Tuesday, April 16, 2013

May I Have This Askance?

Well a couple of weeks ago we had a nice weekend and the temperature got up in the 60s. And then after that everything went sideways, with hail and sleet and wind and nighttimes almost freezing. But Moldy for some reason as soon as we had one nice day she thought she was back in Lagos or something because she shed her whole coat out way too far to the point of being practically bald. Anyway I thought that was her own fault and it might be a good opportunity for her to learn a lesson but the farmer started looking around for a jacket for Moldy. But Moldy has not missed many meals and her circumference is too big for a regular Nigerian jacket and too small for a big goat jacket.

So this gave a good opportunity for a Vocabulary Day. It is always good to learn new words, especially if you are part Nubian where learning a new word can practically double your vocabulary. Don't worry, you Nubians out there, I am not going to ask you to do any math problems, but if someone in the future asks you what double means it means twice as much (2 banana peels instead of one).

Anyway: Askance.

adv. With an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval. Suspiciouslydoubtfullydubiouslyskepticallydisapprovinglydistrustfullymistrustfully

used in a sentence: "When Moldy appeared out of nowhere tippy-toeing along on her little dachshund legs in a royal blue jacket two sizes too small, Willen looked at her askance."


Goat Girls Rule! said...

It's a Goat Cape -- the latest fashion craze.

Selkie and Sarabi said...

Aghast. What we feel when we hear horror stories of owners failing to provide coats with even a smidgen of fashion sense. Aghast.

Ozarks Goat Girl said...

Well, I'd rather be warm than fashionable any day. Let 'em laugh, Moldy. You won't be the one coming up with a snotty nose. Now THAT'S something to look askance at.

Queen Quattra said...

AAAACCKK!! That's what I say! I knew there was a reason I got out of there! Whew!!