Thursday, April 27, 2017

Baby's First Words

Why would baby's first words arbitrarily, coincidentally and randomly show up on the same day? To give me fodder for this blog, obviously.

Carpe Diem April 27, 2017

Bliss April 27, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Toast, Toasting, Toasted

So I show my husband this comic...

And I say, "I bet you know the exact point that bread becomes toast since you put your toast on twice."

And he says, "I put my toast on twice because our toaster doesn't toast enough."

And I say, "Exactly. You have a point at which bread becomes toast, so you use the toaster until your bread becomes toast according to you."

And he says, "Toast is not a line of delineation; it's a process."

And I say, "I bet if I lined up a whole progression of bread to toast, you'd be able to pick out the exact point at which you think bread becomes toast."

      [Insert pause here]

And he says, "You have better things to do with your time."

     [Insert mutual chuckling. 😁]

You won't believe the coincidence I found on my Pinterest when I opened it today...

Monday, April 17, 2017

i before e and other such nonsense

Non Sequitur April 17, 2017

Okay... let's see if word origins have anything to do with the "i before e" rule...
  1. Weird: Old English wyrd ‘destiny,’ of Germanic origin
  2. Ancient: late Middle English: from Old French ancien, based on Latin ante ‘before.’
  3. Neither: Middle English: alteration (by association with either) of Old English nawther
  4. Deity: Middle English (denoting the divine nature of God): from Old French deite, from ecclesiastical Latin deitas (translating Greek theotēs ), from deus ‘god.’
  5. Rein: Middle English: from Old French rene, based on Latin retinere ‘retain.’

Now I'm gonna try a few of my own...
  1. Reign: Middle English: from Old French reignier ‘to reign,’ reigne ‘kingdom,’ from Latin regnum, related to rexreg- ‘king.’
  2. Weigh: Old English wegan, of Germanic origin; related to wagon and wain, and to Dutch wegen ‘weigh,’ German bewegen‘move,’ from an Indo-European root shared by Latin vehere ‘convey.’ 

Now some that follow the rule...
  1. Receipt: late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French receite, from medieval Latin recepta ‘received,’ feminine past participle of Latin recipere . The -p- was inserted in imitation of the Latin spelling.
  2. Believe: late Old English belȳfanbelēfan, alteration of gelēfan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch geloven and German glauben, also to lief.
  3. Beige: mid 19th century (denoting a usually undyed and unbleached woolen fabric of this color): from French, of unknown ultimate origin.
  4. Neighbor: Old English nēahgebūr, from nēah ‘nigh, near’ + gebūr ‘inhabitant, peasant, farmer’ (compare with boor)
  5. Friend: Old English frēond, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vriend and German Freund, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘to love,’ shared by free.
Conclusion? So far, none. This might take further studies and analysis... maybe... doubt it... :-/

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lions and Tigers and Bears Preview

Lions 🦁 and Tigers 🐯 and Bears 🐻 

Preview of Comics to Come (on April 15th)

    The Wizard of Oz is today's theme...

Argyle Sweater 04/12/2017

Rhymes with Orange 🍊 

Lions and Tigers and Swine, Oh My


Brevity 4/15/2017
Pearls Before Swine 4/15/2017