regis and Kelly'. Kelly used a 'snow' word I hadn't heard before and that gave me the idea for today's post. See how you do.

Snirt: (heard on 'Live' this morning)
A. Women's skirt suitable for a snowy outing.
B. Snow that is dirty, often seen by the side of roads and parking lots that have been plowed. 
C. A suppressed laugh; a sharp intake of breath.  

A. American-made sports car that's good in the snow.
B. James Bond movie filmed in the Alps
C. Winter thunderstorm with snow falling as the primary precipitation instead of rain.

Death Cookies:
A. Ice chips frozen to the snow left by grooming machines.
B. Dangerous icy spots near picnic areas.
C. Overeating sweet stuff due to being snowbound.

Mashed Potato Snow:
A. Pure white snow great for eating.
B. Wet, heavy snow you can stand a shovel in.
C. Snow that's been tramped down by walking.

Dis Snowlusionment
A. When the thrill of snow wears off
B. Depression brought on by snowy season
C. When schools close due to forecasts for snow, but no snow falls.

Snow Job
A. A job shoveling snow
B. A cover up
C. Biblical parable about when snow fell in Bethlehem

Yooper Scooper
A. Device to pick up dog poop in snow
B. Extremely happy snow shoveler
C. A wide snow shovel with sides

Foreign language section:
A. A year of snowy weather.
B. Annual amount of recorded snowfall.
C. Falling snow.

A. Snow that sticks to the branches.
B. Quality snowfall.
C. A dog that lives in clod climes.

A. Bag used to collect snow.
B. Snow house.
C. Super sticky snow.

Snirt: B and C (Scottish word)
Thundersnow: C
Death cookies: A
Mashed potato snow: B
Dis snowlusionment: C
Snowjob: B
Yooper scooper: C
Annui (Inuit word): C
Qali (Inuit): A
Igluksac (Eskimo word): B

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