Further Conversations with Cha-Cha: Wordify In the Ranchlands

My friend Cha-Cha, regularly beats  me at Words with Friends with her skill, sophisticated vocabulary, and the diabolical ability to place her words exactly where I was about to put mine.

I still think frumptery should be a word.*

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Cha-Cha: I am definitely coming down with something.

Me: Ennui?

Cha-Cha: I wish.

Me:  I don’t know. . . it’s kind of a boring condition.

Cha-Cha: Har.  More head-coldy.

Me:  Sorry.  If you’re well, wanna lunch tomorrow?  I’m off.

Cha-Cha:  Sure.

Me:  Cool.  You pick, since I’m not on a schedule and the restaurants I know around you are sit-down time-wasters.

Cha-Cha:  How about Noodles?

Me: Okay.  Never been

Cha-Cha:  I love their pesto.

Me:  Oooo.  Pesto.
I crockpotted a garlic turkey breast yesterday—so, so good.

Cha-Cha: I think you just violated the laws of the English language.

Me: To quote Bucky Katt, “You can wordify anything if you just verb it.”**

Cha-Cha:  I got into an argument with a high school English teacher over my made-up word “ranchlandish.”

Me: I LOVE THAT WORD.
Thank you for my Friday post.  Got any more?

Cha-Cha:  I’ll have to think about it.
I won the argument on the grounds of Jabberwocky and the like.

Me:  It is for land?  Or salad dressing?  Or both?

Cha-Cha: We had to write a short story set out west.

Me: Cool.  Though if a dressing is really, ridiculously good, ranchlandish works!

Cha-Cha: Or, if it’s a dish that harkens from the ranchlands.

Me: With radishes.

Cha-Cha: I can see the cowboys now, high on their horses, lassos slicing through the air, hunting down those wily radishes.

Me: What’s red and hums?

Cha-Cha: An Irish schoolchild?

Me: Electric Radish.

Cha Cha: Nice.  I still like the image of the radishes running from cowboys on their white spindly roots.

Me: I was thinking of them spinning like tops . . .

Cha-Cha: You could catch them in the lasso, wind the rope, put your foot against the radish, and yank.  They’d spin so fast they’d sing!

Me: Or hum.

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Got any wordifications to share?

Maybe a corny—or radishy—joke or two?

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*Definition:  Where Sarah keeps her clothes.

**From  Say Cheesy, a Get Fuzzy collection by the talented, hilarious, and non-litigious Darby Conley.

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15 thoughts on “Further Conversations with Cha-Cha: Wordify In the Ranchlands

  1. Some of this conversation made me laugh; the rest made me extremely hungry. Either way, a success. 🙂 I don’t have any words near as neat, but we often just add ‘age’ to any noun to make it…well, fun. Snackage. Drinkage. Boring, but true.

    • Well, Cha-Cha did mention the Jabberwocky, so it might have been Alice in Wonderland. 🙂

      I’ll leave the children’s books up to Cha—she’s the expert.

  2. Shanna used one with me in an email a while back: trickeration. Something about subterfuge and trickeration, as in how to avoid getting to the nitty-gritty. I think of it all the time when I’m writing around a topic instead of meeting it head-on.

  3. The Cowboys and the Radish at High Noon.
    Totally a children’s book. Although if you want to interest male readers (this was told to me by my six-year old and confirmed with a definitive “uh huh, yup” by my three-year old), the radish will need guns and probably a light saber. Because the really good books have one or the other or both.
    Uh huh. Yup.

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