|Posted: October 11, 2014, 3:56 pm - IP Logged|
So funny when you notice ...if you toss out a verygeneric word in sort of a general way like...... "nincompoop" you can actually offend several people.
You have to admit...it's a pretty silly willy sounding term really. Even then ....it's funny when certain ones actually rise up in a huff ......and actually self identify themselves by doing so. LOL
Cracks me up when the nincompoop's are the only ones that become offended. LOL
Now, before anyone can say anything .... I will have you know my Mother was a nincompoop!
Nincompoop, the variants nicompoop, nickumpoop, nor the latin non compos mentis were included in the standard edition of the fisher-price brain.
It would seem such words lead to a compulsion for use.....much like the the 5 year old who, learning his first 'dirty' word goes off, alone, to say it aloud; ONLY after looking around to assure himself no one will hear. Later, he appears for a snack, smiling, satisfied he has gotten away with saying a 'dirty' word.
Nincompoop is a word children grow fond of, much like one of the 12 picture words on the dial, and will spend countless hours trying to master.
Many a nincompoop were made so when a parent awakened in the middle of the night hearing, 'ribbit,' 'ribbit,' 'ribbit,' coming from their child's room.
And after listening to 'ribbit' for two hours on a work night, most parents are considered non compos mentis.
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