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Rocky’s Nut Brunch

I admit that sometimes as a squirrel, I have a lot of time on my hands.  I know I live in a good neighborhood and don’t really have a need for much.  Bacon’s parents keeps me and my family in nuts and water.  There are no big dogs chasing us in our yard – just Houdini and Bacon and well we pretty much all get along.  So sometimes just for giggles, I will read the dictionary.  The family especially loves it – we learn so much.  For instance, like something I’m fixing to share with you.  Be prepared to be educated my friends.

The longest word in the Oxford English Dictionary is 45 letters long:  pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.  What does this mean?  It is an artificial long word said to mean a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash and sand dust.  WOW – really?  A long word that is actually a joke.

The longest well-known nonsense word is 34 letters: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Anyone versed in their Mary Poppins can define this for themselves, but according to Oxford the fanciful adjective means “extraordinarily good.”

The longest non-coined, non-technical word published in multiple dictionaries is 28 letters long: Antidisestablishmentarianism. What does it actually mean? It is used to refer to a 19th century political party opposed to the disestablishment of the Church of England—but today it mainly means “I know a really long word.”

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*Information from Reader’s Digest

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Rocky’s Nut Brunch

  Welcome friends to another edition of Rocky’s Nut Brunch.  This week I have a challenge for YOU.  You have to find your interesting bit of information in your assignment here.  This is what you need to do:

〉 Open up your web browser to google.com – the search engine

〉 Type in the word askew in the search bar and hit enter

〉 Definition of Askew:  Not in a straight line or level position.  So tell me what happens to your screen when you type in askew and hit search?

You’re welcomed.  SO much fun entertainment huh?

 
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Posted by on 02/25/2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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31 Days of Spook – Story Submission

I hope everyone had a great and wonderful weekend – not too many boos and ghosts.  Today, we have another guest story submission.  This one is from my friend Kelly at Boomdeeadda.  Do you know her?  If you don’t, you are so missing out on entertainment and a wonderful spirit – snorts how appropriate today huh?  Please make it a point to visit my friend Kelly at Boomdeeadda – tell her that Bacon sent you.

  

“Dear Bacon, I thought I’d tell you about a holiday I took with my girlfriend to visit her Grandma.  We were both 13 and staying for a week.  We were sleeping in the basement of her old house. Every night, my friend and I would get out a Ouija Board and ask it all kinds of questions. The first few nights were fun and silly with lots of giggles.

One night, it was especially animated. It was just flying around the board.  At first we thought it was all nonsense, then we started to write down the letters.  Some of the words we didn’t even know. So we went upstairs to ask Grandma for a dictionary (no home computers in 1974, ha).  To our surprise, the board had spelled words neither of us knew but they were in the dictionary. After accusing each other, we were so freaked out, we put the Ouija Board out in the garage and never touched it the rest of the holiday. I don’t know about my girlfriend, but I’ve never used one since. Too freaky.

I don’t know who we had visit, but they sure scared the heck out of us….hey I just noticed, the first three letters of my blog name spell BOO!  eeeeek :D”

 
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Posted by on 10/20/2014 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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Dear Forrest – SPECIAL EDITION

 Hello my friends.  Welcome to another great issue of Dear Bacon.  This week, we have another guest helping me out with my issue.  Today, my friend Forrest and Fozziemom are stepping in for me to do a special edition of Dear Forrest.  Be sure to visit them at their blog and check them out – let them know what a great job they did – thanks Forrest and Fozziemom!

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Dear Forrest,
Save a horse, ride a piggy – BOL. This is my gal pal Susie. The other farm animals think we are crazy. We are. Crazy in love! Do you think it’s cool? Signed Sam and Susie

Dear Sam and Susie,
I think the other farm animals are jealous…inter species can work…even if it does seem a bit odd. You loves who you loves so I say go for it! And yes it is way cool!

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Dear Forrest,
Since they added the word “selfie” to the dictionary, we thought we would try it. We think it’s a work in progress. Have you tried this? Signed Say Cheese

Dear Cheese,
I must say I have tried selfies myself and it always ends up with booger shots..or drool. I think you have the crazy eye down pat though. Keep it up.   I have seen some pretty bad human ones BOL BOL

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Dear Forrest,
They say you can be anything you want. I wanted to be a pineapple. What kind of fruit would you be? Signed Piney

Dear Piney,
Well if you want to look like Camen Miranda then I say I like it veryyyy much.  As for me, if I had to be a fruit I would be a banana.  Then I could split whenever it got too much BOL BOL

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Dear Forrest,
Dude. The beach is so totally awesome. The water is rad. Do you hang five bro? Signed Surfer Bark

Dear Surfer Bark,
Man you are hangin’ more than five my friend.  You might take off if them ears get any more steam behind them BOL.  I hang 5 in the dam. It’s usually followed by mum landing flat BOL …wonder what that counts as BOL

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Dear Forrest,
I look fat. Maybe it’s my ears? Maybe it’s that bunny tail? Maybe it’s the beer talking from another bottle down? Can you help out a bunny? What do you think? Signed Fatbun

Dear Fatbun,
I think you are standing in front of the wrong mirror my friend. You look fine to me..nice and plump and round and delish…oops I mean fine. Sorry, I get side tracked by bunnies. I think if you were here at my place I could help you exercise..do you like to run? BOL

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Thanks to Fozziemom and Forrest for another great issue.  Remember my friends, these Dear Bacon issues can’t happen without you 🙂  Remember to send your pictures and questions to me at baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 07/01/2014 in Dear Bacon, Uncategorized

 

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Shine On Award and Super Sweet Blogging Award

DOUBLE AWARD DOUBLE THE FUN!

