Monday, 26 August 2013

Long words and lie-ins

Bloggie pals!

Not only is today a Bank Holiday in the UK (hoorah!) but it’s also National Dog Day too! Awwww!

Charlie says:  I make the bed


So while I have a totally lazy day today, here’s a fabulous word to mull upon:
Osseocarnisanguineoviscericartilaginonervomedullary – means "having the structure of the human body".

Apparently the word itself  is a compound adjective – a string of words stuck together!

I found out about this reading my saturday newspaper - in a section called "Ask a grown up". The question was "Does my cat, Oscar know he's a cat?" and the lovely answer is here with the above word as part of it!

Have a great week everyone!

71 comments:

Tracy Jo said...

I love it! I think my cat thinks that he is a human. :-) Happy Holiday!

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Charlie, we will help you make the bed, and then maybe take a rest in it. We are good at resting, but we do work a bit. My job is to keep Mommy safe, and to keep the rats away. Sometimes Mommy sleeps in the big bed, and I have to keep her safe in the big bed. So, I have to stay in big bed with her.
Sally Ann

Rene said...

My word, it would take me all day just to spell that long word. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't think any cat knows he's a cat. They usually think they are people.
Have a great holiday on Monday!

Mark said...

Bank holidays don't mean too much to me but I hope you enjoy your lie in.

meowmeowmans said...

Happy National Dog Day! And enjoy that Bank HOliday, too. :)

Good job making the bed, Charlie. Old Kitty must really appreciate your brilliant help!

Love the answer to the question from the child about Oscar.

Clarissa Draper said...

Love the question. I wonder what the answer is. Have a great day!

Jemi Fraser said...

Yikes! I hope that word never shows up on a spelling test!

Janet Johnson said...

Wow. That is one long word! And hope you had a lovely national dog day. I wonder if we have one of those? :)

The Chair Speaks said...

Uh-oh, does it mean that the cat thinks it's either more like a human or dog!

Pasha said...

ha ha that was a clever answer!
Charlie that bed looks so fluffy and nice and white, just like you!

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm not even going to try to say that word.

Interesting answer.

Helena said...

I think cats know exactly who and what they are and are secretly conspiring with dogs to take over human civilization.

I'm jealous about your bank holiday! But Labor Day is coming up for us Yanks so I'll have a three-day weekend soon. Have a lovely time off.

Summer Ross said...

Cute- Thanks for sharing. Love Charlie pics.
~Summer

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear friend, enjoy your day, relaxing and napping...nothing better than that! :)
purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and hugs from mom Léia

Teresa Ashby said...

Happy Bank Holiday! I am now going to try and get the knots out of my tongue after trying to say that word! ;-) x

Mia Hayson said...

Have a great week too!

I didn't know it was a Bank Holiday, thank you for telling me! :)

mshatch said...

Enjoy your holiday and lie -in and the wow, that is one long giant word!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Mulling over that word that can't be pronounced has made us very sleepy. MOL!

Tamago said...

Charlie is looking very cute and helpful! Make the bed, and ready to go to sleep? I love the furry bed :-)
That word is imppssible to pronounce! I will go read the answer to question now!
Have a great week!

Hannah and Lucy said...

It's a word our Mum often uses.
Well maybe not every day or ever!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Jennifer Shirk said...

Enjoy your day!

Woo-hoo! I think my puppy thinks EVERYDAY is National Dog Day. LOL

Safe Haven Hotel said...

Wonder if it would be possible to get Charlie to come and do beds at my house too? *LOL*

Fuzzy Tales said...

Never mind being 10 and under to ask a question--I could ask lots of questions and learn something! Heck, I just did. LOL.

Crystal Collier said...

Holy freaking cow! I think that's the longest word I've ever read. Ever. Must add to vocabulary...

Carole Anne Carr said...

Is there a national cat day? :0)

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Good heavens, that word is a mouthful.
I think I need to go back to bed after reading it!! =)

Julia Hones said...

That's a nice cozy bed for Charlie, Old Kitty!
Have you learned that long word by heart? You are exercising the mind nicely, Old Kitty...ha!

William Kendall said...

That word is, as they used to call it, a twenty five dollar handle!

A good lie-in is always welcome.

Rick Watson said...

That's a mouthful. You, Charlie and Gumtree have a great holiday.

Annie Bear said...

Cute article about if a cat knows he's a cat. I hope you are enjoying your lazy day (it's probably close to being over now).

Charlie looks so adorable there but my thought is maybe he's preventing the bed from being made instead of making it, which is much preferable I think!

Brian said...

Way to go Charlie! Happy Banking Dog Day!

Words A Day said...

I only recognise the dullary bit. happy bank holiday!

ANGEL ABBY said...

Now that was a "word" alright! Hello handsome Charlie hope you and Gumtree had a lovely day to enjoy too.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I almost posted about National Dog Day. I'm glad you did, since I didn't.

