Saturday, October 22, 2016

Wenis, the elbow

Speaking of Wenis, and I was, the pharaoh whose name is recognizable instantly by the desert hare, so you stop and look and sure enough the other glyphs prove it. There is next to the rabbit a zig-zag redundant "n," a plant frond, "i," and the folded linen "s."

There is also an English word, "wenis" that means the stretchy skin on the backside of the human elbow. 

When I looked for the cartouche in Google images this photo of a teen came up. The original is yellow, I corrected it somewhat in Photoshop, but I wondered, what does this guy have to do with the pharaoh? And that one eye of his is rather like an Egyptian of a certain era might draw it. But his braces are what stick out in the photo while they don't interfere with his tendency to smile. And his eyes don't match. I clicked over still thinking about the pharaoh Wenis and still wondering how this photo connects. But it doesn't connect.

His mother writes a page about wenis the elbow skin, this is her son who taught her the word in the most amusing way imaginable. 

But first she talks about the a book called the "five love languages" that I took for actual languages, imagining French, Spanish, whatever, but I was wrong. It's a book about psychology, children's psychology specifically and the author's five ways that children communicate love. She doesn't mention on her page, but those turn out to be 

* receiving gifts
* quality of time
* words of affirmation
* acts of service (devotion)
* physical touch

The woman, Robin Dance, tells an hilarious story on her blog, The Wonder of a Woman. The sixteen or so comments to her story, mostly female, are just wonderful. For a change of pace, I urge you to skip over there and read Robin's story of how this young boy taught his mother a new word. Some things are just wrong. Very, very wrong ...

1 comment:

edutcher said...

There are some words you don't even go near with your mother.