Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Run Away with Me

An infamous absconder
Abscond (ab-skond) verb-Running away; usually includes taking something or somebody along. Leave hurriedly or secretly, typically to avoid detection or arrest. The accountant absconded with the cash from the safe.
Origin:1565, from Latin absconder "to hide, conceal," from ab(s)-"away" + condere-"put together, store," from com-"together" + dere-"put." The notion is of "to hide oneself" especially to escape debt or the law.
Practical uses:(please don't abscond with any cash not yours.=))
-We absconded last week with our kids to the Detroit area.
-Don't try to abscond with cookies from the cookie jar.
-I am going to abscond for a run while Meredith is napping.
-"Have you seen me?" listings on milk cartons show pictures and facts of children who have been absconded by someone.

Anything absconding with you this week?