August 09, 2007

Word For The Day

The Squonk is a legendary creature reputed to live in the Hemlock forests of northern Pennsylvania. The Squonk is of a very retiring disposition and due to its ugliness, weeps constantly.

The word earned its day status thru the serendipity by which which I found it. I happened upon a picture of a mini-bike named Squank in a forum discussion in response to which a another commenter asserted that Squank is a legend. I wondered if that legend extended beyond the forum, and tried an Internet search. I got 15,000 hits and a query as to whether I meant to search for Squonk to which I replied yes. I got 347,000 hits, which I thought was enough to warrant a post.

Posted by triticale at August 9, 2007 06:15 PM | TrackBack

I much prefer, "They've got no horns, and they've got no tail. They don't even know of our existence. Am I wrong to believe in the City of Gold, that lies in the deep distance? (He cried and wept.)" as far as Genesis songs go.... also a bit about a mythical beastie. [Trick of the tail - same album as Squonk and Dance on a Volcano]

Posted by: Zendo Deb at August 9, 2007 07:28 PM
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