Eeews for Tuesday

garter darter
“Current temperature, 28 degrees and tasty.” 

Too much cooking in the warm weather; my brain’s overheated. Result: puns. Beware.

I. E.g. caught Fergus chewing a piece of stick on the balcony. She took it away and scolded him, saying, “Why must you always be eating things that upset your tummy?”

I replied, “He’s just making sure to keep up the splat-us quo.”

II. Things I reflect on while washing the dishes:

  • What denomination would snakes be?
  • Probably Pentecostal: they speak in tongues.
  • Why, then, would a snake smile as a hawk flew away with him?
  • Because he was caught up in the raptor.

III. Goodbear posted a nature quiz the other day. Her readers were to try and guess the bird from a photo showing mainly its right foot, with a little of its underbelly and wing feathers. I correctly identified it as a Great Horned Owl. When I found out this morning, I bounded upstairs to E.g. singing out, “Guess what! I won the talon contest!”

All right now, get back to your more sensible blogfriends.

11 Responses to Eeews for Tuesday

  1. goodbear says:

    nice! i like all of them!

  2. jamesviscosi says:

    Good ones, especially the raptor and the talon contest! 😀

  3. Gina says:

    Fun puns!! Splat-us quo…hehe.

  4. Checkers says:

    Sensible? Who needs sensible? Silly rules in my world. More silly, please!!!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I like puns. The make me smile.
    Once my husband was giving me a hug and I said ‘you squeeze me like a grape and I’ll let out a little w(h)ine.” I thought I was being very cute.

  6. livingisdetail says:

    Hee hee. I like the puns. It must be hilarious around your house when you are on a roll! 🙂

  7. lavenderbay says:

    Thanks for your encouragement, Goodbear, James, and Gina! Be sure to click on my “Donate to Whitby Psych Hospital” button. The nurses always bring me fresh lemonade and an extra-fluffy pillow when someone donates.

    I can’t be silly ALL the time, Checkers, ’cause you’re the Sultan of Silly, and I would always be second-best next to you. BTW, I’m still curious as to whether you’re a COP or a POP or a TOP or a SOP or a MOP.

    Glad I could give you a smile, Elizabeth! I hope your husband appreciated your joke. What kind of grape product is your romance: heady, juicy, or bubbly?

    E.g. will tell you, Livingisdetail, that many of my punniest moments have appeared as I’m just waking up; then the jokes, like dreams, shred with the morning mists. E.g. enjoys puns as much as I do, so sometimes we bounce them off each other like tennis balls off the school wall.

  8. You are truly something else. Jokes for days… “splat-us quo” “caught up in the raptor”

    That was a good laugh for the morning. Thank you.

  9. lavenderbay says:

    Hey, you’re welcome, Urban Thought! Thanks for dropping in.

  10. Snake says: You’d better scale back on those puns.

    Re puns — I’ve always held that you KNOW you are doing well at learning a foreign language when you begin to understand the puns. I used to live in Athens, and I remember the first time I got a pun in Greek. We were at a supper club sort of place, and part of the entertainment was a stand-up comedian. He told a lousy joke that included a lame pun, but I GOT IT!! And I laughed so long and loudly (in delight at my own self!!) that I embarrassed everyone in our party (most of whom were Greeks). Oh well…

    By the way, that’s a really wonderful photo of the snake. Did you take it?

  11. lavenderbay says:

    I agree with you completely in your observation. It’s always easier to watch a drama than a comedy (unless it’s simply slapstick) when you’re practising second-language or foreign-language listening comprehension. And puns in particular are language-specific, turning on homonyms as they do. Too bad your dinner party didn’t see the light bulb over your head!

    Re the photos: on nearly all the pictures in this blog, if you scroll over it and there’s nothing, I took it (two early exceptions are a medieval feast illustration and a WWF sea turtle) . If a title appears (“garter darter” on the one above) , E.g. took it, and clicking on it will take you to her Flickr site.

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