Trish at Hey Lady! has assigned me with the N letter to entertain you today. Here we go!
Ten things/words/statements that start with the letter “N”.
1. Noon – time to eat! Break time, that time of day we differentiate between morning and afternoon.
2. Nachos – Unfortunately, I think the place is out of business, but my favorite nachos in the world were found at a bar in Downer’s Grove, IL called Rosy O’Grady’s in the year 1988. We compare all nachos to this mystical memory of chips, cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc… Actually, we have a lot of memories of great food at awesome restaurants from those days we lived pre-marriage in the suburbs of Chicago.
3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. One of the most interesting books I read in 2008.
4. Nice. I aspire to always be nice. “It’s nice to be nice to the nice.” – Major Frank Burns, M.A.S.H
5. NORTH. North Star, North Church, North America
6. Nude, naked, nekkid… I would most definitely go to a Nude Beach if someone dared me or if the opportunity presents itself.
7. Narcissism, Narcissus – the adjective, the Greek god?, the flower he turned into when he fell into the pool while admiring his own awsome self.
8. Neuromancer by Wm Gibson and North Dallas Forty by Peter Gent – two books with titles that start with the letter N that are currently in my tbr stack on the floor in the corner of my ‘office’. I don’t seem to have any books by authors whose names start with N.
9. “Negotiation is irrelevant, resistance is futile.” Star Trek! The BORG. (shudder)
10. Namby Pamby. I was flipping through the N section of the dictionary for interesting words to use today and found some word history associated with this phrase. I thought you might enjoy it, too, since it’s book-related and this is supposed to be a book blog!
Apparently in the 18th century, a Mr. Ambrose Philips wrote a few poems that a few other writers, Alexander Pope and Henry Carey, decided to make fun of and created this term as a play on the name Ambrose. Carey’s poem by Namby Pamby was wildly popular as a nursery rhyme of nonsense. The term is often used as an adjective to describe weak, insipid, sentimental and maudlin verse. Wikipedia gives even more information.
A quote with no N letter words from Ambrose Philips: “Studious of ease, and fond of humble things.”
Runner ups: Nebraska (my hub is from NE), New England, Naps (I do love to take a nap every so often), Nothing.
Anyone want to play along? Just say YES! I WANT A LETTER PLEASE! in the comments and I’ll assign one.