Talk, Task & Just Too Weird

19 Apr
[victorian child care]

[victorian child care] (Photo credit: RHiNO NEAL)


A conversation after the zugzwang of yesterday’s post:

Me [puzzled and a little distressed]: I wrote a really lovely post for Tory Boy’s birthday.  It was supposed to be funny, but it was nice instead.

Hub [genuinely sympathetic]: Aw, never mind, sweetie.



Less words…

Less words… (Photo credit: shtikl)


Today is the last day of my 26 words in 26 posts challenge.  

I succeeded!

If by ‘succeeded’ I mean, ‘Didn’t include joke posts and there was one day when I forgot to include a new word.’

I hope you enjoyed learning 26 new words and their meanings which, if you are anything like me, you will immediately have forgotten.

To refresh your memory, here are the last three words of the challenge:

Xu: an aluminum* coin of Vietnam, the 100th part of a dong.

*aluminium, if you speak English.

Ylem: the original substance of the universe from which all matter is said to be derived.  So that’s where babies come from…

Zugzwang: a position in which one player can move only with loss or severe disadvantage i.e. there’s no getting around it – yesterday’s post was bad for my image.




E-collar (Photo credit: sean94110)

Today’s WordPress prompt:

In the DC comics universe, a planet called “Htrae” (“Earth” spelled backwards) is populated with bizarre versions of superheroes. A Seinfeld episode made the idea of this Bizarro World popular, where the characters encountered their opposite selves.

Craft a scene in which you meet an opposite version of yourself — or a story in a bizarre, backwards world.

Welcome, welcome, Laughing Housewife, to our WordPress Prompters’ office. We love your responses to our prompts and enjoy the way you poke fun at us, without mercy or regard for your blog’s safety.

Thank you, Dear WordPress Prompter, I replied; I came to inform you, however, that I regret my past arrows through your hearts and have decided to cease tormenting yo…

I’m sorry, dear readers: some worlds are so bizarre that my head explodes even thinking about it.


13 Responses to “Talk, Task & Just Too Weird”

  1. terry1954 April 19, 2013 at 15:04 #

    I love that first photo, what a wild looking baby pen!!! LOL


  2. SchmidleysScribbling April 19, 2013 at 15:19 #

    Your post today proves that the mind is a dangerous thing to use. BTW aluminium, which the British mispronounce comes from Alum WVA where it is called something different. Have you ever heard the way those West Virginias say Canaan Valley. They speak weird over there, but most of them have ancestors who came from Wales.


  3. slpmartin April 19, 2013 at 16:52 #

    Must agree that first photo was just too cute.


  4. colonialist April 19, 2013 at 19:29 #

    Such a disaster when a post does that to you! You must be shattered!
    I need one of those kiddy-carers.
    *off to invent a ylem processor*


  5. Laurie Nichols April 19, 2013 at 20:58 #

    The Hub was especially sweet. I have forgotten all my new vocabulary but I’m glad that we ended the exercise with a bang; xu, ylem and zugzwang.:)


  6. jmgoyder April 20, 2013 at 03:01 #

    You’ve just done my head in!


  7. viveka April 20, 2013 at 19:35 #

    Linda, your brain … must be hot-Hot … the things you just comes out with … and there is nothing wrong with writing a nice post … everything don’t have to be funny, even if fun and nice is something we had loads of. All of us. Top image, very cute …


  8. bluebee April 21, 2013 at 01:58 #

    “Less words”! Tilly, I’m shocked that you would give airtime to such a grammar glitch!


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