Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Portent

Despite how it sounds, a portent isn't anything to do with camping under two sticks and a bin liner...

A portent is a sign or omen. Storm clouds may gather portentously on the horizon.

Something which is like, or serves as, a portent is portentous. Anyone coming to this blog for the first time might consider the opening line of this post a portentous warning, especially if they're not fond of really terrible puns.

Another meaning of portentous is pompously solemn. Don't think anyone can accuse me of that.

14 comments:

Teresa Ashby said...

That first line made me laugh - rather a lot!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No one can accuse you of that.

Patsy said...

Jolly good!

You do realise I'm taking that as permission to add lots more terrible puns to my posts?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I portent ta be a cool dude when I see an attractive woman

liz young said...

Two sticks and a bin liner? You were spoiled - our tablecloth wasn't even water proof.

oscar case said...

Funny post.

Crystal Collier said...

Haha. The pun master strikes again. Funny stuff.

Rosemary Johnson said...

I'm sitting by the poolside in India looking at portentous storm clouds!

Patsy said...

No, I think I'm safe, Alex.

Patsy said...

Ha!

Patsy said...

Tablecloth? You had a table???

Patsy said...

Thanks, Oscar.

Patsy said...

Sometimes I just can't help myself, Crystal.

Patsy said...

I hope the clouds have drifted safely by now, Rosemary.