April 26, 2014

A to Z: The Toxic 'Tude

I hate to burst your bubble, but the A to Z Challenge is almost over, ya know. No one involved is posting anything tomorrow since it's Sunday, and then after that, there are only three more days left in April. Bummer.

But I don't mean to be the Eeyore of the bunch and kill your spirits. The glass may be well more than half empty, but we still have four letters left to go (including today), which means your 1920s slang lesson ain't over 'til it's over, see?

And since today is "Double-U," I'm going to double the fun with a BONUS WORD! See? Things aren't all that bad, right? So let's party like it's April 1...

~*~  WURP  ~*~
(or FIRE EXTINGUISHER if a chaperone)
Meaning: A killjoy, Debbie Downer

~*~  WHOOPEE  ~*~
Meaning: To have a good time
(not necessarily sex, you dirty birdies)

"Geez, there goes Milli again, being a total
wurp when she should be making whoopee."


  1. So, do you think Sweeney, of "tell it to Sweeney", would make whoopee when I go and tell him as suggested by someone? Or, would he be a wurp like the person who told me to go tell Sweeney? :-)
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

    1. Bwahahaa!! Lady, you slay me. I suspect either extreme is what would happen--there's just no middle-road with that Sweeney.

  2. So which are you at this moment: still a wonderful wordsmith and wise-crack writer? Or a weary, washed-out, wrecked worrywart, wavering and wringing your hands as you waffle along to the end of the challenge...?
    I love the word WHOOPEE!

    1. Wow! What a wondrous way you have with W words, you witty writer! Of the two conditions you pose, I'm pleased to report I'm not quite feeling the latter yet, though I do still have two letters to whip up last-minute...Wish me luck, Way to go to YOU as you Wrap up the challenge, and I'm Waving at you from Way across the Web!