Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Joint

This post was inspired by my friend Richard Peej's Facebook post. He put up a picture of a carpentry joint (I don't know why, but who am I to judge people's odd hobbies?) Soon others added images of a marijuana joint, Sunday joint and an elbow joint being put to good use (er, yes that last one was me)

Other uses for the word include a place to meet someone for a drink, something done in partnership (eg jointly writing a book) part of a book cover, cutting up a carcass for food, held or belonging to more than one person (joint account) the contrivance by which two artificial things are joined together (that's something to do with plumbing, I think) the part of a stem from which a leaf grows, the cement bit between bricks and to prepare something ready to be joined to something else.

If I've missed any, please let me know - that way this post will be a joint effort.

Talking of which, thanks to Julia Hones for telling me about this competition. There's a £200 prize and it's open to all.

9 comments:

  1. It's amazing the number of meanings you can find for words!

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  2. The cold weather is giving me creaky joints. (Strange how you only notice them when they hurt!)

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  3. No joint entries allowed in this comp but you can enter from a joint.

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  4. If the photo was taken by your hubby then this post is a joint effort.

    Hadn't heard of the comp so may have a go. Top tip they seem to link a lot of their stories on Facebook page so worth reading to see what they like.

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  5. @ Rosemary- Even when we know and use them all it can be surprising to see how many there are when they're listed together.

    @ Alex - yeah, they're out of beer.

    @ Mac - good thing you say it so well with flowers

    @Linda - take things for granted when they work, don't we?

    @ Oscar - true!

    @ Tracy - It's my picture, but your tip makes it a joiny effort, so that's OK.

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  6. How to respond to this in a clever manner....errrr...I think everything has been covered. Hmm. I know, as I live in Germany and they have very few words that have several meanings, here are the words used for joint:
    Joint (cannabis) der Joint (no surprise there).
    Joint (meat) der Braten
    Joint (woodwork) die Fuge
    Joint (pipe work) die Verbindungsstelle
    Joint (place) der Laden
    and so on..... I'm out of breath now. So, when my husband learns English, he has to learn one word and I have to learn loads and use the correct article - der, die, das etc. He just has to learn the word 'the' Not fair :)
    Loved the post, Patsy.What fun!

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  7. Nicola, you definitely win the points for replying in a clever manner!

    I've never been able to get my head around who some inanimate objects are male and some female (except for ships obviously which are female)

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