My nose is bloodied from being put to the grindstone. I am setting up several new businesses so that one day I can write full time. One of the toughest things I have had to do is name the bakery. I, unlike many writers, name my pieces very early in the process. If provides direction and the piece becomes alive; it no longer is just an idea, it breathes and grows. In my quest, I ran into some fabulous websites you may want to check out.
Who remembers Snigglets? They were a small section on Not Neccesarily the News back in the 80’s. Snigglets were great made up words and I believe it is where “spork” got its origin. Squidoo is a fun site for fun or forgotten words like “blowsabelle”. Can you guess its meaning? (This is so me on a bad day.) blowsabella (n.) a rough, romping red-faced female whose hair is dishevelled and hanging about her face. Gotta love it! Just call me a “Bleached Mort” (fair complexioned female) and you’ll love this word - circumbilivagination. You’ll have to look it up to find out what it means. Find it here: http://www.squidoo.com/weird-words-starting-with-c Here is another for those of you who love words: http://www.vocabula.com/VRbestwords.asp.
Beggar's Velvet (n.pl.) downey particles which accumulate under furniture from the negligence of housekeepers.
I would love your help in naming our newest business scheduled to open May/June of 2012. It is a gluten/sugar free wholesale bakery. I have in mind “Happy” or some variation. Leave me some suggestions. If your name is chosen, you will receive $50 in free baked goods. Thanks for your help!
p.s. Kegan’s blog is coming…next time.
Illustration Credit: The Gross Uncle at flickr.com