Wednesday, March 30, 2011

PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS: Huh?


Move over electrophotomicrographically! You may have been the longest word in the book but there is a new "kid" in town.

PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS.

Do you recognize this 45 letter word? Is it a word you use frequently? Well, you might you know. The word has been around awhile.

In a 1965 episode of I've Got a Secret, Buddy Hackett unrolls a banner with the word on it.

In Grandpa vs Sexual Inadequacy, Abraham Simpson asks Homer whether pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is whats wrong with Marge.

What does it mean? It is a factitious, (what ever that is), word alleged to mean "a lung disease caused by inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs".

Un Huh!

I've mentioned my 80th birthday, which is tomorrow, in two recent blogs. Can I get by with doing it again? Why not? It's my blog, right?

Julie told me this morning that there would be packages coming today and tomorrow. They are my birthday presents and I am not to open them. I really got a chuckle when I brought in the first package today. Gee, I wonder what's in this box?

There was another package for Julie and I have no idea what is in it but it sure looks interesting. It is from my cousin, Cheryl, and I don't think it is for me. BUT HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL!

I got some cards in the mail today also. I love those comic cards. Check out this one from my youngest son and wife, Todd & Amy. I ride a recumbent trike and Todd and Amy ride recumbent bikes. WHAT A RIOT!
I have been pretty much house bound this winter. But I am never alone. Right behind my chair is my constant companion. Where I am, there he is also. Gunner watches out for his master.

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!


Take care and God Bless!

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