My girl Erica over at And Baby Makes Four posted about her favorite words recently and I'm shamelessly stealing it, mostly since it saves me having to come up with anything original or creative on my own.
A short list for your consideration:
And my #1 favorite of all time: onomatopoeia, which is both fun to say and has one of those kickass definitions that make you go, "Oh, there's actually a word to describe that?" It's so awesome it should be German, since those folks get all the best words (and beer, but that's another post).
Aussies like to yank tourists' chains by intentionally playing up the stereotyped view of Australia. Bird eating spiders in the backyard! Deadly snakes hanging out everywhere! Kangaroos jumping down the street! Drop bears ripping your face off!
And the kangaroos? You only see them in country towns, and even then they generally tend to stay away from humans. Except occasionally. Like this morning.
Blurry cell phone pics ahoy!
That is a big ass kangaroo hopping down the sidewalk between the parking lot and my work. My reaction was three parts "Awesome!" one part "WTF?" and one part, "Wait a minute that is a 5+ foot tall roo and they can be pretty freaking aggressive if cornered and have toenails like switchblades and a truck is passing by and scaring it and now it's heading RIGHT.TOWARD.ME."
2. I like Scott Adams's idea for a National Discard Day: "In December, people say 'Happy holidays!' and 'Happy New Year!' In June, around National Discard Day, you might hear something more along the lines of 'Lose the Crocs, dipshit. You're not Woody Harrelson.' National Discard Day would be cruel but practical."
3. I have absolutely no idea what to buy my mother for Christmas this year. Help me out - what are you getting yours?