September 20, 2012: Punch Day, Gibberish Day!

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September 20,2012

★~ Meet and Greet Lady: Let me tell you about Lady . . . in all the years I’ve been running Camp-Run-A-Pup, my campers have always liked me best — always. They are friendly with my family, but when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, they are clear that which family member will always remember to feed them and make their well-being a priority. Lady is the exception. She has always liked Cole best and barely tolerates me. When we first met, she went out her way to snub me and wouldn’t even take a piece of chicken out of my hand. Over the years she has mellowed and will begrudgingly accept a piece of chicken or leftover steak if I insist. However, when I pat her, she still looks at me like, “God, you are so needy, please just go sit down.” Cole asked her to give us her best pirate look, and she looked directly at me for inspiration.

★~ Today’s Quote:  Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice. Bill Cosby

★~ Punch Day:

While some associate punch with Everclear, trashcans, and college, a true punch (or panch, which is Hindi for “five”), is comprised of five main ingredients: sugar, water, citrus, spices, and alcohol.

An Indian discovery, punch gained popularity among sailors who took advantage of the abundance of Caribbean sugar cane as the perfect ingredient for their new drink of choice. When punch arrived in the new world, many drinkers relished the taste, texture, and simplicity of the drink, and enjoyed sharing it in large quantities.

“It’s the original mixed drink,” says David Wondrich, drinks historian and author of Punch. “It caught on early in American history and quickly became a sensation.” It’s easy to understand why — it’s delicious and comes in large containers.

7 Ways to Toast National Punch Day

Cousin Carla shares her opinion about Punch 

★~ Gibberish Day:

And what is Gibberish you may ask, to wish I shall answer….

Dutch unintelligible gibberish, meaningless talk or writing; also, double Dutch; often in the phrase it’s Dutch to me. The preacher preaches double Dutch or Greek, or something of the sort. Greek Gibberish, unintelligible or meaningless language; usually in the phrase it’s Greek to me. The allusion is most likely to the unintelligible and senseless sound of any foreign language to those who do not understand it. The expression dates from about 1600; it is found in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar:

But, for my own part, it was Greek to me. (I, ii)

Mumbo jumbo. Meaningless chanting and ritual; nonsensical or pretentious language. This expression evolved as an English rendering for the African deity Mama Dyumbo, whom the Mandingo tribes venerated with mystical rites incomprehensible to the European explorers. The expression is now frequently used to describe senseless or ostentatious language contrived to obscure a topic or befuddle the listener. ubble-gubble Nonsensical talk, drivel, prattle. This uncommon expression, perhaps derived as a rendering of inarticulate vocalizations, appeared in W. B. Johnson’s Widening Stain (1942).

Go forth speak gibberish…

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1819 – Patent Leather was invented by Seth Boyden. Mary Jane’s today we celebrate you!

♥~ 1859 – The first electric cooking range was patented by George B. Simpson

♥~ 1969 – Sugar, Sugar, by The Archies, hit number one in Billboard. The Archies sat at the top of the hit heap for four weeks.

♥~ 1973 – In three straight sets, Billie Jean King showed who was the better tennis player in the Battle of the Sexes. She defeated Bobby Riggs in the televised event at the Houston Astrodome, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Howard Cosell was the announcer.

♥~ 1976 – Playboy magazine released an interview in which Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter admitted that he had “looked on a lot of women with lust.”

♥~ 1984 – NBC-TV debuted The Cosby Show.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1928 – Dr. Joyce Brothers (Bauer) psychologist; writer: The Successful Woman, The Practical Plan for Liking Yourself Better; syndicated columnist; TV contestant: $64,000 Question[1955]; panelist: The Gong Show

♥~ 1934 – Sophia Loren  (Sofia Scicolone) Academy Award winning actress: Two Women [1961]; Black Orchid, Marriage Italian Style, Desire Under the Elms, El Cid, Man of La Mancha,Grumpier Old Men, Brief Encounter

♥~ 1967 – Kristen Johnston actress: 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Orkly Kid, Backfire!, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Nobody Knows Anything

★~ Did You Know:

Johnny Depp is known for many things — his dreamy good looks and his penchant for taking on unconventional roles to mention a few — but one if his less recognized talents is his ability to make lines of gibberish sound downright Shakespearean.

The following mash-up features some of the Depp’s finest moments of linguistic lunacy.


Ethay onlyway anguagelay Iway owknay esidesbay Englishway isway igpay Atinlay ichwhay isway anotherway ormfay ofway ibberishgay. Idday ouyay earnlay igpay atinlay orway oubleday utchday owinggray upway?

Oy Vey! It’sway eenbay awhileway…Eelfay eefray otay ibberishgay alongway ithway emay!

Oddway Oveslay Ompanycay!



P.S. Don’t forget to check out this weeks Swap and Blog!

5 thoughts on “September 20, 2012: Punch Day, Gibberish Day!

  1. I like Rum punch and Johnny Depp as an actor, not for his dreamy good looks. Who knew my ex was fluent in a second language.

    What about Hawaiian Punch? I never liked the drink but the commercials were funny.

    Have a good one.

  2. Mmmm. Love Johnny Depp. I had sherbet punch a couple of weeks ago at a kids party it was good but so messy. The ladle kept sliding into the punch and little hands would pull it out. I was glad I was there early and had one of the first cups. Whats wrong with juice boxes?

    Great picture of Lady. I can’t believe she isn’t completely charmed by you, tho.

  3. We use to speak double dutch and something called Opish when I was in school but I can’t remember any of it. We loved the idea of having a secret language. My kids loved igpay Atinlay.
    I prefer a mix drink in a glass opposed to punch but I do have a fancy punch bowl somewhere. My kids have borrowed it but it always seems to make it’s way back to my house. Funny I have been waiting for a tart pan to make it’s way home for a year but it’s still missing.
    Lady looks like a character. Have to admire her independence I guess.
    Avehay away icenay ayday! (hope I got that right…close enough, maybe.

  4. Hmm, I think I liked Sophia Loren’s real name better. As to poor Lady, why, I think she makes a dynamite pirate! I’ve missed two days of Odd, so I have to go see what the Swap entails right now! Make it a good Thursday!

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