13.12.06

Peeve Thing

After all the discussion about all things Thong over at Oreneta Aground I kept typing thing…”Thing” instead of “Thong”.

Thing Thong??

Having just watched Cat in the hat for the first time …Thing 1 and thing 2…and entering the Christmas season…thing thing thing…(think lisp)

I mean I guess maybe it has its place like “something” or it’s a “funny thing” or even more specifically “The Thing” of Hollywood fame…” but the garden variety word just plain old “thing”…just too nondescript for me.

Like when someone says to me;

“Can you get that thing over there for me…?”

It always leaves me gaping blankly for MORE INFORMATION and then I am forced to say….

“Ahhhhh….hm…(pause) looking wildly around……what thing?”

Sometimes I wonder if (wish) it IS exactly the “Thing” all green and slimy dripping with orange moss and sprouting stiff black hair lurking…

Then whoever has asked for the “THING” shoots over a look of complete contempt as if you are utterly inept and only half there…

(Ha…(dark look) I’m not the one who couldn't conjure up the name for the thing…)

There should be a law against words like thing…

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's because you're a MOM...you are supposed to read minds. Duh !

~Trish...anon...whatever

karitown said...

Snicker. Too funny. My kids do that to me all the time. You know, that thingy! Ugh.

oreneta said...

You've got to love it when that happens during a (sailing)race....."quick, take up on that thing.... NOW! NOW!!! NOW!!!!!!!"

Obnoxious.

Damn useful word when you don't speak the language well...."Ummm, I need a thing, that will...."

Dorky Dad said...

How about a Thong Thing?

Man, I've been absent from blogs all danged day and this is what happens. I miss a thong discussion. Dangit.

Nomad said...

Ha Trisha...are you anon now??
(that must feel strange...)
c,mon girl...switch...
(Beckoning....)
:-)

Orenta...you make a very good point. Actually thing is a VERY usefulword in a (not too well known ) second language...
Like quelque chose...

Karitown...yeah...thingy
Ughh is right...Thanks for dropping by
:-)

DD In the spirit of Thing...Don't you mean Ding??
Dingit??

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