Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Today, we're going to try a transmogrification type of meme. Or maybe it's more along the lines of anthropomorphism. Whichever it is, it might be fun.
Imagine for a moment that you are a penguin. Turn down the heat, flap your arms up and down, chatter a bit, and waddle around a little to get yourself into a penguin mindset. That feels pretty good, doesn't it? Are you craving a fish yet? Keep going. Now slide on completely into penguin persona and answer a few ... penguin questions. You don't need a degree in Zoology to do this. All you need is a whimsical sense of humor and a little imagination. The only object of this exercise is to have fun with it.
What is your name? _____________.
How old are you? ______________.
Your age would be comparable to what still-living human? __________.
What is your mate's cute little penguin name? ____________.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how cute are you? __________.
Your favorite food is __________.
One food you absolutely would not eat because it would surely bring up penguin barf is __________.
Your favorite activity is ______________.
Your least favorite activity is ___________.
Your favorite time of year is ____________.
To love, you say ___________.
Do you wish that you could fly? ___________.
How do you feel about being exploited during Christmas? ______________.
Your favorite color is ____________.
Do you feel cheated of royalties from all those greeting cards, commercials, holiday sweaters and socks, etc., that bear your likeness? _____________.
Your choice of swear word is ___________.
Don't you love being a penguin? ____________.
And now reverting back to your human incarnation, because penguins don't do the 12 Days of Christmas, on the 10th day of Christmas, your true love gave to you -- what? Will you love it or hate it?
As if yesterday weren't strange enough, somebody sideswiped my car in the parking lot at work and left me a long, ugly, paint-peeling scrape. Grrrrrr!
TWISTED LINGUISTICS is in rare fine form today, meting out justice to these rogue Words Gone Wild.
nece - Could be fine, could be a sibling's girl child. Or, it could be a fine daughter of one's sibling.
writere's - People who think they can produce readable prose.
noveloists - People who butcher innocent literature.
distgribution - Those who grab and relocate gribs. I don't know what gribs are. You?
ticken - A timid chicken.
Odd Google search terms I've seen this week:
abuse of innocent punctuation marks
bullshit is dee