Monday, August 17, 2009

Hey, Champ!


funny word of the day: champ

Definition from American Heritage Dictionary:

champ 1 (chmp)
v. champed, champ·ing, champs
v.tr.
To bite or chew upon noisily.

v.intr.
To work the jaws and teeth vigorously.
Idiom:
champ at the bit
To show impatience at being held back or delayed.
champ 2 (chmp)
n. Informal
A champion.
But my favorite definition of all is from Wikipedia:


Champ or Champy, is the name given to a reputed lake monster living in Lake Champlain, a natural freshwater lake in North America, partially situated across the U.S.-Canada border in the Canadian province of Quebec and partially situated across the Vermont-New York border.[1] While there is no scientific evidence for the cryptid's existence, there have been over 300 reported sightings. The legend of the monster is considered a draw for tourism in the Burlington, Vermont area.

Like the Loch Ness Monster, some authorities regard Champ as legend, others believe it is possible such a creature does live deep in the lake, possibly a relative of the plesiosaur, an extinct group of aquatic reptiles.

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