Monday, May 26, 2008

A maenad's eructation.




I’ve decided to come back to the real world. Or rather, I finished the non-enriching, completely pointless and overwhelmingly entertaining book I was reading. I devoured the Hogfather in a day or so. I only folded the corner of two pages- only had to look up two words, but ooooh, the words:

Eructation
: 15th century; an act or instance of belching.

This word will be most helpful at work, where 1 of every 5 people feasts on poached venison nightly. “Your eructation is as impressive as your intestinal fortitude,” I can diplomatically state while mentally adding vitamin C and airborne to the grocery list internally screaming “AT LEAST COVER YOUR FUCKING MOUTH YOU DAMN HILLBILLY”.

Maenads 1 : Bacchante (a priestess or female follower of Bacchus) 2 : an unnaturally excited or distraught woman.

And I think we have the new blog title I was looking for…

Instead of mentally deriding the bridal party as fashionably retarded annoying-as-fuck drunken scenesters I can simply call them transparently vapid maenads whose wardrobe choices encompass their life goals and abilities.

4 comments:

Pare said...

Come visit me. Please. I feel like milk who's been looking for cookies all my life......

Anonymous Amy said...

I can hardly wait for the perfect opportunity to use the word maenad.

Maggie, Dammit said...

I don't know what to say to this. I am speechless.

And, like Pare, left wanting more....

melinda said...

maenad is such.a.great.word! thanks for sharing! tho' after I tell my husband and kids, this WILL become their fav descriptor for me I'm sure!