Sherbet and Other Lerts


Wow….who would have thought it?  Sherbert, which is how I have ALWAYS pronounced it, is actually sherbet, pronounced…..wait……get ready…..sherbit.  You have to actually say it out loud to get the full annoying effect of the correct pronounciation.  Sherbit.  I don’t like it, not one bit.  I like sherbert, sherbert.  Say it with me proudly.  Because if you say it the correct way, people will just think you’re weird , or possibly snobby.  🙂  And we don’t want that now, do we?!

While I’m at it, how about all those other excellent “erts”?  Like besmirched and alert.  One of my little jokes(I don’t have many, so I get excited about the few I know) is:

Always be alert.  (pause)   Because you can never have too many lerts!  (riotous laughter ensues)

Ok, Ok, I will let you now return to your brilliant and stimulating Monday morning activities.  Thank you for your time and effort you will spend in promoting the erts.  😉  Slainte, Lisa

P.S.  Please let me know in the comments how you pronounce sherbet….this is a burning question of interest for me.

A Rose By Any Other Name…

welsh town

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” ~Juliet, Romeo & Juliet II, ii, 1-2

OK… might be as sweet, but it wouldn’t be known as the town with the L-O-N-G-E-S-T town name.  A Welsh town known as Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch.    Yes, it’s a real name and a real place.  And I guess that poor little Welsh schoolchildren have to learn how to spell it, hopefully in high school or college.  😉

Learning things like this makes me happy.  Have a wonderful Monday, Lisa


A Word I Don’t Like


OK, that new weather word “derecho” is officially getting on my nerves.  It’s a new catch phrase being used with alarming frequency by the Weather Channel and Accuweather clans.  Part of my annoyance with this word is that for the first two days I told people about it, I was mispronouncing it.  I said, “DEH-ri-ko.”  Evidently it is a much more sophisticated word, “deh-RAY-cho.”  Live and learn.  The other thing that’s bugging me about this word is that it is a pretty big, scary straight line wind storm, and they keep saying it may head our way.

I think I will stop thinking about this word now, and think instead on my refuge, my safe harbor in any storm, my rock.  “For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by.”  -Psalm 57:1  Yes, the storms will come and go, but Jesus remains the same forever.  Wherever you are today, pray, stay safe, and trust in God, your refuge.  Blessings, Lisa

The Chuckleness Factor


My made-up word of the day is “chuckleness.”  As could be used in the sentence, “That scene had an awesome chuckleness factor to it.”  (I in fact used that sentence last night after dinner, thereby prompting this post of questionable import.)  My equally made-up definition is as follows:

Chuckleness- (adjective) used to describe the funniness or humor of an object, occurrence, or quality.  Best when used with the noun “factor.”

I will now list several funny scenes from popular TV shows for you to vote on the one with the best “chuckleness factor.”  You will probably not know all of them, so just vote for the one you remember and laugh at the best.  And may your day have a chuckleness factor of 10!  Slainte, Lisa

Thoughts and Sights of Audio

“Writing about music is like dancing about  architecture.” – Laurie Anderson

“When words leave off, music begins.”    -Heinrich Heine

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels.”  – Thomas Carlyle

Now, maybe you should go find your favorite music.  And have a wonderful, tuneful weekend!  Slainte, Lisa

*All images provided via Google.*