One Prompt

12 May

What is the one word or phrase that immediately cheers you up when you hear it?

No shit, Sherlock.

It always makes me laugh; I don’t know why.

Sadly, I never use it, because I don’t swear.  Life is so unfair sometimes.


In other news…I haven’t been around much lately.  No mystery, just life.

No sugar, Sherlock, as my mother might say.  She didn’t swear either.

28 Responses to “One Prompt”

  1. bumblepuppies May 12, 2014 at 17:02 #

    Great to see you.

    I like the new header photo… even if I miss the old one.


  2. McGuffy Ann May 12, 2014 at 17:08 #

    Happy to see you here! I hope life is being good to you.


  3. katharinetrauger May 12, 2014 at 17:32 #

    For me, it is: “New post on The Laughing Housewife” when it appears in my inbox.
    This is, you, right? So glad! 🙂


  4. laurieanichols May 12, 2014 at 17:51 #

    I agree with Katherine, whenever I see you in my inbox; I am happy. 🙂


  5. misswhiplash May 12, 2014 at 18:31 #

    Quality rather than quantity… good to know that you are still around


  6. Hattie May 12, 2014 at 18:44 #

    Or as we say, “No shit, Sherlock. When did you get the first clue?”


  7. May 12, 2014 at 18:55 #

    Sally says Sausages and I caught that from her. But I swear sometimes.


  8. slpmartin May 12, 2014 at 20:23 #

    That phrase always makes me laugh….but rarely use it for a similar reason.


  9. sharechair May 12, 2014 at 21:14 #

    I don’t think I have such a phrase, but I just asked my husband and without hesitation he said “bollocks!” and burst into laughter. (clearly giving away the fact that we watch a LOT of British programming…..) 🙂


  10. bluebee May 12, 2014 at 21:17 #

    Good to see you popping in 😄 I swear, but don’t like that I do.


  11. SchmidleysScribbling May 13, 2014 at 01:44 #

    “I have a plan”. Makes David laugh. This is code for boy do I have your day planned.


  12. Perfecting Motherhood May 13, 2014 at 05:51 #

    It makes me chuckle too, because I always wonder how Sherlock Holmes would have responded to hearing it after he had solved a mystery.


  13. anotherday2paradise May 13, 2014 at 21:07 #

    Hi, Tilly. A rose by any other name. 🙂


  14. Rorybore May 14, 2014 at 04:15 #

    I love that phrase. And I am absolutely the terrible mom who did utter it just as one of my children walked into the kitchen. and now I have a 4 year old looking cherub who utters “no sh$t” when she can’t believe something. whoops.
    But I stand by it — it is a great phrase. just for later kiddos — much later.


  15. Al May 14, 2014 at 13:14 #

    Do you have a surrogate typist for the swear words? The Hub perhaps?

    STILL love that new pic of you and the hub in the header!


  16. colonialist May 18, 2014 at 11:23 #

    Watson, how did you know he didn’t defecate?


  17. siggiofmaine May 18, 2014 at 22:18 #

    Was going to apologize for my absence due to putting my computer in the computer hospital with some errant key sequence…
    it took two visits…and a long wait of a couple of weeks each time… but I won’t do that… you went first !

    I like your new photo … you always cheer me up…some people are just cheer makers…
    I do swear on occasion and I love the phrase “no shit Dick Tracy” tho I do know Sherlock also.

    Happy to know all is well across the Big Pond. Hope you have a beautiful spring… it is just starting on the coast of Downeast Maine, about 3 weeks late… but we are suddenly abloom with tulips, daffodils forsythia and my favorite, my 3 kinds of bleeding hearts… the white,or Dutchman’s britches, being my favorite.

    Peace and love,


    • The Laughing Housewife May 19, 2014 at 16:20 #

      It’s gooooooooooooogeous here at the moment. So warm and sunny.

      I haven’t heard the Dick Tracey version.

      Glad your computer’s sorted x


  18. benzeknees May 21, 2014 at 21:08 #

    I always smile when I tell someone, “Don’t get your knickers in a twist!”


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