Since it is reminder day, I thought I would be fitting to stir up some old memories.
I apologize in advance to the people of other nationalities and generations who cannot relate to my memory.
Back when I was a kid there was a TV show I used to watch with my parents every week. Most of the spoken humor I was too young to get, but the characters would get themselves into exaggerated situations that were almost slapstick in nature and that I could understand completely.
That show, a spin-off of “Happy Days”, was “Laverne & Shirley”.
At the kick-off of the title music, the two main characters would link arms, do this little crouch-bob dance and say, “Schlemiel. Schlimazel. Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!”. Being a child, I would sing along and do the dance. In fact, I was so obsessed with the sounds of the words schlemiel and schlimazel I would often blurt them out for no reason – at any time of day, in any social setting. Of course back then, most people identified the words with the show immediately. But no one ever told me they had a meaning.
Today, thanks to the magic of #wordoftheday and dictionary_reference. com I was brought back to that childhood memory and have something explained that I had stopped questioning long ago.
schlemiel [shluh-meel] noun, slang.
An awkward and unlucky person for whom things never turn out right.
schlimazel [shli-mah-zuh l] noun, slang.
An inept, bungling person who suffers from unremitting bad luck.
What are you building for Act II? Be the Bard you’ve always wanted to be and #gowrite
Another brick in the steps to Bardishness – APAD. We are exactly halfway through the month of April go be a poet now and share it with us. It’s a known fact that quoting poetry improves your posture – added benefit.
Did you read what our Flames wrote for Act I? Today is your last chance to show your appreciation for their work through votes. #govoteflames and share a little #commentlove
(Be sure to check out Willa the Wisp’s story in Act I – she’s a true Flame.)
What’s that you say? You want to write 10k words or more in the month of April? And you want to do it from a virtual tent? Well go join the campers over at Camp NaNoWriMo – there are two weeks left in their spring event. Get your words out.