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Sunday, 12 July 2009

A propos of nothing - The misappropriation of words...

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One day, admittedly many years ago, one of my teachers told me the story of how a child's mother had once called him to explain that Simon wouldn't be in class that day,

"...as he's gone and got his tentacles caught in his zip..."

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Short and sweet today, mes bloggy squid-inks... That's 'cause I'm over HERE, among like, and manic minds!

Come and dip your toe in the water... I promise you it's safe!

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13 comments:

jinksy said...

That's on a par with an ex-neighbour of mine, who once told me her 'conservative blew down' in the gale of the night before...Got to love 'em...

Moannie said...

Number one and only son, aged seven, caught with three friends in the Convent School Chapel, explained tearfully that they were looking for the Holy Ghost.

Derrick said...

Ha ha, Fhina!

I've always liked Hilda Baker's line ... "and I can say that without fear of contraception"!

Clippy Mat said...

hey Fhina: thanks for asking about my whereabouts. I'm coming back to blogging one of these days very soon, just reading and catching up at the minute.
:-))

Woman in a Window said...

That was short and sweet, except for the poor boy and his tentacles. Not so sweet for him.

Butler and Bagman said...

I have to say that I love your blog. It's always a trip! Sometimes I don't comment because...I don't know what to say. Your blog is like energy released. I'm not sure I always understand it or if I am supposed to...but I relate to it a lot and love it.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi! Glad you like the map but I've changed it because I left out the important bit...so if I can tempt you to pop across again?

I love your photos and words. Where do you get the photos from? I think I know where you get the words ;)

lizspin said...

And my comment will be short and sweet. . .

Ha!

Jan said...

My favourite was my own mother telling me that she'd 'been to the doctor for a description'

Spellbound said...

Your post sent me running to my file drawer for a bit of paper I saved from a time when we read newspapers instead of google. It's by Jack Smith of the LA Times and Is called, "How to Win a Pullet Surprise." He referred to an out of print book by the same name by Amsel Greene, a collection of malapropisms and other unintentional but marvelous word misuses by students. I wish I owned it He mentions a few like the Sarah Desert where they travel by Camelot and Moses going up to Mt. Cyanide, soldiers wearing opulents on their shoulders and space travel being affected by comic rays. What fun would there be in life if we never made mistakes with our complicated language?

Chairman Bill said...

My first wife's grandmother always spoke of segregated knives.

carma said...

someone at work was speaking about a guy who was working on their house and had a thick accent. He was always so happy to tell everyone about his "turd" wife - yikes!

ric said...
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