Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Wordplay Wednesday™ June 10, 2015 – Fetch, MARLY!

Some words just make you want to slam the laptop shut, grab a beer and go play with the dog … or whatever outdoor activity you prefer … that goes with beer.

So let’s seize the day with a brew and watch MARLY fetch! Um, well, not exactly. 
Actually, MARLY is just a lazy clump of clay. It won’t charge after the ball no matter how many times you yell, “Get the ball, MARLY, get the ball!”

MARL(Y): n. (adj.) soft, crumbly mixture of clay, sand, and limestone in varying proportions, typically containing shell fragments [and you thought it was just a cute dog name].

It’s often useful, I learned, to fertilize soils low in lime. OK … that sounds like MARLY-the-dog behavior.

If you don’t want to be confused as to which one to throw the ball for, the lump of clay or lump of fur, try one of these other popular dog names on for size … Giggles (teehee) … Bozo (had a dog once that should have had that name) … how about Porkchop? Now I’m just hungry. See all 20 funniest dog names for 2015.

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