it’s all in the . . . mouth?

I had no intention of this being so long… over 550 words. It is what it is! I think it’s a pretty easy read!


July 20, 2020

fun with words

Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out

Before I get into the meat of this, I wanted to share a little about this photo. The original image (snapping turtle) was taken at the Baltimore Aquarium, in the Inner Harbor. Quite a few years ago. My son had been diagnosed with Bronchial Papaloma and had to go to John’s Hopkins Hospital for surgery and check ups. On the days he had check ups, we went to the aquarium afterwards. This made the experience a little more enjoyable, as he had to have a tube stuck up his nose and down his throat to check for the papaloma. Papaloma are basically warts. When they did this procedure, he was fully awake. When they first discovered the papaloma, he was only in first grade. How he got the disease, I have no idea…

Anyway, while I was going to school at Shepherd University, I took an alternative photography class. One assignment was to juxtapose two images together. One of the images I came up with is this… I added the retainer to the snapping turtle’s mouth.

It’s kinda disturbing
that my mouth
is the same size
as the snapping turtles!

the eyes can say more
than the mouth

the following comes from Mitchell Symons book, The Weird World of Words

A Wonderfully Titled Book:

Proceedings of the Second International Workshop of Nude Mice

something to ponder…

the words loosen and unloosen mean the same thing

“In accordance with your instructions
I have given birth to twins
in the enclosed envelope.”

~ genuine things written to
tax and welfare authorities

“A fossil is an extinct animal
the older it is, the more extinct it is”
~ genuine answers given by
school students in science tests

a tongue twister…

A noisy noise annoys an oyster

On The Limits of Words

“Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes
we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.”
~ Theodore Dreiser

A pangram:
(a sentence that uses every letter of the alphabet at least once)

The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog

words that changed their meaning over time:

NICE: original meaning, darling or sweetheart

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!


I’m A Nut

I’m an acorn small and round
Lying on the cold, cold ground
Every one walks over me
That is why I’m cracked you see

~ I’m A Nut ~
~ I’m A Nut ~
~ I’m A Nut ~

Called Myself on the telephone
Just to hear my golden tone
Asked me out for a little date
Picked me up ’bout half past eight

~ I’m A Nut ~
~ I’m A Nut ~
~ I’m A Nut ~

Took myself to the movie theater
Stayed to late and said “Let’s go!”
Took my hand and led me out
Drove me home and gave a shout

~ I’m A Nut ~
~ I’m A Nut ~
~ I’m A Nut ~

  • the version I know, the lat verse has different lyrics

Took myself to the movie show
Sat myself in the very first row
Put my arms around my waist
Got so fresh I slapped my face.

Ha!Ha! Could you imagine growing up with me as a mom?

take care
stay safe
much love

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