Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hodgepodge Questions-Volume 157

I have a few things I want to mention on my blog, but yesterday was a day, so that didn't happen.  Yesterday happened obviously...me writing did not.  Now here it is Tuesday, and  I always post the Hodgepodge questions on Tuesday, because that's the law, so what's a blogger to do?  I see a little space in my calendar for writing later this morning (the house has been decorated for Christmas since the first of December, what's one more day, right?) so I'm thinking it will be a two post kind of day.   Stay tuned.

In the meantime, here are the questions for this week's Hodgepodge.  Answer on your own blog, then slide on back here Wednesday to link answers with all your friends and neighbors.  See you then.  Wait...see you later today.  You're coming back for a second helping of words, remember?

It's possible I've been in holiday mode a smidge too long.

Ahem, The Hodgepodge Questions-Volume 157

1. Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they'd like to see banished from the Queen's English.  Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse or just general uselessness (go here to read more about how the words were chosen).  Here are the words/phrases they'd like to see banished in 2014-

selfie, twerk/twerking, hashtag, Twittersphere, Mr. Mom, T-bone, ____on steroids, the suffixes-ageddon, and -pocalypse added to anything and everything, from the world of politics the words-intellectually/morally bankrupt and Obamacare, and from the world of sports the words-adversity and fan base

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?

2. What one unfinished project nags at you begging to be completed in this new year?

3. When did you last have a bowl of soup? What kind? Homemade or from a can? What's your favorite soup?

4. Snowed in, snowed under, snow job...which one most applies to your life in recent days, figuratively speaking.

5. What's the funniest movie you've ever seen, or at least one of the funniest?

6.  In general, would you say you're clumsy?

7. Elvis Presley was born on Hodgepodge Day (January 8th) back in 1935.  Are you an Elvis fan?  What's your favorite Elvis tune? If that's too hard, which Elvis tune do you dislike the least?  Click here for a list of his songs.

8. Insert your own random thought here.


  1. Thanks for the Hodgepodge!! Hugs to you!

  2. Not clumsy at all at my hall and twerking should be banned lol

  3. My Christmas decorations are still up and I'm still enjoying them :) Great questions again this week- look forward to answering them and linking up tomorrow.

  4. Thanks for the questions, cya tomorow!

  5. Again, you gave us some good questions. Thank you.

  6. Welcome back from your holiday!