Friday, June 11, 2010

Thingamabobs Save Lives (Flash 55)



The Whosy Whatsy


Sometimes words disappear
and we grunt sounds from our distant
past, when a thing’s name was less
vital than its function.
The whachamacallit worked as well
as the thingamajig when a life
wanted saving or an evening meal
and the doohickey did
what the doodad does
perhaps even better than a thingy.
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Can you tell a story in exactly 55 words? That's the G-Man's Flash Friday challenge. Check out the challengers here.

18 comments:

Lorenzo said...

Echos of those distant atavistic grunts in this very evocative 55er, Chris. Well done. The photo is also stunning.

Brian Miller said...

uh huh, the best kitchen utesil is a gil-houie...i always liked saying that word...

G-Man said...

Chris...
You seem to be a all catywhompus with these words.
But thats OK, better late than not at all!
Excellent 55 My Friend.
Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...Galen

Birdie said...

Chris, this is the MOST amazing picture I have seen in year, if not ever! Did you take it yourself? WOW WOW WOW !!! Have a beautiful w-e. Hugs :-)

Mrsupole said...

I like doodads and doohickeys and this kinda thingy and that kinda thingy and use them for everything.

Great 55.

God bless.

Karen said...

Love, love, love it, Chris! The blend of humor and serious thought are perfect!

Syd said...

I know a few people who do say those things.

TechnoBabe said...

I really like this!! Amazing how many times we fall back on the whachamacallits so we can continue a conversation. And most times, the listener gets it anyway.

Scott said...

brilliant!

C.M. Jackson said...

loved the music this 55 created! great job!

lakeviewer said...

I don't know where to comment, since I have been perusing for a while. Love the advance directive post, and link. Had fun with your glasses, and commiserate, in a me too smirk. Have a lovely weekend.

Sam Liu said...

Ah yes, we all use these delightful expression every day! Such a wonderful observation and a great 55 :D

Marla said...

There is an award for you at Butts and Ashes, Chris!

Dianne said...

Where did you leave your whangdoodle? Ooops! Here it is!

Happy to hear your (ahem) thoughts!
Di

Matty said...

Oh wow, love your use of catch phrase words here.

Magpie said...

Too funny...made me laugh. Wonderful 55, Chris.

YogaforCynics said...

Thingy...one of the most descriptive words in the English language...

Titanium said...

You'll never be at a loss for words so long as you can make a fresh batch of alphabet soup!

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