Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Nine Fingered Pedant Strikes Again

This week's SBQ is:
For seasoned stitchers: Define a stitching term or acronym for new stitchers.
Because I so rarely do exactly as I am told, I am going to undefine an alleged acronym. Lots of people have claimed (okay, I've seen it twice) that ort stands for Old Ratty Thread. No, it does not; that's a false etymology. Ort is a word in English. Go ahead, check the dictionary; I'll wait. I hate to say I told you so... (no I don't) but you should do more crossword puzzles.

I am a member of the yahoo group Stitching Bloggers, and I'm supposed to answer questions, which I never do.
Which of these do you prefer to use when stitching, and why? Hoop frames Q-snap frames Laptop/Tabletop stand or Needlework Stand.
None of the above. I stitch in hand. I like touching the fabric.
What's your favorite guilty pleasure? I won that list book with this list of guilty pleasures:
1. sour cherry balls
2. [redacted]
3. lying on the bed still wet after the shower and air drying
4. Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name"
5. reading so intently I can't hear what's going on around me
What is your least favorite household chore? Dude, all of them. That's why they're called chores.

Someday I'll be interesting again. I swear.
Also, if you got a random e-mail from facebook telling you that you should join, that was me. You won't recognize the name at all. Apparently my mother is a more sophisticated facebook user than I am. Apologies.


Aussie Stitcher said...

I can just imagine all of the pretty colored 'fur' balls we cough up when we start eating our orts. HEHE

Coral said...

I actually thought it meant 'over-run thread' - makes sense to me!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, so my ball of thread in the middle of the table has a name? Part of the charm...

I wonder how Andrew Jackson would have alternately spelled ort. Possibly ourt, or the old English, orte, I found in your dictinary link.


Anonymous said...

Ummm, dictinary? I can spell, I just can't type.


Jenna said...

Thanks for the proper definition. I always figured that was what it meant, but it's good to know for sure. :)