Hi,all...been a mite under the weather,lately-probably coz of the changing weather and the viral infections going around.So, I took two days off,as per Doc's recommendation.In a way, I think it's the body's way of telling one'Slow down-if you can't,I'll make you).
Whew-only here would you find prizes being offered for anything under the sun.For example, you get to enter a raffle,if you pay your car-driving fines online. And,if you pay your water-electricity bills online, you also stand to win a prize in a draw.
Vocabulary deviations,better know as Freudian slips, always make me smile.So,how about these,which I read recenrly:
- Salutary confinement instead of solitary confinement.
- Familiarity breeds attempt. (Guys attempting to befriend gals)
- Add assault to injury
- Civil serpents(for someone bugged with our Public Sector employees)
And,how about a fractured quote like 'tip of the slung'?(Guess what that stands for?)
A cute news article was about how traffic screeched to a halt and the hazard lights were slapped on , as a young camel was trotting across the road, oblivious to the amusement it was causing.
And,guess what the owner had intended to use it for? A gift for his sister's wedding.
Who thinks up these funny names for movie-for example: Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang(Cheenti=ant,in Hindi)-anyone seen this movie about two ant kingdoms, red and black, cnstantly at loggerheads?And,guess what their rulers are called? Why, Laal Prince, who elopes with Kaala Princess,of course.(No, I haven't seen the movie, just read it's brief review)
Back to my favourite topic: English: I'm sure you know what some groups of animals are called, for eg, a herd of cattle, a flock of sheep...But, have you heard of:
- Murder of crows.
- Crash of rhinoceroses
- Parliament of owls
- Sleuth of bears
- Gaggle of geese(on land), skein of geese(in flight) and wedge of geese(when they fly in formation)
- Exaltation of larks
- Piteousness of doves
- Clowder of cats
And, the one I found funniest:
- Bloat of Hippopotamii
Amazingly amusing, na?
On to the end joke:
The bride-to-be was advised by the marriage counselor to never completely disrobe in front of her husband when retiring. One night, six weeks after the wedding, the husband said to his bride, "Is there any insanity in your family?" "Why, no," she said. "Why do you ask?" "I was merely wondering," said he, "why you haven't taken your hat off
since we've been married."
It was laying limp in my hand. It was very long, kind of thin. I slid it between my fingers until I got to the end of it. I was turning it on. It became firm in my hands, and the end was wet. Then it got very hard and began gushing out of the tip. Then I took the garden hose and watered the bushes.
(For all those who thought something of an 'A' nature was coming up(No pun)-perish the thought-you won't find a more innocent person than me!!ROFL)
Till next time,keep smiling.