Oh, baby it's cold outside!!! It's the perfect time to stay indoors, to sit at my computer, and answer the Hodgepodge questions for the week. Why don't you take a moment to read the questions and my answers, and feel free to answer them too? I love reading your responses. I mean, come on, where else do you have to go? Stay warm. Stay safe.
1. Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they'd like to see banished from the Queen's English. Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse, or just general uselessness. Here are the words/phrases they'd like to see banished in 2014 -
selfie, twerk/twerking, hashtag, Twittersphere, Mr. Mom, T-bone, ___ on steroids, the suffixes -ageddon, and -pocalypse added to everything, from the world of politics - intellectually/morally bankrupt and Obamacare, and from the world of sports the words - adversity and fan base.
Which of these words/phrases would you like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?
Well, I would love to see the end of" intellectually and morally bankrupt" used NOT because I don't like the sound of the words but because it defines our politicians well right now and I would love to see that change. Wouldn't it be nice to instead say they did their jobs well due to the morals and ethics they have?
I'm totally unaware of "T-bone". Can someone give me the use of it? (Besides as a cut of steak.)
I am tired of the News Channels using -ageddon and -pocalyse and I think it's away of raising un-necessary fear in people. In fact, how about they stop using the words "Breaking News" every five minutes?? Hello! That is what a News Channel does...they break/give the recent news to the viewers. duh
2. What one unfinished project nags at you begging to be completed in this new year?
This is minor, and therefore it's not really nagging at me, but I have yet to complete putting away the Christmas decorations. I'm almost done...just not quite. I only put out part of my Christmas village this past season and it still needs to be packed away. Plus, I need hubby's help to carry our two artificial trees (one is indoors, one is outdoors) to our shed in the back of our house.
3. When did you last have a bowl of soup? What kind? Homemade or from a can? What's your favorite soup?
I had some canned Campbell's tomato soup (made with milk) for lunch two days ago. It used to be my favorite...especially with some crackers crunched up in it. But, now, I think I like mushroom & rice, or a good vegetable soup. Today will be an excellent day for a bowl!!
4. Snowed in, snowed under, snow job... which one most applies to your life in recent days, figuratively speaking.
I think it's interesting that all 3 phrases using the word snow are negative! I am not a lover of snow, so it seems appropriate! But, I can't say that I have felt snowed in, under, or have been given a snow job recently. Thank goodness!!
5. What's the funniest movie you have ever seen, or at least one of the funniest?
I think I have to go with "Christmas Vacation" with the Griswalds and their relatives! I can watch it over and over... and relate at times, and laugh a lot!!! There's no cussing, no sex to sell it...and it stands as one of the best ever made! And funniest!!
6. In general, would you say you're clumsy?
No. ( :
7. Elvis Presley was born on January 8th back in 1935. Are you an Elvis fan? What's your favorite Elvis tune?
I would not call myself an Elvis fan, but I do acknowledge that many of his songs have certainly become a part of our lives, and that he was a bold singer for back in the 50's and early 60's. He was "different" and appealed to the young of that generation. Early on I liked his voice quality and his songs have survived the test of time for that reason! I liked "early Elvis" better than when he started wearing those white pantsuits and acting all Vegas-style. As for my favorite Elvis songs? "Can't Help Falling In Love with You" and "Are you Lonesome Tonight?". I've got to say he does a wonderful rendition of "How Great Thou Art" too. My hubby has always been a bigger Elvis fan than I have and he has Elvis songs on his Ipod...and sings them around the house. (I'm giving away a secret! ha)
8. My random thought.
I actually have a couple of them this morning. First, I'm sad for the end of another college football season. I'm proud of my Gamecocks for finishing 4th in a couple of the polls!!! Awesome! It was a fun season and there were many, many great games to watch!
I DO NOT like cold weather. At all. No way. Add in some wind and it's a "cruel world out there." I am lucky to live south enough that when we get a cold snap it doesn't last long. But I'm thinking of ALL of you in other parts of the country cold and snowed in - and it's just the beginning of winter. Stay warm - stay safe. Try not to get "hysterics in the barracks" as my Dad would say. And....come on SPRINGTIME!!!