Great answer on the cat knowing it's a cat. Now I know I'm a osseocarnisanguineoviscericartilaginonervomedullary creature. I learn something new everyday!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

That bed looks so cozy and inviting. Wonder why Charlie isn't laying down? Maybe he just woke up and is deciding whether to jump down or to lay back down!

susanjanejones said...

Hi Kitty, enjoy your relaxing day. I had to go in to work, but it was so quiet I went home. Yipppeeeee.. Charlie blends in well there.xx

KarenMcG said...

What a great word, Old Kitty. Thank you for sharing.

We hope you're having a fun Bank Day.

And that Charlie sure does know how to dress up a bed. But wait a minute; where' Gumtree?

Wendy said...

If you think that's a big word, just wait until you read this:
Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu - which is the Māori name for a hill!!!! Crikey!

Enjoy your week, Old kitty xoxox

Lydia Kang said...

That is a fun word, though a bit of a stew, isn't it?

Lynda R Young said...

Wow, does the UK have a national cat day too? I hope so, otherwise that would be a little unfair to all the cats of the nation ;)

Eileen said...

Yikes that is quite the word. I can't imagine learning to spell it!

Good work with the bedmaking Charlie!

T.F. Walsh said...

Ahhh, just like my cat.. lounges around in bed long after we've all gotten up:) hehe

Katz Tales said...

Sheesh, we'll still be pronouncing that word next week!

fairyhedgehog said...

I had to scroll down the page quickly to get away from the awful words my cats do NOT want to see: "National D-- Day". Honestly, Kitty, what were you thinking?

Oh, and Rufus definitely knows that he is a cat and that I am too. Well, I must be because I'm his Mummy and I'm always there for him to wipe his wet, muddy paws on. You know it makes sense.

Hilary said...

i hope you guys enjoyed your day off - charlie sure looks like he was!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - I can't even read that word! Cats or Dogs deserve Bank Holidays too .. so pleased you had a happy day ...

At least it's sunny now - cheers Hilary

Vanessa Morgan said...

Big kiss for that adorable little cat.

cleemckenziebooks said...

How fun! Cat are people. It's people who don't know it.

McGuffy Ann said...

What a very cute picture. That word is a mouthful! Wow!

RaShelle Workman said...

Hope you have a fantastic day.

That word is... crazy. =)

Romance Book Haven said...

Hope you had a happy bank holiday!

Nas

Debbie said...

At least the roads were quiet whilst I worked the bank holiday.

My cat thinks he's a king.

April McLeod said...

I found out it was national dog day a day late! Every day is dog day though in my opinion though!

Madeleine Sara said...

My cat Tarragon knows she's a Princess and Borage thinks he's a dog! We're sure. Hope you had a great lazy bank holiday dog day. x

Maria McKenzie said...

What a word! Hope you and the kitties had a lovely holiday!

NYCStylelittleCannoli said...

how adorable! ♥ cats as had one when I was growing up He was all white with a little black on the top of his head Just a doll !

Rosemary

Marg said...

Now that is one long word. Glad we don't have to try to pronounce it. Hope you have a great day today. Take care.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm pretty sure Charlie thinks he is your equal. :)

Hope you had a lovely relaxing holiday.

rinrinflu said...

Wow.. you look like the bed! Purrfect ijijijij

Margo Berendsen said...

My goodness that is quite the long word! Reminds me of the new Mary Poppins movie coming out where the author of Mary Poppins says she doesn't like long words and the Disney producers of the movie look down at the Supercalifragilicious.... word they had created for a song!

Manzanita said...

That was informative of you to direct us there and that big word. If Charlie is making the bed, he thinks he's the maid. Ha
Happy you had a bank holiday. Did all the banks celebrate?

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Don't tell my dog about it, she'll want special treatment!

Katie and Glogirly said...

Wow...it's a good thing I have a cat body.
I don't think I could pronounce that!
; ) Katie

Bossy Betty said...

I love that word! Hope you all had a good holiday!

Pk Hrezo said...

How funny!
And Charlie is in full camo in those sheets! Happy Dog Day! lol

Theresa Milstein said...

I hope you enjoyed that bank holiday.

Wow, what a word! I don't want to try to sat it.

What a cute picture of Charlie!

Soggibottom said...

So :-) WHAT ABOUT THE WORD "DITCH" :-)
x x x

Tinker and Tom said...

I think we morph into humans, at least emotionally sometimes..love the word..way too big for Scrabble..

Thanks for checking in on us and seeing how we're doing lately..things are starting to slowly come around..

Vanessa Morgan said...

Charlie is such an adorable, beautiful cat. Have a lovely Sunday.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Interestig facts..but this is a word I won't be adding to conversation any time soon, Jenn....lol!