Internet Acronyms, AKA proof that I'm old: TMI, LOL, OMG, YOLO

Internet Acronyms, aka Proof That I’m Old

This internet acronyms post is inspired by a comment that Cassandra made on a post I did about idioms. I'm in my 40s and Gen-X, so compared to the kids on the internet these days, I'm old. I also spend very little time on social media, so I'm pretty out of the loop. There are… Continue reading Internet Acronyms, aka Proof That I’m Old

Lost in translation: Greek sign translated as "bathing of dogs prohibited"

Lost in Translation English Signs

If you're making a sign that includes languages on your own, you'll probably want some help to get it right. Sometimes Google Translate doesn't tell you the right thing. Sometimes, people get creative and decide to skip that step altogether, and just ask their neighbour whose cousin moved to the US, because presumably the neighbour… Continue reading Lost in Translation English Signs

Bumpin' uglies and other slang for "down there" business - image of a banana

Bumpin’ Uglies & Other Slang for What Goes On “Down There”

People had a good laugh with a recent post on idioms, so I thought why not have some more fun with silly language. This post explores some of the more colourful terms terms for what goes on when the pants come off. I'll try to leave out the mundane and stick with silly rather than… Continue reading Bumpin’ Uglies & Other Slang for What Goes On “Down There”

Moth, with markings like eyes on its wings

My Heebie-Jeebies List

This post is about some of the things that give me the heebie-jeebies, ranging from things that scare me to things that are just yucky. Some of these I might realistically come across, while others, not so much. Yucky words We've previously established that moist panties grosses me right out. Damp underwear? Whatever. Moist panties?… Continue reading My Heebie-Jeebies List

"If you don't read the newspapers, you are uninformed. If you do read them, you are misinformed.

Quotes That We All Get Wrong

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay  This post was inspired by MIchelle of From Famine to Feast, who recently posted this quote that didn't come from Benjamin Franklin, no matter what the internet might think (although I like it anyway): "We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." Here are a few more… Continue reading Quotes That We All Get Wrong

word aversion: Does "moist" gross you out?
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Word Aversion: What Words Gross You Out?

Grace at Just Tawkin' recently mentioned that moist is the most hated word in the English language and I felt the need to go exploring to learn more about gross words. It turns out word aversion is the fancy way of referring to words that are just plain icky—not what the words are describing, but… Continue reading Word Aversion: What Words Gross You Out?