Friday, December 19, 2008

RED PEN, INC. 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 6

On the sixth day of Christmas, some drunkard gave to me...


A pint of some shit called "egg nag". He was clearly too drunk to notice the misspelling. I politely told him that I didn't want any of this egg nag stuff, but if he had a spare bottle of Cherry Pucker hangin' around, I'd be more than happy to accept that as a proper Christmas gift. (Oh, I know...no need to tell me--I'm such a classy girl.)

6 comments:

EVula said...

Egg nag is what happens when the ol' ball-and-chain has a few too many at a Christmas party and yet you don't want to leave. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahahaha! I *love* that definition. :) Thanks, EVula, for making me laugh (I have been sick and miserable all week long and have not been laughing much)!

Patrick said...

Actually, if you say "egg nog" with a Kennedy accent, it becomes "egg nag". Was this seen in Hyannisport, MA?

Also, what is "egg hog gabletop"? It's referenced in the first sentence, and I must admit that I have never heard of it.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Good eye, Pat--I missed the "egg hog gabletop"...probably because I'm sick and delirious. No effin' clue what THAT could be!

Yvie said...

Egg Nog tabletop...? Not that 'egg nog tabletop cartons' makes all that much more sense.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Perhaps the writer was drunk (presumably on egg nog) when he wrote this, and that explains why it doesn't make much sense... ;)