Watching cartoons can be pretty boring. Most of the words are short and I already know what they mean. So I often watch the news with my mother. But sometimes it makes me growl. I even hide.

I do get to learn new words though. Here are some of my favorites. I think I know what they mean.

Grassroots: The part of the grass that’s closest to the dirt.

For example, you could say, ‘Pull the weeds out at the grassroots.’

Underdog: Fleas that bite dog tummies.

You might say, ‘Keep the pests away from the underdog.’

Sitting President: It’s what the president does when he quits talking.

I haven’t seen too much of this. I think there’s a standing president too.

Electoral College: This must be where my mother went to school.

GOP: Growl Over Politics.

I GOP a lot.