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.
Whorebinger (n) – one who is given to indulging frequently in paid romantic encounters Continue reading
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 (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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Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod – OBLOXIOUS – is all about overeating…and Aunt Sadie’s brunches. Can you relate?
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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(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 23 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.
AHEAD TO THE PAST
I’ve always wondered why the movie, “Back to the Future” wasn’t titled “Ahead to the Past.” Okay, the real title may be catchier, although if there were a successful movie or three with my proposed title, who knows if that would be the case.