Monday, July 4, 2011

Fun with words.

tinklepotty walkabout (n.)

Origin: American Midwest c. 2010; combination of words meaning "urination" and "nomadic excursion;" attributed to the family of urination-location visionary Lil' Frankfurter
1. activity undertaken by miniature dachshund Lil' Frankfurter at approximately 8:45 every evening; characterized by jumping off the couch and nonchalantly wandering the house in search of a place to urinate; often immediately followed by his human mother herding him away from fabrics and furniture and toward the outdoors, the traditional location for dog urination

2. squeal-like exclamation made by Lil' Frankfurter's mother while rushing him to the door to facilitate urination outside

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Do you sometimes think Frank does this just to get a rise out of you? I can imagine him peeking at you out of the corner of his eye--"yep, one more turn, around the end table--and there she is--on her feet--grabbing the door handle to let me out!"