Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The Queen's Meme #54 - The Funny Word Meme

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Welcome to the Queen's Meme #54

We are going for the funny bone today. Ouch. I hate it when that happens. Technically speaking that is the ulnar nerve. Definition: The ulnar nerve originates from the C8-T1 nerve roots which form part of the medial cord of the brachial plexus, and descends on the posteromedial aspect of the humerus.
I told you this meme was humorous!

Confession: I stole this idea from Jamie at Duward Discussion. She used British and Australian slang words recently in a challenge to her readers. I found a site today called Inherently Funny and decided to do the same with words that sound ridiculously humorous when you pronounce them....IF you can pronounce them.
I have given you 8 funny sounding words. You have to supply a definition without looking at the website or dictionary first. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Let's get started.

1. diphthong  I know dipthong is to do with speech and pronunciation, but I prefer to think of it as edible underwear

2. Houp-doup This is a mystery, but it sounds like a technique basketball players might use.

3. Skullduggery This is mischief, but I like it to be the place where pirates have buruied their treasure.

4. reintarnation Intarnation done a second time?

5. glom          Perhaps the opposite of glum?

6. gobsmacked I know this, as it's a British word meaning amazed. Gob means mouth, if you didn't know.

7. assmosis Perhaps an illness your pet donkey has?

8. lugubrious Another word I know, a British one that means long-winded.

And trust me, I will know if you look in the dictionary.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Queen's Meme #53 - The Change Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #53
The Change Meme

Norman Vincent Peale said, "Change your thoughts and you change your world." It was interesting to see how many meanings I could find for the word "change".....some are serious, some are silly. Have fun!

1. Name one thing you'd like to change about yourself. Not be a slave!

2. If you could wave a magic wand and be done with all the small petty nuisances in your life, what you would have "be gone" first? Let's see...volume one....all those roadworks on the way to the office...the endless airport security checks....

3. Do you collect and save your spare change in a jar? What for? It's better being spent!

4. Change your world. What is our biggest concern as a global humanity?  When the batteries run out on my tv remote.

5. What would you have changed about your last relationship or the one you're in now? That's obvious...still be in it!

6. If you could reverse the course of history in a time machine, what would you do and how do you think the world would be different today? Have you seen the film The Butterfly Effect? The guy in it kept trying to change thinbgs for the better, but various factors made it worse.

7. Who would you like to change into a toad? I'd change mysel;f into a toad if a princess is going to come and kiss me

8. What is the first thing you change into when you get home from work? From a worn out employee to a happier person.

9. If you could change places with anyone in the world for one day, who would that be? My boss. I'd love to make the top decisions.

10. Have you ever heard the expression "turn over a new leaf?" What is under your old one? I prefer to leaf this one alone.

11. Name one thing that can cause you to immediately change your mood. I'm out of the office!

12. What have you recently (or ever) had a change of heart about? And why? What am I:? The Frankenstein monster?

13. When is the last time you changed the oil in your car?  Is there oil there? Actually I don't drive.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The Queen's Meme #52 - The Meet Up Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #52
It's called The Meet Up Meme

I've given you 10 common places where "meeting" is the game plan. Simply answer the questions about your meet and greet habits. And don't be late for the meeting!
I have a dungeon you know.
And I know how to use it.

You are going to a....

1. Business meeting
Do you prefer a structured agenda with a time frame or a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants brainstorming session? I prefer one with lots of coffee and food

2. First Date meeting
Where are we going and what are we going to do? (Yes, I said you!) We can go to a beautiful restraurant where I can get you drunk and....where have you gone?

3. Coffee House with your best friend
Do you prefer a collegiate bookstore atmosphere with coffee and WiFi or a fancy restaurant with a beautiful display of expensive desserts? Oh. And what is your favorite coffee flavor? Oh yes a coffee house with wifi so I can cherck my e mails at the same time as listening to my friend. I think I like instant coffee best!

4. Bar/Pub with friends
What is your poison?  Arsenic, deadly nightshade? Some drinks in those places are pretty near that anyway

5. Your old high school for a 25 yr. reunion
Who would you like to see the most after all these years? Someone who hasn't done as well as me.

6. Blogger meet up
What is your fantasy blog meet up with your favorite bloggers? Where would you go and what would you do? A big party where my blogfriends from all around the world could meet up.

7. Google Search Bar
What are you searching for today? The word 'google'

8. Your favorite tattoo artist at the parlor
What is your next tattoo going to be and why? A large multicoloured fantasy warrior woman...why not!

9. AA or Al Anon Meeting
You are the designated driver to this function. What advice would you give a room full of folks who desperately need inspiration? The drinks are on me.

10. An video podcast meeting with your mother or significant other who doesn't know about your blog
Tell us how you would introduce them to the blog that is you.  "Well you know that blog which you said a person would have to be really weird to write that.? Well I'm the writer!