Thursday’s Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers and Teases!

WELCOME to Thursday October 25, 2018.

A Glossary of Quaint Southernisms……Today we shall deal with the A’s.
1. a- A prefix added to the present participle to make it purtier, e.g. “Abe’s a-workin in backer t’day; Ma’s a-talkin to you, son!” (see also agwine, agonna; acoming, aworking, etc.)
2. Afore- prep. Just as good as “before” in some parts.
3. Agonna- v. aux. Future tense auxiliary, as in “Ahm agonna gichew ifn yew don’t quit bothern my dawg!”
4. Aggervatin- a. Bothersome, upsetting. Etymology: From citified English aggravate meaning “make worse”: My dawg jes won’t point and dats so aggervatin.
5. Agwine- a. Heard mostly in the mountains. Variant of “agonna”
6. Ahere– adv. In this direction, as in, “Yall come ahere; I got sumpn a show yuh.”
7. Ain’t- v. cont  Contraction of “am not.” Not really a Southern contribution but usually  attributed to them. The problem is not the word, but the use of the  word to replace “isn’t” and “aren’t”.
8. Air- adv. Close to the listener, as in “What is that air thang you got air in yore han’, Lela May?” Etymology: City-slicker jargon “there” which arrived through normal channels. Not to be confused with what you breathe, err.
9. Air up- v. Put air in, “I stopped at d’fillin station to air up my tars.”
10. All– n.  A petroleum-based lubricant as in, “Fill up d’all ‘n check duh gas in  muh pickup.” Yankees drag this meager three letter word out into three  syllables (o-ee-yul) for reasons linguists have yet to explain. (For regular all see awl.)
Hey that’s my High-falutin story and I’m asticking to it! HAVE A WONDERFUL THURSDAY PEOPLE! and whatever you do, don’t forget to LAFF IT UP! Peace, I am outta here, Eucman!


“The post office just can’t get its act together. They announced today they want to raise the price of stamps so they can make an extra $2 billion. That is still better than their original plan – uninvent the Internet.” -Jimmy Fallon

“Boston Medical Center found that 15 percent of 2-year-olds in the Boston area drink as much as 4 ounces of coffee a day. Pediatricians say giving caffeine to toddlers can cause depression, diabetes, sleep disturbance, and obesity.  On the plus side they get a lot more finger painting done.” -Jimmy Kimmel

“A developer has created a zero-gravity martini glass, which promises to let astronauts drink cocktails in space without spilling. Our astronauts are drinking? Guys, the first step is admitting to Houston that you have a problem.” -Seth Meyers

“Basic research is what I am doing when I don’t know what
I am doing.” –Wernher von Braun

“A thought is often original, though you have uttered it
a hundred times.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious
of none.” –Thomas Carlyle


G U A R A N T E D T O M A K E Y O U L A F F….

To prepare for my daughter’s First Communion, I called the church in the town where we used to live to get a copy of her baptismal certificate.

We lived there for only a short while, so I didn’t know the clergy well. When the secretary

asked me the name of the father, I told her that I couldn’t remember.

After a brief silence, she said, “Ma’am, I’m talking about the name of the baby’s father.”😱

Wednesday’s Movie Trivia of the day!‘ What movie is this quote from???  “I love you.” “Snap out of it!”

ANSWER:Moonstruck! In this scene baker Ronny Cammareri (Nicolas Cage) declares his love for Loretta Castorini (Cher) with the first line. However, she is engaged at the time to Ronny’s brother Johnny (Danny Aiello). She slaps him and says the second line.  “Moonstruck” was nominated for Best Picture in the 1988 Academy Awards but lost out to “The Last Emperor.” Cher won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Loretta Castorini and Olympia Dukakis won one for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Loretta’s mother Rose. Vincent Gardenia was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Loretta’s father Cosmo, but lost to Sean Connery in “The Untouchables.” “Moonstruck” is one of my all-time favorites.

Thursday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???

“All right. Open your eyes.”
“I’m flying, Jack!”

Wednesday’s Quizzer is…….

When you behead a word, you remove the first letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.
Example: Begin -> Sour, acidic
Answer: The words are Start and Tart.

1. Adoration -> Elevate
2. Indulge in -> Permit
3. Den -> Atmosphere
4. Precipitation -> Current time
5. Morally pure -> Swift action
6. Prize -> Person under protection
7. Head covering -> City related
8. Most plump -> Provide evidence for

Answer:  1. Praise -> Raise
2. Wallow -> Allow
3. Lair -> Air
4. Snow -> Now
5. Chaste -> Haste
6. Award -> Ward
7. Turban -> Urban
8. Fattest -> Attest


Thursday’s Quizzer is…

Find an anagram for each word in Group A. Each anagram will answer one of the clues in Group B.

Group A
1. Sharp
2. Snaky
3. Toner
4. Agree
5. Optic
6. Neigh
7. Rosin

Group B
1. Singing voice
2. Golf clubs
3. Subject
4. Stringed instruments
5. Jointed device
6. Type of beaver
7. Americans overseas

LOOK for answers to today’s quizzlers in FRIDAY’S Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers & Teases!  Like this newsletter? Want to receive it daily? Also, if you are on the list and do not want to continue to receive this email and would like your name removed from this distribution list, please send an email to the Eucman at

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