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  • 10 Forgotten Curse Words

    Posted by Nick Steele

     

    Who wouldn't want to expand their cursing vocabulary? Surprisingly these don't feel like they have the same impact ass the word we use now but maybe in 100 years our curses will feel the same way. 

    1. BEJABBERS!

    A substitute for "by Jesus!" that is similar to "bejesus!" but jabbier. An Irish import, along the lines of "faith and begorrah!" Especially good for toe-stubbing.

    2. CONSARN!

    A substitute for "goddamn." From an 1854 Dictionary of Northamptonshire words: "Consarn you! If you don't mind what you're about I'll give it to you!" Slow down and hit both syllables equally hard, and it's like squeezing a stress ball.

    3. DAD-SIZZLE!

    Another "goddamn" form. "Well, dad-sizzle it!" was one way to show you meant business. There were a whole range of "dad" forms, from "dadgum" to dad-blast, dad-seize, dad-rat, dad-swamp, and many more. This one sounds surprisingly modern, like something Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion?) might come up with.

    4. THUNDERATION!

    A substitute for "damnation," similar to "tarnation" and "botheration." WTF is so tired. Try "What in thunderation?" instead.

    5. GREAT HORN SPOON!

    Something you can swear by, used in a way similar to "by God!" It seems to have come from seafaring slang, and might refer to the Big Dipper. But you don't need to know the origin to find it useful. Today the strange randomness of the words makes it feel mystically satisfying to shout.

    6. 'SNAILS!

    A shortening of "by God's nails!" This kind of shortening also gave us "zounds!" (God's wounds), "Gadzooks!" (God's hooks), "strewth!" (God's truth), and "ods bodikins!" (God's little body). If you yell it thinking of actual snails instead, it's less profane, but more adorable.

    7. GOSH-ALL-POTOMAC!

    This one goes along with the rest of the "gosh all" family: goshamighty, gosh-all-hemlock, gosh all fish-hooks, etc. "Gosh all Potomac" is the earliest one attested in the Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles, and it's about time we brought it back.

    8. G. ROVER CRIPES!

    One of the minced oaths that approximate the sounds in "Jesus Christ!" it uses all the strategies found elsewhere: the "gee" sound (Gee! Jeepers! Jeez!), the middle name (Jesus H. Particular Christ!), and the "cr" sound (Crikey! Criminy! Cracky! Christmas!).

    9. BY ST. BOOGAR AND ALL THE SAINTS AT THE BACKSIDE DOOR OF PURGATORY!

    There is no St. Boogar. This is a line from Sterne's Tristram Shandy, considered by scholars to have a homoerotic subtext. Let it fly with pride!

    10. BY THE DOUBLE-BARRELLED JUMPING JIMINETTY!

    It's too bad the tradition of productive, long "by the" swears has fallen out of fashion. You could load enough crazy-sounding nonsense on there to really scare your kids into cleaning their rooms.

    Courtesy of www.mentalfloss.com 

  • Old or New?

    Posted by Nick Steele

     

    We got an email from on eof our listeners asking advice about what to do in his situation. If you would like to do the same, we will go over submissions and use the ones we like best on the Mix Morning Show.

     

    Nick & Kristen,

      I know it sounds like something from a movie, but instead of buying an engagement ring, I have one that was passed down through our family. My great-grandmother had it first it's a really pretty diamond in a white gold band. And I used it to propose to my fiancée. She accepted but I can tell she hated the ring. She always dreamed of a Tiffany ring, apparently.

    Would most women want a NEW engagement ring from a fancy place? Or would they appreciate a ring with previous sentimental attachment that's been passed down through the generations? Was my fiancée wrong to be upset?

    -Terry-

     

    What do you think of Terry's situation? Should he just let it go or should he go and get her the ring she wants? 

  • Biggest Pink Thing

    Posted by Nick Steele

    Bring in the biggest pink thing you have or can make to the studio if you want to win our last pair of beat the box office tickets to see Pink live in concert at Banker's Life Fieldhouse on November 21st. 

     

    Here is the current leader Sheryl's pink thing. Luckily it's an itty bitty car! 

     

  • Biggest Pink Thing For Tickets

    Posted by Nick Steele

     

    We are giving away Pink concert tocikets all week on the Mix Morning Show. There will be different games we will play all week except for Friday. 

    All week we want you to bring in the biggest PINK thing you can find in to our studio. Not the artist pink but the color pink. It could be anything from an eraser to a car. Who ever brings the biggest pink thing to the studios here in Terre Haute by Friday at 9am will be the winner of our last pair of Beat the Box Office Pink tickets. 

    If you want to buy tickets they will go on sale on Saturday March 30th. The concert will be on November 21st at Banker's Life Fieldhouse. 

    The address to the station is:

    824 S 3rd Street 

    Terre Haute, IN 47808

     

  • Sip On This 3/25

    Posted by Nick Steele

    Here are my "Sip on This" stories from today...

