Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Hippopotomonstrosequippedaliophobia
(fear of long words)
Well, there's no way I suffer from that one. I'm a big old windbag who loves throwing big words around to make people think I'm smart.
necrotising fasciatis
antidisestablishmentarianism
fimbria-fornix deafferentation
onomatopoeia
bwaaahaaahaaa! Are you impressed yet?
My dad, who also loved weird words (and used to read the encyclopedia for pleasure), used to love one particular German word.
When you modify a noun in German, you simply add the adjective onto the front of the noun, so the word can get pretty damned long. There is a motion in front of the German parliament to make changes to the language to eliminate that, which I think would be a shame.
I wish I remember exactly what that word was that my dad liked, but it was about 25 syllables long. Something about an ocean-faring commercial steamship captain.
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Have you ever had a crush on a cartoon character?
I used to think that Bugs Bunny was pretty hot. I'm pretty sure he was gay, now that I think about it, but gay guys are generally hot, due to the sassiness factor. I'd want to hang with him.

So, who's your cartoon crush, past or present?

9 comments:

michelle said...

oh now why would German parliament want to mess with a good thing, their sentence/word structure is what makes the language so incredibly fun! my German is limited to foods and "gesundheit" but still, i certainly enjoy the eccentricities. boo hiss on this reform.

my favorite cartoon crush. ok. Schroeder on Charlie Brown. he's so aloof and sensitive. *sigh*

Kellee said...

my computer hates my guts. I have given up on posting today...it was mostly incoherrent rambling anyways. I'M SO TIRED! Finished my psychology mid-term at three am - yep, it was due today! Leave it to me! I think that's why I have a huge collection of alice in wonderland stuff (fills a china closet) - but, as I'm sure you'll find out when we meet, I LIVE the LIFE of that white rabbitt - LATE LATE LATE LATE ALWAYS LATE..... ;)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

you're right Michelle, changing the German language would definitely make the world a lesser place. Schroeder, eh? hmmm, this is getting to be an interesting exercise.
Kellee, get some rest and recharge those batteries. Does this mean that you are entering the white rabbit as the cartoon crush contestant?

Grover said...

I will forever be in love with April from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Ah, l'amour!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

April truly is a beauty, Andy. And she's human as well. Bonus points!

Jas Bhambra said...

I am not sure I was crazy over any particular cartoon character, but I was for sure head over heels for the comic book character "Phantom". My lifetime dream (when I was a little girl!) was to travel to Africa and meet him. YOu can imagine how heartbroken I as when my Dad told me that he wasn't for real!! Booohooo :(
I sure did watch Billy Zane's "Phantom" movie....

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm not sure I know the Phantom, Jas. Was this a super-hero? I get those all those super-heroes mixed up sometimes. But Phantom definitely counts!

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Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh yeah, Jas. I have seen the Phantom before.

Hmmm, am I the only one that picked a non-human character? Does that make me demented?