Thursday, August 22, 2013

Nincompoop

Compliments of Cheezburger
What is a nincompoop? According to the dictionary it's a fool or a simpleton. According to me it's a person with poor judgment and no common sense. It was my grandmother's favorite word.

As children and adolescents, Gram used to call us nincompoops when we did something really stupid, like blowing up paint cans by lighting them on fire. Or cutting one another's hair with her pinking shears. Or balancing on the second floor scaffolding of a new home under construction in the neighborhood. Or catching frogs and snakes and putting them in the bath tub along with grass, water and bugs.

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what a nincompoop is, you have a pretty good idea of who I am or was...or maybe still am.

Have a great day and head on over to Jenny's for some nifty "N" words in celebration of alphabet Thursday.

17 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet you were tons of fun to play with. :))

lightly said...

things that make you a nincompoop

1) never put a water bucket in the corner of a round room, someone will step in it
2) never move the outhouse 5 feet to the left, someone will make a stink about it
3) never leave wax fruit in a farm kitchen , people will be spitting mad
4) never (and i mean NEVER) leave cow pucky on the door step, parents who slip on it will make you regret it, and kill you everytime someone laughs about it.


Eva said...

Word of a day :)

fredamans said...

noob is the new nicompoop... check my post.

storybeader said...

what a great word! {:-Deb

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Ha! I think we all have a little "nincompoopness" in us!! But frogs and snakes in the bathtub takes the cake!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

haha! (Sorry, but I can just imagine the things you all got yourselves into!) ...well, along side having to be called nincompoops...you have to admit there was a lot of creative thinking and adventure!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop over and for your kind comment!

Valerie said...

It's a long time since I heard that word, Pam. It's a great word. For reasons that you can imagine, I wouldn't dare get up to some of the shenanigans (I love that word, too) that you did. Blowing up paint cans? Wow how exciting is that...lol.

Along These Lines ... said...

I read that the term might have a biblical origin. Interesting.

itsmecissy said...

OK, I've finally found someone who was a bigger nincompoop than me ;)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh the things kids think of to do!

Randy Johnson said...

Nincompucky!...that's what a nincompoop does! Whenever I committed noncompucky, my dad would say "Why don't you use your head for something besides a hat rack?!" ...which is a phrase that's been muttered in our family for generations!

Pam Beers. said...

To all my nincompoopy friends...I Love your comments. Thanks.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I haven't heard that word in years.

writingmuscle said...

I love it! I can see you grew up in the great outdoors as we did in South Africa.
Do those things in the UK and they would call the fire brigade, or worse!
Great post for N.
Liz

Jenny said...

I will admit to being a nincompoop from time to time...

Life would be dull if we never did silly things!

Neat post for the letter "N"!

Thanks for linking.

A+

Monica said...

I love that word. I think I heard it a lot as a kid - Not necessarily because I did something stupid, but because it was used more often when I was younger.