Tuesday, September 26, 2006

National Rental Car's New Logo



This is not Hansman. (nothans)
This young man gave me permission to take his picture. I do not know his name, and I'm sure he had no idea he would end up on my glob. I didn't either, because at the time, I didn't have a glob. So, if you recognize him, please tell him Swampwitch says thanks for giving her a picture to post. The agent at the counter had already rented him his car by the time she read the back of his shirt. By the look on her face, I think she wished he had gone to the Hertz Rental Car counter.
The previous post had a sunrise picture on it. I asked if anyone could give clues as to where it was. In order to know exactly where it was, you would have to have been there when the picture was taken. It could be any lake, anywhere. I just liked the way the sun reflected in the water and how the clouds appeared. It is Lake Washington in Seattle. Thanks for your guesses. As usual, today's picture has nothing to do with today's text.
Today's post is another Verbal-Linguistic assignment. Please don't let the word "assignment" scare you away. Everyone ends up with an A+ in this class.

Directions:
Define and/or use the following "words" in a sentence. Parts of speech may be included. For examples, see a previous post.

1) fiddle:

2) griyuts:

3) hominy:

4) idnit

Example:

mewuhls: n. (the animals that were NOT posted at Julie's place yesterday)
You people, those are Percheron horses. They are not mewuhls.

26 Comments:

Anonymous wolfbaby said...

That shirt is funny!!! and i read the post below about the tracker.. the way you wrote that out was to funny... sorry bout the truck though...

9/26/2006 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well Swampwitch, it's like this. I used your first word in a recent postand title, 'cause I do like to fiddle fart around some. And I don't eat griyuts no matter hominy times you tell me it's made outa corn! Idnit amazin' how some folks get so dang pickey 'bout food?
♥Pam

okay, how'd I do, how'd I do? *giggles like a schoolgirl hidin' in the coatroom*

9/26/2006 07:56:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Awww. Thank you Mrs SW.
*blushes sheepishly*
♥Pam

9/26/2006 08:04:00 PM  
Blogger C. said...

I think pam deserves an A++!!

9/26/2006 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I think she deserves one too
but wouldn't it be pronounced
...aawwwaaayy

9/26/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger C said...

How clever, Pam! I never really thought to use the words in a different context.

SW - I hear you are a retired teacher - what advice would you give towards my latest post?

9/27/2006 03:44:00 AM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

Wolfbaby: Thanks for being concerned about the truck. It is just fine though and has acclimated itself to this type of abuse.

Pam: I am so impressed at the way you incorporated all the words into one sentence and used them in context. I did think of this particular post when I used fiddle in the assignment. You are such an enthusiastic student.

C: OK, Pam receives an A++ this time.

Pamela: Nice use of onomatopoeia. Maybe you and Pam could work together next time.

C: Is that you in that martini glass? I will be over to check out your latest post. Yes, I am a retired teacher, but am going to school tomorrow to teach fifth graders how to juggle. Just miss it a lot.

9/27/2006 05:59:00 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Well, I think Pam looked off my paper. :) Heehee. I was gonna use each of the words exactly like she did. Oh well!

Oh, and the part about the horses/mules was great!!

9/27/2006 06:08:00 AM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

Hey! Thats my brother!!!

not really, but it coulda been....

who mistakes draft horses for mules!!??!!

okay, here's my go at it:

"Idnit fun to drive to Hominy, Oklahoma to eat griyuts at the local cafe who has a fiddle player playing music?"

9/27/2006 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger Silly Hily said...

I am doing this without readin any comments (which is really hard for me to do but it would just seem like cheating).
1.) Honey, my car is making a funny noise. Why don't you go fiddle with it and see if you can fix it.
2.) I would rather not eat griyuts because by the time I fix them up with butter and sugar, they really aren't that healthy anymore.
3.) Hominy licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
4.) Idnit going to be fun to go to the Memphis/UT game on Saturday?

Dude, that was so fun! Now, I'm going to post my answers and go back and read the ones before me to see how I might have done.

9/27/2006 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger Silly Hily said...

I thought about using two of the words in the same sentence and figured that might get me in good with the teacher but now I'm kind of glad I didn't since Pam up there beat me to it.

(Oh, and thanks for the compliment on my post today.)

