Trying to think of an unusual title for this post all that came to mind was Frick Frack Frags and that got me to thinking, well what exactly does Frick Frack mean. I have heard it used in reference to a close bond as in "they were as close as Frick and Frack" and I have heard it used in what my children would call 'creative swearing', "Fricken Fracken Fricassee". Is it good or bad? Where did it come from?
I discovered that the original meaning is of a close bond and came from the ice-skating comedy team of Frick and Frack of Ice Follies fame in the late 1930's. To find out their original stage name check out this article.
Of course somewhere along the way the meaning changed to a less complimentary meaning and of course variations of Frick n Frack have become alternatives for swearing, but I much prefer the original meaning.
. . . hmmm . . . My fragments this week are nothing to swear at and the only common bond is that they are each linked to a fun blog hop. However, I like the title so I am sticking too it.
I am sure glad that look wasn't aimed at me!
She does look like she might start swearing at any moment.
Walking along main street in downtown I looked up and couldn't resist the beauty of this old building with the bright blue sky.Signs, Signs
One of these days I will not worry about turning into a chubby chipmunk and go inside for some yummy hand-dipped chocolate!
Thursday Challenge: Broken
Today there was a tornado that touched down just outside Sioux Falls, where my sons live. One of my sons sent me this video of the hail, although there was no reports of major damage I am sure something got broken.