November 06, 2009

Hanging Noodles on Your Ears on Fatless Friday


You heard me right. I'm not hanging noodles on your ears! Actually, this is the title of a book my oldest son gave my husband for his birthday a couple of months ago. It's all about idioms from around the world and it is pretty funny!


Here's just a few:


I'm not hanging noodles on your ears: I'm not pulling our leg (Russian)

A camel can't see it's own hump: Pot calling the kettle black.

Thighs shaped like banana trees: A compliment to an attractive woman (Bengali)

Look for hairs inside an egg: Nitpick (Italian)

By candlelight, a goat looks like a lady: Look before you leap (French)


Strange, huh?


Then I found a page that had some words that have been delisted out of the dictionary. Frankly, I think some of these should be revived. What do you think?


Vocabularian: one who thinks too much attention to words

Tardiloquent: talking slowly

Somnificator: one who induces sleep in others. (I always pray my preacher husband doesn't become one of these!)

Sarcast: writer or speaker who is sarcastic

Natiform: buttock-shaped

Idiorepulsive: self-repellent

Bowelless: lacking mercy

Anonymuncle: an anonymous, small time writer


Hhhhmmmm, look how many of those deal with writers! What'sup with that? From one anonymuncle to another, I proudly wear the badge of Vocabularian and try ever so hard to be a Sarcast. I'm bowelless when faced with anything that takes away from my obsession with the written word. And if I ever happen to become a somnificator, well, just send me a natiform card and tell me to wake up and get with the program!


Oh yes, it is a FAT-LESS Friday for me. I weighed in last night and lost another 1.8 pounds. This gives me a total weight loss of 17.8 pounds! Woohoo! I think it may be time to go down a size, but I am loving the loose feeling of my clothes!


Have a great weekend everyone!



18 comments:

  1. Funny Sherrinda!

    A camel can't see it's own hump, is a keeper.

    This does feel like a little slam on writer's. It must be true that no one but us understands these crazy ways.

    *Sigh*

    Enjoy your weekened, you should buy an outfit to show off those 17 pounds you shed!

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  2. Congrats on the weight loss. I must soak more of you in, perhaps your dedication will wear off on me!

    Fun lines!

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  3. Dang girl, you're really chugging along in the weight loss!

    Hilarious post, BTW. I'm sure the things we say here sound just as odd to others.

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  4. One of my favorites from the Middle East is: "Unload your own donkey!" (ie. Mind your own business). LOL!

    Congrats on the weight loss!

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  5. Haahaa! These are awesome. Thanks for making me smile, Sherrinda. I'm curious as to what buttock-shaped looks like. LOL

    Congrats on the poundage. Amazing and I'll bet you look so good. :-)

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  6. Oh gosh those are too funny. I laughed at the banana thighs!!!!!!

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  7. Haha! This is awesome! I love the idioms!

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  8. Congratulations on the weight loss, and the camel can't see it's own hump is my favorite of this list.

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  9. These are great! Hope you find more! I've gotta use some of them myself and try not to be a sarcast! lol!

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  10. Those are strange! congratulations on the weight loss,I've been trying lately, but without any luck.

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  11. I can't help it by Tardiloquent is by far my favorite word now :)

    Congrats on the weight loss :)

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  12. I love it. And what a great idea. I'm sure your husband loved the gift. Have a wonderful weekend, Sherrinda.

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  13. I love it. And what a great idea. I'm sure your husband loved the gift. Have a wonderful weekend, Sherrinda.

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  14. Thighs shaped like banana trees? Sorry, I think I might be offended if someone said that to me!

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  15. Hi Sherrinda -

    Thanks for the laugh. If we're so confused by these sayings, we can imagine how people from our countries feel about ours.

    Congrats on the weight loss! You're doing great.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  16. Fascinating! And funny!
    Congrats to you, by the way!

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  17. Those are great! Congrats on your big weight loss!

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  18. Loved the article, it gave me a chuckle. Congrats on the weightloss. I bet it feels wonderful.

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