My Answers for #FibbingFriday! 9/18/20


It’s time once again for Fibbing Friday! It’s the one time where lying is not only permitted, it’s required! For the complete rules and to join in, start here!


  • What exactly is Yorkshire pudding?

Pudding that can only be eaten on days ending in Y.

  • What is treacle, and why do people make tarts out of it?

A potato-like fruit from Peru grown only for tarts.

  • What is the key ingredient of haggis?

A Sea Hag

  • How is toffee made?

It isn’t made, it’s hunted and toffee season is near – to the hunt!

  • How did pound cake get its name?

By beating up all the other cakes.

  • Why is candy corn so named?

Parents call regular corn that to get their children to eat it.

  • What is marzipan?

A special pan for making Marzi.

  • Why is a baker’s dozen so named?

Because they’re only for bakers.

  • What is meant by the idiom, “Too many cooks spoil the pot”?

It’s a reminder to clean the pot after each use!

  • What is meant by the idiom, “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”?

Goose and Gander have to share the same chicken nugget sauce.


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My Answers for #FibbingFriday!


It’s time once again for Fibbing Friday! It’s the one time where lying is not only permitted, it’s required! For the complete rules and to join in, start here!


  • ‘She had the biggest aspidistra in the world.’ But what is an aspidistra?

A facial mole

  • What is the main ingredient in Beef Wellington?

Salmon from Wellington, Maine

  • Who was Tufty?

Last year’s WWE champion

  • What is a Port Folio?

A bland, sweet wine

  • What is a bootee?

The boots Hootie and the Blowfish wear

  • What is meant by ‘You have been tangoed’?

Kicked out of dance class

  • What is a blue bottle?

The bottle that contains the potion to make you small

  • How do you make shortbread?

Make long bread and cut it in half

  • What colour is cotton candy?

Cotton is white, sooo…

  • What are cowslips and snap dragons?

Two of the Harry Potter Houses


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Fibbing Friday!


It’s time once again for Fibbing Friday! It’s the one time where lying is not only permitted, it’s required! For the complete rules and to join in, start here!


Who was the first President of the United States?

Christopher Columbus

What was Abraham Lincoln’s best known nickname?

Awkward Abe

Who’s faces are carved into Mt. Rushmore?

Moe, Larry, and Curly… and The Fonz!

What historic event started on April 19th, 1775?

I started my diet. (It ended on April 20th.)

What act of infamy is Benedict Arnold best known for?

He completed a Rubik’s Cube!

Who was Gen. Charles Cornwallis?

Mrs. Cornwallis’ husband.

Why do we celebrate Labor Day?

Because it’s the first Monday in September!

What is so special about the Autumnal Equinox?

It’s the start of the Halloween season!

Why do tree leaves change color in the fall?

Because they forgot to do it in Spring!

What do people mean when they say, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”?

It’s the number one rule of apple-tossing; the apple tossed closest to the tree wins!


My Ten Favorite Books Blog Challenge

LogoI was invited to participate in this challenge by blogger Abbie Johnson Taylor. Here’s how it works. Think of your ten favorite books and write them down. Then invite three other bloggers to create their own lists of ten favorite book titles and invite three other bloggers and so forth. You can read the guidelines here.

Below is my list of ten books. I must admit this was HARD. At first, a dozen titles popped into my head and they kept coming. Certain books were more important to me during certain periods in my life, so I ended up writing a few down, then the mister randomly selected ten. They’re not in any particular order.

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1. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
2. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
4. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
7. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
8. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
9. The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
10. The Bible 

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The three bloggers I am inviting are L S Fellows, Taylor Love, and D.E. Haggerty. Of course anyone else is welcome to submit favorite book titles. I look forward to reading about them.

Why you should be more specific with your husband!!!

LOL!! 😂

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

My thanks to the Vermont Varmint

for the following words of wisdom:

After 10 years, the wife starts to think their kid looks kind of strange so she decides to do a DNA test.

She finds out that the kid is actually from completely different parents.

Wife: Honey, I have something very serious to tell you.

Husband: What’s up?

Wife: According to DNA test results, this is not our kid..

Husband: Well you do remember, don’t you?

When we were leaving the hospital, you noticed that our baby had pooped.

Then you said:

Please go change the baby, I’ll wait for you here.

So I went inside, got a clean one and left the dirty one there…

License to use obtained – Copyright : Alexandr Aleabiev on 123RF Stock Photo

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Fun English Language Facts That All Writers Should Know

Blogger/Writer fun! 😉

A Writer's Path

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by Laura Peters

As a writer, it’s all too easy to get bogged down with the boring bits of the English language, such as grammar rules and sentence structure. But it’s also important to remember that there is also a fun side to language! If you do your research, you’ll find that there are a lot of fun facts related to English. Here are some to get you started!

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January 4th- National Trivia Day!

Trivia Blocks

Welcome to a celebration of National Trivia Day, held every January 4th!

First bit of trivia – the origins of National Trivia Day are unknown! It’s true! At least, according to NationalDayCalendar.com. Oh well, it’s trivia – let’s just go with it!

  • In 1961, Martha Stewart was selected as one of Glamour magazine’s “Ten Best-Dressed College Girls.” (Whaaaaat?)
  • As part of David Hasselhoff’s divorce settlement, he kept possession of the nickname “Hoff” and the catchphrase “Don’t Hassle the Hoff.” (*BLINK!*)
  • “Jay” used to be slang for “foolish person.” So when a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was referred to as a “jaywalker.”
  • Duncan Hines was a real person. He was a popular restaurant critic who also wrote a book of hotel recommendations.
  • The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
  • Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys. (Go ahead and try typing the other 49 states. We’ll wait.)
  • At the 1905 wedding of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, President Teddy Roosevelt gave away the bride.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks otherwise, it will digest itself. (Can we all say, “Ewwwwww!”)
  • 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are present and don’t die throughout the movie.
  • To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs – it will let you go instantly. (*BLINK!*)
  • Reindeer like to eat bananas.
  • The word “samba” means “to rub navels together.”
  • Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II Killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • More people are killed annually by donkeys than airplane crashes.
  • Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land.  Although they are rapid, they are not agile.  So, if being chased by one, run in a zigzag line to lose him or her. (Who is getting this close to crocodiles and alligators???)
  • Seattle’s Fremont Bridge rises up and down more than any drawbridge in the world.
  • Right-handed people live, on average; nine years longer than left-handed people.
  • Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
  • In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
  • A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel.
  • A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if a strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods.
  • Nearly 80% of all animals on earth have six legs.

 

Personally, I’m wondering if crocodile and alligator attacks are really a common thing???

Want MORE useless trivia! Stop by my blog – Nesie’s Place!