Monday, May 18, 2009

Kine

KINE, n. Cows.
If kine is the plural of cow,
And the plural of sow is swine,
Then pumpkins may hang from a vow,
And coronets rest upon brine.
2009 Update: Cattle, as they were called archaically when their skin was still suede.

16 comments:

sauerkraut said...

English is such an interesting language... suede = buffed nap. Do you know what the children are doing.

If the plural of goose is geese, why do we never see herds of meese?

Mo'a said...

This is a new one to me...in Icelandic the plural of Ku is Kyr add accent over the u and y.
You are certainly adding words to my vocabulary...now I just have to find the occasion to insert Kine instead of Cows. However, with my accent people always feel they need to correct or question me when I come up with perfectly good English words they have never heard.

the amoeba said...

Ey! Dis website is one da kine, bruddah!

jenn said...

Oooh dinner!

Jim said...

Kine: I had forgotten that word.
Can be used interchangably with cattle, has no regard to sex of animal. ("so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen")
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TLP said...

Boy. I learn all kine of things here.

quilly said...

TLP -- Get ridda da "of" sista. We no use dem kine words, yeah?

KINE the most versitile and oft used word on the Hawaiian Islands -- and it means whatever you dang well want it to.

Jientje said...
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Jamie Dawn said...

Kine... I got nothing for today's word.
Hmmmm... still nothing.
It rhymes with wine.

Cooper said...

I only knew Quilly's definition, but that is why I like it here, so many definitions, and they're often accompanied by rhythm.

kine is also

TLP said...

Okay Quilly, I kine da get it. You da best kine da kine there is.

Doug said...

Sauerkraut, mine are out barking at coyotes, why?

Funny, Mo'a. I never considered that you have an accent. I hear absolutely no evidence of it on your blog.

Amoeba, one of these days I need to get to Hawai'i.

Ha, Jenn. At my house it just might be.

Jim, I guess if you move slow you get called a lot of names.

Kine of you to say, blogmama.

So, it's like a name, Quill?

Jientje, I can never repay learning how to pronounce jeanchoo.

And pine, JD. Yeah, we're getting to words that aren't all that funny.

Cooper, kine is fine, I opine.

TLP, saves nine?

Tom & Icy said...

A term for humans used by vampires.

Jientje said...

Doug, you're not doing bad at all!

TLP said...

wha kine da stuff goin' on here? it be 5:44 am and you kine da still in da bed?

Doug said...

Icy, I bet that's true. Moo.

Jientje, heaven may well be in Belgium but not, I suspect, for tongues.

Blogmama, I'm kine a distracted this morning.