Monday, February 1, 2010

Vocabulary homework

Dr. Grumpy: "Okay, next word, what does 'buffeted' mean?"

Craig: "Um, to eat a lot? Like at the chinese place with all the food you want?"


Kimbra Kasch said...

I'm guessing - without googling - I'd say blown at - like buffeted by the storm.

Flavius said...

Doesn't it mean attending a Jimmy Buffet concert?


ERP said...

Hmmmm. I wonder, perhaps buffet can also be a verb in French.

thegooddrlaura said...

Miriam Webster says:

Main Entry: buffet
Function: verb
Date: 13th century
transitive verb
1 : to strike sharply especially with the hand : cuff
2 : to strike repeatedly : batter
3 : to drive, force, move, or attack by or as if by repeated blows

intransitive verb : to make one's way especially under difficult conditions

I hate to admit this, but I had to look it up! I never use buffet as a verb, only as a delicious noun!

thegooddrlaura said...

How 'bout using it in a sentence?

I buffeted my way in line at the buffet today at the Dragon's View restaurant.

(Does that work?)

CQ, Medical Biller said...

Buffeted - to restore shine to "grizzly" stuffed animals. ;)

Anony said...

In the old days, you'd buffet him about the ears for this answer.

The Mother said...

Oh, well. Literacy is overrated these days. The real question is, how are his coding skills?

Anonymous said...

How funny! I will never think of buffeted only in the same sentence as 'storm' ever, again.

I was in the dairy aisle yesterday and overheard a man talking on his cell phone, 'No, there's no Yoplait brand left, just Dannon.' 'Yoplait' sounded like Yoeplatt -North Platte, Nebraska, and 'Dannon' sounded like Dannoe, -I dunno.

I was so busy imagining a conversation, 'Pinnott, sil vou platt' that I nearly missed a cue to hand over a 25 cent off coupon at the check-out.

Chris said...

Makes perfect sense.

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