Tuesday, April 5, 2011

DAFT and DAFFY

According to the dictionary, Daft is an Old English-derived word for silly, stupid, or mad, depending on context. So I could be Daft for what I say, Daft for what I do, or just plain Daft. Monty Python says it well:


“Listen, lad. I built this kingdom up from nothing. When I started here, all there was was swamp. Other kings said I was Daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. So, I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one... stayed up! And that's what you're gonna get, lad: the strongest castle in these islands.”

DAFT
Minnie-ism for today:
" Being Daft  is an art-form that very few appreciate, being good at it all depends on the company one keeps."

 ---It was Daft of me to leave those freshly picked wild mushrooms locked in a classroom over the holidays. When the students returned the next monday morning the stench in that classroom was overwelming. 

I think this hat is Daft 

What Daftly deed have you done? Maybe you have seem something you thought was really Daft?

Since I have Daftly made my point, there is nothing Daft about being Daft, and to further prove my point I should like to leave you with a Daffy moment:




33 comments:

sue said...

sigh, those old cartoons were wonderful! Memories, memories! I think I'm daft for attempting 2 blogs covering A-Z (perhaps daft is too gentle a word?)
Sue@JumpingAground

Bish Denham said...

HA! Love Daffy Duck. I think it is healthy to be a bit daft lest we take ourselves too seriously and forget how to laugh at ourselves.

Tony Payne said...

I love Monty Python, had to read the sketch back in a Yorkshire accent just to get it right. Brilliantly funny :)

Bluestocking Mum said...

Love this Siv!

The daftest thing I ever did was put Bazuka Verruca Gel in my eye instead of an eye ointment I'd been precribed. We were treating my sons verruca at the time and both tubes were on the side. I did it without thinking! Can you imagine!

I spent a few hours in A & E but thankfully everything was fine after a good washing out of my eye.

warm wishes
Debbie
x

PS - When we named the boys we were looking for a good strong Celtic name that we loved as much as Cameron. Callum was the only one we liked and there are times I wish I'd called them both the same thing - we're constantly calling them the wrong name! And when they are older and post comes addressed to : C White

That will be interesting!
x

Craziness abounds said...

Shaving a huge heart in my husbands chest hair was daft. Or chopping my nipple off (well alsmost! Thanksfully it's still there) with a lemon slicer was a bit daft. I'm gonna have to say (with my head hung low, but a grin on my face) I may be daft my friend!

Martha (MM) said...

I agree on the hat especially! LOL!

Hannah Kincade said...

I try to have at least one daft moment every day. It's good for you. Great post!

Hart Johnson said...

I adore that argument... nothing daft about being daft... *giggles* And Monty Python and Loony Tunes are both perfect humor matches for me--great post!

Ellie said...

I love your enthusiasm! Let's all be daft a little more often.

Ellie Garratt

Jennee said...

Great word! I need to start using daft! Who knew this A-Z challenge would give me so many new words!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Fun word....

Nothing wrong with a daft moment every now and then... it keeps us real.

Laura Eno said...

I enjoy being daft. In fact, I was just over on your sidebar playing with your kitty. :)

Dafeenah said...

Monty Python and Daffy Duck! Two of my favorite people..err ducks...I agree that hat is daft. I never quite understood why it is women wear hats like that. It kind of reminds of the emperor's new clothes.

Dafeenah

N. R. Williams said...

My daff-ness applauds you. Hehehe.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Rachel Morgan said...

Wow, that feathery thing on the side of her head is DEFINITELY daft!

Arlee Bird said...

Love it! I think we should all have a healthy dose of daftness on occasion to keep us sane in times of hardship and trouble. There needs to be more fun and positive outlook in our oft troubled world.

Have fun and be daffy!


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Craziness abounds said...

Ok so we need to talk. After reading your comment on my blog I am in awe. I thought I had the market on pranks but it looks like you may be my new hero! Green hair indeed! lol

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I LOVE this. I think daft is my new favorite word! Every Friday The Scribe has to pick a fun word to share with the class. Daft it is LOL!

Katie Mills said...

lol- the only time I've ever heard this word is when hanging out with brits:) I guess the american equivalent would be 'dumb'.

alberta ross said...

oh I'm as daft as a brush - do you not have this delicious word in the states - you are deprived indeed - its such a merry little word - thank you for Monty Python and the daft old duck

Anonymous said...

Daft. hahaha... I am still laughing at the word.. all I can think of is the band Daft Punk. Now I know it means Stupid Punk, or maybe Silly Punk, or maybe Mad Punk...hmm

The Golden Eagle said...

"Daft"--LOL. What a funny word. :)

Matt Conlon said...

Nicely done! I love that you linked Daffy Duck!

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mist of the blossom rain said...

Oh dear Daffy! That brought a smile to my face.:)

Murees Dupé said...

I am constantly having daft moments. Too many!

Dancing Through Life said...

being daft in an art form...I'm really liking that, thank you for enlightening us all!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Siv .. loved the Daffy duck .. I'm sure I'm nutty and daft .. but at this present time - desperately try not to be .. the hat is a bit of ? isn't it .. hat or no hat .. cheers Hilary

India Drummond said...

Daft is such an excellent word, expresses the sentiment without being too insulting. It's a gentle word.. perfect for D day!

Tracy said...

What a cool word! I think I will teach it to my kids at school :) they'd get a kick out of it!
thanks for your comment on my blog about my dad...I really appreciate your thoughts.

Marie Rearden said...

Daft. It's such a proper insult, huh? :)

Thanks for sharing AND for visiting the Cheetah!

Marie

Kari Marie said...

I must admit I love Donald more than Daffy. But, Daffy is pretty funmy!

Lynda R Young said...

Daft is such a cool word :)

Debbie said...

Daft and Daffy Duck! Great post. Seems like we are both a daffy duck fan :))

Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting :)

My "d" and yes you might find daffy somewhere on it :)

http://scattermusings.blogspot.com/2011/04/darn-diet-donut-disco-dancing-duck.html