SIDE VIEW’S CHALLENGE WORD THIS WEEKEND IS: polyphloesboean [also polyphloisboian, poluphloisboian, pronounced pol-lee-FLES-bee-an, doesn’t quite rhyme with lesbian [LEZ-bee-an], adjective, from Greek poly, meaning many, and phloisbos, meaning a confused roaring noise]
I searched my mind for images that fit this word I couldn’t even get my tongue around. (*digression* with the aid of the above website, I took to saying polly-f–lesbian, and that sent me off on a tangent, maybe I will use poor Polly F, the lesbian, as a murderess in next week’s Flash 55 words? *makes a diary note*) …
This was the image that first came to mind:
Those dreadful, deafening vuvuzela drones that can make a grown man weep. (Pic taken when I went to watch the Ghana vs Uruguay game).
And the painful cacophony in my head as a result of this (all bottles are empty, but it was a very big group of people):
I’ll stop now, because my MS Word spellchecker is going insane with all the foreign words thus far … best I stick with words I know; like
poculation [pok-yu-LAY-shun, noun, from Latin poculari meaning the frequenting of the cup]
For Nancy Hatch, who asked:
(I had to refresh my memory, but the Coffee-cup chocolate cake was all the rage here about a year ago. It’s great fun for the kids to make and goes down a treat in any kind of weather.)
This recipe is from recipezaar.com.
• 4 tablespoons flour (not self-rising)
• 4 tablespoons sugar
• 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
• 1 eggs
• 3 tablespoons milk
• 3 tablespoons oil
• 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
• 1 to taste nuts
• 1 dash vanilla
1. 1 Required: 1 coffee mug.
2. 2 Add dry ingredients to coffee mug and mix well.
3. 3 Add the egg and mix well.
4. 4 Add milk and oil and mix well.
5. 5 Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts if desired.
6. 6 Put the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes.
7. 7 The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed. Allow to cool a little and tip out onto a plate if desired.