Monday, July 24, 2006

I blame the pregnancy

I used the word "funner" today. I wasn't trying to be stupid or ironic, either. I actually uttered that word in a sentence. Right after it came out of my mouth, I shuddered. I have never used that word before. And I mean never--not even when I was a kid. I distinctly remember hearing other kids use it within earshot of my mother, who rapidly told me that we say "more fun" instead of "funner." So I have no idea where it came from today.

On an unrelated matter, my son has decided that if we have a baby girl, she needs to be named "Lion." So I hope we have a boy.


Blogger Cottage Rose said...

That is so sweet. What would he name a baby boy?

9:27 PM, July 24, 2006  
Anonymous Lisa V said...

Rory wanted "Sunshine" to be named "Pongo" if she was a boy, and "Baby Sunshine" if she were a girl. At least it gave me a good blog alias for her.

9:40 PM, July 24, 2006  
Anonymous Sidbar-for the other half said...

It's amazing what kids can do to your brain!

I was at a meeting with a bunch of lawyers recently and tried to use the expression "lots of big fish in a small pond" and it came out as "big fishes in a small pond." WTH?

I thought about it for a while and realized that I'm so used to saying "fishies" with my girls that I had apparently forgotten how to properly pluralize "fish."

Damn kids!

10:03 PM, July 24, 2006  
Blogger LawMommy said...

I knew a girl named Melissa. Her parents let her assign her new baby sister's middle name. The baby girl? Courtney Melissa. Kids can be so narcisistic.

Sidebar: I used to teach computers to adults part time in the evening. I once clapped a 60+ year old man on the back and said GOOD BOY! when he correctly did something with a file.

Damn kids.

10:47 PM, July 24, 2006  
Blogger Yankee T said...

HOWLING at the thought of you saying funner! I love Lawmommy's story-Older Daughter was able to choose Younger Daughter's middle name (I didn't change her first name, since she was three when she moved in, but I wanted her to have something from OD) so OD gave her a middle name that would make their initials the same.

11:00 PM, July 24, 2006  
Blogger KLee said...

:) Well, AB could pick some names that could be worse. Offspring is reading a book now about a girl who is NOT pleased with the thought of her parents having a second baby. The parents decide to let her name the baby as a goodwill gesture. She wants to name the baby "One-Ball Reilly" to get back at them.

As for funner -- it could have been worse. You could have said "most funnest" and then where would we be?

12:14 AM, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anne Glamore said...

I used the word "dranken" but I hadn't dranken a damn thing when I said it.

8:09 AM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger susan said...

I've done the "good job!" thing in class a few times.

Maybe it was the pregnancy, but here's my own bloggy narcissistic explanation for you: you were channelling Curious Girl, who recently pronounced it "more funner" to wake up with me early this morning. Maybe you read that post and it stuck in some part of your brain? I have to admit, I rather like "funner"--it seemes, well, more fun than "more fun."

AB's name suggestions are funny. Maybe you could turn Lion into Lianna or Leona? or Liam, if a boy.

9:14 AM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger Mommygoth said...

Definitely could have been worse. Nemo. Elmo. Need I go on?

10:25 AM, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous Genevieve said...

Ariel means "Lion of God". Lianna or Leona could be good too. Maybe for a middle name?

Now, Tiger, that would be tougher. Or Bear.

10:32 AM, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous KathyR said...

Maybe he's hoping for a lion cub? They seem cute. And much funner than babies.

10:36 AM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger SuzanH said...

Just realized that I wrote 'funner' rather than 'funnier' in my post, so something must be going around.

Hmmm . . . Lion? I've got nothing.

Definitely interested in the Xfiles, by the way! You are a way cool fan girl!

10:38 AM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger liz said...

I used biggerer today.

I blame Dr. Seuss.

7:59 PM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger oshee said...

Pregnancy and motherhood truly does gunk up the synapses. You could have said "MORE FUNNER" and sounded especially intelligent.

Now for the naming of a little one. My oldest wanted a younger sibling named Ariel very badly. Needless to say..the boys all have boy names.

8:19 PM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger ccw said...

Mr. MFBA wanted to use Butter as the baby's middle name. Seriously, it's adorable that NSBH refers to her brother as her baby butter, but to saddle the poor kid with butter as a real name?

I agree, more funner would have been worser.

8:10 AM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Roonie said...

You crack me up.

9:18 PM, July 26, 2006  
Anonymous Justine said...

One of my sisters is named Lynn and I think I used to call her "lion" sometimes :)

2:47 PM, July 27, 2006  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

I can top you. When I was waiting to hear back from Harvard, I said, OUT LOUD, "I think Harvard aren't going to let me in."

Ummm, you think?

Lion is a lovely name! It is at the top of my list for girls. You should definitely use it.

6:05 PM, July 27, 2006  
Anonymous RebelMom said...

We'll we named our little girl Lola--not Lion, but close. Or you could do an homage to kid #1 and name her Cleo.

Congrats, APL. Shoot an email if you can....

8:45 PM, July 27, 2006  
Anonymous Kristen said...

My daughter had named our next child "Tallulah" for a girl or "Cinnamon" for a boy. He was a boy, but in the end, I couldn't do cinnamon because I always spell it wrong...Really, shouldn't it be Cinnamin? That is how I'd prefer to spell it.

Of course, the first thing out of her mouth when we introduced her to her baby brother was, "BUT I WANTED A SISTER."

You can't win.

Sorry we will miss you in DC this weekend! We are back a lot to visit family, so one of these visits we will have to try to get together. This time we are only going for a few days and have a thousand relatives and HS friends to meet up with - there is not a moment to spare.

12:18 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger Summer said...

Hahaha that's funny. I remember my doctor telling me that pregnancy can cause you to feel "less sharp"...and that was right before I had to take the MPRE. You know, the "easy" test. Long story short, I had to take it twice. I won't humiliate myself by telling you how low my first score was!! F Hormones!!

10:18 PM, July 28, 2006  

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