Fancy Ass Words with a Bonus Post

I have a good poker face when it comes to conversation.

When someone whips out a phrase like “Quid pro quo” I can avoid the facial expressions of a brain anguishing over the definition. 

Nothing makes me feel more stupid than when I get that look of a “monkey with a math problem” and someone realizing that they have stumped my limited vocabulary.

If someone throws out a fancy ass phrase like that I first feel some resentment. They think I don’t know what that means. I don’t know what it means so put up the fake face that shows them I understood and I too use that fancy ass phrase all the time.

Michael is forever throwing out fancy ass words that stump me.

There are many words that I can never seem to spell. Three examples are appropriate, vacuum, and restaurant. I just misspelled them again and had to let spell check take over.

Special Bonus Post

There is a hurricane heading for St Croix as I type. It has a dead aim on the island. Omar is a category 1 hurricane and may develop to a category 2 before it hits St Croix. This storm is unusual in the fact that it is attacking from the south shore. Most hurricanes move from the east across the north shore. I know my friends there take this seriously and will prepare.


TerryC said...

Michael is confused by your referral to his extensive vocabulary. Right now all he can say is...."time to close the hurricane shutters, time to close the hurricane shutters...."

Unknown said...

I have a horrible poker face. When it comes to poker OR understanding big words.

Also, maybe it is because I am getting older, but the dark brown text on light brown background is a tad hard to read and me wee old eyes are straining :)

Ken said...

Very odd approach for Omar.

Judy said...

I have started just saying, "I don't know what that means". I say this only if I need to know what they are talking about.

Ali said...

Yi! Hope all your St. Croix buddies can duck and cover before the storm hits - safe and happy wishes to them!

And I'm sorry for making a big deal about spelling...but it's my profession! I wouldn't get paid if I didn't notice...awww, sorry :(

Stacy said...

I used to do that to a dude I worked with just cause I hated him. He thought he knew everything and as it turns out... not so much

Michael said...

I have no idea what you're talking about, but thanks for the vote of confidence regarding the hurricane. With spizzerinctum and determination, we were able to see it through.