One night a father sent his kid to bed. Five minutes later the boy screamed, “Dad! Can you get me a glass of water!?!”
“No. You had your chance.”
A minute later the boy screamed, “Dad!! Can you get me a glass of water?”
“No. You had your chance. Next time you ask I’ll come up there and spank you.”
“Dad! When you come up to spank me can you bring me a glass of water?”
n. (pl. -ies) 1 speech or writing in praise of a person.
- expression of praise. [latin from greek]
n. Castrated man, esp. One formerly employed at an oriental harem or court. [greek, = bedchamber attendant]
int. I have found it! (announcing a discovery etc.). [greek heureka]
v. (-cing) indicate, display (a quality, feeling, etc.). [latin: related to *evict]
v. (-ving) 1 develop gradually and naturally.
- devise (a theory, plan, etc.).
- give off (gas, heat, etc.). [latin volvo volut- roll]
v. - (often foll. By by an amount) be more or greater than.
- go beyond or do more than is warranted by (a set limit, esp. Of one's authority, instructions, or rights).
- surpass. [latin excedo -cess- go beyond]
—v. Exclude from a general statement, condition, etc. —prep. (often foll. By for) not including; other than (all failed except him; is all right except that it is too long). —conj. Archaic unless (except he be born again). [latin excipio -cept- take out]
baggage n. (also excess luggage) baggage exceeding a weight allowance and liable to an extra charge.
- —n. - exceeding.
- amount by which one thing exceeds another.
- a overstepping of accepted limits of moderation, esp. In eating or drinking. B (in pl.) Immoderate behaviour.
- part of an insurance claim to be paid by the insured. —attrib. Adj. Usu. - that exceeds a limited or prescribed amount.
- required as extra payment (excess postage). in (or to) excess exceeding the proper amount or degree.
—n. - tax on goods produced or sold within the country of origin.
- tax on certain licences. —v. (-sing) 1 charge excise on.
- force (a person) to pay excise. [dutch excijs from romanic: related to latin *census tax]
- v. (-sing) 1 remove (a passage from a book etc.).
- cut out (an organ etc.) By surgery. excision n. [latin excido cut out]
v. (-ting) 1 a rouse the emotions of (a person). B arouse (feelings etc.). C arouse sexually.