Since I got two awards on the same day – I’m going to combine them into the some post and offer double the enjoyment friends 🙂

 

YAY!  My friend Jill London at http://jilllondon.wordpress.com received SEVEN awards lately – that is totally freaking awesome – way to go Ms. London! 

She posted them all on her page, nominated other bloggers and asked us to choose from the selection.  I don’t have this yet… now I do 🙂

 

Thanks Ms. London!  This little piggy absolutely LOVES awards of all kinds at any time.  I think you made my day – my tail is non-stop wagging with joy!

Here are the rules for the Shine On Award –

  • Answer the 10 random questions or those of your choosing.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers for the Award and link their blog site.
  • Notify the bloggers of their award.
  • Ask the award winners to answer the 10 questions when they accept their award.

1.  Do you have a goal in life?  Well yes I do.  My goal is to make people laugh, smile and be happy.  I hope that my blog brings that to everyone’s life that visits.

2.  City or countryside?  I live in the burbs which is kind of cool for both worlds.  I don’t mind visiting and being a city ham but I think I’m more of a country ham kind of pig.

3.  What was the last word you looked up in the dictionary?   Snort – this is easy.  Someone called me a cheechako the other day.  I just looked at them with a blank stare on my little snout face.  I couldn’t wait to look it up in my dictionary – my hooves were flying turning the pages.  Do you know what a cheechako is?  Neat word and fun to say, isn’t it?  🙂  Well it means newcomer, a tenderfoot or a greenhorn.  We learn something new every day, don’t we?

4.  If you had a time machine, where would you go?  Oh PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud).  This is too easy.  I would have to go back to the 80’s when mom tied up her lovely red haired Cabbage Doll to the tree and set it on fire because it wouldn’t say uncle.  Yep, chuckles snort, that’s where I would go back in time.

5.  Pirate or Vampires?  Well, I’m going to have to go Vampires on this one.  Cough – cough – someone – cough cough – mom – got me caught up in the Twilight series.  I wanna sparkle too!

6.  Are you an easily satisfied person or do you keep working to obtain something?  Snort – do you know that old phrase, pig headed?  It originated from me.  I become very, VERY pigheaded when I want something.  I keep working longer than the Energizer bunny!

7.  Sweet or savoury?  I like them both.  Mom has a chocolate that is chili chocolate.  I would love to try that.  It’s like mom – sweet with a little heat 😮 growl

8.  Do you believe in Karma?  A.B.S.O.L.U.T.E.L.Y  What comes around will go around.  Be nice how you want to be treated and it will come back to you.  Firm believer in this.

9.  What’s your favourite comedy film?  Road Trip with Martin Lawrence.  What?  It has an oinker in it.

10.  Fantasy or Sci-Fi?  You know I’ve been watching A LOT of the SyFy channel lately so I’m goint Sci-Fi.

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My new friend Harper Lee at http://thek9harperlee.wordpress.com also gave me the Super Sweet Award.  This little piggy is so excited to have received TWO awards on the very same day.  My tail is wagging so much that I think I’m going to take flight and start flying throughout the Hotel Thompson!  Thanks so much my new friends!

Here are the rules for the Super Sweet Award –

  • Thank the Super Sweet Blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer five super sweet questions.
  • Include the Super Sweet Blogger award image in your post
  • Nominate a Baker’s dozen bloggers.
  • Notify your nominees in their blogs.

1.  Cookies or cakes?  Well, actually I think I like cookies more but I’ll take crumbs from cakes ANYTIME – snort.

2.  Chocolate or vanilla?  I’m a pig – I can’t just pick one over the other.  I guess though if I had to choose only one , it would be chocolate.  mmmm – tasty.

3.  Favorite sweet treat?  Ice cream!

4.  When do you crave sweet things the most?  Snort – always when mommy tucks me into my toddler bed at night.  I’m like a kid – “Mom, can I have a drink of water?”  “Mom, can I have something to eat?”  “Mom, ice cream?” – double snort oink oink

5.  Sweet nickname?  Pookiebear – piggy blushes.  I’m not even sure how/or when that got started.

My 10 nominated bloggers are –

http://foodflavorfascination.wordpress.com/

http://honkifyourevegan.com/

http://dakotasden.wordpress.com/

http://easyweimaraner.wordpress.com/

http://jaspersdoggyworld.wordpress.com/

http://napaday.wordpress.com/

http://mavimet.wordpress.com/

http://donkeywhispererfarm2010.wordpress.com/

http://hutchagoodlife.wordpress.com/

http://screechandsquawk.wordpress.com/

Additional 3 bloggers for the Sweet Blog Award 🙂

http://rumpydog.com/

http://gentlestitches.com/

http://alternativeworldspin.wordpress.com/

 
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Posted by on 05/14/2013 in Bacon

 

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