The Friday Fix is a takeover of my Friday blog post by other bloggers who have volunteered their time and energy to "star" in their very own guest post on Friday. Only one mandatory rule (you can't get out of it!) - you must answer five of the most random questions I throw your way. The rest is up to you. Remember, if you'd like to be featured on the Friday Fix, send me an email, and let me know! So, without further ado, here are the Bridget from Books as Portable Pieces of Thoughts!
Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word? Why do Americans drive on parkways and park on driveways? If people from Poland are called “Poles” why aren’t people from Holland called “Holles”? Our world is full of unanswerable questions and other surprises.
By the way if adultery is committed (better not) and not enjoyed (really better not) it becomes a rather pointless act, don’t you think? It should be about forbidden pleasure for heaven’s ( or rather hell’s) sake! When it comes to enjoying infancy my views are rather unclear – you see I don’t remember much. Apart from that all the infants I asked were somehow unwilling to comment, sly things.
2. If someone says 'a penny for your thoughts' and you throw your two cents in, where is the other penny?
I reckon lost in translation if we speak more than one language or paid as tax if we speak the same language. Anyway gone and forgotten. Ask your accountant.
3. Can employees of tea companies take coffee breaks?
Sure. I suppose during a day full of tea-related problems a coffee break is simply indispensable to keep your wits about you. If you hate coffee it can even motivate you to work harder and try to convert all these caffeine addicts like me by offering them a better product than their usual drug of choice. Coffee breaks for everyone every two hours!
4. If someone is dirt poor, why is another person filthy rich? How are they both dirty?
Sad but true - money does do the dirty on you sooner or later, no matter whether you belong to the haves or the have-nots. Apart from that “dirt” is a four-letter word and “filthy” is a six-letter word, already indicating who has more dough and can afford a longer adjective.
5. How can a sauce be both sweet and sour at the same time?
Easy. The same way you can drink gin and tonic, beat somebody black and blue while listening to the best of rock and roll, take a black-and-white photo of the crime scene to show your pals, return to your home at Elephant and Castle (London, the UK), take your salt-and-pepper giant schnauzer for a walk and then relax in peace and quiet. Let’s face it- if you are adventurous enough you can always find out how to have it both ways!
Thank you so much for participating, Bridget! You posed some very great questions, yourself...it seems you've got a crazy mind rather like mine, eh? For the rest of you, be sure to check out Bridget's blog, Books as Portable Pieces of Thoughts! She's got one of the most thought-provoking blogs around, and I always feel smarter when I've read her posts.