Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Euphemisms

So...Darling Spouse comes home yesterday having been listening to a particular song ("Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw" by Jimmy Buffett) on the way home, and suggests that we try using "having a Jimmy Buffett" as a new euphemism for one of our favorite activities. (Please ignore for the moment why an empty nester couple needs to resort to euphemisms for that, or any other activity, for that matter.) Since one of our other favorite joint activities happens to be eating, I pointed out that the main problem with using "having a Jimmy Buffett" as a euphemism runs the risk of being met at the door not hot and naked, but holding a cheeseburger and a margarita.

10 Comments:

At Thu Dec 11, 08:17:00 AM, Blogger Pete Tschantz said...

it's all a matter of pronunciation ;-)

we are empty nesters as well, but the euphemisms are still fun...

 
At Thu Dec 11, 08:26:00 AM, Anonymous craig said...

The funniest part of this is the thought of your children reading it and recoiling in horror at the thought of their parents doing the horizontal mambo.

 
At Thu Dec 11, 08:42:00 AM, OpenID crankylitprof said...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with combining the two.

Hot, margarita-fueled cheeseburger lovin'!!

(Sort of gives, "I can has cheezeburgr" a new twist.)

 
At Thu Dec 11, 09:33:00 AM, Blogger Elaine said...

Naw, you just keep it up.

 
At Thu Dec 11, 09:34:00 AM, Blogger Elaine said...

pun intended

 
At Thu Dec 11, 09:36:00 AM, Blogger T Shirt Girl said...

I recall a Seinfeld episode where George combined the two - hot sex and food. It was going well until he decided to incorporate a baseball game on the radio which he was listening to with earplugs. That's where his partner drew the line.

 
At Thu Dec 11, 12:52:00 PM, Anonymous NinjaBaker said...

Craig: you're totally right...they are in paradise, but it's my own damn fault

 
At Thu Dec 11, 03:00:00 PM, Anonymous Abby Normal said...

I don't know where I'm gonna to go when the volcano blows. I just pray it's not too soon.


Oh no, lurk shield failure!

 
At Thu Dec 11, 03:46:00 PM, OpenID crankylitprof said...

Just don't let us know if you groom certain areas into a pencil-thin mustache (the Boston Blackie kind) first...

 
At Fri Dec 19, 09:38:00 AM, Anonymous SusieQ324 said...

As I usually do when my parents or in-laws are discussing this topic....hands on ears, eyes closed and chanting, "La la la la la...."

 

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