Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Dob Snib

Last night I was telling Ben that I’d seen this family on TV that had fifteen kids with J names and one on the way (did they read my story Football???). He started thinking of J names and saying them out loud; “Jennifer, Joseph, James, Jane, Jason, Jeremy, Jonathan, Jessie…” and then without taking any more breaths than he had at the beginning of the list,” “Jack, Jabbo, Dob Snib, Jibba Jabba…”

I laughed for ten minutes.

So on a related note, this morning, I have Dob Snib in my head. Does that ever happen to you? You hear a weird word or exotic name you never heard before and it just sticks in your head like a bad pop song or an annoying commercial? This is probably the real reason Ben and I are married. We both came into the union with this problem, to the point where if I have something weird in my head, I’m not allowed to say it out loud because he knows he’ll catch it.

2 comments:

DAM said...

What about Jeremiah? Oh, he was a bull frog. Forget it.

I once printed out a cover letter on a computer with a virus. Good thing I read it before sending. Every couple of lines, the word "wazoo" appeared. The boyfriend I was with at the time and I used it as an all purpose word. "What do you want for dinner?" Wazoo.

On an unrelated note, but a note more related to your question, yep. I can definitely hear a word and it sticks in my head. Yawp. To complain. Love it. I use it a lot. Too bad I don't have a significant other to share it with. See, that's a yawp! Wazoo.

Betsy said...

Ha! Very funny about the wazoo letter. I'm just glad someone understands me. Dob snib.