Autumnal Is A Weird Word



Look at it. "Autumnal"… I'm just sayin..
WEIRD!

Also, maybe we could just skip the Autumnal Equinox this year. It'll just be summer forever. Deal?

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  1. Tom (112 comments) said,

    Well, OK, as long as it isn't THIS summer forever! Cloudiest summer in a jillion years!? I don't care how hot or cold it gets, as long as it is sun-sun-sunny! The winter, spring AND summer have been way too cloudy for my taste.

    Oh, and yea, "Autumnal" is kind of a weird word … even though fall is my favorite season

    September 8, 2009 @ 2:32 pm


  2. sparx (882 comments) said,

    You should go somewhere less cloudy then! 😛

    I don't like that "autumnal" forces me to pronounce the "n" at the end of "autumn". YUCK!

    September 8, 2009 @ 2:35 pm


  3. Cactus Joe (98 comments) said,

    "Vernal" is weird too. But I guess it isn't as weird as "Springnal" would be.

    Joe

    September 9, 2009 @ 3:40 pm


  4. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    I'm glad you spelled "weird" correctly in your subject line. One of my pet peeves is the incorrect spelling of "weird".

    September 15, 2009 @ 8:56 am


  5. sparx (882 comments) said,

    That's an easy one to remember:
    "I before E, except as in 'weird'"

    September 15, 2009 @ 9:06 am


  6. kim (39 comments) said,

    I don't want it to be "summer" forever! I like fall best! Bring on the Autumnal Equinox! 😛

    September 15, 2009 @ 11:23 am


  7. sparx (882 comments) said,

    Fall is when the squirrels throw acorns at your head!

    September 15, 2009 @ 11:25 am


  8. Cactus Joe (98 comments) said,

    I believe it falls on Sept 22 this year. About a week of summer left. Sigh…

    I do like Autumn. Just not it's harsh mistress Winter.

    But being self employed, I may spend Jan and Feb in Arizona.

    Self employment IS all it is cracked up to be.

    September 15, 2009 @ 11:26 am


  9. Cactus Joe (98 comments) said,

    I would like Sparx to blog about acorns and how they are made. I know they are oak seeds and all, but they are such zany madcap things. How does the mighty oak do that?

    September 15, 2009 @ 11:28 am


  10. kim (39 comments) said,

    Ummm… squirrels haven't thrown acorns at my head. They threw chestnuts at my head on my walk in to work! Stupid squirrels.

    I love weather in the 60's… excellent sweatshirt weather. 🙂 And pretty leaves. YAY fall!

    September 15, 2009 @ 11:34 am


  11. sparx (882 comments) said,

    @kim – they are more accurate and can get more distance when armed with acorns.

    @cactus joe – I don't know! It just… does. How about those whirligig maple seeds?!

    September 15, 2009 @ 11:41 am


  12. spudart (890 comments) said,

    @kim – Squirrels throw stuff at you? I'm gonna request they throw pizza at me.
    @sparx – acorns are not accurate. c'mon.
    @sparx – you need to blog about how acorns are made.
    @cactus joe – you are right, sparx needs to blog about how acorns are made.
    @moose – who misspells weird? that's just dumb.
    @tom – i like fall too
    @kim – i like weather in the 60s too.
    @jayleno – why is your new show just like your tonight show? Do something new, please.

    September 17, 2009 @ 11:35 am


  13. sparx (882 comments) said,

    @spudart – *more* accurate. The size and weight ratio is more easily handled by a squirrel. It'd be like the difference between you throwing a baseball and a watermelon at someone. You'd probably miss horribly with both, but you're more likely to get the baseball further and more in the general direction of the target.

    @spudart – they just grow. It's as bizarre as a tree growing into a tree. I'll post about how acorns are made after you post about how acorns make oak trees.

    @spudart – you're WIERD 😛

    @spudart – 62 degrees is the perfect temperature… I think some nut-job was claiming that 57 degrees was – but we both know that's ridiculous.

    September 17, 2009 @ 11:44 am


  14. kim (39 comments) said,

    @spudart – yes, squirrels throw stuff at me. i'd prefer they throw pizza rolls at me, rather than your request of pizza, since they'd be easier to catch and eat on the run.

    September 17, 2009 @ 11:48 am


  15. Cactus Joe (98 comments) said,

    That's easy.

    http://www.wildbirds.org/oaks/oaks.htm

    Joe

    September 17, 2009 @ 11:53 am


  16. sparx (882 comments) said,

    @cactus joe – There you go! Now just read it in reverse and you've got your answer.

    September 17, 2009 @ 12:02 pm


  17. Cactus Joe (98 comments) said,

    I'm not kidding though. I did a (albeit brief) Internet search on how acorns are made and it was not easy to find info. Of course, I am sure one of you will prove me wrong within minutes. But that's OK, if everyone wins.

    Oh, and acorns are toxic to horses, just FYI. I did learn that.

    September 17, 2009 @ 12:04 pm


  18. spudart (890 comments) said,

    @cactusjoe: Acorns are made when little hats fly through the air and merge with little happy nuts. It's a magical process.
    @kim: you should throw stuff at squirrels. I suggest a tire. Or perhaps a 1:34 scale replica model of the Millennium Falcon.
    @sparx: I have no comment for you.

    October 12, 2009 @ 4:22 pm


  19. kim (39 comments) said,

    @spudart: i don't have a 1:34 scale replica model of the Millennium Falcon OR a tire. Do you have an extra one I could borrow?

    October 12, 2009 @ 4:24 pm


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