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Friday, May 15, 2009


The LOLcat version of In Great Waters

(A LOLcat, for those of you unfamiliar with the word, is a picture of a cat with a funny caption.)

In any event, my editor sent me this link. If you're read In Great Waters, you may see why this is funny.

And if you haven't, well, you'll just have to buy a copy to get the joke, won't you?

"But I CAAAYYUNNT read it until the end of October in this country!!" hapax whines.

(unless I want to shell out great gobs of cash for overseas shipping, which I might end up doing anyways, to get the much prettier UK cover art)

(verification word: trang = one of the pointy bits on the end of a spork)
What hapax said. Pity us who live across the pond!

(VW: "myedgen" - a new type of easy-to-handle hedge trimmer. As seen on late-night TV. Also doubles as a food processor.)
I'm guessing it just means that if you're a merrow--or just raised by a merrow--you're not going to be moving all that comfortably when you don't have water pressure supporting and resisting you on all sides...
What the pestilence is a merrow?!?
Isn't a "merrow" what we call a "zucchini" on this side of the Atlantic?

It would make a wonderful variant on the "feral child" story: Young Freddie wanders away from a family picnic, only to be discovered years later in a field of wild squash, having been raised to think himself a vegetable. Can he be coaxed back into accepting his humanity? Or will he forever remain indistinguishable from every other teenager?

[verification word: logir -- what I growl when I can't remember my login]
LOLcat: Hah!

(also, *smirk* because I've read it!)

(also, yes, the UK cover art is prettier.)

@hapax: Hah! also. If "merrow" doesn't mean "marrow," then it ought to, just for the sake of that comment.

Word: isomp. A true/false category in the parental database, indicating whether a particular teenager Is On Maternal Probation and had better shape up.
I *thought* merrow was the proper term for merman/mermaid/etc....At least, I thought that's where the etymology came from. At the very least, it comes from Ireland and possibly Scotland...{commits seppuku}
Cut&paste from good ol' Wikipedia:

"Merrow (from Gaelic murĂșch) or Murrough (Galloway) is the Scottish and Irish Gaelic equivalent of the mermaid and mermen of other cultures. These beings are said to appear as human from the waist up but have the body of a fish from the waist down. They have a gentle, modest, affectionate and benevolent disposition."

So there you are.

Word: bunog. A dear young bunny rabbit.
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