    On Thursday, a 29-year-old sheriff's deputy named Jessica McGregor was at Clermont Middle School in Lake County, Florida when a seven-foot ALLIGATOR showed up behind a fence outside the school.

    Kids were screaming and running away, so someone called animal control.  But they said it would take two hours for an alligator trapper to get there.  So Jessica decided to handle it herself.

    Jessica says she used to WRESTLE ALLIGATORS with her brother.  Quote, "Back in the day, you had these things come up on your land, and you just caught 'em and threw 'em back in the nearest watering hole."

    So Jessica took some rope, made a makeshift lasso, snagged it around the gator's neck, dragged him out of the bushes then jumped on top of him and started wrestling him.

    After a quick fight, the gator GAVE UP.  Jessica tied him up and made sure he was under control until animal control could take him away. 

     Here is the video courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel

     

     

     

     

    There's nothing worse than having an annoying SONG stuck in your head. But if it does, scientists have finally figured out a way to get you some peace.

     Dr. Ira Hyman is a music psychologist at Western Washington University.  He just finished a study that found the best way to get a song out of your head is solving a puzzle that's 'sort of' hard.

    When you have a song stuck in your head, it's actually because that song is dominating your working memory.

    When you force your brain to concentrate on something else, like a Sudoku puzzle or a video game, you can push the song out.

    But if you pick a puzzle or a game that's too easy or too hard, it won't engage your mind enough.  So as long as it's sort of hard, it should work. 

     

  • The New NEW Iron Man 3 Trailer

    Posted by Nick Steele

     

    They just released a brand new Iron Man 3 trailer, but this is the NEW new trailer that they played during the kids choice awards. OF course I had to watch it and so do you!

     

  • Backstreet Boys Harlem Shake

    Posted by Nick Steele

     

    With all the Harlem Shake hype thats been happening, why wouldn't the Backstreet Boys try to get in on it. Here is their version which includes Spiderman and a Nick Carter in only underwear. 

     

     

  • Bad Taste?

    Posted by Nick Steele

    Ford had a print ad running in India in which PARIS HILTON has the KARDASHIAN sisters bound and gagged in the back of her car. It was an ad for a car called the Ford Figo, which is popular over there.  And the tagline said, "Leave your worries behind with Figo's extra large [trunk]."

     

    After it started circulating over the internet instead of staying in India, Ford pulled the ad. Do you think this is in bad taste or good humor?

     

  • Sip On This!

    Posted by Nick Steele

    Here are my stories fro today's "Sip on This" 

     

     

    According to a new survey by Tostitos, two out of five Americans under age 35 have double-dipped a chip. Nearly half of men have done it . . . while only one in three women admit to it. 54% of people say that if they see someone else double-dip, they'll stay away from the dip for the rest of the party. But 22% will use it as an excuse to double-dip themselves.

     

     

    On Wednesday, a 47-year-old man in Kentucky wanted to pull a "Mission: Impossible"-style robbery at a department store. His plan was to drop through the ceiling tiles to rob the place, and he did . . . only he did it at 1:00 P.M. when the store was OPEN. He was arrested for burglary.

  • Wow. That's a Pencil?

    Posted by Nick Steele

    Who has the tim to do something like this? Can you believe this is the tip of a regular size pencil? Not one of those HUGE ones that you bought when you were a kid because they were funny, used once then realized it was dumb. 

     

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  • Oh No They Jean-Claude Van Didn't!

    Posted by Nick Steele

     

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    With the highly anticipated sequel to the Avengers is not currently in production there is still a lot of specualtion as to what it will be about and who will be in it this time. I have heard rumors about Emily Blunt coming in to play Ms. Marvel (which would be awesome by the way) but the weirdest I've hear was the one about Jean-Claude Van Damme. 

    Grwoing up I think every teenage kid loved Van Damme, I know I did. He made his appearance in Expendables 2 (which I still haven't seen) and now he has expressed interest in Avengers 2. Of course, who wouldn't want a part in this awesome sequel? 

    He only mentions is though, because Thor AKA Chris Hemsworth suggested he would like to have Van Damme in the movie. Here is the story courtesy of iwatchstuff.com 

    "Well, it would be fun to play one of these types of amazing comic book characters again," Van Damme wrote--but not without prompt, as he also made clear, "I read that Chris Hemsworth would like me to costar in "The Avengers 2" movie!"

    Which, obviously, no, that's not really the case--though it is slightly more true than you might imagine. LatinoReview points to this ten-month-old USA Today story, where The Avengers cast was asked who they'd add to the team. Chris Evans said Salma Hayek (she has yet to formally respond via Facebook), while Hemsworth did, in fact, say "Van Damme," specifying: "from Bloodsport. A big kick to the alien head."

    So will we see the high kicking action star in the next movie? Probably not but the 13yr old boy in us can hope.