I know I missed last Monday but I’ve put in a few more this week to make up for it.
Oh do I remember this sort. And that includes the guy who arrived on a snowmobile and was astound that the planes couldn’t take off in a blizzard.
A final thought for the day:
Oops sorry. This just in!
The word for January 30th is:
Clown kloun: [1. noun 2. verb]
1.1 A buffoon or jester who entertains by jokes, antics, and tricks in a circus, play, or other presentation.
1.2 One who jokes and plays tricks.
1.3 A coarse, rude, vulgar person; a boor.
2. To play or behave like a buffoon or jokester.
1560s, clowne, also cloyne, “man of rustic or coarse manners, boor, peasant,” a word of obscure origin; the original form and pronunciation are uncertain. Perhaps from a Scandinavian dialect (compare Icelandic klunni “clumsy, boorish fellow;” Swedish kluns “a hard knob; a clumsy fellow,” or from Low German (compare North Frisian klönne “clumsy person.” )
I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are but here it is freezing rain, high winds, icy roads and sidewalks and dark skies. You can’t call it winter, I’m not sure what you can call except s..t to walk a dog in!
And speaking of dogs …
And so you cat people can see what you’re missing:
The word for January 16th is
Poop poo͞p: [1. Noun 2. Verb]
1.1 A person regarded as stupid, dull or disagreeable.
1.3 An enclosed superstructure at the stern of a ship.
1.4 Inside information
2.1 To defecate
2.2 To cause to become fatigued; to tire.
2.3 To take (a wave) over the stern.
Stupid or dull person: from 1915 perhaps short for nincompoop.
Excrement,” 1744, a children’s euphemism, probably of imitative origin. The verb in this sense is from 1903, but the same word in the sense “to break wind softly” is attested from 1721; earlier “to make a short blast on a horn” (poupen, late 14c.).
Nautical meaning: c. 1400, from Old French poupe “stern of a ship” (14c.), from Old Provençal or Italian poppa, from Latin puppis “poop, stern,” a word of uncertain origin.
Think of this as a bit of a year end (yes I know that was two days ago) clearance sale of a few of the memes that have been hanging around the old draft folder.
For Doctor Spo – who I know is a Jungian.
Ain’t that the truth?
Where do I start?
One from the All Hallowstide folder.
Oh the irony.
I don’t know I was sort of pleased with the toasty warm lined socks I got for Christmas.
And one more from the Christmas folder.
The word for January 2nd is:
Irony ī′rə-nē: [noun]
1.1 The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
1.2 An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
1.3 Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.
First attested in 1502. From Latin īrōnīa (perhaps via Middle French ironie), from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία (eirōneia, “irony, pretext”), from εἴρων (eirōn, “one who feigns ignorance”).
Yes I know that commercially Christmas is over but I go by the church calendar so there are still 12 days of celebration in my book! (Though I have not convinced Laurent to buy me a gift for each day!!!!!!!) And besides I had a stock of Christmas memes that I had saved that I’ll be darned that I’ll let go to waste.
N.B. There will be the odd comment though not my usual witty and wise introduction to each meme. The old brain synapses are still making misconnections.
My friend David is House Manager at a theatre that presents The Nutcracker. He watched Clara do in the Mouse King 38 times this year. He deserves a medal – and danger pay.
Everyone has their own idea of a Nativity scene.
I’m still waiting for the invitation?
The bag is almost empty but I’ll leave you with this touching version of the Nativity. I posted it on a religious humour site I belong to and it has had over 4000 hits in the last few days. Of the 100 odd comments only 3 have displayed misandry. Interesting.
The word for December 25th is:
Misandry mĭ-săn′drē: [noun]
The hatred of, pathological aversion to, or prejudice against men.
Formed as mis- (“hatred”) + -andry (“men”) by analogy with misogyny; compare the Ancient Greek μισανδρία (misandria), from μισέω (miseō, “hate”) + ἀνήρ (anēr, “man”).
And this week it’s all feline.
The word for November 14th is:
Essential ĭ-sĕn′shəl: [adjective]
1.1 Constituting or being part of the nature or essence of something; inherent.
1.2 Fundamentally important or necessary: synonym: indispensable.
1.3 Of, relating to, or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown.
From Late Latin essentialis, from Latin essentia (“being, essence”)5