Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, the prompts are being provided by Elephant's Child.
The prompts this week are:
- Has the cat got your tongue?
- Curiosity killed the cat.
- Let the cat out of the bag.
- Dog tired.
- Sick as a dog.
- Like a dog with two tails.
- The elephant in the room.
- A one-trick pony.
- Open a can of worms.
- Busy as a bee.
“What’s wrong? Cat got your tongue?”
“No, just dog tired.”
“Now that you say it, you do look sick as a dog. Is everything okay, or do you have something you need to tell me?”
“Curiosity killed the cat, you know.”
“Awww, c’mon, let the cat out of the bag, would you?”
“Don’t push it, you’ll be opening a can of worms.”
“You can’t leave it like this, not with the elephant in the room.”
“What elephant would that be?”
“We don’t say the C-word, remember?”
“No, I do not have the virus. I’ve just been busy as a bee and I’ve let myself get run down. I need a few days off. Now you look as happy as a dog with two tails to wag!”
“Because I know what will make you start to feel better, along with time off, of course. I’m going to go bake your favorite cookies, that will set you right.”
“You’re a one-trick pony, but that trick is so good it’s the only one you need!”
Barbie and Barney Backlash Day -- if you need an explanation, you don't have kids; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Beethoven Day -- celebrate the anniversary of his birth by listening to one of his fine works
Bijoy Dibosh -- Bangladesh (Victory Day)
Day of Reconciliation -- South Africa
Day of the Republic -- Kazakhstan (Independence from the USSR in 1991)
Festival of Sapientia -- Ancient Roman Empire (personification of wisdom and knowledge)
Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Pottasleiker -- Pot-licker, who tries to snatch unwashed pots and lick them clean
Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society Annual Meeting
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
National Day/Independence Day -- Bahrain(1971)
St. Adelaide's Day (Patron of abuse victims, brides, empresses, exiles, in-law problems, parenthood, parents of large families, princesses, prisoners, second marriages, step-parents, and widows)
Stupid Toy Day -- make sure you aren't giving any of those to any kids you buy for
Tea Party Day -- Boston, MA, US (anniversary of the 1773 Party)
Vijay Diwas -- India (Victory Day)
Wan Kila Haeng Chat -- Thailand (National Sports Day)
Michael McCary, 1971
Benjamin Bratt, 1963
William "Refrigerator" Perry, 1962
Jon Tenney, 1961
Alison La Placa, 1959
Billy Gibbons, 1949
Benny Andersson, 1946
Steven Bochco, 1943
Lesley Stahl, 1941
Liv Ullmann, 1939
Bruce N Ames, 1928
Arthur C. Clarke, 1917
Margaret Mead, 1901
Noel Coward, 1899
Wassily Kandinsky, 1866
George Santayana, 1863
Jane Austen, 1775
Ludwig von Beethoven, 1770
Catherine of Aragon, 1536
"One Day At a Time"(TV), 1975
"Me and My Girl"(Musical), 1937
Variety(Magazine, first issue), 1905
"From the New World"(Dvorak Symphony), 1893 (often called "New World Symphony")
Today in History:
An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China, 755
Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000, 1631
Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector, 1653
The last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan, 1707
A big tea party in Boston harbor -- Indians welcome -- is "celebrated" (Boston Tea Party), 1773
Fire burns over 600 buildings in NYC, 1835
In New Zealand, the Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, 1850
The Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution, 1862
Antonín Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From The New World is given its world première performance at Carnegie Hall, 1893
The first submarine with an internal combustion engine is demonstrated, 1897
The "Great White Fleet" sails from Hampton Downs on its round the world tour, 1907
The first credit union in the US is formed, in Manchester, New Hampshire, 1908
The first US postage stamp picturing an airplane, a 20 cent parcel post, is issued, 1912
Albert Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity", 1915
The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000, 1920
Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again, 1937
Thailand joins the United Nations, 1945
William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor, 1947
Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era US city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks, 1978
An episode of Pokemon, "Denno Senshi Porygon", aired in Japan induces seizures in 685 Japanese children, 1997
George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 into law, 2003
The US National Institutes of Health places a moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees as research models when a report comes out showing that most of such research is scientifically unjustified, 2010
After years of receding, the Arctic sea ice is shown to have rebounded in extent and volume, 2013
A five day pollution red alert is declared in Beijing and 21 other Chinese cities is classified by officials as a “meteorological disaster”, 2016