Okay ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for my annual word pick. Well, it’s not really annual yet. I only did it once and decided I liked it. Last year I decided to pick a word to use everyday – and not just an easy word like “the”. It had to be a word that is not easy to incorporate into daily life. I mean, you would not believe the number of people who thought the cops should be called when I started using shank.
I was in fear of Homeland Security and the CIA for two months.
My fondest memory of the word shank came at a boat FRG meeting. There I am, the cool treasurer, listening to some pretty wild ideas of things to send down to the sailors before they get sealed into their penis shaped boats with lots of other penises on board. And no hope of sunlight or non-penis toting humans for the next god-knows-how-long.
So this idea to donate soda is thrown out there and someone asks what kind we should send. Before I can even open my mouth, the FRG president has a brilliant idea. She proposes we send down glass bottles of soda, because they are cool to look at. I can’t even contain my shock at the idea and reply to the assembly at large. “Not glass bottles, they’ll make shanks out of the bottle caps!” Then I look over, in open-mouth horror, at the Captain and Executive Officer of the boat.
I can’t even register their reaction because I am trying to figure out how to die and do it quickly.
Luckily, the sense of humor in the upper chain of command is high and they have loved my antics since the day I showed up. Which is definitely a good thing – I thought Hubster was going to have a heart attack when I told him the story.
So, we need to find a word that will create equally humorous stories for me to carry on with. Leave your ideas in the comment section.
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