Thursday, November 30, 2006

I object!

Whenever I see him, my grandpa, bless him, always asks the same question: "How's the school marm?" Last weekend was a big birthday party for him, and a number of times, I overheard him talking about me to friends and relatives who hadn't seen me in a long time, telling them what I was doing these days. "Oh, she's a school marm now!" I know in his heart, he's bragging about me, but schoolmarm?! Haha! I simultaneously cringe and chuckle when I hear him say it.

Just for fun, and because I'm tired of ticking little checkboxes on report cards for now, I looked up some definitions in various dictionaries of the word "marm."

  • A female schoolteacher, esp. of the old-time country school type, popularly held to be strict and priggish.
  • Marmish: Conservative to the point of being boring, dull or ugly; usually referring to a manner of dress and/or personality. After the stereotypical school marm.
  • A british word meaning an old school teacher, usually plump and bespectacled. Somewhat old and stingy. Fond of floral print granny panties.

Buah hahah! Ok, those made me laugh. I am not a school marm!

... umm... sayeth I, as I sit here in front of the computer in flannel pj pants, wool socks, my hair in a bun, and my glasses sliding down my nose. Hmm....


I AM NOT A MARM (usually!)!!! Hee hee hee!

8 comments:

happy and blue 2 said...

That picture looks like one from a porn site for School Marms. Not that I have visited any such sites but if I did that' what I would imagine the pictures would look like, ha,ha..

Hillary said...

SCANDALOUS!!!

Don't mind me, that's my marmy priggishness showing! ;)

Rachelle said...

You know deep down you really do want to be marmy!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog. did you manage to post every single day this month?
Well.. it's been a slice.. Im going to your parents house tomorrow night.. It's gonna be fun.. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Dude, this was too, too funny! You're a swing dancing school marm!! :-)

Anonymous said...

What exactly does priggish mean anyways? ha ha - grandpa just remembers back to his teachers....when they didn't look like you! Auntie Con.

Queen Bee said...

You're much too young to be a marm, Hillary. Too funny!!

Jean said...

OH Grandpa. :)