This is fun and reminds me of Johnny Carson's "Carnac the Magnificent" character. He would always call down a curse on the audience if they gave a negative response to one of his jokes like, "May a bloated yak change the temperature of your jacuzzi". My favorite as a kid was, "May the flees of a thousand camels infest your armpits."
After work I decided to go blow off some steam 4-wheeling on the church's “North 40”. After negotiating mounds of dirt leftover from some construction phase I headed for the swamp. Of course I didn’t make the stupid decision to go through the swamp. My tires are more suited for Bandimere Speedway than mudding.
So I skirted the edge of the bog – so I thought. Bog became less of a place and more of a state of being as in “bogged down”. A couple of friends joined me to offer “encouragement” (read: take full advantage of the opportunity to point out my mistake and laugh at my expense like only guys can do).
I ended up having to call a girl for help (thanks sweetheart). After 4-wheeling, getting stuck, trudging through water and mud I was feeling very much like a guy. So I took the family to Famous Dave’s BBQ for some meat.
Ah, it’s good to be a boy sometimes.
(As we were waiting outside for a table, along with 20 other people, I was the only one with flies buzzing around. It must have been my new irresistible cologne: Stagnate Swamp Musk)
I've been Simpsonized.
I think it's a pretty fair rendering.
Here is the last of the list of “33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names”. I hope you have enjoyed it and increased your vocabulary.
24. PURLICUE - The space between the thumb and extended forefinger.
25. RASCETA - Creases on the inside of the wrist.
26. ROWEL - The revolving star on the back of a cowboy's spurs.
27. SADDLE - The rounded part on the top of a matchbook.
28. SCROOP - The rustle of silk.
29. SNORKEL BOX - A mailbox with a protruding receiver to allow people to deposit mail without leaving their cars.
30. SPRAINTS - Otter dung.
31. TANG - The projecting prong on a tool or instrument.
32. WAMBLE - Stomach rumbling.
33. ZARF - A holder for a handleless coffee cup.
Sentence: “A light whisping scroop was heard as she reached for the snorkel box.”
14. KEEPER - The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.
15. KICK or PUNT - The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.
16. LIRIPIPE - The long tail on a graduate's academic hood.
17. MINIMUS - The little finger or toe.
18. NEF - An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship.
19. OBDORMITION - The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is 'asleep'.
20. OCTOTHORPE - The symbol '#' on a telephone handset. Bell Labs' engineer Don Macpherson created the word in the 1960s by combining octo-, as in eight, with the name of one of his favourite athletes, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion Jim Thorpe.
21. OPHRYON - The space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets.
22. PEEN - The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face.
23. PHOSPHENES - The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.
Sentence: “The peen struck my minimus and now I am experiencing extreme obdormition.”
(The last of the list ETA 1600 hours MTN)
I found this list “33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names” around the internet. I tend to gravitate towards useless information like this.
So now we will cover 1-13 and use a couple in a sentence.
33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names – Part 1
1. AGLET - The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.
2. ARMSAYE - The armhole in clothing.
3. CHANKING - Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits.
4. COLUMELLA NASI - The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils.
5. DRAGÉES - Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes.
6. FEAT - A dangling curl of hair.
7. FERRULE - The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.
8. HARP - The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.
9. HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER - A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)
13. and QUIMP - Various squiggles used to denote cussing in comic books.
Sentence: “Nittles,jarns,grawlix! My armsaye is too small.”
(The next section in a few short hours)