9/27/2006 07:30:00 AM  
Blogger Susan in va said...

Criminy! I dun fiddled around all mornin' without eatin' muh breakfust. I think I'll fix me up a big ol' bowl of hominy griyuts. Mayonnaise nuttin' like griyuts fer breakfust.

My assignment's good, idnit?

9/27/2006 07:41:00 AM  
Blogger C. said...

Swampwitch...in case you were wondering and you've probably figured it out by now...there are two of us C's! We've laughed that we're twins from separate moms because we both have the same name and both adopted C as our sign off!! :)

9/27/2006 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger brian said...

Nero played his fiddle, while all the idnits ran around looking for water. The local temple gave a hominy while griyuts from the burning wood floated in the air.

Hi SW,

I saw a comment on part 16, but not 17??

9/27/2006 07:48:00 AM  
Blogger RedNeckGirl said...

I love the shirt! Too Cute!

9/27/2006 07:58:00 AM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

Julie: We call looking off someone's paper "Cooperative Learning."
CM Mules
MR not Mules
MR Horses...Percheron Horses

BarnGoddess: Wouldn't if be fun if someone really did recognize him? Great sentence.

SillyHily: Glad you had fun with this. You certainly spent a lot of time on your homework.

Susan: Yes, your assignment is very good and I am always amazed at how creative you are with all your comments, everywhere. Isn't it fun to play along?

C: Actually, at first I thought you (she) had two different blogs until I read the profiles. Before, I wondered why your avatar sometimes showed up and other times it didn't ...especially since I live in the state of Cornfusion.

9/27/2006 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

Brian: Very interesting sentence. You may have to help me out with some context clues. And, my comment is floating somewhere out there in Globospace. I tried to post back.

RNG: Thanks for visiting. I know you have a lot going on, so hang in there, gal.

9/27/2006 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger G said...

Swampwitch: Idnit grand that my daughter plays the fiddle? I haven't tried hominy n grits - who knows, might like them.

9/27/2006 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger G said...

Swampwitch: Idnit grand that my daughter plays the fiddle? I haven't tried hominy n griyuts - who knows, might like them.

9/27/2006 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger G said...

I double commented I think (second one was correcting my spelling. I couldn't get the picture just now, be back to check on it later.

9/27/2006 09:55:00 AM  
Blogger brian said...

Hi SW,

Yes your comment made it back. As to my sentence all the good ones were gone already.

"Nero played his fiddle, while all the idnits ran around looking for water. The local temple gave a hominy while griyuts from the burning wood floated in the air."

Think while Rome burned, the "idiots" ran for water. The temple gave "prayers" and "embers" from the burning wood. See, it all makes sense on the glob now!

9/27/2006 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Karmyn R said...

I don't fiddle around with them griyuts. There is no hominy in chewin' them, only melodic crunch. But that isn't what you meant, idnit?

9/27/2006 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger ~*~ D ~*~ said...

Hi Swampwitch I came to leave you my flashing avatar!!!! Thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog! I have yours bookmarked now. :-) I know you said yours was G rated so I promise to keep all my dirty words to myself :0)

I too know very little about computers, thankfully I have my very own blogger fairy who helps me with all the technical stuff..

I -blankety blank -love that guys shirt!

9/27/2006 02:09:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I love the guy's shirt too! I'll just bet the clerk didn't get a big kick out of it though.

If this was a contest, I think Pam won it. I can't even begin to outdo her! LOL!

9/27/2006 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

I can't help it . I just like the word "fiddle."

It sounds like it does.

9/27/2006 05:25:00 PM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

G: You win for having the most consecutive posts. Maybe tomorrow you can go for four. And I love how you "corrected" your spelling from g-r-i-t-s to g-r-i-y-u-t-s. Webster would be happy.

Brian: Thanks for coming back to give me the clues. You are about 5 levels above me, you know?

KarmynR: Yup.Thats zackly wut I meant.

* D * : How do you make those little wavy things around your name? Better yet, how do you make your avatar wiggle? That is blankety-blank cool.

Gayle: It wasn't an "official" contest just an ordinary 'ole homework assignment.

Laura: Isn't it funny how some words are just fun to say. Like onomatopoeia? FiddleFaddle.

9/27/2006 05:35:00 PM  

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