Wednesday, 6 May 2009

The Not Too Serious Post

I have a posh new swear word (not that I swear on my blog - PG rating and all that) for when the world is getting you down or for when you've dropped a paint tin and spattered the cupboard floor with paint - Fouquette. Feel free to use it.

The above may only make sense when spoken with my Scouse accent. Who knows. Maybe you're saying it out loud in your native accent and thinking, 'Golly, that girl has a very strange take on a perfectly normal surname'.

As you can tell, I am achieving alot today. Have spent most of my time listening to this...




...for a story that is turning out a little maudlin. I wonder why? And when I say turning out, I mean in a planning way as I haven't written anything except the title, which I've already gone off - Silhouette of a Fedora - blah! There's no pleasing some writers. Ah... Fouquette. :)

Silly quote of the day: A writer is only as insane as the last MC she wrote about.

19 comments:

katey said...

All right, so I imagine George Harrison saying it and I see your point! (Yep, that's my point of reference. I'd be scared to know what other peoples' was for my accent, which is a strange conglomeration of West Virginia and Pittsburgh... ugh.)

I love Evanescence Chick's voice. Good luck-- not that you'll need it. Any music-based story has to be a win!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Don't forget to imagine him an octave or two higher - he'd be 'ray' and I'd be 'lah'. ;)

Rebecca Nazar said...

Fantastic swear word. I can now look forward to stubbing my toe. ;-) Love the quote too.

Catherine J Gardner said...

How about spilling hot tea on your lap while drinking out of a china cup - perfect moment. Especially if the pinkie is raised. ;)

Jamie Eyberg said...

I say 'frack' a lot, especially when things aren't going my way.

Catherine J Gardner said...

We could sit on either ends of a bench and pretend to be drunk you shouting 'Frack' and me 'Fouquette'. :)

Aaron Polson said...

I thought I was the only one to say "frak/frack"! I also say "felgercarb" (I'm sure that one is spelled wrong). Stole both from the original Battlestar Galactica as a kid.

Catherine J Gardner said...

That last one sounds like something your doctor would advise you not to eat.

Myrrh said...

I'm more apt to grumble a good 'Bloody 'ell!' or 'Guano!'

Catherine J Gardner said...

How uncouth. :D

Natalie L. Sin said...

Ah, but our POTENTIAL for insanity is limitless!

Danielle Ferries said...

Very classy, yet still gets the point across.

Ian said...

Fouquette... a small philosopher? (I am stuck with a vision of a coquettish pendulum)

In an Aussie accent it sounds just the way it should. ;)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Too True, Natalie. :)

Danielle, Although I may feel a need to spell it out to anyone within earshot.

Ian, I imagine it does. In fact, I'm practising saying it with an Aussie accent.

K.C. Shaw said...

I mostly only listen to Evanescence when I'm depressed and it's raining. I shudder to think what it would do to my writing if I let it.

Fouquette probably loses a lot of its impact said in a Tennessee accent. On the other hand, here in Tennessee we add vowels to EVERYTHING, so that aw-hell can be drawn out beautifully into something like "aww-hayeh-yullll," which is the perfect thing to say when you've spilled paint everywhere.

Catherine J Gardner said...

OMG! I so have to practice that.

abrokenlaptop said...

I used to yell out "Odette!" when I was a little girl. Sure, it's the name of the Swan Princess, but it sounded so deliciously dirty.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Never mind Fouquette, I'm so American I had to Google "Scouse"...I know, I suck...I need to get out more.

I always thought it would be cool to get all of my blog buddies in one room, just to hear everyone's voices. So, first one to crack 100k books sold has to have a big party and invite all of us.

Catherine J Gardner said...

My history teacher's favourite swear word was Vladivostock. Fabulous word.

Jeremy, I hope you are now fully enlightened. :)