Experiment #175

The Dictionary of Gerald Grey: Martial Arts Edition

Deja Fu – when you feel like you’ve had this martial arts battle before.

Taekwondoughnut – what my mom always says after we get a fresh dozen

Karate – what Mom’s stew tastes like when she puts too many carrots in it.

Shoedo – the ancient art of throwing shoes at your opponent (sometimes spelled “Judo” for unknown reasons)

Aikido – What Uncle Art says before he laughs and after saying something that makes grandma blush

Combat – the scariest bat in the world.

Self-defense – when you take down all the fences on your property.

Dojo – the active form of Mojo

Spar – what you call a drinking establishment after you’ve had too much of their wares.

Fight – What my big sister, Janie, and I get into whenever she wants to watch a stupid show while I’m watching a really good one

Punch – ginger ale, donut shaped ice, and some kind of red or pink liquid

Kickboxing – a game kids play sometimes while camping or away from technology. All you need is a box and your feet

Master – what old people put before my name when sending me letters

Sensei – the Canadian form of the word “Sense”

Ninja – what Dad always calls his skills

Green Belt – what my Mom calls the strip of our lawn that gets watered by our neighbor’s sprinkler

Black Belt – what Mom wears after Labor Day

Brown Belt – What Mom calls the rest of the lawn.

Yellow Belt – what Mom says dad puts on any time he sees a spider

Martial Arts – when you paint or do pottery or some crafty thing with your wife

Bellicose – What Dad calls Mom when he wants to make her feel special and thinks he’s speaking Italian

Peer Review the Experiment

Tell the author how he did and how he could do better.
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