21 Days to a Bigger Vocabulary - Day 19

Saturday, 23 February 2008

discalceate or discalced

pronunciation:  dis-kal-see-it, dis-kalst

definition:  removal of ones shoes, usually regarding certain religious orders

Here's a suggestion for those of you who have trouble with "drop-in" company:   Post a sign on your door reading, "Welcome!  All visitors to be discalced upon entry."  Just see how many people decide it's probably better to call first.

Here's a riddle:  What do you call a chicken who's lost her shoes?

Answer:  A discalced fryer!  HaHaHa!  Get it?  Fryer?  discalced friar

I crack myself up.