Sunday, 30 November 2008

Funny words

I will start blogging about serious stuff at some point, but for now here's something a little lighter.

A friend and I once spent the best part of a geography lesson compiling a list of funny words. Not obscure words, just normal, everyday words that happened to sound hilarious if you say them on their own. The trouble is I can only remember six of them:

Gnome, bollard, trousers, rump, chimney and bran.

I think we had about twenty by the end of the lesson. Recently I found this webpage devoted to funny words and their definitions. Most of them are words I've never come across in my life, and might be tricky to slip into a conversation. I think I'll set myself the target of saying, "that's a bit of a boondoggle" (an unnecessary activity or wasteful expenditure) at some point this week. It's good to expand your vocabulary, right?

As long as it doesn't turn you into a bibliobibulus.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Titles are so annoying

I can't believe it took me twenty minutes to come up with a name for my blog. It seemed like such an important decision, I think I took less time to decide my GCSE options.

In case you're wondering, "Quite a bit" is a quote from comedian Tim Vine. I chose it for a two main reasons. Firsty, I love Tim Vine - he is probably the most underrated comedian in the world. Secondly, it's quite ambiguous, which means I can't be accused of deviating from the defining walls of a title like "Derrick's vintage cheese blog". I feel that with this title, I am at liberty to blog however I want.

By way of introduction, here's a compilation of some of my likes and dislikes...
Likes: Jesus, pizza, music, good comedy, the fact that my name means "strong and manly", the word "LOL", Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, being creative, bumping into friends unexpectedly, dancing crazily when no one else is around, computer games.
Dislikes: Mushrooms, Lee Evans, slow automatic doors, washing my hands in someone else's kitchen only to find there are no hand towels!!!!!! saying stupid things, realising someone was watching me dance crazily, being asked to do something that I was just about to do.

I think I'll leave it there for now.