You heard me right. I’m not hanging noodles on your ears! Actually, this is the title of a book my oldest son gave my husband for his birthday a couple of months ago. It’s all about idioms from around the world and it is pretty funny!
Here’s just a few:
I’m not hanging noodles on your ears: I’m not pulling our leg (Russian)
A camel can’t see it’s own hump: Pot calling the kettle black.
Thighs shaped like banana trees: A compliment to an attractive woman (Bengali)
Look for hairs inside an egg: Nitpick (Italian)
By candlelight, a goat looks like a lady: Look before you leap (French)
Then I found a page that had some words that have been delisted out of the dictionary. Frankly, I think some of these should be revived. What do you think?
Vocabularian: one who thinks too much attention to words
Tardiloquent: talking slowly
Somnificator: one who induces sleep in others. (I always pray my preacher husband doesn’t become one of these!)
Sarcast: writer or speaker who is sarcastic
Bowelless: lacking mercy
Anonymuncle: an anonymous, small time writer
Hhhhmmmm, look how many of those deal with writers! What’sup with that? From one anonymuncle to another, I proudly wear the badge of Vocabularian and try ever so hard to be a Sarcast. I’m bowelless when faced with anything that takes away from my obsession with the written word. And if I ever happen to become a somnificator, well, just send me a natiform card and tell me to wake up and get with the program!
Oh yes, it is a FAT-LESS Friday for me. I weighed in last night and lost another 1.8 pounds. This gives me a total weight loss of 17.8 pounds! Woohoo! I think it may be time to go down a size, but I am loving the loose feeling of my clothes!
Have a great weekend everyone!