FOR REASONS UNKNOWN I woke up at 4 this morning, a Saturday morning on which I could have slept late.
Such a fact is funny to me because on work days my body does its best Rip Van Winkle impression and doesn’t want to move from the bed until it must.
Since I woke up at 4, I’ve been in a funny mood all day so I thought I’d try to think of a few funny things related to language.
Lewis Grizzard book titles, like Don’t Bend Over in the Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes.
(I’ll take a slight detour to tell you I’ve taken several detours through Moreland, Georgia, to visit a museum with a Grizzard tribute. I have not found it yet.)
Oxymorons, like jumbo shrimp.
The word “befuddled.”
The word “bamboozled.”
Several of Chris Jones’ Friday Twitter stories, like the one in which he had a summer job as a beaver mascot at one of Canada’s national parks.
Okay, it's Friday afternoon, I think. It's been a long month. We're all tired. We're all anxious. Friends, pull up a chair and pour yourself a drink, because I wish to tell you a tale.— Chris Jones (@EnswellJones) April 17, 2020
OK Boomer (the Parks Canada Beaver): A Twitter story.
The best logo in Minor League Baseball.
(I admit this has nothing to do with language, but somebody put a butter-tongued biscuit on a baseball cap.)
Some Bad Lip Reading videos, especially presidential debates.
Last but not least, this T-shirt I ordered for my sister:
This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is, “funny.”