Thursday, July 11, 2013

When "Snot" is Not Enough...

So you guys are snots to me all the time.

Sometimes you're sweet, but mostly you're snots.

On occasion, your snottiness reaches extreme levels, and the word "snot" is just not enough.

So I was thinking I needed a better phrase..like...

"Ultra-Snot"?
Nah. They'll think that's a compliment.

"Extreme Snot"?
Nah. Too obvious. Not...illustrative enough.

How about "Bear Snot"?
No. Teddy bears can be cute and cuddly. I don't want any misunderstandings.

Wait...I've got it.


"Gorilla Snot".


Words that "Gorilla" brings to mind: Big, lumbering, hairy, proud, strong, territorial, protective, stinky, intelligent, ugly, brutish and awkward.

Perfect.

28 comments:

  1. Robert A.Heinlein wrote a book entitled "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", in it he makes the observation that some jokes are funny all the time and some are funny once.

    i respectfully suggest that you might wish to reconsider into which category calling someone a "snot" falls.

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    1. Ok, can you suggest another word that is lightly derogatory, yet playful, while maintaining a PG rating?

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  2. I think some words, like "snot," probably sound funnier when spoken in an Upper Midwest dialect.

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  3. not that wouldn't rapidly fall into the funny once category if overused. Heinlein also noted that there could be disagreement as to category.

    why does it have to be derogatory, snookums?

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    1. Because we deserve it!!

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    2. Arik's right. :) But I guess it doesn't always NEED to be derogatory. It could be condescending, Pumpkin :D

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    3. But what if somebody really gets on my nerves when they tease me? What do I call them then, Lambchop?

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    4. Then you can be derogatory, honeybunch. you can be as evil, rotten, mean and bad and nasty as you please.

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    5. Actually, Muffin, I'm not that good at evil.

      If you want nasty, you have to talk to Unny. :)

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    6. i'm afraid of Unny, you'll have to talk to her yourself, sweetcakes, if you need evil word advice.

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    7. Everybody's afraid of Unny, Gumdrop. I need someone to protect me from her.

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    8. i thought that you were jimmie's internet woman . isn't that his job, booboo?

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    9. Men and their sense of territory. :) Geez. He offered me strawberries and talked to me. I'm a girl who happens to like strawberries and being talked to.

      I guess the job's available, Dumpling. Unny is pretty dreadful, sometimes.

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    10. strawberries? i got recipes for strawberries. pies, muffins, bread, sponge brulee, romanov...but i gotta talk, too? unny scares me, sweet ums

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    11. Yep, to me, ya gotta talk, Doc. That a problem? :)

      Strawberry brulee sounds intriguing. Have you made it before, Popsicle?






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    12. of course i've made it. you need to make a ten inch orange sponge cake. cover the top with sliced, sugared berries. spread ten oz of sour cream over it. sprinkle 1/3 cup of dark brown sugar on top then refrigerate for 1-4 hours. then it goes under the preheated broiler for a couple of minutes (just until the sugar boils in a couple of places). cool for 5-10 minutes and garnish with a a few more berries.

      what do you think, sweet pea? talking is, like, required? are you sure?

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    13. Yum!!!!!!!!!!!

      Well, words ARE the best aphrodisiac. So no. I guess they're not required for baking, Strudel Bug. :P

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    14. WORDS? everyone has always held out for credit cards, my little mango.

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    15. Really? How crazy are these people? I hope it hasn't made you bitter, Gingersnap.

      Words are the way to a good woman's heart.

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    16. how crazy are these people? the fun ones, very. jewelry always seemed to work better for me, pookie

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    17. Well, to be fair...I've never really been given much jewelry, so I'm not a good judge.

      But words are wonderful when they come from an articulate, intelligent, loving man.

      Especially if he's witty. Wit is one of my favorite qualities. :)

      Unfortunately, men like this are hard to find. And the ones I do find seem to be reluctant to give words, Twinkie ;)

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    18. ...articulate, intelligent, loving man.

      gee, setting the bar a bit high for a first date aren't you, munchkin?

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    19. Am I? :)

      If he's not articulate, intelligent and loving on the first date...then I doubt it'd improve with time....silly.

      And that's what I want. Not so much jewelry, Honeybun.



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  4. If you kiss your honey
    When your nose is runny,
    You might think it's funny
    But it'snot.

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  5. Well...I'd have to agree with that :P

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