Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Seriously? It's Hump Day ALREADY?

Gaaah.

Sorry. I'm running behind this week, so you'll have to settle for a *cough* late camel . . .


(Get it? Because it's a skeleton, so it's dead? Or, euphemistically speaking, "late"?)

On a *cough, cough* totally unrelated topic, how do you feel about puns? Do they make you smile in appreciation or groan in pain?

Or, for that matter, what's your stance on euphemisms? A necessary social nicety or an outmoded convention?

16 comments:

Delia said...

I love a good pun, the groanier the better. :) I don't know that euphemisms are a necessary social nicety, but they sure can be fun if your mind is in the right (or wrong) place.

Also, I am fascinated by that camel skeleton's feet. (Which, if you start substituting foot parts, makes me sound kind of sick.)

Teri Anne Stanley said...

My friend "trimmed the poodle" the other day and posted an update on Facebook--a little while later, there was a picture... Of herself, trimming her poodle. Huh. I have a coon hound. I'll not be posting pictures of myself trimming the coon hound. Thank goodness she's a short-haired dog, no trimming needed.

Michele Shaw said...

I like em both. There are few things more fun to play with than words...but there are a *few* ;)

abby mumford said...

my wednesday felt a little off kilter until your post went up. phew!

puns = good.
euphemisms = good.

that is all.

Diane Henders said...

Puns, the lowest form of humour. Love 'em! If it makes me groan, gag, or hurl outright, so much the better.

And euphemisms are just plain fun.

Your late camel made my day!

Patty Blount said...

Love 'em! One of my characters in SEND makes a lot of silly puns. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

I like them. Love the late camel :)

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

Rolling my eyes over a really good pun makes me smile inside.
Euphemisms are sometimes useful.
Jargon, on the other hand, gets on my nerves unless I'm really in the mood for it.

Patsy said...

I like puns and (ab)use them to excess. Not so keen on euphemisms though. Generally I feel it's either better to say what you actually mean or to talk about something else.

When I'm mega rich I'm going to have a house with extra rooms built on so if people want to powder their nose I can direct them to a room containing only a mirror and face powder, if they want the bathroom they'll get a room with just a bath and if they ask to spend a penny, they'll get nothing but slot machines.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Love puns!

And how interesting --- there's no sign of the hump on the skeleton. I knew there were no bones in there, but still, I expected ... actually I've never thought about a camel's skeleton before, so I can't say I expected anything.

KarenG said...

The skeletal camel is awesome! I am not a fan of puns but my husband can go on forever, just don't get him started....

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Since I have a tendency to twist words into a groan-worthy pun almost every day of my life, yeah, I totally love them. As for euphemisms, it depends. Sometimes, I just want people to spit it out and stop beating around the bloody bush trying to be annoyingly cute.

Al said...

Of course your Hump day is my What is it Wednesday day. only of course I am on the other side of the date line so it is usually Thursday here before I see your Hump post.
I love euphemisms!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I LOVE both.
In fact, I was at the tile place picking out backsplash and I asked the guy a question about color of the marble. So he says, "well, nothing is written in stone."
And I said, "Ha! No pun intended." (You know because marble is a stone...)
He just looked at me. *sigh* Some people have no sense of humor. :)

Ed Pilolla said...

thanks for asking. i despise puns. i could rant, but i don't want to be one of those people, especially on a first visit. i do enjoy a good euphemism, however, like maybe one of those people, in this instance:)

Sarah Pearson said...

Puns are a very necessary part of conversation :-)