Friday, May 27, 2011

Captchouli Round Four

Welcome to Round Four of Captchouli, the newest and fastest-growing internet sensation on the planet! Ha...we wish. Seriously though, you guys have helped make this a huge success so far, and we're so grateful that you're participating and enjoying this. We look forward to your entries each week, and you guys really just seem to be getting more and more clever.

This week's entries were harder to choose between than ever. What can we say? You guys are geniuses! Hilarious and wonderful geniuses. Bask in the brilliant glow from your huge brains, as you chew on this week's entries. Oh, and be sure to visit each of the blogs below and show them lots of love!

1) Dweej at House Unseen, Life Unscripted

Outici pronounced [ow-TEE-chee']
Definition: super, duper totally ouchie. The ouchiest ouch EVER.
Sentence: Remember how it was ouchie stub your toe on the wall? Well if you smash it with that hammer, it's gonna be outici. Trust me!

Outici {Owt-ise-ee} ; A product beloved by women of the North, Outici promotes the out-flowage of ice from area lakes during the frigid Winter months. Outici proves useful when husbands choose, weekend after weekend, to escape to the ice house trying, in subzero temps, to catch a fish through a hole in the iced-over lake. Outici raises the water's temperature enough to cause the ice to thin and disperse, which in turn prompts said husbands to venture home and spend time helping to entertain families suffering from winter-weather induced "cabin fever". Feeling like a single mom during deer season is bad enough... Outici makes the worry of being bored and alone during ice fishing season a thing of the past!
*Use with caution: All kinds of horrible things could happen when using this product, including men and fish houses floating away. Never use Outici in a lake already occupied by fishermen. If you prefer for your husband to be away ice fishing, do not use Outici.
Example Conversation:
Wife #1: I'm so sick of Butch spending every free minute fishing through that hole in the ice!
Wife #2: I had the same problem with Sven, until I found Outici...

And this week's winner? An entry that made us laugh out loud and believe that maybe Outici really is a word and that maybe Kelli really knows its meaning.

3) Kelli of Narragansett No. 7

OUTICI interjection /au/
An interjection expressing sudden pain, usually used by small 5th generation Italian-American children who have been inappropriately led to believe by their grandma from the Bronx, Angela Evangelina Sophia Isabella Martino, that this is actually an old Italian word. Much like the improper use of the word "gravy" by NYers of Italian descent when referring to spaghetti or "meat sauce", the "Family" will argue that the word arrived with great-great grandma Nonna who "was off the boat" from Italy, so if you don't know it, you must be an Irish idiot.
In a sentence: "Ma! Outici! The plastic on the sofa is too hot! What's da mattah wich you, huh?" or, "I really smooshed that broad from da club last night. Outici."
First known use: 1965 in the kitchen of someone's grandma from "The City".
(p.s. - can you tell that I grew up in NY?)


Yes, Kelli, we can tell, and we love it! Congratulations!!

And now for ROUND FOUR!

Here's the plan, Stan:
1. We give you an honest-to-Blog CAPTCHA "word" that we were forced to submit in order to leave a blog comment.
2. You define the word AND use it in a sentence, and EMAIL it, along with the name/link of your blog and HTML code for your button, to Katie at:
* Definitions left in the comments of either blog will be discarded*
3. We'll decide on a winning definition and post the winning response on both blogs next Saturday, along with next week's contest. In case multiple entries have the same definition, all who submit the definition will be awarded winners.
4. The winner will have his or her button posted on the sidebars of both Chicken Noodle Gravy and My 3 Little Birds for the following week. And this is big, because we both have, like, tens of followers.
5. The contest is open until 12:00 pm EST next Friday. Entries received after that time will be discarded.

We'll love you forever and ever, and ever and ever, amen if you'll grab a Captchouli button from down below!

So without further ado, your Captchouli Word of the Week is:

And now to take care of a little blog business. First of all, if you haven't already and you'd like to, please consider joining the new writing community The Lightning and the Lightning-Bug. It's a collaboration with two of the the best writers I know, Mary Lauren of My3LittleBirds and Kelli of Narragansett No. 7. Stop by and pay us a visit; we'd love to have you.

Also, I have been nominated for June's Blog of the Month over at For The Love of Blogs, alongside some of the bestest bloggers out there Dweej at House Unseen, Life Unscripted, Nina at The Adventures of Artsy Nina, and Mollie at OK in UK. Go vote and support the cause, man!


  1. Yay! Congratulations Kelli! Hilariousness. :)

    I have to admit, I have started defining every Captcha that ever pops up. It makes me sort of excited to get Captchad. Sort of. ;)

  2. What a fun and lovely idea! I love crazy stuff:)

  3. Hooray for Kelli! I love this game :)

  4. I love the ice fishing one. I'm going to have to start using that! Happy Sunday! Visiting from FTLOBs Comment Love!

  5. Way to go, Kelli!
    What do you people call gravy is spaghetti sauce is gravy?


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