Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A rose by any other name…


…would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare 





Following on from Kate’s post, I searched my name in Urban Dictionary. I started with Lou but most entries were truly revolting so went to Louise. There were pretty meagre offerings there too unfortunately but the least lame (or plain offensive) is below.


Louise is a popular feminine form of the name Louis; it is used in all English-speaking and French-speaking countries, and is commonly found across Europe.

Rhymes with most of the English dictionary: cheese, peas, keys, please, knees, wheeze, jeez, bees, ease, tease, sneeze, these, fees and so on..................

Also in a famous saying: "Jeez Louise!" __________________________________________________________

Well that was enlightening, not! Why didn’t I get a cool one like Kate?

My elbows are healing nicely, starting to get a bit itchy (hehe that looks like bitchy) but I am determined not to scratch and interfere with the healing. Got my new glasses today and it’s fabulous being able to read again.


  1. Lou, your Urban Dictionary stuff is way better than mine. I posted it, but it's quite shameful, although sort of funny.

    I like your new glasses, they look good on you. :)

    And Lou, my apologies, I'm really not a cad. I hope you get my meaning.

  2. Lou, You're such a sweet person and you've become a much valued member of our community, so therefore, I thought your Urban Dictionary post should be more generous and reflective of your true qualities. Since your name didn't serve you proper credit in the UD, I looked up your Astrological Sign and came up with this. I hope you don't mind?

    Persons born July 23rd to August 22nd.

    "LEO is ruled by the Sun so the personality is charismatic, strong and is created to shine. They take on responsibility, naturally."

    "Leos magnetic spirit and enthusiasm makes for success in any field but Leos require autonomy and some individual power over their work."

    "Leo is Queen of the Zodiac. Her royal presence demands respect. Lions are like the Sun itself, warm and radiant, ready to help great and small, and give without counting the cost. No-one is kinder than a Lion, but can be badly hurt if people ignore or misunderstand them."

    "If Leo is your Rising Sign, you're naturally cheerful, and walk out onto the world's stage with a smile on your face. People are drawn to you, heads turn, and ...let's be honest... you love it! You're neither proud nor pushy, but sometmes people see you like that. "

    "Like every other aspect of life, love is for Leos something mythical that should be experienced to the full. Love should be significant, daring, spectacular and dramatic. A little affection is not their style. They love to be in love and they love playing the role of lover. With Leos you a€™re in for a real love experience."

    "Leos are perfect lovers. They have the talent to create from every love something special and magical. They give the impression that two people are in love for the first time ever in the history of the world. They love stylishly and without reservation and loyalty is part of their nature. Although Leos are vain and love being admired by members of the opposite sex, they are reliable partners and have the idealistic idea that love should be something dependable."

  3. PS: My last post is out of the Urban Dictionary. So you can post this as part of Kate's UD Challenge, Lou. If you want to that is? :)

  4. That's made me feel much better thanks Tim :-) as it says, we Leo's love being acknowledged. Yes some might call us self-centred, perhaps even arrogant but don't call us boring!

  5. Woo Hoo! I got a post through!
    Hi Lou, I looked up my name, and my full name, was very nice, except for the last one which I had no idea about.

    Good to hear you are healing well, and yep, I use reading glasses too.


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