As for me, I will stick with Holy Cow, Holy Crap, and Holy Hand Grenade. Though I also have a friend Holy Moly...
Hing: I TOLD you I would tell this story!!!
The origin of this is attributable to Cruella Collett (linked below) but I WAS THERE! See English is actually Cruella's second language, but she is very bright and hip, so she is keen to pick up the vernacular. We were on a Harry Potter discussion thread (with a strictly enforced PG rating) and it's Wednesday (yes, that matters to the story).
So Cruella has a deleted post and is CONFUSED, so she posts the content of the email telling her... “Be careful when using the H word, especially the 'ing' form of it."
H word? WTF? WHAT H word... you might think Hell, though my grandmother regularly used hell, so that seems a bit Puritan... but Cruella hadn't USED Hell... and what would Helling be? Heimlich? Harry (surely that is okay on a Harry Potter thread?--even hairy is canon—think Hagrid's suit). Discussion proceeded a long time. And finally Cruella pointed out that we were missing the obvious... an H word with ing... Obviously HING was the offender! From that time on, it has been a universal swearword for our gang, not quite as rude as Pants, and infinitely more diverse.
(and if you haven't figured it out, she came into the thread that morning wishing us happy hump day, but, in her not quite clear on English slangness, said Happy Humping Day) (yeah, there were some prudish mods...)
|There were no funny hope signs...|
I also like an ending in which the ends aren't all tied up, necessarily, but we clearly see HOPE because the hero has had an epiphany or the evil has been banished (even at heavy cost) Instead of Happily ever after, I like a Hopeily ever after...
Okay, so that is more a SOUND than a word... But it appropriately expressed my feeling at forgetting to connect G Blogs yesterday, so TODAY I am rectifying that...
Giraffability of Digressions: Cruella is a fellow Burrower and wordsmith extraordinaire (as noted in the Hing story). I think, of my friends, she is the surest at making me laugh, even when the story wouldn't necessarily be funny, except that her TELLING of it is. She also is my Digressionista, which for a Digressionist is a religious advisor.
Giggles and Guns: Mary is a long time blogger friend, and ALSO appreciated for her humor. She is also responsible for my reader endorsement in my header
And then... Hwah Hwah! (the H recommendations)
Holly Ruggiero: Holly is both a great writer and a skilled artist. Her blog tends to cycle through themes with great, interesting facts. This month she is working through stones, precious and otherwise, and there is some great stuff for use in writing—she is a fun resource for those details.
Hot Stuff from a Real Wench: Liz lives in my real life world and writes SPICY erotica... much of it beer based (I know, right?) If you don't like erotica because it's too spicy, this may not be for you, but if you don't like it because usually it is poorly done, this will prove some people can NAIL this stuff (yes, there was a double entendre there)
So there you have it... H with a little make up from G... I hope you all have a great weekend!