Buzz Buzz Buzz
Hallowe'en costume ahoy...went and picked up the fixin's for Bean's bumblebee ensemble today. We're going for the faintly makeshift (i.e., not Martha) version this year, and indeed, as long as I can get away with it. That being said, I think she'll look pretty cute. And all this for under ten bucks.
Now if I can only get her to say "Buzz buzz buzz" a la Jim Belushi.
On to the Word of the Day...Piggesnye. It's a little off topic for the festive season, but here goes: Term of endearment for one's sweetheart, literally "cute little pig's eye, " from Chaucer, who is credited with inspiring the tradition of sending love notes on St. Valentine's Day. In earlier times, boys drew girls' names from hats, or, alternatively, the first person of the opposite sex one saw on this day became one's valentine for that year. The Church tried to graft a religious holiday onto this annual event by substituting saints' names, a practice that proved unpopular and was abandoned in the sixteenth century. These rituals were influenced by the old belief that birds chose their mates on this day.
Next one, kidlets...FORSWUNKE.
by at October 12, 2004 7:48 PM