TBD on Ning

In Old English literature, a kenning is a poetic prose, a figure of speech, substituted for the usual name of a person or thing. It is usually a two-word creative definition.
blood- vampire juice
clouds- sky pillow
teacher- chalkboard monster (lol)

I usually have my students do kennings after we read Beowulf. (Grendel- Shadow of Death; Cain's follower) For them, it is a really fun activity. So I thought you guys might enjoy it too.

Write two or three kennings for the following words below:

boy friend

You can use other words besides the ones on this list.

Tags: kennings

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pen- ink mate
mango- ??????
beach- jellyfish playground
moon- sky flashlight
baby- poopie maker
policeman- donut eater
father- boyfriend buster
boy friend- kiss takers
Obama- hope giver
TeeBeeDee- friendship brokerage??
pen=imagination translator
mango=fruitjuice orb
beach=flattened sandcastles
moon=heaven's nightlight
policeman=chaos killer
father=life guard
boyfriend=heart holder
Obama=captain courageous
TeeBeeDee=culture cliques
Lily, you are very creative. What did you major in college?
TeeBeeDee- false dreams

hahhahahah care to elaborate on this one?
(tongue-in-cheek) Steven, you didn't like that "feminized fatherhood" topic?hahahahhahahahahahha
I LOVE this discussion group!! I don't know if this is the proper thread for this, but I thought it was quite clever.

I know we are all Lexophiles here, but I call myself a word-nerd. LOL

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2. A will is a dead giveaway.
3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
4. A backward poet writes inverse.
5. In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.
6. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
7. If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
8. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
9. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.
10. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
11. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
12. A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
13. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
14. Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.
15. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
16. A calendar's days are numbered.
17. A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.
18. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
19. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
20. A plateau is a high form of flattery.
21. The short fortune teller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.
22. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
23. When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.
24. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
25. When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.
26. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
27. Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.
28. Acupuncture: a jab well done.
29. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.
FluffySnoww--Welcome and thank you for your LEXOPHILES contribution. I love it. Please share more if you have any.

Mari, thank you for the welcome. This is a wonderful place! I wish I could take credit for creating the LEXOPHILES contribution, but I received it in an e-mail. I look forward to seeing the additions here everyday. Have a great day! :)





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