Monday, March 17, 2008

Fun Monday Words and Beer

Nikki came up with a GREAT topic for this Fun Monday! She wanted to know of a "family word" that we had invented and used...or a great green beer story in honor of St. Paddy's day.

As you might suspect from my recent absence from the blogosphere, Tiggerlane has been terribly busy and has writer's block. Not from lack of anything to say, but from sheer exhaustion. And beer. HA!

I DID think of a word, though - and it was coined by a dear family friend. "Gonosyphaherpalese" is a word we use...can you guess what for? Teehee! Not that anyone in my family has an STD, but it's a cute term that our friend used to describe someone he knew who knew a friend...well, you get the gist. So, anytime The Offspring wants to discuss sexual matters, we have to throw in the possibility of contracting "gonospyhaherpalese" as a risk factor - which seems to cover all the bases!

And the green beer story? Kinda sad, actually. Had a friend, who just last year, came over to have a green beer for the holiday. Said friend was not supposed to be drinking, due to some legal issues, unbeknownst to me. Another friend took his photo with me and our green beers, and guess where it ended up? Myspace. Nothing bad for me, but for him? Not so good. All is well now, but remember: it is the age of technology - be careful! Assume every photo of you will be distributed on the 'net!

Thank goodness the technology was not as advanced when I went to college! Now go visit all the other participants this fine Fun Monday!

27 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

I'm sooooooo glad there is no photographic evidence of my college days - eek!

Pamela said...

That one should go in the dictionery. It is creatimagorinalingenious.

Mariposa said...

Gonosyphaherpalese is a tongue twister! LOL

ChrisB said...

Thats a great word if only I could pronounce it!

I have just been listening to a radio discussion about putting too much on the WWW-the guy was talking about info kids put on and said remember it might affect your first job interview! Luckily I don't need to worry about that!!

-Ann said...

Good stories and thanks for the warning. :)

Tiggerlane said...

desert songbird - I have SOME evidence, hidden away...

pamela - I totally wish I could pronounce your word! You'll have me trying all morning!

mariposa - just don't say it three times, or POOF!

chrisb - glad I don't have to worry about that, either - yikes! I think I should have provided a pronunciation guide for that word.

-ann - you're welcome!

Ari_1965 said...

I don't know why, but your word (I'm not typing that!) makes me think of the many words that my mom, her sisters and my older sisters used in order to avoid saying menstrual cycle: curse, my friend, Aunt Flo, monthly, that time of the month, etc.

Sayre said...

I will have to introduce your word to my son once he gets over the "sex" part. He spent the entire weekend reading a children's sex education-type book and laughing. I asked him if he had any questions and he wanted to know if it felt like a football game was going on inside me when he kicked.

I laughed and said yes - and a boxing match too because he LOVED to punch me right in the lungs.

SwampAngel65 said...

Glad that's not a real disease...sounds super scary!

Ah, good old myspace..make ya feel like Big Brother is watching...

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my, if I heard that word, discussing sexual matters I think I'd stick to celibacy!! That's a scary word. LOL

Thanks for the visit today.

jennifer said...

Legally banned from green beer. Poor soul! I have no idea how to pronounce your word but it LOOKS like it would sound impressively scary! Jennifer

Faye said...

An all points threat for teen-agers--good idea! how true about them impact of the public lives we live thanks to technology. All together now--on your best behavior!

Kila said...

That word could scare anyone out of having sex, LOL.

What was your friend thinking?! Dang. Kind of nice to know that anything my kids do as a teen will leave a trail ;) I think I'll equip them each with OnStar ;)

Kaytabug said...

What a fantastic word!!!
Sad story about the green beer.
I am glad too about the lack of technology back then.
OH! OH! there's a FM topic...share an embarrassing photo from your college years...I bet the sign up list would be short!

Bond said...

Yes..technology....cases of teenagers putting photos up on their myspace from parties and getting busted ...

M@ said...

It's adorable when you refer to yourself in the third person. Sorry about the harassment but I can't help it.

Sandy said...

I think that's an outstanding word. Maybe I'll suggest it to some of my friends in the medical field - see if anyone admits to having it!

Alison said...

I love that word...must remember it!!

IamwhoIam said...

Gonosyphaherpalese much scarier than STD. Seeing how just the other weekend a friend of mine must have take 20 pic of my butt, they were deleted but knowing her they would have found there way to the internet. My bottom is just not that cute there should be not photos of it. Not a one.

Heather said...

Nice VD word! too funny!

I am glad there were no pictures on the internet when I was in school, either!

Heather said...

Although my best friend may still hve a video of me calling my then boyfriend (now husband) a "dick" because he had punched a window out while drunk. Hope that never surfaces again!

Junebug said...

I have been so out of the loop lately with my blogger friends. I am trying to catch up. I hope your loving your new house.

bermudabluez said...

LOVE the "word"!!! Good God!!! I am forever grateful that my years in school will not EVAH show up on the WWW!! Your poor friend....but I guess...he should have been more careful? Probably won't be stoppin' by for a beer anytime soon!

Tiggerlane said...

ari_1965 - I always use "Mother Nature's reminder of my womanhood."

sayre - too bad boys can't get pregnant - they have NO idea what it feels like when a baby inside gets the hiccups!

swampangel65 - I didn't know until recently that myspace is a tool used by local law enforcement to figure out "who knows who!"

hootin anni - yup - and I use it to scare the kid! Happy Fun Monday!

jennifer - I should have provided it - it sounds like gone-ah-seff-ah-herp-ah-leez. Say it real fast!

faye - I just can't behave at all - not gonna happen!

kila - LOL!! ONSTAR!! Love it! Good to see you, btw - sorry I've been a stranger lately!

kaytabug - the sign up list might be short, but you KNOW that the photos would pile sky high!

bond - yeah - and my kid takes a trillion of them, so she'd get busted for sure.

m@ - I keep you around solely BECAUSE of the harrassment.

sandy - Funny! I wonder if my nurse husband has used it at work?

alison - see the reply to jennifer for the pronunciation.

iamwhoiam - 20 pics of your butt? WOW! I am amazed - I don't hold still that long, even when I'm clothed!

heather - oh, the memories! You might want to see that for old times' sake. I know there is a "girls gone wild" segment of video of me somewhere...just hope it stays underground!

junebug - I am! Thanks for asking - and I have been SO out of the loop, too - don't feel bad!

bermudabluez - he's legally allowed now - and yeah, it was his own stupid fault. Shoulda known better than to have his photo taken!

lisa marie said...

How the heck do you remember that long word?! Yeah, that would cover them all I would think. :)

Hope you're just about done getting your house in order. I know moving is such a huge chore. Hopefully you're having some time to relax now. :)

Tiggerlane said...

lisa marie - it's actually said at least once a month, for fun! And the house is "getting there," and I STILL have to move stuff out of the old one!

Occidental Girl said...

That's a great word to cover all the bases, and scare the heck out of a teenager (hopefully).

We say "You will tourist here" in a heavy Russian accent. Terrible, maybe, but we were scolded once by a tourist information person who had five minutes of work left before she could go home for dinner and we were bugging her with our questions. So she finally told us exactly what to do and when, without bothering to listen before she shooed us out the door. It was as though we were in a communist country. Ha ha. Funny. To us, it is. :)