goofus


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goofus

(ˈgufəs)
1. n. a gadget. Where is that little goofus I use to pry open these cans?
2. and goopus n. a foolish oaf. (Also a term of address.) You’re just acting like a goofus. Be serious! Hey, goopus! What’s up?
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I felt like Goofus when I left my bike out in the rain.
The event will feature a number of leaders from the Internet industry such as Tim Cole, Senior Director of Registrar Relations, ICANN; Nancy Goofus, Chief Operating Officer, P.
Fun with a Purpose, Goofus and Gallant, and Hidden Pictures are trademarks of Highlights for Children, Inc.
Soon afterwards, this technique became popular in America and led to the creation of what is known as goofus glass - pressed glass with cold-painted decoration.
Learning features include overviews, key terms, and ongoing lighthearted "Champ and Blockhead" examples (think Goofus and Gallant).
Rosen borrows from this model, sharply contrasting each justice he praises with a Goofus of the same era who may have been a certifiable genius but whose legacy is marred by character shortcomings.
The rest of his musical career was an anti-climax, though he went on recording until the 1940s, not only on bass saxophone but on vibraphone, cello and two instruments he invented himself: the goofus (which sounds like a squeezebox) and the hot fountain pen (a kind of do-it-yourself clarinet).
From my observation of libertarians, this distinction between Goofus and Gallant types of libertarianism strikes me as wholly notional.
I felt like Goofus when I didn't clean my room after I told my mom I would.
Fun with a Purpose, Goofus and Gallant and Hidden Pictures are trademarks of Highlights for Children, Inc.
Alsoadep t on the goofus (his own invention) and the hot fountain pen, Rollini was a child prodigy who had given a public recital of Chopin (on the piano, not the bass sax) at a tender age.
The main screen uses animated illustrations to depict the CD-ROM's key activity sections: Hidden Pictures, Rebus Stories, Goofus and Gallant,Timbertoes, Science Corner, and Our Own Pages.
I felt like Goofus when I peeked at my neighbor's paper during a test.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This June, Highlights magazine, which has delighted generations of children and their families with features like Hidden Pictures and Goofus and Gallant, celebrates 65 years of bringing children "Fun with a Purpose.
I felt like Goofus when I told my friend's secret to our whole class.