Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bending Gender

Note: Oulipost #3: Select a single sentence from a newspaper article. Replace each meaningful word in the text [verb, noun, adjective, adverb] by its dictionary definition.  Definitions from and Wikipedia.

Source: Kevin Flanders. " ‘Men Who Cook’ dish up delicious delicacies"  Sentinel  [Belchertown} April  3, 2014: 1. Print.

Original Sentence
 Men haven’t always been known for their culinary expertise, but once again the Granby Music Parents Association has demonstrated that men certainly can cook.

noun, plural men.

an adult male person, as distinguished from a boy or a woman
a member of the species Homo sapiens  or all the members of this species collectively, without regard to sex: prehistoric man
the human individual as representing the species, without reference to sex; the human race; humankind
a human being; person
a husband

[hav-uh  nt]
contraction of have not.

Usage note
See contraction

[hav; unstressed huh  v, uh  v; for 26 usually haf]
to possess; own; hold for use; contain
to hold, possess, or accept in some relation, as of kindred or
           relative position to get, receive, or take
           to experience, undergo, or endure, as joy or pain
           to hold in mind, sight, etc.

(used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition)
U.S. Slang. (used jocularly as a post positive interjection to
            indicate that a previous statement is untrue)

[awl-weyz, -weez]

every time; on every occasion; without exception:
all the time; continuously; uninterruptedly:
in any event; at any time; if necessary


past participle of  know 
to have knowledge or clear and certain perception, as of fact or truth
to be cognizant or aware, as of some fact, circumstance, or occurrence; have information, as about something


of, pertaining to, or used in cooking or the kitchen


expert skill or knowledge; expertness; know-how
a written opinion by an expert


on the contrary; yet
except; save:.
unless; if not; except that
without the circumstance that
otherwise than

[uh-gen, uh-geyn]

once more; another time; anew; in addition 
in an additional case or instance; moreover; besides; furthermore
on the other hand
back; in return; in reply
to the same place or person


 part of the  Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area; part of the town is comprised in the census-designated place of Granby


art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color
the tones or sounds employed, occurring in single line (melody) or multiple lines (harmony), and sounded or to be sounded by one or more voices or instruments, or both
musical work or compositions for singing or playing
the written or printed score of a musical composition
such scores collectively

[pair-uh  nt]

father or  mother
an ancestor, precursor, or progenitor
source, origin, or cause
 protector or guardian
any organism that produces or generates another


an organization of people with a common purpose and having a formal structure 
the act of associating or state of being associated
friendship; companionship
connection or combination
the connection or relation of ideas, feelings, sensations, etc.; correlation of elements of perception, reasoning, or the like

[dem-uh  n-streyt]
verb (used with object), dem•on•strat•ed, dem•on•strat•ing.

to make evident or establish by arguments or reasoning; prove: to demonstrate a philosophical principle.
 to describe, explain, or illustrate by examples, specimens, experiments, or the like:
to manifest or exhibit; show:
to display openly or publicly, as feelings:
to exhibit the operation or use of (a device, process, product, or the like)


with certainty; without doubt; assuredly
yes, of course 
surely; to be sure

[kan; unstressed kuh  n]
auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person can, 2nd can or ( Archaic ) canst, 3rd can, present plural can; past singular 1st person could, 2nd could or ( Archaic ) couldst, 3rd could, past plural could.

to be able to; have the ability, power, or skill to 
to know how to
to have the power or means to
to have the right or qualifications to
may; have permission to

[koo  k]
verb (used with object)

to prepare (food) by the use of heat, as by boiling, baking, or roasting
to subject (anything) to the application of heat
Slang. to ruin; spoil
Informal. to falsify, as accounts: to cook the expense figures

verb (used without object)

 to prepare food by the use of heat
(of food) to undergo cooking.

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