Posted by Stitchy McYarnpants On December - 6 - 2008   ShareThis

Tomorrow I’m off to hawk my wares sell my lovingly handmade goods at the Boston Bazaar Bizarre. If you’re attending, come by and say hi! I’m at a table in the back against a brick wall somewhere. I’m splitting a spot with Caro at Splityarn and look forward to a bustling day.

All left over merchandise will be going into my Etsy shop on Monday or Tuesday. I’m really happy about the new magnets, bags and pendants I’ve been making and I think you’ll like them, too. You can see a little sampling here.

But when I get back, we need to talk. Specifically, we need to talk about this:

Now look, a lot of things can be easily explained away by saying “That? Oh, that’s from England.” Spotted Dick? Normally I’d recommend some antibiotics, but it’s from England so it’s a tasty snack. Referring to an umbrella as a “bumbershoot”? Very cute, I’ll admit. Although I don’t think anyone else could get away with it. David Bowie singing about laughing gnomes. ~sigh~ Ok. Fine.

But I draw the line at a Terror Fish. That is it. You’ve simply gone too far this time.

England, you got some ‘splainin to do.

Oh, and Scotland? Don’t go thinking you’re off the hook, either.

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18 Responses

  1. The Scottish one looks like Kevin Kline, pre-Wanda. XD

  2. Kat says:

    Scotland is stylin!

  3. EileenG says:

    Um, we did have the monster Snakehead fish here in Maryland. People were terrorized!

  4. Jen says:

    “Green Terror Fish or Aequidens Rivulatus is a moderately large fish that becomes extremely aggressive at the time of breeding.”

  5. Danielle says:

    I am so confused about the terror fish. And also rather disturbed.

  6. Mel says:

    I suppose this calls for a preemptive strike in order to thwart any possible terror fish plots.

  7. KrisS says:


    Terror Fish is one thing, but mohair sweaters mocking plaid?

  8. brownbear says:

    I can’t let my boyfriend see that photo or he’ll want to be him for halloween.

  9. Anna says:

    Gerry Anderson strikes again! Gotta love the Stingray Terrorfish 😀

    • Will says:

      Me parece bien, se parece algo a como me imagine, y se pueden grabar muchas escenas, en el libro aparecen mucho en la selva! Los monos, la niebla, los cho82ajas&#rl30; aunque no se si pongan esas partes, como quitan mucho del libro en las películas. Me parece bien las selva :)

  10. Constance says:

    Look at the kid’s eyes. She’s clearly pissed. The lip’s about to snarl up, and she’s gonna use those two fists to head clap the poor unsuspecting photographer. Terrifying.

  11. Feistywoman says:

    It’s obvious the Scots guy is heading for the golf links. Golfers actually wear stuff like that, at least that’s my husbands excuse.

  12. MyNameIsClare says:

    I have never in my life heard anyone refer to an umbrella as a “bumbershoot”. Are you sure someone wasn’t pulling your leg?! (The true English word is brolly)

  13. latrodectus says:

    Yes, I have heard bumpershoot before. My dad used that term in the 1960s and I am sure it is old.

  14. Queen Mab says:

    Bumbershoot is, in fact, an Americanism. It never entered the British English language at all. Sorry guys, that’s one we explain over here with the sentence, “That? Oh, that’s American.”

  15. maxon says:

    Just a note: spotted dick is not a snack, it’s a pudding. Whole different thing. There is nothing snackish about spotted dick. It takes hours to cook and just about as long to eat. As for digestion, well, it will remain with you, probably on your thighs, for years to come.

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