This weeks lesson came from the playroom floor on Sunday afternoon. Lauren was holding a drawing contest and we were all supposed to enter. Hailey did. I did. Lauren did - but daddy had not entered yet.
Because "he who would rather not be named draws quite well" I decided to ban him from the contest. I told Lauren he couldn't play because he was a too good of a "drawer."
At which point we all glanced at each other. "How do you spell draw-er?, is it a word?"
"it has to be a word, how else do you say someone is a good drawer? You can't possibly have to say they draw well all the time"
If it is drawer then how do you spell drawer as in "desk drawer"
AHHH - the English Language
In comes Dictionary.com (on "his" blackberry, from the floor, in the playroom) and now my friends I will share with you what we learned about the word(s) DRAWER
1. a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it.
2. drawers, (used with a plural verb) an undergarment, with legs, that covers the lower part of the body.
3. a person or thing that draws.
4. Finance. a person who draws an order, draft, or bill of exchange.
5. Metalworking. a person who operates a drawbench.
6. a tapster.
And just because - here it (they) are used in a sentence for further understanding:
Will you please ask the drawer to complete the bill of exchange and put it in the drawer before the drawer behind the bar starts serving beer to the drawer working on my metal sculpture and before you grab your crayons, for goodness sakes, put on your drawers so you can be a good drawer too.
(OK, a bit of a run on but you get the point)