Monday, November 10, 2008

Barn owls prefer Klingon instead

Things the letters BOUNTY could stand for:

1. Burned Out... Utilizing New Technology Yearly
2. Barn Owls Usually Never Translate Yiddish
3. Body Odor Universally? No Thank You!
4. Burnt Ostrich, Unfortunately, Never Tastes Yummy
5. Bless Our Usual Nightly Taco Yearnings
6. Bellowing Out Unsightly Nervous Twitches = Yodeling!
If you're in the mood for a different sort of post, feel free to head on over to Jantics, where you can tell me what I should call my new (imaginary) restaurant.
Then, of course, there's always my Jantrails post, where I hope I don't get hunted down by a bloodthirsty posse. At least not for anything embarrassing.


whall said...

I like the Taco one...

But Once U NOM Tacos Yourself,
Be Open Unless Neighbors Tackle You.

Brian Barker said...

An interesting development!

A new international language, named after Barack Obama. And no, it is not called either Klingon nor after Bill Shatner's Esperanto.

It is called Obami and can be seen at

However Obami will have a lot of work to do to catch up with Esperanto.

Esperanto is now within the top 100 languages, out of 6,800 worldwide, according to the CIA factbook. It is the 17th most used language in Wikipedia, and in use by Skype, Firefox and Facebook.

Native Esperanto speakers, include George Soros, Nobel Laureate Daniel Bovet, and World Champion Chess Player, Susan Polger.

The World Esperanto Association enjoys consultative relations with both the United Nations and UNESCO.

Evidence can be seen at

crazy working mom said...

OMG, the body odor one cracked me up! My bounty is here.

anthonynorth said...

A great fun post. Enjoyed that!

Jamie said...

Obviously the owls need a copy of "The Joys of Yiddish" for Christmas.

Pass the tacos instead of
Buying our usual nervous Turkey yearly.

maryt/theteach said...

Pretty clever, Janna! :)

Janna said...

Whall: Tacos are the secret to world peace!

Brian: I tried so hard to come up with an acronym where the BO stood for Barack Obama, but couldn't come up with anything I liked. Besides, I didn't want to alienate any of my readers...

CWM: Body odor is always hilarious, as long as it's not right next to you. :)

Anthony: I'm glad! :)

Jamie: Hey, if I was a turkey, I'd be pretty nervous right about now too....

Mary/theteach: I try!

Marilyn said...

Ooohhh. I should have put tacos on my peace globe.

Janna said...

Marilyn: There would be fewer wars in the world if people ate more tacos. I have absolutely no concrete proof of that, but I'm going to pretend it's true anyway.

Travis said...

TACOs could be the seekrit to attaining world peace, but CAKE is the key to keeping it.

Bellicose Orangutans Unequivocally Never Trust Yettis.

Janna said...

Travis: It would be neat if somewhere in the world there was an orangutan and a Yeti who fell in love just like Romeo and Juliet, both dealing with the fact that their families hate each other....

Travis said...

You should write that story.

Janna said...

Travis: If it gets made into a movie, I wonder who would play the lead roles?