What’s The Good Word

Weather-wise, it sounds like a wild week ahead for many of us!

Let’s distract ourselves with something trivial! 😉

I’ll put on my Andy Andrea Rooney hat and ask . . .

Did you ever notice . . . there are certain words and sayings that are only used in some areas of the country?

Or maybe your family has expressions that you hardly ever hear others say!

For example:

    “Do you think the rain will hurt the rhubarb???”
    This is an expression I never heard until a couple of years ago. It can be used as a way of changing the subject during a conversation. There’s even an “answer” to the question: “Not if it’s in cans!”

    “I’m shouting!” When you say this, you mean that you are planning to pay the check at a restaurant. The idea is that the person who truly wants to treat the others in his group would be the most vocal when asking for the bill. Although my grandfather used this expression frequently, I’ve never heard it said by anyone outside my extended family. A quick search on google did show the term, however.

    “Stick-to-itiveness” The nuns I had for teachers *loved* to use the word: “stick-to-itiveness” – both as a way to encourage students to apply themselves, and also to explain failure. “If Johnny only had a little more ‘stick-to-itiveness’, he would have studied until he completely understood the math lesson, and then would have easily passed his exam.” I seldom hear this word used now, nor do I see it in print.


So, please tell me. Do you use, or have you even heard, any of the examples above? More importantly (and more fun), what would you add to the list?



Fun and Games

Do you remember when Trivial Pursuit first came on the scene?

We used to play frequently and, as it turned out, I was pretty good at it.

In fact, my family loved to tease that I must be “secretly studying the questions ahead of time”, LOL!


This edition of Lucky Seven features 7 Bits of Trivia

And I swear I only knew #2 and #4, before today. 😉


1. Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

2. The phrase “sleep tight” is based on the fact that early mattresses were filled with straw and held up with rope, which was firmly stretched across the bed frame. A tight sleep was a comfortable sleep.

3. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

4. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

5. A group of frogs is called an army. A group of rhinos is called a crash. A group of kangaroos is called a mob.

6.111,111,111 x 111,111,111=12,345,678,987,654,321

7. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.


Do you have a favorite game?

Or maybe another bit of trivia to share with us? 😉



I Never Knew That . . .

Guess what?

It’s time for another edition of Lucky Seven! 😀


This week, I have . . .

7 Little Known Facts!


1. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

2. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”.

3. Married men revealed that they change their underwear twice as often as single men.

4. If you were to spell out numbers in words – one, two, three, etc., how far would you have to go until you would find the letter “A”? — One thousand!

5. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common? — All were invented by women.

6. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.

7. 40% of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet.


I‘ll bet you know a bit of trivia that would dazzle us!

Won’t you share it? 😉