Thursday, 20 May 2010

You Pronker

Pronking: a zoological term meaning "leaping in the air with arched back and stiff legs". (Oxford Dictionary of English) like a kangaroo or an antelope or this kitty!


Another word for this is Stotting.

Aren't they great words? Thar Charlie goes, pronking and stotting (NOT)!



Speaking of pronking: I may be brave and try this competition that I found lingering on the lovely Theresa Milstein's blog.

Hmm. Charlie says us pronkers don't have time to go hmm. They just do!

Have a leaping Thursday everyone!

23 comments:

KarenG said...

Pronking sounds more like a British swear word to me.

Brian said...

I couldn't get the first link to open, but the second one did. I say go for it! There is a word to describe what Charlie is doing...it's called NORMAL!

Hey, I met a nice writer visitor on my blog today, Sharon from Random Thoughts. She has a nice blog and mentioned you.

Beth said...

You're expanding my vocabulary tonight! :)

Ann Best said...

They ARE great words! As always, a delightful post. I'm about to post one now on my blog. It is still Wednesday here.

See you tomorrow!!

Angie Paxton said...

I think I just found a new word to love. Pronking! It sounds slightly dirty and lots of fun, plus it's so darn cute when cats do it.

umi_e said...

Today we got to learn new words ;) Thank you :)

>hugs<

Katnip Lounge said...

Those are great words! Now if I can work 'em into conversation tomorrow...wish me luck!
KatMom Trish

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for the new vocabulary.

Pronking and stotting? I don't think my cat, Shaggy does much pronking or stotting either.

Guide to Literary Agents is down. And on my blog, other people's comments aren't showing up after yours, so I haven't replied properly. Sorry!

Bossy Betty said...

I look just like Charlie in that second picture after a long day!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I say Pronk yourself on up and go for that competition.

Jacqueline said...

Good luck with the fantasy/sci fi writing competition Jenn...Mom thinks she has seen us pronker in fear before!!MOL...That Charlie is too adorable; we just want to leap through the computer and rub his awesome fluffy belly!!...kisses sweet Charlie...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki
PS...Congratulations on winning the cat prizes at the Amazing Animal Lovers Blog yesterday; we were very excited to read you guys won!!YAY!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

LOL! My cat and I both are beyond our pronking years!

fairyhedgehog said...

Go for it!

By the way, I miss seeing your replies to comments. Maybe you could just shove in a general reply now and again?

Kea said...

"Pronking" and "stotting" are words I'd never heard of. They're fabulous! Now, if only I would remember them. :-)

Have a lovely day. Kitty kisses to Charlie!

India Drummond said...

Fantastic words! They do sound smutty though, but maybe that's just my own pervy brain at work!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Lucy is a big pronker!! She does this quite often and I didn't know there was a word for it until today. I have never seen Hannah pronking or stotting although she does strut if that counts!!
We think you should have a go in that competition - we always wanted to know someone famous.

ABBY said...

Good luck with the contest -- we have full faith in your writing (which is terrific!).

Charlie I don't do much pronking either. Momma startled me the other day and she saw me do a small pronk. Being nearly 11 (in only about 6 weeks) I am more prone to do what you do...*kitty giggle*

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

lupie said...

Hmmm... pronking needs a lot of energy!

I am sure Charlie has evaluated the energy requirement and have decided to remove the "leap" from pronking! Thus, the horizontally pronking position!

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Thank you! Now I know what to yell next time my kitty does that.

kate m said...

Good luck with the competition - quite tempted to enter myself!
x

notesfromnadir said...

Charlie seems far too busy for all that pronking and stotting!

Good luck with the competition! :)

Susan Fields said...

How did they make that kitty do that? It looks very unnatural for a cat. Charlie, on the other hand, looks completely relaxed!

The Chair Speaks said...

Would love to pronk and stot, Charlie but without paws, shortened legs and splayed feet, it's a tad difficult to but we try. :)