the Lion and the Unicorn fighting for the Crown
no rational thought when Fireworks are around
blinding rage is all that motivates these Hounds
tragedy and horror are all that can be found
when the darkest of men try to rule the Ground
Early poetry from James.
The final Wacky Wednesday of February is a little light. There isn’t much wackiness today. To continue our trek into the world of old English insults, we have Tallowcatch. Another of Shakespeare’s inventions directed at the gross, womanizing knight Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1. It’s probably derived from “tallow ketch,” literally “a barrel of fat.” Our next word is Triptaker. This word refers to someone who is a finicky, fault-finding pedant, someone who nitpicks at every detail. You could say they have a problem for every solution.
For our wacky holidays this week, we have our token food holiday National Tortilla Chip Day. And that’s it. That’s the only holiday you need worry about today, and let’s be honest, you don’t need any other holidays because I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like tortilla chips. Tortilla chips came about in the 1940s when Rebecca Webb Carranza repurposed rejected tortillas from the automated line in her workplace. She would later receive the Golden Tortilla Award in 1994 for her exemplary contribution to the food industry. Try using the new insults you learned today while enjoying some tortilla chips in honor of Rebecca Webb Carranza. But maybe don’t insult people to their face or while chewing the chips.
A good night I wish to The Lovely One
I cannot ask for any more than that
Give her sweet dreams ’til the rise of the sun
Dear lord this is the only thing I ask
All of the nightmares and woes of the world
Keep them from her, I will take the burden
The Lovely One who has eyes like pearls
Spheres that the search of would consume most men
The dreams of my world I can give to her
If it is our lives she wishes to share
If this is her wish than I do concur
Who could deny someone who is so fair
My heart’s dear love I will never forget
From my death until the first time we met