Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Let me start by thanking both, D.L. Hammons and Alex Cavanaugh, for hosting their blogfests. Both fests that enlightened us as to our blogging friend’s true self. D.L. allowed a loved one to divulge about us and Alex by exposing ourselves through music. Thanks guys!
Now; word verification and airport security, I know what do they have in common? Actually nothing but, being Wednesday I felt wacky. Try your best to follow along.
Before Christmas I made a comment about word verification. Not that I mind it, but rather I understand why some use it. In saying that, I started to keep a list. I found many of these letter jumbles I could actually use in sentence or at least define.
I mean no slight to us hillbillies. However, our accent turns what seems mere letters to you, into perfect English to us. In an effort to keep this short, I have to get to airport security, allow me to give you some examples. First I will list the word as seen in word verification and then use the word in a sentence for you.
Drogther: “I was drogther.” or as you might say “I was drug there.”
Lestshe: “Lestshe do that Ma will bust her.” You, “Lest she..” we tend to run our words together.
Implumb: “Implumb tired.” You would say, “I am plumb tired.”
Defire: “Stoke the defire Pa, I’m cold.”
Cyclenha: “Cyclenha, I’d rather ride a horse.” You would say, “Cycling, hah.” See what I mean about running our words together.
Oogings: This I included because we do not ogle, we eyeball. Basically city folk passing through, therefore I feel we oog. We stare hard with one eye.
Promobo: “Harry was my promobo.” It is not a date but a bo or beau to you.
Anbean: You have to know this one by now. “AnBean married Uncle Pole.”
Unwavers: And this is you, city folks. You drive past us hillbillies sitting on our porches, doing our best oog and never wave. Bunch of unwavers, you are.
Do you get word verification now? At the least you might be able to understand a small bit of hillbilly dialect. Either way I tend to have fun with word verification and find myself more than once a day laughing at what it throws at me.
Now, airport security. I know for many of you the full body search caused a great deal of un-due stress. I remember reading all sorts of posts both pro and con on the issue but honestly was unaffected by the topic, well good news.
A dear friend of mine was kind enough to send me the latest statistics on our new security measures. I felt it only fair to pass these along. Hopefully it will relieve some of that stress and allow you to understand it is working.
As presented to me, here are the number totals:
Terrorist Plots Discovered – 0
Transvestites – 133
Hernias - 1,485
Hemorrhoid Cases - 3,172
Enlarged Prostates - 8,249
Breast Implants - 59,350
Extremely small genitals-62,173
Natural Blondes – 3
Due to the release of the new numbers, two airlines are contemplating offering blow-up donuts and preparation-H as incentives to fly with them.
You all have a wonderful hump day.
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