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Because I am shocked

March 29th, 2008

by how many of you aren’t familiar with that use of the word “tony”, I’ve looked it up on Dictionary.com to provide proof.

ton·y–adjective, ton·i·er, ton·i·est. Informal. high-toned; stylish: a tony nightclub.

Origin: 1875–80, Americanism

And Amy, I stole that Ranger Rick magazine from a doctor’s office to prove the existence of flying squirrels to you years ago.  If we had had google back in those days, I could have avoided the petty larceny.

flyingsquirrel.jpg

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9 Responses to “Because I am shocked”

  1. Type (little) a Says:

    I knew of/used the word “tony” before. I’m sorry, I guess I should have commented instead of relying on the bizarro mind meld thing.

    And I think that rat thing up there is called a sugar glider. Not sure that is ACTUALLY a squirrel.

  2. Rachael Says:

    I’m kind of shocked too. I would not consider it an obscure word, though not one I use on a regular basis. Too funny. Good ol’ dictionary dot com. I use m-w dot com (merriem-webster of dictionary fame) whenever the need (ha) arrises!

  3. Rachel Says:

    Don’t forget earth hour tonight: On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.

  4. Cheryl Says:

    Ditto Type (little) a’s comment on the mind meld thing–totally have used tony . . . figured . . . you . . . would . . . somehow . . . know . . . . . . . . . . . note to self, must perfect mind meld skills.

  5. Priscilla Says:

    Just a few weeks ago we had a flying squirrel in the house. AT midnight. Good times.

    There was no need for me to comment about it, but how often is it that someone mentions a flying squirrel and you can relate a story of one being in your house?

    I knew you would indulge me.

  6. Erica Says:

    Hi there! I found you through Google Reader, and I had to tell you that I also grew up in Pittsburgh, and Tony was the guy across the street, not the description of a neighborhood. Not even Fox Chapel.

    “Tony” is kind of a British expression maybe? Well regardless, I wanted to pipe up and say yeah, no one from The Burgh is going to know what you’re talking about with that word.

    I also just went through a terrible pregnancy after losses, but we made it to 41 weeks and now she’s sitting here looking at me. It seems completely impossible, but it actually does happen. Sometimes pregnancy works!?? Weird.

  7. Kelly Says:

    HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I can always count on you to put a smile on my face!

  8. Carrie Says:

    I love that! I have never heard “tony” used that way and now I am sooooo going to start using it with my friends. I will amaze them.

    Thanks.

    Also, your daughter is so cute!

  9. Shannon Says:

    I can’t wait to tell my Tony about his name tonight! I never heard Tony used as an adjective before. Really.

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