067: Oligopetalous

No, I have not forgotten 066; it’s in progress (typhoon warning).


oligopetalous (not comparable)

(botany) Having few petals.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

This thread is a huge time-waster. The prompt: imagine for yourself a superpower and be careful about it – it will be tempered by the person who ranks highest in the comments below.

Some of my favorite selections:

“Everyone believes everything I say.” “Only when you say it in a falsetto tone.”

“Teleportation by envisioning a location and focusing on transporting myself there.” “You always arrive 10 feet off the ground.”

“The power to speak any language like a native speaker.” “…but you only scream in said language.”

“I choose super speed.” “Your super speed is negated when you have to go to the bathroom extremely bad.”

“The power to interface with, control, and download from all electronic technology.” “You can now catch computer viruses since your brain is running an unpatched version of windows XP. Popup windows now make you scream their content at anybody near you.”

“Telepathy.” ” … but you hear the thoughts in a foreign language.”

“You can make chocolate milk appear in your hands whenever you want.” “You’re lactose intolerant.”

“X-ray vision.” “Only X-ray vision, you can no longer see visible light.”

“You are always right, even when the it doesn’t make sense. The universe will compensate.” “Unless you disagree with your mother.”

“Quick Save/Quick Load.” “Possible file corruption.”

“Omnipotence.” “Impotence.”

“The power to know who farted.” “You know this because your power of smell is magnified ten thousandfold. But only for farts.”

“To be able to absorb information from people via touch.” “Only works on people with an IQ of less than 80.”

“Ability to cure Downs Syndrome.” “By granting Alzheimers.”

All quotes are probably copyrighted. I’m too lazy to list all the credit though.



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