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Lost in Tulgey Wood

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge." J.R.R. Tolkein

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Monday, April 10, 2006

Why?


Why the fuck would someone ruin a perfectly good powdered sugar donut by putting a nostril-load of jelly in the middle of it?

10 Comments:

Blogger Big Orange said...

I like the adjective "nostril load". That's just delightful! did you borrow it or didja' make it up yo'self? (points either way).

Methinks it's cuz you're a supertaster: I donna' like 'em either. You either get a mouthful of dough or else you get a whole, drinkable load of jelly, which isn't pleasant.

What madeja' think o' this?

7:57 AM  
Blogger Flannery Alden said...

I came up with the noun "nostril-load" all by myself (I'm sure my Mom will be so proud).

I was kind of hungry and we had leftover donuts from the weekend. My only prospect, snack-wise was a powdered sugar jelly donut or a powdered sugar cream stick, both of which might as well be filled with snot, as far as I'm concerned. Filling in donuts tickles my gag reflex for sure.

Besides, I wanted to write something and I've been suffering from writer's block recently. I thought this might be fit for PMT, if I Brautiganized it. But really, I just wanted to register my disgust. So into the Wood I went.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Flannery Alden said...

The worst part of this, is I bought the donuts. From now on, I'm leaving the jellys on the shelf. I thought Doc said they were his favorite but soon discovered I was mistaken when he took a chocolate iced creamstick and moaned, "These are my favorite kinds of donuts." I was sure he preferred jelly donuts.

Harrumph.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I was once talked in to trying a donut filled whipped peanut butter? Have one of those and you'll be begging for a jelly donut. Yuck!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Flannery Alden said...

Ewww!

2:10 PM  
Blogger Big Orange said...

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2:28 PM  
Blogger Big Orange said...

yes, stick with cream(e), NOT jelly when filling donuts.

also, is it "donuts" or "doughnuts"??

Also (putting on pedantic hat now), isn't "nostril-load" in the sentence "a nostril-load of jelly" an adjective describing "jelly"?? You can have a nostril load as a noun, but doesn't it function as an adj in this context?

(keepin a death grip on them Pedantry Points)

(had to delete last comment for a grammar error!! for shame, for shame!!)

2:30 PM  
Blogger Flannery Alden said...

::deep breath::Prepare yourself for the sword of grammar!

If you look at the sentence, you will see the phrase that concerns us: "...putting a nostril-load of jelly..." The phrase it self is a noun, or rather, the object of the preposition "by".

Nostril-load is the object of the gerund "putting". It is a noun. A nostril-load is a thing. "Of jelly" is an adjectival phrase modifying the noun nostril-load. So, actually "of jelly" is the adjective here, a postmodifier to the noun nostril-load.

Actually, nostril is being used as an adjective in this case because it describes the load, but since I combined nostril with load, I created a noun or more specifically a compound.

I'll take my pedant point now, please, to go.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Flannery Alden said...

And donut is a variant of doughnut. Both spellings are acceptable.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Big Orange said...

Hey! Watch where you point that thing! The SoG is SHARP!

::sorts thru pedantry point box for some of the less shiny ones::

here ya' go...

1:09 PM  

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