I feel like I should post something special to commemorate this historic day, but I’ve got nothin’.
Instead, I’m going to do a reverse Wacky Search Terms Wednesday, in which I will reveal some of the searches I personally have made recently. I haven’t actually looked at my little googler history thingy-ma-bob yet, so this may or may not be the slightest bit amusing.
1. star wars federation senate—I discovered it’s actually the “Galactic Senate”.
2. wa election results—Dude, our “Fix it!” guy lost. I’m kind of bummed.
3. awhile or a while—I feel like I should know these things, but sometimes I’m just not sure. And now I’m off to google “sometimes or some times”. Looks like “sometimes” is OK. But I’m pretty sure “alright” is not all right.
4. singstar rocks—DynaGirl got Singstar Amped for her birthday and I’m looking for another version for Christmas to add to her song catalogue. Dang it, now I’m going to have to google “catalogue or catalog”. I guess either one will work. I must have seen “catalogue” somewhere recently because I don’t think I’ve ever spelled it that way before. I did come across this amusing hit in my search:
Catalog or Catalogue?: Examining a Library Dilemma
The variant spellings catalog and catalogue create problems for librarianship by causing confusion, hindering research, and betraying the standardization the profession values. The predominant spelling in Britain (catalogue) differs from the predominant spelling in the U.S. (catalog), but within the U.S. both spellings are commonly used. Both of these different practices create inconsistencies. Although the spelling catalog has long been prescribed in the U.S., it has not fully caught on. The spelling catalog is far more common on the Web than catalogue. The best solution to this dilemma for librarians may be to not use this outmoded term at all.
Isn’t it cute what librarians fret about?
5. geniophobia—It’s the fear of chins, in case you were wondering. I googled it because it showed up on my search terms hits and I couldn’t remember what it meant. Oh, and it’s real, people. From the CTRN website (google took me to):
Does the thought of chins make you nauseous? Does it trigger a dry mouth and clammy hands? Does your heart feel like it’s going to pound right out of your chest? Do your legs turn to rubber bands?
We can help you get rid of that trauma. It’s what we’re all about.
6. Donny and Marie flamingo—I’m going to be in Vegas next year, and when I heard they had extended their show’s run, I thought it might be worth checking out.
7. define: bare—I had started to type “bare witness” in an e-mail and thought that could not be right unless you’re talking about people testifying in the nude. Hmmm…maybe that’s not a bad idea. I suspect it’s harder to lie when you’re naked. But it’s “bear witness” as I’m sure you all knew already.
8. how to roast pumpkin seeds—My kids begged me to do it this year after we carved our pumpkins, but none of my recipe books had anything. FYI, wash them, dry them, season them as desired (I used butter and salt) and then bake at 275 degrees in a single layer on a cookie sheet for 10-30 minutes, stirring frequently until golden brown. I think I cooked mine for 35 minutes. They turned out all right.
9. obnoxious—Some words just always look wrong to me.
10. best blog readers—That would be you, my friends.
11. define teat—I have no idea.
12. overdue in a frantic stew—It’s actually “rabbit stew”, which makes sense coming from the White Rabbit, but I think I like frantic stew better.
13. deep seated or deep seeded—It’s deep seated, although, I kind of think the imagery of deep seeded makes more sense.
14. BA Baracus—Did you know the “BA” does not actually stand for Bad Ass? I was sorely disappointed.
15. define hump—I was planning to use this word in the Scrabble game I was playing on facebook, but as the game included my Bishop’s wife, I wanted to reassure myself that there were plenty of non-nasty definitions.
16. potty mouth synonym or name for someone who curses a lot—Google gave me nothing. What would you call someone with a potty mouth? Any ideas?
17. counter, bean counter, counter like at costco door, tracker counter, counter gadget, tally keeper—It took many tries with google to figure out what you call one of those silver things with the little buttons you push to tally up stuff. And now I can’t even remember which term worked (wait, must have been “tally keeper” since it’s the last one I used), but I do know I can buy one on Amazon for about eight bucks. At first, I was planning to use it to keep track of how many times I opened my pantry door for a snack, thinking that the reality of that number would deter me from excessive snacking. But then I thought it could also be used to keep track of how many times I hear certain words from my children, such as “Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom”. I might ask Santa for one.
18. how long is meat good in the freezer—I had a roast in my freezer that I had purchased last May and kind of forgot about. Beef roasts are supposedly good in the freezer for 6-12 months. That’s kind of a broad range, but I figured since I was still within the 6 month bubble, I was safe. It was the best roast I have ever made. Melt in your mouth.
19. is every two days different than every other day—I found no definitive answer, but I still think not. What do you think?
20. chuck norris roundhouse kick—I was looking for some appropriate clipart for the card I was making Mr. T for his birthday. I found it.
I also found this:
It’s one of his favorite sleeping shirts.
Hmph…I’m not sure I made it to slightest bit amusing. So, what are you looking for?