Wednesday, December 18, 2013

It Rhymes With 'Hump' Day: Gazump (it's totally a word, ok?)

Yes, it is. It just so happens that it's not used in the US.
But the UK?
(Keep reading.☺)

Gazump used in a sentence:

In Wales - Jon Farleigh's country of heritage - it would not be unheard of for a Grinch to steal take a Who's house, offer to sell it back to her for a negotiated price, and then gazump her, with a selling price exactly 39 and a half times higher than originally agreed upon.

(Of course, after the Grinch heard the Whos down in Whoville singing the "fahoo" song, on Christmas, in the freezing cold, from the shelter of nothing but a a shoe box, his heart would grow three sizes that day, prompting him to not only return the Who's house for free, but to also pay for an entire kitchen remodel, with - among other things - a set of double ovens for more efficient roast beast roasting.)

In other news, can someone please tell me why my dog looks like both the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who? It's uncanny. (Incidentally, that's the same thing I said two years ago, when I posted this exact same photo collage! ♻) ;)

Bonus audio/visual of the unforgettable song from the 1966 TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"!

Double-Bonus Trivia!:

<> Although Boris Karloff voiced the narrator and the Grinch in the TV special, it was Thurl Ravenscroft who sang this famous song. 
<> Ravenscroft's name, however, was inadvertently left out of the cartoon's credits, which, naturally, has left most members of the general public to believe that Karloff sang the song.
<> Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) wrote the song lyrics specifically for the TV special.
<> He was so mortified that Ravenscroft's name was left out of the credits that he personally called him to profusely apologize, and then went on to write letters to journalists all over the country to clear up the misunderstanding. 


  1. Yep and gazumping is back in all its' uglyness over here as the property market picks up. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. That's a funny word. Sounds like a treat

  3. I think gazumping is far too cute a word to describe what investment banks are doing all over the country.

    On the other hand, if you could get JF to lip sync the grinch song, I could die happy.

  4. Cute post! Love the recycling! Did NOT know that about the song. I met Dr. Seuss once - even got his autograph, before his Grinchy wife walked up and gave him grief about it. (She also used to drive around town here in her giant Cadillac w/ the license plate: GRINCH. Fitting, I thought!) I read his biography and it was a very interesting read.

  5. Gazumping! My favorite new word! Fun post and your pups do look like them!

  6. Very interesting word. The definition is definitely not what I thought it would be. About your collage: Yes it is uncanny, but I think your dog is one of the most expressive little guy I have ever seen.


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