Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Non sequitur

My daughter needed to tell me what that meant once when she was showing me the comic of the same name. It's Latin and means "it does not follow".

It occurred to me while commenting about curse/swear words that I should try to curse in Latin. It probably would not bother as many family members that way.



"Non sequitur" is not really swearing but with the right tone of voice and the listener's limited understanding of Latin it might work.

Carpe Diem (scream this when the hammer seizes your thumb)

Do you think anyone tweets in Latin? I don't.

Based a on a recent comment, an idea popped into my head -
sexting for seniors - how low can you go?
or
sexting for seniors - I was picking something off the floor last time I saw that.
or
sexting for seniors - for those that forgot.

Maybe I could visit a nursing home and see if it flies.


Guess it got really cold this winter in the UK.  The Holiday Inn of Manchester  (named after a big chested guy?) is offering human bed warmers.  You don't get to keep them.  It's just a service.

I think it's from a marketing team competing for "a few clowns short of a circus" title.

One potential problem with it - bedbugs.

The warmers will be hopping from bed to bed.  If there is any bedbugs in one of those beds they would  spread them.  Might be an interesting job.

Bedbugs are on the rise.  But the US Congress is ready to take action.

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2009 (Introduced in House)
HR 2248 IH

Seriously, if you've been bitten please report it.
The Bugbug Registry

I wonder how long before bedbugs are on twitter.

I thought about posting a bedbug picture but I really want return visitors.  If you like I can provide some links to a set of bedbug pictures.  They are on flickr which sounds right.

What about NAKED bedwarmers?   Oh yeah, I remember they are called street walkers or call girls.

25 comments:

TS Hendrik said...

I can do without pictures of bedbugs. I always wanted to learn Latin. I can curse in several different languages, that's pretty helpful.

The bed warmer thing seems like a good job. Thought one wonders what the benefits are like.

dwmatty said...

I'm pretty sure you could say anything in Latin and no one would be none the wiser. As for the bed warmers, I guess the hotel is going the extra mile for their customers. I expect that tipping the bed warmers for excellent service will become the norm.

unknownmami said...

Human bed warmers. They should just send you a snugly dog or two.

secretagentwoman said...

Looks like one of those bedwarmers is a guy. So, I guess it would depend for me on how cute he was. :)

Willoughby said...

Oh, bedbugs are so gross! I've never seen one in person, but I've seen them on tv.

Swearing in Latin sounds like a great idea! I don't know much Latin, but I'd be willing to learn....

lisleman said...

you would get to lay down on the job

lisleman said...

maybe you need to tip them before they will get out of the bed. I wouldn't use them myself.

lisleman said...

interesting idea but I refuse to sleep with dogs in the bed.

lisleman said...

that service would be extra

lisleman said...

Maybe I could start offering Latin curse words on the blog.

lisleman said...

are you trying to confuse me? We should be nice to the staff and as long they don't have any gas problems their looks don't matter much.

Bearman said...

My luck I would end up with Billy Bob the 300 lb bed warmer.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

I think this whole post was a non sequitur. But a royal riot nonetheless!
Happy St Patty's. Carpe Diem!! (this is actually what my ex yells when he wakes the kids. It's now a family classic)

lisleman said...

that's a good classic - Carpe Diem to wake up the kids gets the job the done and gives them a little education at the same time.

lisleman said...

I think the bed warmer gets out before you get in. But a big Billy Bob might break the mattress first.

oceangirl415 said...

What is that sexting for seniors? Between texting and bedwarmers I have some idea but it is easier to just ask.

lisleman said...

It was a joke but since not many commented on that part I guess it wasn't that funny. Sexting is a new term. As you know most new mobile phones have built-in cameras. Sexting is when people send sexy pictures (what they think is sexy I guess) of themselves to other's mobile phones. It's a new problem with some teens. I was thinking about texting and thought of that going on between seniors which would be strange.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Human Bedwarmers!?!?! Ha! I can only imagine that Help Wanted Ad :-)
Have a great weekend.
jj

Rhonda said...

Seriously? Human bedwarmers??? Yikes!!!

lisleman said...

like I said I don't think it will catch on and the group that thought of it are 'a few clowns short of a circus'.

lisleman said...

yeah I didn't even think of that. I would imagine they were looking for warm people.

lillyslife said...

Bed warmers, gee, how desperate and how cold would you have to be? Then again every business needs to use marketing of some kind to draw in the crowds I guess. Bedbugs, oh that reminds me of my own visit to Lond when I was 20 - it was a cheap place we were staying in and there were bedbugs everywhere.

lillyslife said...

Err that would be London - I seemed to finish mid word....

lisleman said...

thanks for reading through the blog and sharing your comments. I noticed that you when back and read my earlier posts. Thanks
In my short research of bedbugs (check that link if you are interested) I learned that the cleanliness of the room doesn't have much to do with a bedbug problem. They are so small and hid in tiny spaces so they are hard to spot and only feed on humans not trash.

unknownmami said...

How do you know the human bed warmers aren't dogs?

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