I took the book quiz that Stef took and was rewarded with comparison to one of my favorites which is coincidentally one of the easiest etymological instances I am aware of. Below I have posted everything but the pic, because they take up space and are generally hideous. It’s just the book cover anyway. If you really want to see it click here.
by Joseph Heller
Incredibly witty and funny, you have a taste for irony in all that you see. It seems that life has put you in perpetually untenable situations, and your sense of humor is all that gets you through them. These experiences have also made you an ardent pacifist, though you present your message with tongue sewn into cheek. You could coin a phrase that replaces the word "paradox" for millions of people.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Okay, so I’m a giraffe now.
I try to help this gypsy lady, who was drunk, and she yells some crazy shit at me before throwing a small femur with a ribbon wrapped around it at me and then passes out in the ditch. I put her carefully back in her cart, replace the wheel, pat her donkey and go home. About a mile from my house I start feeling nauseous and I pull over. I get out, crazy psychedelics and wham! I’m 18 feet tall and I’ve destroyed my pants. Thankfully, though other giraffe’s are generally mute, I’ve retained my speech faculties. Lacking opposable thumbs I have been given very adept prehensile lips and tongue.
I quickly jogged home at about 35 mph before the utter realization of my predicament set in—I was naked.
Fortunately, upon discovering my state my mother was distracted by my metamorphosis and the nudity went unmentioned. I was afraid of a loss of purpose, but within hours I was offered several high-paying jobs by various circuses, scientific laboratories (eek!) and Kids R’ Us. Things are looking up, though I will probably spend half my pay on long distance conveyance.
Ah well. Every silver lining has a cloud.