WHOREBINGER – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod may be regarded as seasonal, or at least timely. This one is also new, and not one of the 250-plus wordapods featured in Wordapodia, Volume One.

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COWTERIZE – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod was suggested by my brother Josh, with an assist from my niece Rachelle. This one is hot off the press, and not one of the 250-plus wordapods featured in Wordapodia, Volume One.

 

Cowterize

Cowterize (v)to burn the skin or flesh of a domestic bovine animal in order to stop a serious infection

Please Note:  One can cowterize domestic bovines verbally, but it wouldn’t be advised — for either medical or ethical reasons.

Sample Sentence:  When Elsie was suffering from a bad wound in her rear flank, Farmer Schmegeggie cowterized it with an electrically charged wire.

Also, Please Note:  The practice of electrocautery is frowned upon by some bovine lovers. Frankly, I am more concerned about those who smile upon this practice.

 

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CARNIBORE – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod relates to those who get a little too concerned about meat. It is one of over 250 wordapods featured in Wordapodia, Volume One.

 

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OBLOXIOUS – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod – OBLOXIOUS – is all about overeating…and Aunt Sadie’s brunches. Can you relate?

 

Obloxious

Obloxious (adj) pertaining to a very offensive, ostentatious spread of smoked salmon

Sample Sentence:  Much as I used to love Aunt Sadie’s Sunday brunches, I came to feel guilty eating such obloxious amounts when I knew that people were starving just a few miles away.

You Know What…?

Judith Tasselberg, author of Obloxious Brunches and Other Family Lore (2008:  Schmaltz Press), had this to say on the subject:

“I recall every other Sunday in Yonkers at Aunt Gertie’s with my parents, two older brothers and all of my cousins. There would usually be 19 of us at Gertie and Sol’s immense mahogany table, 20 if you counted Sniffles, the Maltese. We looked forward to playing all kinds of kiddy games, and embarrassing each other in our own dastardly little ways.

So, what about the food, you ask?  There were enough bagels, and enough mountains of lox and hills of cream cheese, to feed 200 lumberjacks. Obloxious indeed!”

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PHENONYMOUS – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod is phenomenal. And anonymous. Well, not really. But if it were, it would be PHENONYMOUS.

Phenonymous

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LIEBATION – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod relates to a strange kind of trickery. Bottom’s up, or is it?

Liebation

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Monday Morning Quarterbacking – Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn #27

 

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACKING

 

Interesting, if not always deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Welcome to Volume 27 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn (or is it while walking and driving through slush) in which I look back on Super Bowl commercials (yawn), Katy Perry (fine to look at, okay to listen to, and not worth much more commentary), the game itself (amazing) and the obligatory all-time ranking of its winning quarterback.

 

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACKING

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Blubbergasted – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod relates to many of our favorite New Year’s resolutions – “I will lose ___ pounds this year.” Really?!

 

Blubbergasted

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Barry White-fish Salad

Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod is all about eclectic celebrations. Happy New Year’s, everybody!

Barry White-Fish Salad

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PARKING LOTKE – The Wednesday Wordapod

As Chanukah concludes, today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod celebrates Boris-Yuri Fedorov, one of the brave men who gave us the “parking lotke.”

 

PARKING LOTKE

Parking Lotke (n) a potato pancake, often eaten during Chanukah, which is consumed at an outdoor location

Who Knew…?

The parking lotke, like a lot of traditional foods associated with the Jewish religion, started as a necessity, but continued because of tradition and commerce. I discussed this with the eminent Russian Jewish scholar, Boris-Yuri Fedorov.

Matt:  Mr. Fedorov? Or should I call you—

Boris-Yuri:  If please, my friends call me Basha.

Matt:  Basha, the former Soviet Union was quite repressive to Soviet Jews. How were you able to keep your traditions alive?

Boris-Yuri: In former Soviet Union, Jews not allowed to pray freely. We convene together in parking lots outside synagogue to partake in some parking lotkes and borscht.

Matt: For the benefit of some of my readers, what is borscht?

Boris-Yuri:  Borscht Eastern European soup taste like paint thinner. But add some sour cream, and you’ve got something.

Matt:  So, where did you used to convene?

Boris-Yuri:  Was hard to celebrate with my people in those times in Moscow. We meet discreetly behind abandoned Politburo building. Natasha and Anatoly light menorah, the men spin our frozen dreidels, and Olga Greenberg bring her beautiful golden brown parking lotkes. Was tasting great, and we never got caught.

Matt:  What was the toughest part of celebrating in this way?

Boris-Yuri: I think my friend, Viktor, is KGB agent.

Matt:  Why do you say that?

Boris-Yuri: That schlemiel never bring applesauce.

Thanks to the bravery of Basha and his friends, parking lotkes are now enjoyed throughout the world in all kinds of weather, in total freedom—and with applesauce.

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MENORAHTY – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod asks:  So, what would YOU call the small percentage of the US (let alone the world) population that Jews comprise?

Happy Chanukah to all!

MENORAHTY

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VELCRO MAGNON – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod asks:  So, what would YOU call our ancestors who always stuck together?

 

VELCRO MAGNON

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THANKS – Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn – #26

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

Interesting, if not always deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Welcome to Volume 26 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn (or raking the leaves…or shoveling the driveway).

 

THANKS …

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Pastriotic – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (Wednesday) Wordapod, is an oldie-but-goodie, and just in time to get your feed bag on for Thanksgiving.

 

PASTRIOTIC

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CHICKEN PARMAGEDDON – The Wednesday Wordapod

Today’s (Wednesday) Wordapod, Chicken Parmageddon, may appeal to foodies and religious fanatics alike.

 

CHICKEN PARMAGEDDON

Chicken Parmageddon (n)a popular Italian dish that symbolizes the final struggle between good and evil

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