Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fancy Words (Cajun Joke) and A Hidden Message (Sunday Selections)

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting Silly Sunday does not mean i will quit telling Cajun jokes.

Boudeaux's cousin, Gauthier, be de editor o' de local paper.  

One day Gauthier call Boudreaux an' say, "Boudreaux, I needs fo' you to talk to you boy, Tee."

"Mais, what he done did now?" Boudreaux ax.

An' Gauthier say, "He done come by de paper office after school an' pay fo' a classified ad."

"What fo' he did dat?" Boudreaux ax.

"Dat be what we want to know," say Gauthier.  "He done come in an ax us how much it be to print ten words, an' when we tol' him, he say 'Dat goin' be my whole 'llowance fo' de month, but it be worth it.'  Den he done ax us to print de words, 'Authenticate, Perspicacious, Tertiary, Insolent, Unmediated, Plenipotentiary, Bifurcated, Contentious, Obstreperous, Extolled.'  We goin' do it 'cause he done paid an' dey don' be words we cain't have in de paper, but we all want know why he want dem words enough to pay fo it."

So Boudreaux call Tee come in an' he tell him, "Gauthier done call me an' tell me 'bout you wantin' de ad in de paper."

"Do I be in trouble?" ax Tee.

"Mais, no, you ain't done nothin' wrong, we jes' want know what fo' you be willin' to pay for all dem big, fancy words to be in de paper."

An' Tee say, "Well, you know we get a paper in de school fo' to read an' discuss in de English class, an' my English teacher done say whoever can find dem ten words in the paper dis semester is goin' get an A, so now I know I be goin' find dem!"


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.  

One of the children at rEcess showed me this is it numbers/is it letters trick.  If you cover the top of the paper, it shows something different than when you see the whole thing:

A hidden "I love you"


To enjoy more blogs participating in the A to Z Challenge, click here.


Today is:

Celtic Tree Month Saille (willow) begins

Cleaning for a Reason Week begins -- raising awareness of Cleaning For A Reason, which helps provide free residential cleaning to women fighting cancer   

Day of the Sun -- North Korea (Kim Il Sung's Birthday Holiday)

Fast Food Day -- the first franchised McDonald's opened this day in 1955 in Des Plaines, IL, US

Father Damien Day -- Hawaii, US (Patron of lepers)

Festival of Heru; Festival of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fluff Appreciation Day -- internet generated

Fordicalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (cow sacrifice to the earth mother, Tellus Mater)

Guangzhou (Canton) Spring Trade Fair -- Guangzhou (Canton), China (a month-long spring trade fair held the same dates each year)

Hillsborough Disaster Memorial -- Anfield at Liverpool, England

Income Tax Pay Day -- Philippines

Jackie Robinson Day -- Major League Baseball

National Glazed Ham Day

National Pet ID Week -- the third full week of April, you are reminded to make sure your pets are microchipped or have an ID tag, just in case

Rubber Eraser Day -- today in 1770, Joseph Priestly described a vegetable gum which had the ability to rub out pencil marks

St. Hunna's Day (Patron of laundresses, laundry workers, washerwomen)

Swallow Day -- England (traditional date of the return of chimney swallows)

Take a Wild Guess Day -- sponsored by Jim Barber as a day to honor guesses, hunches, inspirations, speculations and other forms of “intuitive intelligence”  

Tipsa Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (celebration of the start of plowing)

Titanic Remembrance Day

Volunteer Recognition Week/National Volunteer Week begins -- sponsored by Points of Light   

World Creativity and Innovation Week -- always begins on DaVinci's birth anniversary
   World Art Day -- because he was an artist as well as inventor

Anniversary Today:

Gallaudet University is founded, 1817 (first US public school for the deaf)

Birthdays Today:

Emma Watson, 1990
Ilya Kovalchuck, 1983
Seth Rogen, 1982
Patrick Carney, 1980
Anna Torv, 1978
Emma Thompson, 1959
Evelyn Ashford, 1957
Heloise Cruse Evans, 1951
Amy Wright, 1950
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, 1947
Claudia Cardinale, 1939
Roy Clark, 1933
Elizabeth Montgomery, 1933
Leon Schotter, 1922
Harold Washington, 1922
Hilda Simms, 1920
Hans Conried, 1917
Bessie Smith, 1894
Thomas Hart Benton, 1889
Sam Rodia, 1875
John Munroe Longyear, 1850
Henry James, 1843
Joseph E. Seagram, 1841
Charles Willson Peale, 1741(O.S. date)
Leonardo da Vinci, 1452

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"In Living Color"(TV), 1990
"Driving Miss Daisy"(Play), 1987

Today in History:

Pope Innocent III refuses to grant permission to the Jews of Cordova, Spain, to build a synagogue, 1250
Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London, 1755
The first school for the deaf in the US opens in Hartford, Connecticut, 1817
The last day US silver coins are allowed to circulate in Canada, 1870
Harley Proctor begins producing Ivory Soap, 1878
General Electric Company is incorporated, 1892
The Titanic sinks, 1912
Insulin becomes available to diabetics, 1923
Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas, 1924
Jackie Robinson debuts with the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947
White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city, 1957
Tokyo Disney Resort (and the Tokyo Disneyland park) opens in Tokyo Bay (Japan), 1983
Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People's Republic of China, 1989
Representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities sign the Marrakesh Agreements revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and initiating the World Trade Organization, 1994
Astronomers at San Francisco State University announce the discovery of the first multiplanet solar system besides our own, three planets around Upsilon Andromedaie, 1999
Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe, 2010
In a Schrodinger's cat experiment, researchers in Japan and Australia successfully teleport wave packets of light; this is the first transfer of quantum information from one point to another, 2011
Nokia announces that it will purchase Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion, creating the second-largest manufacturer of mobile communication products behind Ericsson, 2015


  1. Te is going to go a long way.
    Smiling at your clever Sunday Selections.

  2. Did not see that coming! She has to give him an A!

  3. I so love your Sunday jokes. This one is one of the best.

    I'm glad you had a great time volunteering Friday night. I know this program is near and dear to your heart.

    Have a blessed day. ♥

  4. have a great week Love from sunny Europe

  5. At times I find the jokes hard to understand. It's not your fault Mimi, it's my problem. Ha,ha,ha. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Tee might get an A for effort ;)


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