Saturday, June 2, 2012

Wish I'd Said That


Heard a new phrase this week: "Porky Pig it."


Which means, when you can't seem to find the perfect way to say something, settle for an approximation.


Speaking of pigs, found these handsome specimens at Cal Poly this week.


I rather fear for their future.

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  1. Oh! I eat meat but I cannot bring myself to eat pork or bacon or anything else from a pig. They're too smart and cute and funny. Or something. I fear for these cuties, too.

    "Porky Pig it" is a perfect phrase. Wish I'd said it too. But you know, I Porky Pig it all the time.

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  2. That first one's tongue: amazing.

    What brought you out there?

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  3. Pigs are the next rulers of the Earth.

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  4. Quoting you from my Ruffian post

    "Maybe I’ll listen some day, but I know these stories too well."

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  5. :@)

    :(:)

    <('@')>

    ´ö`

    ^(*(oo)*)^

    We concur.

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  6. Jean, would you call that tongue discovered abstract expressionism? I would. Oh, sure.

    I like "porky-pigging" it. Seems to me almost all good (and bad) new slang comes from the youth, either hillbilly or inner city. Not many youth have a clue who Porky is, I bet. So claim one for geezer-speak. Oh, all right, there are a lot females here--how about "maturity-speak".

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  7. Actually, Banjo, "Porky Pig It" is out of the mouths of a hipsters.

    Paula, all your artwork is brilliant, but especially bachelor #3.

    I was at Cal Poly with my friend Elena. It's an annual tradition (two years -- that's a tradition, right?) where we buy our heirloom veggie starts from their organic store. And then wander up and down the hills to explore the animal husbandry programs.

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  8. Oh, damn, I hate to admit when Banjo is right. The guy who coined it is 35, so that probably crosses the geezer line. Still, isn't Looney Tunes, like the bible and Shakespeare, eternal?

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  9. The porkers are cute. And they are very smart. I hope they aren't contained in that pen for too long -- altho I don't know what will happen when they are taken out of the pen. What kind of research are they doing at Cal Poly?

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  10. Now that I think about it we became blogging buddies over another pig post you made a few years ago. Maybe there was lipstick involved...anyway, I posted a funny video link (I think it was video) about a woman and her pet pot bellied pig. Pigs are good.

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  11. I porky pig it all the time. It's what you do when you can't come up with the words for something. "Sweetie, do you remember where I put the scissors?" becomes "You there, sir, can you recall where I waylaid the hand-held cutting device?" It makes for interesting writing sessions and later, when editing, I often wonder what I really meant to say.

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  12. When I porky pig it, my first draft is something like, "And then, if we dive deep, deep into xxxx, and consider whether to xxxx or xxxx, we suddenly realize we haven't breathed for a long long time, and its time to come up for air or else."

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  13. Oh, what cuties! I hope they are destined for continued contentment. And I love the Porky Pig expression, too. It makes my vagueness sound far more appealing.

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  14. Glad I came for a second visit. I have tentative plans of going to the antique sellers section of Pomona - maybe I might swing by the campus. Can you visit the barns with the Arab horses?

    btw: that last photo is really good. Grabbed it for the photo files

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  15. Great photos of the pigs . . . there's a great duck pond full of snapping turtles on the north part of the campus. Email me next time you're in my neighborhood :)

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  16. Shell, I kind of see Porky as the ultimate editor, in real time. PA, I'm sure it's ok. We walked into the pig and sheep and goat area, and were most welcome. I think they like visitors. Bec -- I will! Big Sister can show me around.

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  17. Who knew. I've been "Porky Pigging It" for years! Sometimes several times a day! :~)

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  18. Farmer Hoggett: That'll do, pig. That'll do.

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  19. Tha-tha-tha-tha. Those pigs are pretty cute.

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  20. brilliant pics....... try 'porky pies'...... for telling lies!!!

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  21. I, too, use x and y to mark the imperfect spots--the only thing I learned from algebra up to trig--

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  22. These little pigs are so cute... so roseate... That first one's tongue is just amazing!

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  23. The piggies are cute. I try not to Porky Pig It whenever possible.

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  24. They are very cute! I hate myself for sayng this, but here goes...
    Bacon!

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