Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Hodgepodge of the Queen's English

You know you've been waiting all week for this! Join in!
1. Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they'd like to see banished from the Queen's English.  Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse or just general uselessness (go here to read more about how the words were chosen).  Here are the words/phrases they'd like to see banished in 2014:
selfie, twerk/twerking, hashtag, Twittersphere, Mr. Mom, T-bone, ____on steroids, the suffixes-ageddon, and -pocalypse added to anything and everything, from the world of politics the words-intellectually/morally bankrupt and Obamacare, and from the world of sports the words-adversity and fan base

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?
I'm fine with banishing the words, but could we also banish the actual existence of these 
things? I think the whole world would be better off.

And by the way, if you banish adversity and your fan base from the world of sports, is it really a sport anymore?

2. What one unfinished project nags at you begging to be completed in this new year?
Unpacking and settling into our new house. I would like that completed this month, not this year. In fact, this week would be good.
And since I cleaned out a whole bunch of stuff before we moved, where did all this junk come from that I'm unpacking now?!?

3. When did you last have a bowl of soup? What kind? Homemade or from a can? What's your favorite soup?
Now that we actually live in a state that has winter ... and cold ... and snow, we've enjoyed a lot of soup in the last two months. We like both homemade and canned, especially if it comes with grilled cheese.

4. Snowed in, snowed under, snow job...which one most applies to your life in recent days, figuratively speaking.
Maybe a little snowed under. After all, we moved into our house five days before Christmas. We still put up the stockings and the tree, but we had to be a little creative with the picture taking to avoid all the boxes stacked everywhere.

5. What's the funniest movie you've ever seen, or at least one of the funniest?
I would say any movie with witty dialogue. The rest of the people in my house (all guys) would say any movie that has jokes about flatulence and burping.

6.  In general, would you say you're clumsy?
Yes, and so would anyone else that knows me.

7. Elvis Presley was born on Hodgepodge Day (January 8th) back in 1935.  Are you an Elvis fan?  What's your favorite Elvis tune? If that's too hard, which Elvis tune do you dislike the least?  Click here for a list of his songs.
Elvis has left the building. Let the poor man rest in peace.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I made a big announcement on the first that I was back to blogging. Then I didn't post anything for a week. That's not the kind of blogging I was planning on getting back to, but internet issues and something else ... oh yes, THE STORM kept me from blogging. But all is as back to normal as it can get, so you'll be hearing from me more often.

Lucky you.


  1. Wow! What a move!!! Stay warm!
    Your answers always make me smile! Thanks!

  2. I didn't realize you had moved! Wow, I'm behind. I need to go catch up with what I've missed :)
    Welcome back to blogging!

  3. Love your #5 answer..I think my husband & son would agree (that would include car crashes and lots of man stuff, lol.). Thanks for visiting my blog. Come back if you like. Blessings.

  4. #5 made me giggle. I grew up with three brothers and then on top of all that a husband mixed in with the three brothers in one room....ya, I can relate.

    Enjoy you new home!

  5. Yep, the farting and burping stuff makes us laugh too.

  6. Looking forward to hearing your story. Crazy timing for a move, but then moving is always pretty crazy. Hope you're enjoying your new home!

  7. We moved last year at Christmas too - crazy, isn't it? Be patient with the process, and don't be afraid to clean out again as you unpack - I find I do that every single time we move!

  8. Oh, moving, we haven't moved in 32 years. Yikes! this may be our year to move and I can't even bear to think about the process. Hoping you get settled and enjoy your new home soon.


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