Monday, 1 October 2012

High Dive!

Let's count to five
then you can dive.
Oops! one shouldna oughta
removed all the water!

It’s worth a gold medal.
No time to back peddle.
Try for the high jump,
but land with a big bump!

You land on the ground,
all safe though not sound.
And no shout of hurrah"!
As you slink under the car!

Editor’s note: Squeee!
Today we are launching a new regular feature here at CATachresis. In keeping with Austin’s newly acquired intelligence, we are introducing “Dr Austin Tuxedo’s Dictionary of Words”. On each post  the good doctor will highlight a word which some of you lesser felines might not already be using on a daily basis and then he will give his definitive, but slightly eccentric interpretation. So here we go with today’s word:

minuscule = a very small place of learning

Thank you Dr Tuxedo!

Please don’t forget if you would like to be entered for the draw for the splendid book The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey, there is still time to leave a comment here.

48 comments:

  1. He redefines words
    like we've never heards!

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  2. I think, if there had been water, your dive would have be so purrfect that there would have been only a very miniscule amount of splash. GOLD MEDAL FOR SURE! purrs

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  3. If they every hold a cat-alympics, I feel sure Austin will be a favourite for the High Diving competition....and I'm just going to love his dodgy dictionary of slightly eccentric words!

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  4. HAH! And I bet a specimen is an Italian astronaut!

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  5. Splendid jump Austin !
    I´m pretty sure you where glad that all the water was gone :)

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  6. Wow, thanks Austin for that definition of the word. Glad to know what that word means. This is going to be great. We already have that book. Thanks anyway.Take care.

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  7. Oh, sweet Austin we are going to enjoy your Dictionary of Words. That will help us become smarter. That is sure a nice shot of you taking that jump. Hugs and nose kisses

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  8. FaRADaY: WHY is Mommy LAFFING so hard?!?!?

    Maxwell: DOOD. Give it up. Really.

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  9. We love semantics so count us in not so miniscule fashion! Austin, that's a 10 for diving!

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  10. Minuscule - must be where humans go to learn, since so many of them seem to have mini-minds!

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  11. WOW! You went down that wall like a real pro!

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  12. I finally laffed! I thought "whut?" Then, DUH!

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  13. Dr. Poo, Booooootiful diving, dude !
    and MOL..for the special word today.
    xoxo

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  14. oh, but I'm way too cool for minscule! ROFL! Oh, I kill myself!

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  15. Hahameow! We are gonna luv Dr. Austin's Tuxedo Dictionary of Words!

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  16. Austin! We're impressed with your diving form!

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  17. Purrfect form. You should have entered the Pet Olympics with that dive.

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  18. Austin!
    Mes would has liked to sees a shooter glass (jigger) in the first picture! That would has been spendiferous!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  19. Ha ha ha! The Human thinks she should take these words to her students and give them Austin's definition and the 'real' definition and see if they can guess the right one!

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  20. Some dive Austin..did you have your googles on ? BOOK! bol xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  21. Very impressive dive, Austin. Love this new feature and I've no doubt I will learn a great deal. :D

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  22. thanks for your birthday wishes. You look full of life and energy. Enjoy yourself as a younger cat.
    best wishes,
    Diamond

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  23. bet you didn't know it can be spelled "miniscule" too :)

    LOVED Austin's "dive" but seeing him under a car made me quite nervous!

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  24. We agree, that dive is definitely a 10! Can't wait to hear about the next word...but we'd also like to know how you pronounce it.

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  25. Wow! Always check to se if there is water before diving!! BOL!

    Licks,
    Ruthie

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  26. OMG, what an amazing photo....what an amazing catathlete! LOL Hope all four paws are OK after that great effort!

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  27. Wow Austin - you get 10 marks out of 10 for that wonderful dive.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  28. love those pix! And that rhyme!

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  29. Looks like you were walking on that wall. Spidercat?
    purr...meow!

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  30. Diving without water ! congratulations !

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  31. Dear handsome Austin, you're a furry talented mancat. Can't wait fur the Tuxedo Dictionary of Words, or should I say, more words.
    xoxo Kassey

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  32. Hey buddy, we hopes your noggin' is A-OK and by no way minuscule after that dive of yours...We love your new blog header and makeover, it is fab!

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  33. Your diving form is divine, Buddy. You should be sure to enter the Olympics next time! Or maybe you can come up wif something just as good for the winter games in 2014? So it's not so long to wait, ha ha ha! Nawt that we gettin' OLD or anyfing!

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  34. Austin! Your dive is simply too cool for (mini)skool!

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  35. Awesome, simply awesome. You dive, your words, your life!!!!

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  36. Oooo....thats such a beautiful dive! We shall try it at home!

    purrs,
    Garlic & Ginger

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  37. Hey there, buddy! Come on over to Nerissa's Life and check out my latest post. You won an award! purrs

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  38. minuscule = Kozmo's brain
    Great word Austin!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  39. Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the HedgeThursday, October 04, 2012 2:55:00 am

    Outstanding form in that dive!
    Love the dictionary feature...except RC Cat will probably make staff memorize the words and use it appropriately in 3 sentences to show comprehension...so maybe we won't tell her.

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  40. We love how Austin just dived right into this new segment which I can't wait to see each week!! As an author, I happen to collect words, so this will be fun!!

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  41. One of Glogirly's favorite high school teachers was Mr. Gerlach. He taught a Vocabulary class that became legendary in the high school. He actually made it "cool" to study words. (!)

    Austin, Mr. Gerlach would be proud.
    ; ) Katie

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  42. This dive is pretty amazing! Must have created the need for a good nap afterwards.
    Purrs

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