See here, Margaret

A selfish request: For god's sake, get better. I haven't told you about the dream involving salad. And I have a funny snarky story about your neighbor.

You know those little ads in the newspaper that are addressed to dead people? "It's been ten years. and we still miss you, Timbo." The urge to talk to people who aren't operating on the conversational level is hard to resist. Hey, if dead people read the obits, maybe sick people read the internet? (Even the ones who can't stand computers.)

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Updated: Still searching for female curmudgeon. If she does pull out of this, the last time I talked to her a few days back the subject came up again--we were still looking for a word that we think doesn't exist. It can't be beyotch or bitch because those are too firmly negative in her mind (if she's still there). The word needs to connote a female with sharp sense of humor, okay?


  1. Anonymous8:11 PM

    Though I don't agree that 'curmudgeon' is gender-specific... how about 'wretched old cow'? :)

    Kate - I know/knew some Rothwell's in Bermuda! (It is a very small place!)
    Are you related to Jeff (perhaps Geoff?) who teaches at Bermuda College? His wife is a nurse, but I can't remember her name...
    They have a place on Sears Hill if that jogs your memory...

  2. Anonymous11:34 PM

    Here are a few from the urban dictionary. Smartasstical, corker, gsoh, crozzy, Fagti (British), Zetra (Danish) and I like yotch but doesn't imply you have a good sense of humor. The urban dictionary is here.
    I entered "female sharp sense of humor" in the search field.

  3. Anonymous12:03 AM

    Corker has my vote!!

  4. Anonymous5:25 AM

    I like corker too - but what's wrong with curmudgeon? I even like the sound of it.
    Make it feminine, like the French do.
    Curmudgeone - lean hard on that last 'n'.


  5. Anonymous2:27 PM

    Curmudgette? Curmudgina? Yikes.


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