Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anyone for tenesse?

Hit this one around for a while to come up with the right definition!


  1. Tenesse [proper noun]
    The downsized spelling of our sixteenth state, under new recession laws.

    "I can't decide whether to hitchhike to Tenesse, Misisipi, Lusana, or Arkansa for vacation this year," said the resident of Misuri. "Maybe I'll just do a staycation."

  2. tenesse [TEN-i-SEE, proper noun]
    One-word moniker of a popular playwright.

    Some of tenesse's most successful plays are Fabulous Feline on a Hot Tin Rizzoof and A Lowrider Named Desire.

  3. tenesse (te - NESS, noun) -- Alternate form of tennis for the terminally couch-potatofied; it's played with no net, lightweight rackets with heads 3 feet across and a styrofoam ball with the opponents sprawled in facing recliners 4 feet apart. The first player having to get up to retrieve a ball that he has missed or misdirected beyond the field of play loses.

  4. Tenesse (tee' Nesee)colloq.

    An expression used by cattle ranchers, however only in the state of South Dakota, as an alternative to "Woa Nellie".

    Jumping on the calf and quickly tying the frightened animals legs with rope, the Cowboy exclaimed, "Tenesse, settle down now little feller I'm not gonna hurt ya".

  5. tenesse (n) The art of stubbornly holding on to something. From the latin Teneo.

    He's been trying to escape her clutches for ages but she has such tenesse.