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September 23, 2008 (Day 241)

Scion: a descendant; an heir


"We are not amused."

Except I am. Nothing like hats on cats to brighten up my day. :D

Sketch definitely thinks he owns everything in the house. I probably perpetuate this by referring to him as "the little prince" within earshot. (Note the crossed paws.)

On an entirely different note, the full definition of today's word makes me wonder at the logistical reasoning skills of whoever adopted this word. From Dictionary.com:

1. A detached shoot or twig of a plant used for grafting.
2. Hence, a descendant; an heir.

"Hence?" Really? Who in their right might said, "Tra-la-la, I'll graft this bit of plant. By jolly, this reminds me of my neighbor's son!"

I get the offshoot (ha!), but I don't think it was a "hence."

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