Have any of you ever been in this scenario: You're on the phone, trying to spell something out, and you have to say a letter that sounds like another (like m & n; g, t, b, v, c, d, e, p & z...etc)? So to clarify, you need an, "as in..." example. Like, "N, as in Nancy." Or, "B, as in Book."
My problem is that I can't come up with normal "As in"s. For example, a few days ago I was on the phone with my internet provider trying to update my address, and the only M example I could think of was, "M, as in manhole cover." And a month or so ago when I was on the phone at work, I actually said, "G, as in Gandalf the Grey." Why can't I come up with normal examples? Just now I was trying to think of something for the letter T, and the first thing that came into my head was, "as in Tyrannosaurus Rex." Nothing normal like, "...as in, Today, Tape worm, or Tap dancing." Wait, see?! I still can't come up with normal things! (Is it sad that those really are the first 3 things that popped into my head? If you're a psychologist/psychiatrist/therapist of any kind, please do not analyze that list.)
Are there standard examples? I feel like I hear the Nancy example often, but I'm not sure of others. I've decided that I should set the list of standard examples, since clearly I have a gift for this sort of thing. So, here's my list:
A as in Antidisestablishmentarianism
B as in Bananas Foster
C as in Cantilevered Roof (you know, Frank Lloyd Wright-style)
D as in Daffy Duck
E as in Eeeeeeeek!
F as in Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-Two
G as in Gandalf the Grey
H as in Ham and Potato Casserole
I as in Interrogation, Methods of
J as in Jailhouse Rock
K as in Katherine the Great
L as in Luke Skywalker
M as in Manhole Cover
N as in Never-Never Land
O as in O Sole Mio
P as in Pour Some Sugar on Me
Q as in Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
R as in Raiders of the Lost Ark
S as in Shahtooshes
T as in Tyrannosaurus Rex
U as in Ursprache
V as in Va-va-voom!
W as in Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
X as in Xanadu
Y as in Y-O-D-A Yoda
Z as in Zabaglione
So, counter-offers? I'm willing to change my list if you have other ideas, though I'm a little set on some of them. Then I think we should start a national campaign to see if we can get this adopted. It's going to revolutionize the "As in" system!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
|My candle burns at both ends;|
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light!
-Edna St. Vincent Millay
Oof, ok, that's starting to hit a little too close to reality. The truth is, I've been writing for another blog - DegreeSearch.org - which is why I've been more neglectful than usual over here. It's not like I like it better over there or anything, it's just, well, they pay me! But fear not (I know how worried you all have been), I've got big plans for making a comeback here at Robot Tuesdays!
Things you can expect in the near future:
- Fascinating insights on artists in the Twenty-first Century!
- Nonsensical posts about bugs and bikes!
- Tips on how to paint, draw, and make nifty crafts!
- Stories about the swim class I'm taking at the Y! (If you're good, I might post the picture I took of myself in my swim cap and goggles...or I may take that with me to the grave...)
- Links to the posts I'm writing over at that other blog I mentioned before!
And much, much more.
In the mean time, here are some other links you can check out that further explain what I've been up to lately:
- I'm in Art Prize! If you make it to the 2-week event, Vote up! (Please!)
- I made a Facebook page for...me! And my art. Mostly my art. Come on over and "like" me, would ya?
- I have paintings in three other shows (1 currently, 2 are coming up soon) and my thesis exhibition is coming up in November!
So, I hope you can forgive me and we can still be friends. If not, you could always find out how to make new friends by reading this post I wrote!
*I know that 'hornswoggling' is a different kind of cheating than the kind I mean, but I just really like to say hornswoggle.