Thursday, October 13, 2005

WORD OF THE DAY:

hiccup-otamus

I learned a new word today from Rocky.  The word is 'hiccupotamus', which is what you get if you have the hiccups for longer than a week.  I also learned a new way of measuring a week.  No longer is it 7 days.  Now, or at least in the case of the rare 'hiccupotamus' malady, a week is 24 hours, which is exactly how long Rocky's week long affliction of hiccups has lasted.  The poor kid can't even complete a sentence without hiccuping at least once.  (Don't you just hate when that happens?)

14 comments:

abell1999 said...

Rocky should rewrite the dictionary. She has the best words.

Julie

rjet33 said...

Poor Rocky!  I hope she is okay now.

Blessings!~
Susan
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globetrotter2u said...

Hey Dorn,
Does Rocky know about the drink a glass of water backwards trick? In other words, hold a glass of water in your hand. Normally you put your lips on the rim of the glass that is closest to your mouth. Well, instead put your lips on the rim on the opposite side of the glass. Note: your lower lip will be on the inside of the glass, and your top lip will be on the outside of the glass. Now drink the water.
It will feel weird but it works for me every time!
Maryanne

globetrotter2u said...

Just noticed I've been pimping Karen all morning....HEEHEE she'll love the freebies!
MAryanne
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vortexgirl said...

Don't wanna be a blurk so hey girl.  That is a good word.  Hope I only have to use it on the little one.  lol
Dianne

deslily said...

hello, I'm new to your journal.. hmmm.. i guess the 'ol teaspoon of sugar doesn't work for hiccups huh?
oh, btw.. if you want some "real dustbunnies" come live with my brother and NINE (yes count them.. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9!) Cats!.. argh!
Your journal is really nice.. as ARNOLD would say, "I'll be back!"

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jckfrstross said...

Oh man hope she is feeling better soon:)

Deb

sdoscher458 said...

Oh boy, that doesn't feel good at all..the only way to stop them really is to change your rate of breathing. I don't want to scare you but it is not good for this to go too long, if it doesn't stop soon please check with a doctor....Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

purplectigger said...

How awful. Dad had hiccups for several days. The doctor told him to take motion sickness med's. Over the counter stuff. It worked really quick. Maybe that would help Rocky.
Hugs, R.C.

cdittric77 said...

I do hate it, but man is it funny to watch those people get frustrated. I know, I know....Karma and all that, but still!
Peace and love,
Charley

cmarlow545 said...

lolololololol thats funny

ive never had them for a week straight

I would go to the doctor with that hahaha


later,
Christopher



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tc01hm said...

My grandmother always said that meant we were growing! LOL
Tess

missvincci said...

Oh my..that's awful to have the hiccups for so long...I once saw someone had it for like 6 months or so and they couldn't go to class or the movies or anything...eeek!

Vincci

princesssaurora said...

Oh poor Rocky!!!  I hope they stopped!

Be well,
Dawn