The Flatulence Test

5 Mar
TransCentury Hotel Toilet Instructions

TransCentury Hotel Toilet Instructions (Photo credit: Toby Simkin)

Did you spot yesterday’s word or was it all a big bleb of babble to you?

I gave you two words, because I couldn’t choose between them:

Ambisinister: clumsy, unskillful with both hands

Asseverate: to declare earnestly, solemnly

I declare earnestly and solemnly that there is only one new word in today’s post.

Tesco - Freshly kicked

Tesco – Freshly kicked (Photo credit: net_efekt)


I had a thought about the horse meat scandal: I think we’re safe in this house.  Think about it: when you buy cheap dog and cat food in tins, it’s usually made of horse meat.

Remember the smell that follows…?

We haven’t had any unusually bad smells, from dogs or people – above the ordinary, if you know what I mean.  

I think we’re safe.


We had a toilet flood this morning, due to a blockage that may or may not have been caused by the over-enthusiastic use of toilet paper by a certain bunged-up (nose, people, nose!) theatrical type.

That’s twice in one year I’ve had to wash the bathroom floor.



34 Responses to “The Flatulence Test”

  1. bevchen March 5, 2013 at 13:36 #

    Apparantly a horsemeat butcher here has been doing a roaring trade since the scandal – people are curious and what to (knowingly) give it a try.

    by the way, how did the boobies tag experiment go?


  2. Ron. March 5, 2013 at 13:36 #

    What the….TB, are you in there? Helloooooo?


  3. vivinfrance March 5, 2013 at 14:09 #

    I asservate all the time that Tillybud’s blog is – er – orotund.


    • The Laughing Housewife March 5, 2013 at 15:45 #

      I had to look it up. I wish I hadn’t now…2. pompous and bombastic.



      • vivinfrance March 6, 2013 at 13:04 #

        I learned a new word from a crossword –
        orotund equals sonorous or maybe pompous.
        In order to remember it
        I shall use it all the time.
        My poems will become orotund –
        grandiloquence becomes me.


  4. mairedubhtx March 5, 2013 at 14:44 #

    I got ambisinster yesterday. I feed my dogs dry dog food. It claims to contain beef. But then so does the food I buy at the market for myself. The scandal hasn’t hit the US–yet. Is the word for today bleb? I have no idea what that is. I am ignorant. I’m done.


  5. SchmidleysScribbling March 5, 2013 at 14:56 #

    I read the whole post twice, and carefully, and could not find the ‘new’ word. What a bummer. Dianne


  6. laurieanichols March 5, 2013 at 15:38 #

    I am still laughing as I type. We are kindred spirits indeed, the bathroom floor part complete with the stoppage, boy can I relate.:):D


  7. Rorybore March 5, 2013 at 16:57 #

    I’ve cleaned both bathrooms floors twice this month thanks to the plague visit.
    We should be good till summer I figure 🙂
    great song too!


  8. Life in the 50's and beyond... March 5, 2013 at 17:13 #

    Cleaning the bathroom floor twice already? And It’s only March!


  9. Elaine - I used to be indecisive March 5, 2013 at 17:41 #

    Oh darn, I DID spot yesterday’s two new words, but was so busy remembering to say that I use ‘amongst’ quite often that I forgot to mention them.
    Is today’s new word ‘bleb’?
    Two bathroom floor cleanings in less than three months is definitely above and beyond the call of duty!


  10. terry1954 March 5, 2013 at 17:51 #

    Maybe or maybe not horse meat is good or not good. For me it sickens me to eat such a beautiful animal. I just heard on the news this morning that the government found horse meat in the products at Taco Bell. So sad cuz now I don’t know if I can eat there anymore


    • The Laughing Housewife March 6, 2013 at 08:04 #

      I knew it was coming. Usually, though, it’s the other way around – we Brits follow your lead 😉


  11. WomanBitesDog March 5, 2013 at 22:11 #

    I didn’t know I was using the loo wrongly. . .


  12. robincoyle March 5, 2013 at 22:15 #

    Are you calling me a bleb?


  13. Pseu March 5, 2013 at 22:21 #

    I know what a bleb is, I know I know! ( 🙂 )


  14. ladyinredagain March 5, 2013 at 22:23 #

    I certainly don’t miss the irregular bathroom floor cleaning’s that happened far too often for my liking before Statto went off to Uni.


  15. Cathy March 6, 2013 at 00:11 #

    Bleb maybe the WORD of the Day – I assume you were referring to the nipple milk blister one. I actually found a reference to a ‘bleb of babble’ in text book of ophthamology – seems blebs are fine clustered babble like excrescences 🙂

    Take care


  16. benzeknees March 6, 2013 at 09:47 #



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