Just last week, a couple of my wonderfully well-meaning male friends were (a) congratulating me on making my trivia questions less Google-friendly, and (b) being protective on my behalf that some people might 'stoop' to using Google to get the answers to my questions. I found this pretty funny, because dudes! That is just so, you know, guy-like of you. For the record, I don't mind if people use search engines to find out the answers to the trivia quiz. In fact, I'm glad, because that way they potentially learn more than I can generally manage to fit in per post. After all, the point of my quiz is not to stump people with quixotic queries; it's all about learning and sharing interesting and obscure information. Honestly... men!
"Poor but perfect"...
... is how Buttercup described her love Westley in The Princess Bride. (Read the book; it's as fun as the movie.) It's also how I will be after I sign up for membership at Gold's Gym this afternoon. The price of fitness is daunting, but it will be worth it when I'm able to wear a tankini without shame, and when I've learned to kickbox. After all, I have to have something to be able to offer Miranda Zero when Global Frequency does come a-calling!
Where did the brassiere come from?
answer to yesterday's question
'Fesnyng' is the proper word for a group of ferrets. Other unusual group designations include: a shrewdness of apes, a sleuth of bears, a grist of bees, a clowder of cats, a quiver of cobras, a kine of cows, a float of crocodiles, a cowardice of curs, a skulk of foxes, a smack of jellyfish, a kindle of kittens, an exaltation of larks, a rhumba of rattlesnakes, a lamentation of swans, and a geek of fanboys. Okay, I made that last one up.