Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Girls Next Door; language

I kind of love The Girls Next Door. What can I say, guess I'm just a regular red-blooded American male.

Did I ever tell you about how I went to the Playboy Mansion not once but thrice*? I did? Like a zillion times?

Okay, never mind then.

*Incidentally, my friend Trevor and I decided that there was no good reason [whatever-they're-calleds] should stop with once, twice, thrice so we've added quarce, quince... oh crap. I now forget the rest of them. This is what happens when you invent a language. Is this what the minds behind Esperanto experienced?

Update! I found them:

once, twice, thrice, quarce, quince, since, sense, doublequarce, nince, and tence.

we also considered dince or dunce and then decided to keep all three as a regional thing. For example, the North says tence, the South says dince and Canadians say dunce. Then we ate paste.


Toddrod said...

I would watch The Girls Next Door if only Briget were the star of the show. I like her, and I think she's the only person (other than Hef) who is interesting. Am I kinda shallow?


P.S. Have you ever wondered why people don't use the term "hoi polloi" anymore? I think I'd love to see a resurgence of "hoi polloi."

Anonymous said...

I've always wondered what comes after Primary, Secondary and Tertiary.

But I just looked it up and Oxford says, "The sequence continues with quaternary, quinary, senary, septenary, octonary, nonary, denary. Words also exist for `twelfth order' (duodenary) and `twentieth order' (vigenary)." Smart guy that Oxford.

Todd, in addition to "hoi polloi" there's "hoidy toidy".

OK - I have to go masticate now, and then there's more women's gymnastics tonight!

Toddrod said...

I'm not too keen on hoidy toidy because toidy sounds too much like "Toddy" and when I was a kid, other kids called me "Toddy Woddy" and the every humbling "Toddy Potty."


Joe said...

So why did I submit an anonymous post last night at 6:39? I claim delirium due to starvation. It's true - I haven't eaten for weeks, and my stomach is literally eating itself. It could use a little salt. And some mayo.

OK, OK, it's not true. I ate at least 2 meals yesterday. Neither of them was tofu.

My backup excuse is a keyboard glitch. I'm sure that it was... a keyboard glitch. Bad keyboard! I will pound on you extra hard today.