"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

15 September 2010

What the Wazoo?

I was just going to hop on here briefly before Nich gets home to report that I've been doing laundry up the wazoo today, and then it occurred to me: what does "wazoo" mean, anyway?

Being the curious person I am, particularly about words and culture, I looked it up.


Turns out "wazoo" is slang for anus, "derived from the Pama-Nyungan languages (the family of Indigenous Australian languages) and thought to refer to the anus of an animal, particularly the kangaroo" (courtesy of Wikipedia).


Thus, I have not, literally, been doing laundry up the wazoo. But I did a lot.

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