9 Viking words that have invaded English

Courtesy of The Vintage News In case you can’t watch the video for whatever reason, here are my favorite Viking words: Happy Happ is the Old Norse word for good fortune or fate. Husband A word (Husbondi) in which hus (house) and bondi (occupier and tiller of...

A Belated Tolkien Celebration

January 3rd marked Tolkien’s twelfty-sixth (126th) birthday. I apologize for not being here to celebrate and raise the customary toast to the Professor. To make it up to you, I’m sharing here some Tolkien-inspired memes that never fail to crack me up....

Happy New Year

I know I said I’d abstain from posting for a couple of weeks, but I found this lovely video and I had to share. As another year is upon us, I find myself pondering that classic wish, “Happy New Year.” It’s not years that are happy, though,...

Are you in a Gothic Horror Novel?

I first shared this back in 2014, but I came across it the other day and I had to repost. Apologies if you’ve seen it twice! As you seemed to enjoy last week’s post, Are you in a Regency Romance Novel?, I’ve got another one for you, also by The...

Puns! Puns Everywhere!

A few days ago, I was contacted by the good people over at The Salty Pun, who asked me to share some of their puns. Since you all seemed to enjoy the previous batch, I’m happy to oblige. My personal favorite? The pineapple one. It makes so much sense… For...

Some More Archaic Insults

Seeing how much you all enjoy archaic insults, here are some more, courtesy of Dictionary.com. Gobermouch: an old Irish term for someone who meddles in other people’s business. That classic Friends scene would be quite something with goubermouch instead of...

Choose Your Own Adventure

In my search for reading material for the wee one, I came across a post by Sarah Laskow of Atlas Obscura on “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. These can feel like being lost in a maze and running through twists and turns only to find dead ends, switchbacks, and...

Puns Of The Month

I recently followed Rough Bandit’s Fun Pun Blog. Here’s a selection of some puns that made me chuckle: My ex-girlfriend just found out that I’ve replaced her bed with a trampoline. She hit the roof. I bought a pair of shoes off a drug dealer. Dunno what...

Unexplained Poems Found In British Grocery Store

When we lived in Edinburgh, we paid our local Tesco supermarket weekly visits. So, I can easily imagine how surprised I’d feel if I chanced upon one of the mystery poems that Metro UK recently shared. In the bakery aisle of a Coventry Tesco, a vigilante...