[Quirky has just discovered a wombat in her panties. What should she be saying? I'd go with "Yikes!", but...]
[There are two possibilities for envisioning that, by the way. The first, and the one I had in mind, was that she looked down into her lady-drawers and saw a wombat roaming around. The second, which I just now thought of - and which gives you some idea of the whirlwind of activity in my brain - would be that she looked up from, say, reading Lady Chatterley's Lover, and saw a wombat wearing her panties. For purposes of this blog, feel free to use whichever amuses you the most.]
[Actually, there's a third possibility. Quirky might have dressed some wombats in cute little outfits (maybe a sweater and Capri pants, like a tiny wombat Laura Petrie) but then one of the wombats stripped down to its teensy little wombat panties and... I'm talking far too much about wombats and panties. Sorry.]
Below: Laura Petrie]
[This makes five parentheticals, two digressions, and I haven't even gotten to the beginning of this piece. That does not bode well for you, gentle reader.]
[Here comes the actual beginning of the piece, probably, but you'll still have to visit someplace else. I do appreciate the effort.]
In reply to THIS POST over at Lime's place, I said the following...
(I'm never quite sure concerning the gradation levels of such exclamations when made in replying to a blog post about something disgusting. "Ugh" is probably the least, with "Oh, Puke!" perhaps being the most. "Ewwww!" falls somewhere between, I suppose, as does the [to the best of my knowledge] new exclamation I've invented here, and which I hope serves the purpose adequately.)
So, that's what I said in response to Lime's story about... well, if you clicked onto the link, you know (and if you didn't, I'm not going to tell you, you slacker.) I'm not sure why, but this seems important to me at the moment. There should probably be disgusting standards of some sort, shouldn't there? Obviously, if one person says "Gee! That's kind of grody!" and another person says, "Sweet Merciful Jesus, kill me immediately so I needn't be cursed to live with the memory of this vile and grotesque sight!", it's relatively easy to divine which person is more upset. However, where do these two people fall on the discomfited scale?
Commenter # 1 - "Oog!"
Commenter # 2 - "Bleh!"
We can safely assume neither one is delighted, but beyond that? Your guess is as good as mine. So, what I'd like to know is how YOU express yourself, from least disgusted to most disgusted. What are your usual expressions of disgust? Let's say I showed you this...
What would you say in the comments?
(Naturally, I leave it up to you to decide which one is worse.)
Soon, with (Feh!) more better stuff.
[Bug Sandwich from HERE.]
(Oh, and if neither Babs nor the bug sandwich is gross enough for you, you might visit Growing Up In Waldron and look at The Chicken Choker.)
(No, not that kind of chicken choker.)
(Just go there, for goodness' sakes.)