Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Wednesday Wondering

Loyal Readers, I am in need of your input and advice. Ever since the visit of Mom Trish from the Katnip Lounge, Äiti has been crocheting. Now we have laughed and scorned most of what she has produced, but we are delighted with this crop of cat toys. She has been testing different yarns, and immersing these thingies in valerian. They are stinky!
This was a reject.
Seppo was able to deconstruct it too easily.
But this one was a hit - maybe the rainbow coloured yarn helped.
So, how can you help ? Well, we think these are great, easy gifts for Äiti to distribute or even sell (to raise money for shelters) but they need a name. Now originally Mom Trish made them to help a young lad understand about sperm and sex education (a very long story) and they became an instant hit with us, even without the added valerian. And we asked you to guess what they were, and sent out some to the lucky guessers.  Now, even we think calling them Stinky Sperm or something like that is perhaps a little strange so we need a name! I may set up a poll on my facebook page but also welcome your comments. Personally I like 'Punapippuri's polliwogs' as polliwog is an olde English term for tadpoles, but maybe it sounds too much like gollywog which is regarded as very offensive. In Finnish tadpole is nuijapää which is a wonderful word but somewhat hard to pronounce, hehehehe. As is siitiö which is Finnish for sperm.  Giddy gametes is possible, but doesn't quite sum it up..... woolly wigglers ?  Yarn tiddlers? Well, to be honest, we do not know. So, please send suggestions. As a bilingual household, we welcome Finnish and English nominations.

13 comments:

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We love Punapippuri's Pollywogs! They do look like little tadpoles.
We kittehz are thinking this: So many sperm, so little time....
HahahaMeow!

Have a great Wednesday, sweet furriends.

Lone Star Cats said...

I like Punapippuri's Pollywogs. Woolly wigglers are also pretty cute.

Summer said...

I agree - Punapippuri's Pollywogs has a ring to it!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Pollywog is a great word! Punapippuri's Pollywogs is a good choice. If that's too long, Purry Pollywogs?

Flynn said...

I like Punapippuri's Polliwogs too. My mum had forgotten that word but now remembers her mum saying they would look for polliwogs when they took the dogs for walks. Wooly Wigglers sounds good too.

When the Cat is Away said...

Hm. I'm wondering where you want to sell those. Punapippuri is a long strange name for non-Finnish speakers (and people who don't read you blog), but polliwogs on the other hands isn't maybe the best for Finnish speakers. Well, ok, it's not too bad, but I'm afraid nobody will know what it means.

Are you thinking Etsy, Huuto / Tori or your blog?

Punapippuri said...

Äiti here: no it's not a commercial enterprise - just maybe at cat shows or to send to friends. I don't want to make lodas of money or start a business.

Anonymous said...

if Äiti called it siittiö (like I do ), she could go to erotiikkamessut and sell loads of them :D

Kaisun said...

Had to do little googling with this to build up my opinion, but I vote for POLLIWOGS, with an i in it. :)

Marilia Bavaresco said...

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pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I like the polywog name. I am most impressed at how many you have made.

Eileen said...

I'm not the least bit creative so I have no new suggestions. I have to agree I like the Punapippuri Polliwogs because it combines both English and Finnish.

They are cute! Good luck with fundraising.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Pikkuwogs? Wigglywogs? Woggypoles?