Category: Humor

Scatology Theology

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Scatology (noun): the study of or preoccupation with excrement. In literature, “scatological” is a term used to describe works that make particular reference to excretion or excrement, as well as to toilet humor. (Wikipedia)

The following is not typical subject matter for me. As a mom of 8- and 9-year-old boys, I’m usually trying to minimize the amount of potty talk and humor going on in my house. (My husband’s advice: “Honey, it’s a losing battle.”)

How is it that boys instinctively know, seemingly from birth, that passing wind is funny? I’ve also observed through my cross-cultural missionary work that potty humor appears to be a universal human phenomenon.

I began pondering the potty world yesterday (more…)

Ode On A Cadbury Creme Egg

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Thou still unravish’d orb of ambrosia!
Thou creation of England and Easter
Heavenly confection, who canst thus express
An epicurean’s tale more sweetly than our rhyme:
What foil-wrapped goodness haunts about thy shape?

For seeming only of milky chocolate, and yet
Within lies such velvety nectar never matched.
Unheard melodies may be sweetest, and yet
Not so the edible ellipsoid not gorged upon
But once daily during the appointed season!

And though thou creator dost reduce thy girth
Hence by four grams, as many years ago,
We do still remain faithfully pledged to thee only
For all eternity, for whom shall ever appear
So fair to our beholden eyes, themselves formed after you?

When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of another vernal equinox
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou sayst,
“Beauty is chocolate, chocolate beauty,” that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

Copyright 2010 © Stephanie Nannen

‘Unnecessary’ Quotation Marks And Apostrophe Catastrophes

quote-marksI am passionate about punctuation. And other grammar issues. And spelling, for that matter.

It’s not that I never make mistakes in these areas. I just have specific grammar issues I feel strongly about.

Like the use (or misuse) of a possessive apostrophe, particularly when describing a family’s last name. For instance, it’s not

Welcome to the Smith’s!

It should read instead:

Welcome to the Smiths’!

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I Twit

Twitter Fail!

I’m a social media girl
Living in a social media world;
But the truth of the matter
Has slowly unfurled:

Facebook I love
And blogging is fine;
But Twitter, I’m afraid,
Was a pain in the behind.

I gave it a shot. I thought
It might be fun; yet
Twitter turned out to be
Mostly redundant.

So don’t look for me
In the Twittersphere;
To find me online
You’ll have to click here

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