Moist Snake Kings

My dear husband and I are in a standoff.

The puddles rolled in poop and neither of us wants to give them a bath. Which means we’re sitting on the sofa, looking at the dogs sitting miserable in their crate, waiting for the other to buckle.

Oh, what an exciting life we lead.

In a startling turn of events, tonight did contain a bit of excitement. We hired a sitter for the first time since our move and went to see the movie Courageous.

It was good. There were more than a few times where I thought, “That humor was a little too obvious,” and then there were the, “Um.. yeah. Christians are definitely weird!” moments.

But overall I would say it’s a great film! I laughed, I cried, I exercised amazing feats of bladder control so I wouldn’t miss a bit of the film.

What else can you ask for from a movie? (And if you’ve seen it, I have to say the Snake Kings segment was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on film.)

For those of you wondering about the gold star question from the 10-Spot Ramble, the third word I was looking for was “pugry”, a strange hat with too much fabric. After checking out snopes it seems there’s a lot more angst to that -gry question than I realized.

Sorry. Didn’t mean to ruin your day.

My final thought for the evening is:


I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Big Mama, and they had a comment explosion about the words they wish would disappear from the English language.

Moist takes the cake. It appears, in addition to “moist,” people don’t like the words “panty” and “irregardless.”

I’m surprised and it made me curious for your thoughts – are there any words that drive you crazy?

Let me know your most annoying words/phrases in the comments. Then I’ll see how many I can work into a blog post tomorrow. 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Moist Snake Kings

  • October 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I love to watch QVC, a television shopping channel. One of the hosts is a 30-something young lady who uses some interesting words. They don’t bug me…they’re just, interesting. “Uber” is one of her words. It would be another way of saying very, as in uber soft. The next word I have no idea how to spell, so here goes…jeugj. To jeugj is to adjust a scarf, or to rearrange your hair. “You could always jeugj the scarf like this.” The one word my boyfriend would axe yesterday is “whatever.”

    BTY, who washed the dogs?

    • October 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      Those are good ones. I need to hear this jeugj word in action, I don’t think I’ve ever heard it before.

      And, yes, we’re both still sitting on the sofa, looking at the dogs sitting in their crate, wondering who’s going to wash them. I’m not proud.

  • October 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Lotion is one that really bothers me and definitely moist as well… Ugh, pure, unadulterated hatred. Irregardless is not a word…

    • October 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      So the photo with this post is really making your skin crawl, huh??

      • October 12, 2011 at 4:42 am

        Lucky for me, on the mobile version, I can’t see the picture.

  • October 12, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I agree with Elena, irregardless is not actually a word.

    • October 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

      I agree with both Elena and Corey, “irregardless” in not a word. It’s a redundancy likely created by combining “regardless” and “irrelevant”, both of which have a general meaning of “it doesn’t matter”, though their actual definitions are less similar. It drives me nuts when people misuse words. (This may have something to do with my knowing that I am bound ’til-death-do-us-part with just such a person.) 😉 Another one that cooks my bacon: “orientated”.

      On a side note, what’s the big deal with “moist”? Isn’t that how you want your chocolate cake to be? You’d hardly want it to be “mildly wet” or even “damp”, right? That sounds like your cake is primed for mildew. It reminds me of Captain Hook singing about “too damp and rich a cake!”

  • October 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I really don’t understand the problems with “lotion” and “moist”? I love what PlainJane said about moist…and agree!

  • October 19, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I would love to remove the word “smear” from our language. I have cultivated a general dislike for “smear” ever since my high school anatomy class when I had to look at “blood smears” through a microscope. The idea that someone actually spent time smearing blood on a glass slide definitely put me on edge. Then I began thinking of other things that could be smeared. I imagined some rather frightening things.

    Also, I agree that the word “irregardless” is not a grammatically correct word. However, I grew up listening to my mother use the word “irregardless” for many purposes, so I have a soft spot for it. I even use it on occasion. But I promise that I will not put it into writing.


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