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Thursday, July 27, 2006

You learn something new every day


Julia has two best friends named Natalie and Meagan. Here they are at our local library in a photo that was printed in the monthly library newsletter. (That's Natalie on the left, Meagan on the right and Julia in the middle.)

Because we are moving in two weeks, the girls all wanted their own email addresses so they could stay in touch with each other. So Julia and I sat down the other night to set up her account. She wanted her address to contain the words "pink whale." "Pink" for her favorite color and "whale" for her favorite animal. So I got her all set up and we added Natalie, Meagan and my parents to her address book. She's been getting mail from all of them several times a day and she's been loving it.

So my mom calls me yesterday and says, "Umm...when you get a chance, you might look up 'pink whale' at urbandictionary.com."

So I did.

Oh. My.

14 Comments:

  • At Thu Jul 27, 06:46:00 AM, Blogger Karen said…

    Oh. My. Indeed! So will you be helping her choose a new address??

     
  • At Thu Jul 27, 07:09:00 AM, Blogger Deana Nall said…

    Well, we figure since she'll only be conversing with her grandparents and other 7-year-olds, it will probably be OK. Besides, after looking around at urbandictionary.com, it looks like ANYTHING can have some kind of vulgar meaning.

     
  • At Thu Jul 27, 09:55:00 AM, Anonymous Lynn said…

    can you kind of clean up the act before you roll into Arkansas? We aren't use to the Urban dictionary. Do they make a redneck dictionary?

     
  • At Thu Jul 27, 10:20:00 AM, Blogger Deana Nall said…

    Well, Lynn, here's today's featured definition from the urban dictionary:

    bo-duke it

    to enter a vehicle such as a convertible or Jeep by jumping in the side rather than opening the door.

    On the Dukes of Hazzard, Bo Duke used to bo-duke it all the time.

    A lot of rednecks like to bo-duke it into their Ford F-150s.

     
  • At Thu Jul 27, 11:13:00 AM, Blogger Jacinda said…

    OH MY!

     
  • At Thu Jul 27, 11:37:00 AM, Blogger Blogging by Tina said…

    Good grief! Nothing can be innocent anymore, can it?

     
  • At Thu Jul 27, 12:25:00 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    I'm more curious about your mom's knowledge. So was she already familiar with the term "pink whale" or was she already familiar with urbandictionary.com? Either way, she's pretty hip and in!

     
  • At Thu Jul 27, 01:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why was Mardale (sp?) at the Urban dictionary website? How does SHE know about it? Disturbing! :-)

    CP

     
  • At Thu Jul 27, 02:06:00 PM, Blogger "Snapshot" said…

    Deana you are right. ANYTHING can be made into something vulgar. The concern I'd have as a mom would be that she might get some unwanted spam.
    This is the part of the internet that I hate.

     
  • At Thu Jul 27, 03:30:00 PM, Blogger WinniePhew said…



    Hey, you know? That's a good question ... how did Mom know about that Urban Dicionary, whales, etc ...

     
  • At Thu Jul 27, 08:42:00 PM, Blogger Lauren said…

    Ahhh! I audibly gasped and put my hand over my mouth. My husband looked up from his book and said, "What?"

    How crazy is that. I, too, am curious about your mom's knowledge of Urbandictionary. Interesting.

     
  • At Fri Jul 28, 05:55:00 AM, Blogger Paul Fagala said…

    Wow! I've never heard that before. Who would have known?! What I'm wondering is who is in charge of putting these words into sentences on Urban Dictionary? The sentence they gave is kind of racial!

     
  • At Fri Jul 28, 09:37:00 AM, Blogger Sarah said…

    I'm dyin' over here. :) That's too hilarious. Are you going have Julia change her email? :)

     
  • At Wed Aug 02, 06:14:00 AM, Blogger KentF said…

    Warning - "bo-duking" it could be very detrimental to your body - we got to spend an evening in an out of town emergency room for just such an adventure - seriously.

     

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