Random Thought #24

A conversational snippet from my office:

  • JR: [Reading email] “Periodicity!?!  What is that?”
  • CB: “Dunno.”
  • JR: “Is that even a word?”
  • ME: “Yep.”
  • JR: “Oh really? What does it mean then?”
  • ME: “Something like, ‘the degree to which something cycles through phases or states,’ …or some shit like that.”
  • JR: [Using the internet] “Holy shit, you’re right. I’m amazed.”
  • CB: [Sits with mouth open]
  • ME: “What? Is it that my outward appearance and behavior belie my intelligence, or that I just have a lot of useless shit jammed inside my head?”

The hilarity continues…


27 Responses to “Random Thought #24”

  1. Where were you when I used the word “chicanery” incorrectly in my blog post? Huh?

  2. Its just that you have a lot of useless shit jammed inside your head ahaha 😀

  3. Ha, ha. My vocabulary just expanded by one word.

  4. Isn’t it nice to be smarter that all the earthlings? 😉

  5. Speak softly, and carry a big dictionary.

  6. savorthefolly Says:

    let’s make up definitions! I say it means when all the ladies start cycling together such that all the women get PMS, their periods, etc, at the same time. The week when all the women are on their periods at the same time is known as Period City. As in, “is this whole city full of women on their period?” Over time and common use it began to be spelled as “periodicity.”

    • Period City sounds like a place guys would go for 3-5 days out of every month to get away from it all.

    • No. But you organize that, please, so we men know where NOT to go. Obviously there will be no bars or sports-theme restaurants there.

    • savorthefolly Says:

      sure, we could make period city be the place all the guys go when their wives and girlfriends are on their periods. it would be full of sports bars etc.

      alternatively, period city could be the place all the women go to when their on their periods. it would be like a huge spa full of VERY patient staff who would cater to our every whim and if we blew our top they would say, “I’m sorry, it’s my fault, I love y

  7. wordsfallfrommyeyes Says:

    Periodicity! Good one savorthefolly. Hey BrainRants, Edward Hotspur has made you a link on his current post, you know. He’s nuts, our Edward. His current post is nuts!

  8. John Erickson Says:

    I have the suspicion that the answer should really be (c) – all of the above. (Questionable IQ AND amazing trove of knowledge.)

  9. Archon's Den Says:

    Skooze pleez. A question about military usage.
    Rewatched an OLD M*A*S*H last night. Hot Lips was all up on poor Klinger, and called him a Goldbrick(er). Is that term still in usage in your man’s Army?

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