Challenge ACCEPTED! Also, I’m going to try using a new format for my answer today so that you guys can see actual previews of the shirts, and not just green hyperlinks. Leave a comment below to let me know whether you like the new way or the old way better. Onward.
Definition- Divination by the appearance or motion of liquids (such as water).
This one had me sweating for a bit as I searched my brain and the shirt catalog for a shirt that would work. I found a couple of great options that combined water and magic, but not one that dealt with the act of LOOKING at water, which is an essential step in scrying or hydromancy. But then I stumbled upon a design that, with a clever twist in perspective, fit in so PERFECTLY that I literally LOL’d. See, I was looking for a design that showed someone or something in the ACT of hydromancy. But the design below isn’t about the hydromancer, it’s about the WATER!!! How PERFECT is that?! Anyway, if I was water and some weird magical being was always staring at me to analyze me or try and read the future or whatever, I’d probably feel the same as the water on this shirt by @ncowick:
Definition- Any of various typically sweet gourds, usually eaten raw as fruits.
We have some great designs about melons. Like this cute one (with cats!) from @TaylorRoss1:
Or this funny wordplay one by @benjaminleebates:
But for better or worse, the design that will ALWAYS AND FOREVER come to mind first when I think of melon shirts is this…erm… ‘unique’ one by @fishbiscuit5:
Definition- To be superior to; surpass in accomplishment. OR a spreadsheet program from Microsoft.
For this one, I had a hard time choosing between the dictionary definition of excel and the software program. So I chose both. Here’s one of my favorite designs about being the BEST by Danielle Podeszek (@dfurman):
And here’s one about Microsoft Excel from @jackmalster:
Definition- Artificially carbonated water.
This one was easy. Also, I’m pretty sure this design by @coddesigns is the ONLY design we have that is explicitly about seltzer:
Definition- A thin piece split or broken off lengthwise. OR the rat mentor in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’.
This last one is another word where I waffled a bit on whether to choose the dictionary definition or the pop culture reference. So i just went with both again. Here’s one by @tshirtscribble that shows a bunch of splintered glass:
And here’s one about Master Splinter from @djkopet:
And that’s all for this special BIRTHDAY round! Thanks for playing and better luck next time! Enjoy your cake, winners!
PS- Don’t forget to let us know how you feel about the new answer format! Do you guys like the shirt previews? Or do you miss the old way?