Wibble Wobble Warble… Word!

Dear Reader, this past month has been a most peculiar one…

wibble (v.) 1871, from wibble-wobble (1847), a colloquial reduplication of wobble (v.).

*I don’t think it’s just me, Clicky… Others have been feeling peculiar too…*

wobble (v.) 1650s, wabble, probably from Low German wabbeln “to wobble;” cognate with Old Norse vafla “hover about, totter,” related to vafra “move unsteadily,” from Proto-Germanic *wab- “to move back and forth,” perhaps from PIE *webh- “to weave” (see waver). Form with -o- is from 1851. Related: Wobbled; wobbling. The noun is attested from 1690s.

*Interesting! Tell me, did you look at the possible… probably root of the word ‘wobble‘, Clicky?

I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.
[Stevie Smith]

*I posted a comment about ‘the hand wavers’ yesterday at The Slog …/looks perplexed… Oh it still doesn’t seem to have appeared…*

*Bugger! … /sad face… How disappointing, Clicky… I pointed out how smokers are right here in front everyone’s faces, but people are conditioned to wave both us and our grievances away… It was awfully clever in a “Can you see what it is yet?” sort of way… I mean, it’s not white, heterosexuals of sound mind who are bearing the brunt of the bans… Although we, too, are affected, rich and poor…*

*Mind you, JaxtheFirst made an very interesting observation last night., Clicky.. how the Anti Smoking hand-wavers have distanced themselves with their hatred and intolerance… This ‘War on Tobacco’ they’ve been waging for these past 400 years… /clucks dismissively… Are they waving-waving or waving-drowning?*

warble (v.) late 14c., from Old North French werbler “to sing with trills and quavers” (Old French guerbloiier), from Frankish *werbilon (cognate with Old High German wirbil “whirlwind,” German Wirbel “whirl, whirlpool, tuning peg, vertebra,” Middle Dutch wervelen “to turn, whirl”); see whirl (v.). Related: Warbled; warbling. The noun is recorded from late 14c.

have-a-song

*Have a Song, Clicky? …/rueful smile… Oh, okay then… /pats snout…*

 

Can’t Wait to Watch Films: An Under Underdog’s Reply

Over at UBU, Poppy Sweet Pea has listed the films she can’t wait to watch…
Top 5 films Poppy can't wait to watch

The last film I went to see at the cinema was ‘Kajaki‘ but it was the premiere with red carpet and everything…

I don’t go to the cinema much, so going to see that was a special treat and I did get to catch a glimpse of two celebs on the night…

Which is an odd coincidence considering that half a year later one was sacked from BBC’s ‘Top Gear’, whilst is other is being touted as a replacement on the show.

The last film before that, one I paid to go and see, was ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’…

That’s not the film, Clicky…

*squint*

Ahem… like I said, I don’t go to the cinema much but Thoughtful Man wants to see the new Dad’s Army movie. Now he’s kinda weird in that he’s fond of those old films made from TV comedies… ‘Please Sir’,  ‘Love Thy Neighbour, ‘On the Buses’, ‘Porridge’ and of course, the original Dad’s Army film.

I’m not so sure – how can you recreate beloved characters with new actors without leaving the audience feel cheated? I’d tried watching Sky’s version of ‘Yes Prime Minister’ and hated it. However, knowing I have a soft spot for underdogs…

Alright, Clicky *rolls eyes*

… my friend Hugo on Merovee coincidentally pointed me in the direction of the Daily Flail and the captioning of the images from the film…

Hugo brings Roobee Dad's ArmyThat’s another coincidence, Clicky, as I attended the Kajaki premiere with Toby, my sister Juju’s stepson, who was a cameraman on the film…

Aww cute pug, Clicky. Have a Song…