Sunday, June 05, 2011

I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.


Just how many tigers are too many tigers? Melbourne Zoo, April 2011.

I expect that three or four tigers probably constitutes too many tigers. Once you get beyond a couple, they start to bicker and argue, and the food they require to keep that healthy sheen and lustre to their coat becomes quite expensive. In fact, I’m just about ready to rule out those eight tigers I’ve been bidding for on E-Bay….

Sunday Top Five. Already?

I’ve got it! Today’s top five is Five Words That I Commit To Using In Everyday Conversation In The Course Of The Next Week (And That You Should Too)!



  • Anencephalous: “You see, the fundamental problem with that guy is that he is anencephalous. That’s the long and the short of it.


  • Bloviate: “Her tendency to bloviate in times of crisis makes her completely unsuitable for leadership.


  • Gobemouche: “His capacity to immediately identify and bring round every gobemouche in the room makes him a man worth knowing.”


  • Ornery: “Yeah, I know him. He’s a particularly ornery fellow. I shared an office with him for a while.”


  • Embrocation: “It’s okay. I’ve prepared an embrocation that I get her to rub in every morning before I leave, and every evening after I bathe. It’s good.




Now, I am more than happy to promise to slip these beauties in, but I offer the same challenge to all and sundry to see if you can check them off before this time next week. Get cracking and don’t eschew the dare!

7 comments:

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Kris...
It looks like it's four [beautiful] tigers in the photographs...I really don't like to see wild animals caged...Because I feel that they need to be free to roam.[In search Of, food, etc, etc, etc,...] Born to be free...Of the five words that you, plan to use in everyday conversation...I must admit that I'm only familiar with the word "ornery."

The quote sounds Orwellian...Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

EG Wow said...

Tigers are a lot like people, it seems to me. :)

Hmmm. If I use those five words next week I fear quite a few people will look at me strangly and wonder what the heck I'm talking about. But hey! That might be a hoot!

Roddy said...

I agree with the quote. As long as it is my control.
What brainless, pompously speaking, fly swallowing, bad tempered, lotion rubbing people do you know?
As for the Tigers. They will determine how many are are the ideal number.
Fortunately they are are in a zoo and can be introduced slowly to each other.

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful photo of the tigers clearly ignoring the photographer and just intent on being! There seems to be some message there! And those words have the sound effects of talking with a mouthful! Fantastic!

Carola said...

The only word I could find in my translation programm was embrocation.
What "Who is Afraid..." says about zoos is my opinion too.
Cool new design, and a marvelous header photo.

Kris said...

DeeDee, that's true in an ideal world, but it it were not for zoos, there'd be a lot less animals about (see the Siberian Tiger).

EG Wow, try it.

Roddy, all of them.

GT, we made it out alive!

Kris said...

Carola, something odd going on with the header and comment link though...