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Booking Through Thursday | Connecting Words


 Okay, today’s question is going to be a little different. First, I’m posting it early because Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and I’m going to be busy making and eating turkey as I’m sure some of you will also be, so I want to give everyone time to play. And two, because I’m basically going to link you through to somebody else’s blog with a question that I thought was pretty interesting.

Joanna and Brad are asking about “connecting words,” and they don’t mean conjunctions like “and” or “but.” No, what they’re looking for are unique, or treasured words that we’ve found out and about in our daily travels, words that might not be common usage, or often heard, but which struck a chord for some reason.

This is unorthodox, of course, but here’s the thing: if you link back to Joanna’s post (which is where the rules are written), you’re eligible to win a prize. Not to mention joining in some great conversation about interesting words.

I’m a bit of a loss at this week’s question. I understand thus far the question does not concern with traditional connecting words in the grammatical sense, not the transition words. So I gather this has to do with a brand new jargon, compound words made up of old parts of speech, eh? Words that define your world. I have compiled a list of words I sumbled upon during travels and to share a few, in apropos of this week’s question:

A bag of cats The noise two women make when they argue/engrossed in an enthusiast conversation.

Subwoofing Sitting in a parking lot or on the side of the street with your people in your car blasting your stereo to show off what a great system you have

Brokeback Anuthing questionable of masculinity, or implicating homosexuality

January Joiner Those who join the gym in January, then over it by February

Homo erectus The name given to a person who gets hardons (willingly or unwillingly) over another person of the same gender

As befit the occasion, there is Turducken, a canned food for cats and kittens! Turkey and duck meat?

Have a Fantastalicious Thanksgiving!

16 Responses

  1. For something completely different, howeve, I think you’ve probably done this one before but I’ve memed you for ‘Cats and Dogs’, one of my seven random choices… Apologies. See website

  2. I like the homo erectus one! lol

  3. I love a bag of cats!

    I’m totally fascinated by the different directions this project has gone in… we’re going to have an interesting time doing something with it at the end. Maybe more like the sound of a bag of cats than subwoofing though…

    Best wishes


  4. Happy Turkey Day, Matt!

    Hope your day is full of blessings, joy and laughter!


  5. I had no idea that Turducken was the name of a cat food!

    A friend of mine served turducken at a party last year – she stuffed a chicken into a duck and then the duck into a turkey and roasted (?) them all. Very good, as I recall.

  6. A bag of cats describes a few of my neighbours to a T!

  7. First of all, belated Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and to any other American readers to this blog.

    As for connecting words, there are just so many and I guess a lot of these words/ phrases can be found at http://www.urbandictionary.com too.

  8. And of course, in my hurry to get you drawn into another useless meme, I forgot to send you all those fond wishes and …. too late. Sorry … I’ll think about the words, connecting ones I mean. x

  9. Nice collection! January Joiners make that month nearly intolerable for me. 🙂

  10. I ate a turdenken last year for Thanksgivng. It’s a duck stuffed inside a chicken, and both are stuffed into the turkey.

    It’s juicer than a regular turkey. The three flavors of meat are interesting.

  11. For me, it would have to be “guncle” which I first read on Mondo-Ricko’s blog. It means “Gay Uncle,” and I’ve been using it like crazy.

  12. Seachanges:
    It’s interesting how several people who response to this challenge share about their left-handedness being treated as a disease. It’s a fun post.

    It’s such a new urban jargon. I love it! 🙂

    Joanna Young:
    In Chinese we have a saying that three women make a marketplace. You know what I mean! A bag of cats compared to that would be an understatement. 🙂

  13. Charles:
    I enjoy your post as well. I know so much more about you in that one post! 🙂 xoxo

    Turducken is such a cute name. It’s a canned food line for kitties and cats. 🙂

    Welcome! A bag cats also describe few of the coffee regualr cats around my neighbor! 🙂

  14. r:
    Thanks for the link. I made a few contributions to it and look up some words. It’s a fun website, very well-organized. 🙂

    Brad Shorr:
    Every year I’ve seen soooo many new members at the health club during January, right after the holiday and vacation….waves of them pour into the weight room and the treadmill room but you won’t see most of them by the end of the month!

    It’s supposed to be very good–tasty and juicy, although I’ll prefer a goose anytime! I’ll have roasted goose when I go home, in Hong Kong. 🙂

    Guncle sounds like someone I’d want to meet! LOL 🙂

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