08 July 2008

Ups and Downs

I've been downloading updates all day long because my office computer took the kind of turn for the worse yesterday that required a complete clean reinstall of everything. No fun. But, Downloading Updates. Doesn't that always sound inherently contradictory?

Speaking of down, why do people "put the baby down"? When you put the dog down, you're euthanizing the poor pup. I find it a tad off-putting when I hear someone talking about putting the baby down.

When my child asks to be picked up, is she saying "uppy" as in guppy, or "uppie" as in yuppie? It's one of the few bits of baby-talk remaining in her vocabulary as she has, sadly, given up saying "lellow" and has "yellow" down pat.






P.S. Do rock bands upload downbeats?

14 comments:

kathy a. said...

rock bands definitely download upbeats. i've seen it happen in my own family room.

slouching mom said...

and why do cars park on driveways and drive on parkways?

Sunshine said...

You are thinking too hard, you need a martini STAT!!

Janet said...

I've always wondered about putting the baby down too...seems like once you're a mom, you must use the accepted phrasing ;-)

Janet said...

That's some pondering, right there.

I always thought 'put the baby down' sounded mean. Like you're saying to the baby, "All you do is lie around all day. You're such a slob. Look at all the poo. Just look at it! Get a haircut, get a job, get a life."

That's just not right.

Mayberry said...

DOWN baby! DOWN!

Actually, I was thinking just what Slouchy said.

RuthWells said...

Damn, Slouching Mom beat me to my contribution.

I mourned when my youngest gave up "Ley-oh" for yellow.

nonlineargirl said...

Putting the baby down always seemed weird.

I just noticed you are going to blogher. I am glad.

flutter said...

You are a total nut. cracking UP! HA!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I vote with uppy.

Lady M said...

Same as what everyone said about putting the baby down. I try to get the baby to "chill out," because it makes me giggle, and that's what we all need when sleep deprived.

Aliki2006 said...

We were never able to put any of our babies "down" for a nap. We always had to do crazy things like jiggle them, or hold them, or let them fall asleep while attached to me.

Julia said...

Monkey's baby word for up, down, stairs, and general desire to move in space was "upm." It was the only word in her vocabulary with apparently English origins, and I think it came from my English-speaking friend who babysat her occasionally. We were all very sad to have that word go...

julochka said...

i've always wondered why people say, "taking a piss," when they're really leaving it...