Monday, June 29, 2009


I was leafing through the only book in the waiting room, a book about the origins of words and phrases. Being a dyed-in-the-wool spanko, I flipped to the chapter on S words, and scanned it quickly.

Aha! I quickly hit pay dirt; an interesting-looking entry:

Spanking. What is the reason love-making is called "spanking"?
It's because kissing can produce a tingle that's not unlike that produced by a static electric "spark".

Spark? What does that have to do with.... I reread the entry again and realized my mistake. It was "sparking", not "spanking". Honestly, I guess the light must've been dim or I was tired and my eyes were playing tricks on me. I swear I saw "spanking".

There was an entry for "whipping boy" too, but I hesitate to mention it here in case it was actually "whiffle tree". I had to drop the book when the receptionist called me in for my eye examination.

From Hermione's Heart


Fabsterrant said...

Dear your minds eye is 20/20,lol.

Sara said...

Sometimes Freud knew what he was talking about!

Angie said...

Oh well, at least you were there for an eye exam. Though not sure how much help they can be with something like that.

And done the same thing more then once.

One of my fave words is spanakopita, amazing how often you hear people order spankopita....

Hermione said...

Fab - Thank you. I'm glad my mind doesn't need glasses!

Sara - I know. Scary, isn't it?

Angie - My workmates pronounce it like that just to get a laugh. And I blush every time!


Mrs M said...

Great post, I was very tickled and would have probably done the exact same thing as you!
Spanking on the brain...

As for the picture you used, well I have to admit it was a little bit scary lol - looks like Mr M's eyes when I have spent too much money!

Mrs M

ronnie said...

It's an easy mistake Hermione, I do it all the time LOL. I was taking to friends last night and said spanking instead of speaking, luckily they didn't notice.


Hermione said...

Mrs. M - Yes, the picture is scary, and my first attempt at one that moves.

Ronnie - You and I are on the same wavelength!


ginger said...

hahahaha....I've had this kind of slip too!!