Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What's the Word Wednesday

OK, for All You Scribes and Wannabe Scribes out there, we're Starting a New Feature! The Scholastic Scribe Presents What's the Word Wednesday. Every Wednesday, at least for a little while, we plan to present a word or phrase that just Stands Out, Somehow. And y'all can just discuss, OK?

Today's Word is really 2 Words. The name of a street, as it were. We're linking with Wikipedia today, that fanTAbulous non-resource resource (still thinkin', in our English Teacher's Brain, that there's something blatantly unfair about an online encyclopedia where folks can make stuff up), so you'll already pretty much know the origin. But We Want You To Go Beyond the Origin. Riff off this crazy name. Make Stuff Up. Be Funny. Amuse Us!

OK, here goes. The Word(s) for Wednesday:
A veritable mouthful, We Reckon!

11 comments:

Bilbo said...

I don't think the name of the road means anything in particular. I think the guy who named it was just drunk.

Hippie Family... said...

all I could think was GO LEFT GO LEFT!!!
mainly because my husband waits till the last minute to change lanes --- always

Eudea-Mamia said...

Oh, totally obvious - it's referencing the beautiful love story of a rambling Canjun man rescuing a befallen lady while on his journey to Boston.

Sniff - nicely done Maryland. Nicely done.

Em

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Well it USE to be "Wassa Matta Woman, Bean town? Road"... which was in reference to the local settlers moment when his wife passed gas on the journey. But that was a MOUTHFUL, so it got shortened.

Lynda said...

Weird, I was just listening to, "Please come to Boston" on the radio...so, what's the matta' woman...come to Beantown!

LadyFi said...

NOooo... this obviously comes from Yorkshire, in northern England. "Whatta matter woman. Been down't road, pet?" They obviously dropped the word 'pet' as it would have been too much of a mouthful...

Tara R. said...

You really can't make up stuff like this. I love real life randomness.

Blog Stalker said...

The name of this street actually was named for Matt Schnebly who after years of feeling trapped in the wrong body had surgery to change him into a woman. The bean town was just an aknowlegement of the boston area.

Glad to help clear that up.(hehe)

Have a great day!

Veggie Mom said...

I like the Wassa Matta Woman? theory. And, of course, Bean Town is OBVIOUSLY a Boston reference, oui?

Stacey said...

Mattawoman Beantown Road totally means...

It's no-matta woman! Beantown Road IS the right road...we don't need no stinkin' directions!! Only shortened! lol

Marrdy said...

Sorry, I got totally distracted by the sleeping kitty....he's irrestiable!

I think it must be a road named by my father as he is sitting in the passenger seat as I drive. It's a much better name than "What the #@*&%$ are you doing? Get in your own lane!"

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