I am inundated by forwards from friends and family who albeit mean well, clutter up my email inbox and make it difficult to find what I am looking for. But every once in awhile, someone sends me something that just makes me giggle, and say “Yes, I know how that feels.”.
Several weeks ago, a scrapbook buddy of mine sent this along in an email. She said it was shared on her scrapbooking mailing list she’s on, and wanted me to smile. She also of course thought it was perfect for my Friday Scrapbook Funnies. So here it is:
The Definiton of Crop
This is the dictionary definition of “crop”:
Crop: 1.a. Cultivated agricultural plants as grain, vegetables, or fruit. b. the total yield of agricultural produce in a given season or place. 2. A group, quantity or supply appearing at one time (a crop of presidential candidates) 3. A short haircut 4. An earmark on an animal 5.a. A short whip with a loop serving as a lash, used in horseback riding b. The stock of a whip 6.a. A pouch-like enlargement of a birds’ esophagus in which food is stored or partially digested. b. A similar organ in earthworms insects, and other invertebrates. 1.v. To cut off stems or top of a plant 2. To cut very short 3. To clip 4. To reap, harvest 5. To cause to grow or yield a crop or crops 6. To plant or to grow.
However, we scrapbookers have an entirely different definition, so this is what should appear in the scraptionary (if one is ever invented):
To Crop: 1. To cultivate an abundance of photos in such a way that it appears aesthetically pleasing to other croppers. 2.a. A recent addiction, in which the addict convinces their spouse that it is a necessity of life, which without it all domicile harmony will be jeopardized. 2b . a subconscious way by spouses to finally acquire more tools than their spouses. 3. A ploy by those companies whose sticker stands, formerly located at the end of card aisles, to sell more stickers and turn a small enterprise into a major section at department stores (i.e. Michaels) 4. An additional ploy by magazine owners to produce yet another line of magazines for another subculture. 5. Spousal stress reliever (as in “Honey, I’m going to crop”) this in turn relieves stress in the spouse knowing the loved one will be occupied for at least 5-6 hours (min). 6. sim. To stay away, back off. (as in “Kids, I’m going to crop”) meaning stay away and ask Dad (or Mom) if you want anything. 7. an attempt to convince children that cropping is more cool than power tools. (yeah, right!)
Have a great weekend guys!