Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Guess What Day It Is? {Wednesday Hodgepodge}

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 bankruptand 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?

Some of the words/phrases listed I haven't heard before.  The phrase "What Day Is It?" makes me want to scream!!  I'm so sick of that dumb camel commercial.

One word that my 16 year old son says constantly is 'Player'.  It similar to 'dude', 'bro', 'hommie'.  Quite frankly, all of them drive me crazy!

2. What one unfinished project nags at you begging to be completed in this new year?
This is going to sound silly, but… Our first home did not have central air. We had window air-conditioners.  We moved into our new home in 2005, which has central air.  For some reason, my husband brought along a window air conditioner during the moving process.  This air conditioner has been sitting in our garage since 2005!  Every summer I ask him to get rid of it.  Every summer he does not.  This summer I am going to outsmart him by putting the air conditioner in his car trunk.  He won't be able to put the golf clubs in until the air conditioner is gone!  Bwhahaha!

3. When did you last have a bowl of soup? What kind? Homemade or from a can? What's your favorite soup?
Tomato soup and grilled cheese with my son.  It was from a can.  My favorite is Tomato Basil. (Panera Bread makes the best!)  I do make homemade soups though.  The family favorite is chicken noodle with veggies.

4. Snowed in, snowed under, snow job...which one most applies to your life in recent days, figuratively speaking.
Snowed in. Currently iced in and arctic like temperatures too!  Not fun to be in Pennsylvania right now.  

5. What's the funniest movie you've ever seen, or at least one of the funniest?
We are the Millers!  (has nothing to do with the last name, honest!)
After the credits roll there are a couple funny bloopers.  OMG!  Funny!!!!
6.  In general, would you say you're clumsy?
Ya know, I never considered myself clumsy.  But now that I think about it, I do run into an occasional wall when I'm not looking.  

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.
I remember watching Elvis movie reruns as a kid.  I wouldn't consider myself an Elvis fan.  Don't love him, don't hate him.  A song that I do like is "Love Me Tender".

8. Insert your own random thought here.


Thank you to Joyce -  From This Side of the Pond for being a wonderfully creative person! 
 Come join in the fun and answer the Hodgepodge questions too.


23 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. Tomato soup & grilled cheese has been a staple in our house this winter :)
    YES -I HATE Wednesdays... that cat is me exactly!

  2. Love your idea about the air conditioner. I wanted to put The Millers but went with Hangover. I loved The Millers and I bought the DVD....funny movie. I remember Elvis's movies too but never had a crush on him or cared for his music that much.

  3. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Yes, a friend actually un-friended me because she really get the humor in my FB about selfies. She thought I was "calling a lot of people out in public." I emphasized it's not that I am against selfies, but the amount and t(a profile pic change every other day) and silly subject matter that seems to beg for compliment or a notice--a mani/pedi show-off, Look-I parted my hair on the other side today! Hey, like my new scarf? Look at me! I'm picking my kid up from school! Look at me, I'm at McDonald's. Look at me.." Extremely tiresome and narcissistic. Once in a while is no big deal, but how about let's focus on other people, think of others, praise others?

    I was shocked that she unfriended me because she gets humor (and doles it out) readily, and fancies herself very tolerant. I think she'll come back around. I hope so.

  4. Oh my gosh! My son says the same things!!! I hate that word:Homie! Or waz up. ugh..anyways..thanks for dropping by my blog & I just love your blog!

  5. Love your project. I would get rid of the air conditioner too.

  6. Great place to put the air conditioner!! The camel ad-is getting a bit annoying.

  7. I hate that stupid hump day commercial too! I don't think it's funny at all

  8. OMGosh, that would so funny to do to your husband! We eat grilled cheese and tomato soup a lot. Yum. Good food for when you're iced in! Hope you get some respite from the weather soon.

  9. Your plan sounds good : ) I'm married to Mr. Clean and have to watch he doesn't get rid of stuff I'm saving for something! Haven't seen We are the Millers, but it's a rental now so I'll look for it. Stay warm!

  10. Don't you think your husband is holding on to the window AC because there's a tiny-weenie chance that the Central Air may break on a hot summer day? I know how men think! "Why throw it away? It still works!" hahaha

  11. I like to think my husband is 'disorangized' instead of lazy. haha!
    The only thing I do not care about the movie is the amount of time the actors say the F word. Other than that, I find the movie hilarious!

  12. Every wednesday my husband walks around saying "What DAY is IT?" Egads! I want to throttle him!

  13. Oh, that's the kicker Maria… it doesn't even work!

  14. I think I've been patient enough, wouldn't you say? ;-)

  15. Boys have an entirely new language. ;-)

    Can you tell I like purple? haha! Thanks for coming by too. =)

  16. The camel ad was funny the first time. After that, you are right, it's just plain old annoying!

  17. I'm not entirely against selfies. Some can be amusing. But I get what you mean. I find your explanation rather humorous.
    I don't understand why a friend would voice their opinion about your comment instead of being drastic and un-friending you. I hope she comes back around too.

  18. Hubby went to see the Hanover and liked that one too. My boys keep telling me watch them. Maybe some day. haha!

  19. I loved the cat! Portrays how I feel to a tee. haha!

  20. Don't Be Cruel, or I might get All Shook Up. Suspicious Minds don't believe you gave the whole answer to #6.
    BTW, "player" used to mean a guy who played (or attempted) to play the field of girls. Snap, a new generation's slang always seems stupid to the older generation.

  21. Oh I'd love to see Twerking abolished. In every sense of the word. Also, Gangnam Style.

    I'd like to do more digitial scrapbooking this year. and reading - other than blogs. And since we seemed to be Snowed In AND I am the sickest I have been in years; I may just get through a book this week.

    One of the funniest movies ever is The Princess Bride. I LOVE that movie.

  22. I loved We Are the Millers! I love your idea about tricking the hubby too. Ha!

  23. You definitely have had more than your share of nasty cold weather. I hope things have warmed up a bit and the temps don't dip that low again for the rest of winter.

    Twerking is the word that drives me nuts. IT comes with such an ugly visual-- Ugh!

    Happy New Year, jj


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