Saturday, August 11, 2007

New Words



An enclosed courtyard: a garth

Excellent excuse to leave anytime, anywhere: say you have "explosive diarrhea"

Lady-like name for, uh, personal areas: Princess Parts

Odd medical condition: fireball eucharist (told to a Doctor who translated this to mean "fibroid tumors". No. Kidding.

You may be tested on these words later this week.

St. Casserole

8 comments:

Songbird said...

Hey there! I can't seem to get to sleep and I'm glad to learn some new words in the meantime.
Glad you had fun. Me, too, but it's good to be home!

Cathy said...

Those Princess parts.... 9 year old here calls those parts "sitting down side" - and I call it "where the sun don't shine"

However, fireball eucharist must have a story behind that one.

cheesehead said...

Princess Parts are called "the fancy" here at Chez Cheese, in honor of Mr. "Some folks are fancy on the inside" Rogers.

And "fireball eucharist"? I think I had that once after eating some bad Mexican.

Either way, welcome home! Missed you!

Teri said...

it was fab to meet you this week! :-) Thanks for teaching us some new words....

zorra said...

"Fireballs of the eucharist", according to Walker Percy, was a patient's misunderstanding of the diagnosis of fibroids of the uterus. Percy was fascinated by language and its power. The reference is bound to be from one of his nonfiction books, possibly Lost in the Cosmos, but five minutes' search hasn't turned it up yet..I bet I'll find it directly.

zorra said...

Like a dog with a bone--couldn't let it go until I found the reference--sorry, that's just me--it's from an interview included in a collection of short pieces, Signposts in a Strange Land, p. 385. Carry on.

ElastiGirl said...

LOL - Thanks for the vocabulary lesson!! POsted pics of the fuzzy kids over at my place - they want to know how Fish is doing these days...

Presbyterian Gal said...

Then there is my improv master teacher, Gary, who is a former welfare worker, with amazing stories to tell, who tells of a free clinic patient's description of a yeast infection: " I gotta fireball in my-wajibah!!"

And that would say it all.

Well, maybe except for the eucharist. Sorry, just found Zorra inspiring of my decrepit memory.