Tres Palabras Numero Tres
Tres Palabras is a word feature where someone looks up 3 intense, difficult or foreign words that Jess the English professor does not know. Jess will get only the word and what part of speech it is. From there, Jess must define the word and use it in a sentence.
What Jess believes these words mean:
Preen (verb): The act of shaving your husband’s hairy back and other nether regions. Sentence: Every four months, I unfortunately have the duty of preening the hair from my husband’s back, butt and sometimes taint so he can sweat just a little less at night.
Penology (noun): The art of making those really cool pens that have more than just one color. In 1995, my friend’s dad studied penology and created the 10-color pen; it didn’t do well considering WINDOWS 95 MOTHER FUCKER.
Antimacassar (noun): This was the title of The Clash’s song “Rock the Casbah” before they settled on the final name. It means “no more cheese.” Sentence: The Clash changed the title song Antimacassar at the last minute because they wanted to be more accepting tolerant of those who ingest dairy.
What these words mean in real life:
Preen (verb): To trim or dress (feathers, fur, etc.) with the beak or tongue. Sentence: Every four months, I unfortunately have the duty of preening the hair from my husband’s back, butt and sometimes taint so he can sweat just a little less at night. (Looks like I pretty much got that one correct)
Penology (noun): The study of the punishment of crime and of prison management. Sentence: After watching Orange is the New Black for 5 seasons, I can say that I am a scholar of penology and could easily run a lesbian women’s prison.
Antimacassar (noun): A piece of cloth put over the back of a chair to protect it from grease dirt or as an ornament. Sentence: I had to buy all new antimacassars after I started having tea parties with crumpets, biscuits and other dumb English things.