Monday, June 26, 2006

Words that make me laugh

I can't explain why but there are just some words that make me laugh. Like tonight.....I logged onto Everyone's Connected and there in the "news headlines" was the phrase...."Holy Crap!" and I just laughed out loud spontaneously. Now I do not say crap nor was Daniel allowed to say crap. I just think it is a vulgar word along with alot of other slang words. My nephew, Brian, used to say "crap" quite a bit and it was so funnny, because he said it in such a dry, sarcastic yet funny way. And one time, when Daniel was about 10 or maybe a little older, we were in the car going somewhere and he spilled water on himself and he yelled out "CRAP"!!! And I said, "DANIEL!" And he said, "I don't care, Mom. I just had to say crap because no other word would do and I'm mad! Cow crap, dog crap, bird crap, cat crap...." And on and on he went and I couldn't help it! I busted out laughing. But we made a deal that day. If he just had to say "crap", if in his frustration no other word would do, he would switch the letters around and say "carp". And that is what he did. It evolved into "Carpe Diem" in time. *smile*
So how do I explain the fact that I think it is funny when used at different times? I can't. Don't ask me to. There is no logic....no ryhme or reason.

Then earlier today I was looking for a birthday card for a dear saint at our church whose birthday is tomorrow. She will be 75!!!!! You would never know it. I will take a picture of her and post it here, although it isn't necessarily her appearance that makes her appear younger but her actions. This little lady is a powerhouse of energy!! She gets things done, let me tell you! Anyway, I saw this one card that said, "Birthdays Are Like Weiners". I couldn't resist! And, yes, I was laughing!! So I opened it up and it said: "Okay, weiners are nothing like birthdays. There just aren't enough birthday cards with "weiner" on them. Weiner, Weiner, Weiner!"
I just cracked up! Again, don't ask me to explain it....I can't....there is no logic.....no rhyme or reason.

6 comments:

Bethany Michaela said...

Haha, I remember the whole "crap" thing. After all that it evolved into "trap." :)

Jewel said...

Oh yeah, I forgot about that, Beth. "I feel like trap...." said in a little whiney voice. How could I have forgotten that one???

Theresa said...

Jewel, I came up with a better punch line for the birthday card.
"Birthdays are like weiners....
Because you never want to stop with only one." lol Well, I thought it was funny!

Have a lovely day!

Jewel said...

Yes, that's a good one and I can't just eat one. While some people have a strong aversion to hot dogs, I love them!!! How are you doing? I hope your recovery is going well!! *HUGS*

work in progress said...

I hadn't read this post prior to commenting with my holy crap. How funny! Sometimes it's not only the word, but the delivery involved. An unexpected "CRAP!" from your otherwise behaved son in the backseat IS funny.

And weiner, well, weiner is also a funny word. It just is.

Rebecca said...

oh yes, i remember the carpe diem thing! hahaha