Team mascots have always intrigued me. My high school (George Washington High in Cedar Rapids, IA) was called the Warriors. The logo was, and still is, that of a Roman-type gladiator. I never could figure that out. Maybe that explains my misspent high school days. Some say I could have been an astronaut since all I did in high school was take up space.
Anyway, moving right along. Shortly after moving to Colorado, I thought I heard the sports news incorrectly when they gave a score for a game involving the Wheatridge Farmers. This struck me as odd but now I know that two towns in Utah also have Farmers as mascots, and Louisiana and Texas high schools are known as the Fighting Farmers. (Are there any other kind?)
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by Bob McDonnell
My granddaughter loves her pancakes but when she was 22 months old, she called them “panpakes.” I thought of her as I heard a commercial for a restaurant in Denver that served “home-made” pancakes.
The dictionary says homemade means made by a person at home; not professionally made. I know this has morphed into meaning made on site, in places such as a restaurant. So, I assume this restaurant makes their own pancakes.
Don’t most places make their own? Is there a truck full of already-made pancakes that delivers bunches (bales, stacks,) of the flapjacks to stores? If that’s the case, I’ll eat my homemade pancakes at home.
Isn’t it funny how things work out in anagrams. Take these famous people for example:
Elvis = lives
Clint Eastwood = Old West Action
Madam Curie = Radium came
Jim Morrison = Mr. Mojo risin’
(from the Doors song, “L.A. Woman”)
David Letterman = Nerd amid late TV
Howard Stern = Retard shown
Princess Diana = end is a car spin
Do you have a favorite famous person anagram to share?
Hi My name is …
I finally discovered a label applied to something I have heard for years. It is the “conditional” name. I know you have heard it. You go to a restaurant, and the server says, “If you need anything, my name is Carol.”
One has to wonder what her name would be if I do not need anything.
Many television newscasters do the same thing. “Until tomorrow, this is John Doe.” I guess he will be someone else after that.
Until my next post, I am Bob. (and even after it!)
A person who composes anagrams.
What is the definition of an anagramist?
When asked for the four points of the compass an anagramist is likely to reply:
thorn – shout – seat – and stew
Sometimes you have to hear a new word or phrase a few times before you become aware of it. This is what happened to me while watching some television shows about remodeling or redecorating a room.
The term that comes to mind is “re-purposing.” It the home shows on television it is most commonly used when discussion a piece of furniture. An old dresser or night stand is found, repainted or re-stained and “repurposed” as piece of furniture in a home office. I am not sure why recycling or reusing would not suffice, but maybe it gives the furniture higher regard if it is repurposed.