Thursday, August 26, 2010

words fragments blogs

Mrs. 4444's da 4444 html color code written as #da4444 is a nice shade of red  ) regular fragmented Friday feature has Lisleman posting again and once again asks “What’s it all about?”

Over at the blog “I Can’t Believe I’m Not Bitter” I learned shit from shinola. I can't remember how long ago it was that I first heard that phrase. My dad or older brother probably informed that I didn't know shit from shinola. I guess they were right because until reading that post I didn't know what shinola was. There are people that think blogs are a waste of time. Well this is evidence of the learning resource blogs are.




Using the above lesson, from now on in my daily cursing I will try using shinola more in place of shit because most everyone doesn't know the difference.

I don’t know if there are any words for this next picture but I can’t remember why I downloaded it from the Belfast Telegraph.

I imagine if you crawled through shinola you would look like that.

I had a fun time at my daughter's wedding reception this year and even had an f-bomb thrown my way by a guest that couldn't see straight anymore.  It was the f-bomb with the word “off” added on.  The f-bomb in this case had the effect of making me laugh.

So where do words get their impact or weight?

Have you noticed how the same word combined with a different word has a completely different meaning.  Here's what I mean depending on what you juxtapose with the word “down” you can create new meaning.  Some examples (if you don’t know shinola you might be too young for this too):
Songs in my past encouraged me to “get down”.  But nobody wants to suffer a “turn down”.  It is an accomplishment to “get down” to the bottom of it, after which we feel like “winding down”.
I’m not the only one who thinks about words.   Watch this fun clip at the bottom.

Mommy's Idea


WORDS from Everynone on Vimeo.

28 comments:

Bearmancartoons said...

always wondered where that phrase came from

savannah said...

the MITM could hear the music and asked what i was listening to and i said, a video about words...thanks, sugar!

secretagentwoman said...

"Fuck off" is one of my favorite expressions.

Amizimka said...

words are words it is how we express them that makes the difference

Cheeseboy said...

Telling someone to F-Off at a wedding is actually on my bucket list. Well, only for the next couple days. My cousin gets married on Sunday. He he he.

unknownmami said...

I knew the meaning of shinola.

FromTracie said...

I have now learned to stay away from Shinola. I think it could get messy!

lisleman said...

Any story behind you learning about this shoe polish? From the wikipedia page it dated back to WW2 and I know both of us are too young for having lived then.

lisleman said...

That sounds like it would be hard to explain. Did he like it?

lisleman said...

I'm glad to be spreading the shinola news.

lisleman said...

You have me curious as to when and where you apply this descriptive phrase.

marthaPA said...

Stopping by from FF!!!

lisleman said...

Best of luck with that. There was an arrest of a wedding party just recently that ended in a big brawl.

lisleman said...

thanks

W.C. Camp said...

Wow I have been to a lot of weddings but I don't think I would have reacted the same way if somebody would have said that to me ESPECIALLY at a wedding. There should be at least a few places still left where people need to get a clue! Interesting but FRUSTRATING post! W.C.C.

Mrs4444 said...

You're so philosphical. I love that about you :)

The video is really terrific. I guess I should go to bed, because it took me a minute and a half before I realized what was going on!

Good night :)

Kristin_The_Goat said...

Mrs. 4444 and I took the same amount of time it seems to figure out the video. It's 2:30am, so that's my excuse, but I was thinking I needed to get through a commercial first and finally I realized I was missing the point. Rewind :) Got it. Cool!

OneStonedCrow said...

Well, if, before I read this post, you asked me what Shinola was I would have replied that I know shit about Shinola - the internet is so enlightening ... :)

Nezzy said...

Sticks and stones baby, our words are powerful.

I too knew what Shinola was. I used to polish my daddy's shoes. 'Just the pleaser in me!

Ya'll have a beautiful weekend and a fun fabulous Friday!!!

lisleman said...

thanks. So about when did they stop making it? If you have any old cans you should go to a "Antiques Roadshow" and act like you don't know what it is. Then they could tell you that you don't know shit from shinola on the air. It would be great TV.

lisleman said...

Without the background story it sounds worst than it was. Basically it was a mistake and the drunken guy thought I was someone else (I guess he could see straight).

lisleman said...

late night bloggers - well for something to watch or listen to before bed that clip is OK. Now I had some experience with listening to the wrong thing before falling asleep. http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/2010/02/had-too-much-to-dream-last-night.html

lisleman said...

another late night blogger - funny you thought it was an ad before it really started. BTW the site where it's from (it's at the end of clip) has a number of odd videos.

gallowaygrave said...

Having landed myself in great shinola from F-bombing elsewhere, I will merely say that the piccy looks to be of a popular rural sport in the more isolated parts of Britain known as "bog snorkeling".

lisleman said...

Now that you reminded me, I think it was from a series of pictures about a bog snorkeling event. Why would anyone do that? It's not a reality TV show is it? Does it give you a natural feeling?

gallowaygrave said...

It is a genuine "sport" from the endurance/daft category... I have never done it but have smelt the water in many such bog dykes and drains, uugghhhh!

DysfunctionalMom said...

I never knew what Shinola was either. Blogging is certainly educational!

lisleman said...

Thanks - A person that knew (from a Steve Martin movie?) thought that most people know. I don't think so. I would guess more than half who have heard the expression don't.

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