Word of the Week 5: kanban

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Last week’s Word of the Week was heliacal. The PH said that he thought it had something to do with helicopters. Well, at least he’s thinking in the right direction. Heliacal means “relating to or near the sun.” Based on the weather we typically have in Texas, I think we could describe the Lone Star State as heliacal. And my three definitions were completely off the mark!

Today’s Word of the Week is: kanban. Just the mere potential pronunciation of this word causes me to think in some very weird directions! No fair cheating and looking words up in the dictionary! And yes, that means you, PH.

kanban: (ˈkän-ˌbän)1. The restriction of beverage containers in Ketchikan, AK. 2. The lack of canned vegetables at a kangaroo convention 3. The elimination of the University of Kansas in the NCAA Division I basketball tournament (which generally makes Duke University feel better)

Just to be sure I don’t cheat, I don’t look up the pronunciation of the Word of the Week until after I have taken a stab at the definitions (It is way too easy to see the definition when I’m looking up the pronunciation.). Therefore, my definitions may be way off once you see the pronunciation!

So, what’s your definition of kanban? Put it in the comment box below and submit your guess! “Points” for extra creative definitions!

Tomorrow’s Post: What did you do for your 26 Acts of Kindness this week?


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  1. February 25th, 2013 | Pamela H. says:

    Heehee, I can’t resist….kanban: what I would like to do at a Stephenville football game. It would be a blessing to my ears.

  2. February 25th, 2013 | maryann says:

    Oh, geez. May I just state that I think the presence of cans at a certain Championship game was the “12th man” for that game and helped win a 5th state championship??? 🙂


  3. March 4th, 2013 | Pam H. says:

    Ok, ok. I do understand the importance of the cans to Stephenville residents but you have to admit it’s funny. LOL

  4. March 4th, 2013 | maryann says:

    Definitely the best definition guess!

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