Monday, July 30, 2012

Ha-ha-ha! Say WHAT?

WORDS unexpectedly trip my trigger and strike me as funny.


I spoke with an older woman who said she was concerned about her own eyesight because her sister has "Immaculate Generation" (macular degeneration). I smiled.

I heard a mother in a store call her toddler, "Come on, what are you doing over there? Come on, how many times have I told you...? Come on, you are not listening." She told a sibling, "Go over there and get Come On." I chuckled.

We were in traffic yesterday behind a bus with an advertisement on the back: FOOD A PROBLEM? OA (Overeaters Anonymous) CAN HELP, and it listed contact information.
We pulled alongside the same bus at a stop light. The advertisement on the side was a billboard size  graphic rendering of a Jack-in-the Box double cheeseburger, fries and soda for $4.99. I mean you could see the grease droplets from the double patties and the salt grains on the fries. I laughed out loud.

13 comments:

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Come On! Wonder how she spells that name? Reminds me of a child in a southern city ..... first day of school every year baffled the teachers. I mean how do you pronounce Shithead? Seems the name is pronounced Shi-thead. And no, the parents did not have a bizarre sense of humor, they thought it to be an African name. Poor kid.

Karen Lange said...

Oh my. I heard a dear older lady once refer to the scripture that spoke of the "wiles of the devil". She called it the "willies of the devil".

Have a great day,
Karen

Kim said...

You should spend a day with my husband when he's talking about cooking. His pronunciation of Parmesan, chiles and cumin are giggle-worthy.

And he thinks Alzheimer's is Oldtimer's.

Pamela said...

Oh my goodness. I needed those laughs. I saw a truck once that announced on the side their store had "Housewears." I'd love to see a house all dressed up!

I'm here from Write Now. It's fun to meet other writers.

Bookie said...

I love words too...one of funniest moments at our table was when a son was complaining about SewCraate, who cared about him!...took us a minute before we realized it was Socrates!

Oh, good for you with some rain! NONE here, although a wee bit around. It clouds up but nothing every falls to the ground. 109 yesterday and to be 105 today...at those temps, skin feels like a hot coat!

Joanne Noragon said...

I knew twins, twenty years ago, named Or-an-ge-lo and Le-mon-ge-lo. Accents on the second syllable. Those are two kinds of jello, and I wonder if they replaced their names when they grew up.

And a little girl from the deep south whose mother loved Greek mythology and named her little girl X-Ann. It's been forty years and I still think about her.

Thisisme. said...

Hi Linda. This post really made me smile today.Loved the Come On one!!!!Hope you have a good week.

Val said...

I had a student who wrote on his biology homework that the way to avoid an STD was to be monotonous.

Debra Mayhew said...

Nice to find humor wherever you go. Thanks for sharing!

my diary said...

nice post thanks for sharing i found you thrue other followers looking for to visit more blessings across the miles

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Immaculate generation cracks me up!

Lynn said...

Funny post - I'll have to remember to write those down when I hear them although I'm usually the one saying them... I called a pedicure: pedigree.

Tammy said...

Between your post and these comments, I am laughing my head off!