4.24.2006

RHUBARB, RHUBARB, RHUBARB....

why the rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb on the comments?


RHUBARB n. 1. Nonsense or noise spoken by a person [mainly ME]. The origin of this term comes from the stage. People in crowd scenes who are to make "crowd noises" might say, "RHUBARB, RHUBARB, RHUBARB...". This is exactly the background sound one hears in the houses of Parliament. Whether the other MPs agree or disagree with the speaker of the moment, one hears a rumble which sounds remarkably like "RHUBARB, RHUBARB, RHUBARB ...". I'm told the reason for such Parliamentary grunting is because the MPs are not allowed to clap or boo.
*definition courtesy of world's most questionable online dictionary...


am toying with rhubarb theme across the board. no more citrus. just rhubarb. and custard.

man, i am on fire.

* i mean, it does not even provide a definition of "the dog's bollocks". now there's a blog theme if ever i sniffed one.

15 comments:

zeldafitz said...

Given a choice between dog balls and the knees of a bee, I think I'm going for the "dog bollucks."

Question: Do British mollusks have bigger bollucks?

Is there such a thing as rhubarb custard? (I hope not).

doow said...

1. Rhubarb and custard are the best boiled sweets
2. Teaching a Japanese girl and an Austrian man (on separate occasions) how to use the phrases "the dog's bollocks" and "monkey bollocks" rates pretty highly among my Most Amusing Things To Do With One's Time.

Kristen said...

We used to say "watermelon" over and over on stage when you're supposed to be "looking" like you are having a conversation... works well.

Is it me or am I the only one who has no idea wth you are talking about? Good :)

neva said...

re: "dog's bollock's" ...great name for a blog and/or rock band!

...and thanks for A) the clarification (that's what you were goin' for, right?) on rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb! and B) that link. too too funny!

as for the mutterings and/or rumblings in parliment, i always thought those guys were saying "hubbub hubbub hubbub" you know? which is where the famous/stupid daffy duck line "what's all the hubbub, bub?" came from. glad i know the truth! (hee hee!)

fun post, girlfriend... just like you! : D

Heather said...

Mmmm I loved eating rhubarb from the garden, washed off in the hose and with a dixie cup full of brown sugar to sweeten it. I'd pick that over custard, believe it or not!

sunshine scribe said...

oh yes to the rhubarb! and dog bullocks ... LOL!

sweatpantsmom said...

I'm with Kristen - I have no idea what you're talking about, but for some reason I can't stop saying, "Rhubarb, rhubarb..."

Mega Mom said...

Is now a good time to admit (rhubarb, rhubarb) that I couldn't make it through the Dr. Sear's post?

It is really only b/c my parents are in town and I have precious little time on the web.

Rhubarb.

Mom101 said...

Wait, that's rhubarb? Looks like celery. Harumph.

MrsFortune said...

Uh, nah. I HATE rhubarb. Just my vote. hate the stuff. Once I was conned into tasting rhubarb pie and my tastebuds still hate me for it.

weaker vessel said...

I love it. I thought it was random, but I love random, clever shit like that. I wish my level of typepad allowed changes to fields like "comments."

Jess Riley said...

Rhubarb & strawberry torte with a sweet crumb topping is popular 'round these here parts. (One state to the west of you.)

Joel said...

Enlightening! I love learning about the "other" english language.

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