Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Word of the Day-"Hack"


Pronunciation: /hak/

Origin: 1150–1200; Middle English hacken; compare Old English tōhaccian to hack to pieces; cognate with Dutch hakken, German hacken

Synonyms:  1. mangle, haggle.

Definition: cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever (something) with or as with heavy, irregular blows (often followed by up or down ): to hack meat; to hack down trees.

2.  to break up the surface of (the ground).

3.  to clear (a road, path, etc.) by cutting away vines, trees, brush, or the like: They hacked a trail through the jungle.

4.  to damage or injure by crude, harsh, or insensitive treatment; mutilate; mangle: The editor hacked the story to bits.

Used in a sentence: “Hula’s irresistible urge to hack off her bangs with the kitchen scissors every month is fueled by either her failure to schedule regular appointments at the hair dresser or her love of crooked bangs.”

Perhaps, this is why Hula’s hair dresser does not always claim Hula as a customer.


MarieElizabeth said...

Your blog, stories, and photos constantly entertain me. So glad you share the fun.

Jan n Jer said...

LOL...I think a lot of us can forgot to show us your crooked bangs...I dare U!!!!

oreneta said...


LOVE it!

I went to the hairdresser today, which makes it even funnier. He even ironed my hair! Never had that happen before.

The Church Lady said...

Too funny! My hairdresser always scolds me for "hacking" my bangs.