Monday, August 21, 2006

why clind the cow if you can get the milk for free?

Today I had occasion to look in the thesaurus for synonyms for "love." I wasn't looking for part of the "love" entry that would have synonyms for "have sex," but I was surprised by what was listed there:



Grass? Shine? Press? Grass? Grass?!

Meanwhile, I haven't seen the words "cosset" and "dandle" in a long time, and in both cases I would think of them as more something one does to a puppy than a paramour.* I'm not sure I've ever seen the word "clind." I enter "clind" into Google and it keeps asking me if I really mean "blind," which is something I've heard people say love is, as opposed to "clind."

* Although for all I know this is a boundary being actively explored by some anthropocentrism-fighting pioneers within the ASA Animals & Society section.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

don't you want to tell us more of the back story? that is, what occasioned the search for synonyms of love?

Winston said...

Must be something that happens in one of those clindestine affairs we've heard about...

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

I thought "dandle" was something you did with small children, and not in an immoral/illegal way.

dorotha said...

i find it interesting that only two of these are listed as slang. really. "make it" isn't slang?

i feel like the editors just made this entry out of whole cloth.