Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Q/Alphabe-Thursday

 Q-Tip

Q is for Q-Tip

When you think of Q-Tips you may envision cotton swabs, but some people - especially younger ones, I guess - think Q-Tips could also be older persons with white or grey hair.

 License plate

Although some people may take offence at being called a Q-Tip, others find it funny enough to buy a vanity plate with the word printed on it (although spelled differently on this plate).

 Tip of the Month being presented by Q-Tip of the month?


Auger attached to hand drill

For those of you who are curious, the tip of the month was to plant bulbs by first digging a hole with an auger attached to an electric drill. QUICK (another Q-word) and easy.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

40 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Now i have never heard of grey hair being called that but all your shots are very creative for the challenge.

Andy said...

Judging by your first photo I qualify to be called a Q-Tip.
PS: I'm proud of it.

eileeninmd said...

I learned something new today about Q-tips..I like the license tag. Have a happy day!

llandudnopictures said...

Lots of useful 'tips'!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'd a quip all ready...

Very creative ways of demonstrating 'Q'!

Barbara Wójcik said...

:-)

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Like that idea with the Q-Tip :)
And I have never heard of greyhaired people called so, but I like that also :))
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

Kate said...

I am proud to be a Q-tip!!

Aimeecakes said...

I've never heard that before! I wonder if its a Canadian expression?

Sandra said...

i have heard the slang Q tip for old people, but can't remember where.. what has the world come to using expensive drills to plant bulbs.. you did a great job on Q

Shammickite said...

I've never heard that expression to describe oldies. My family always calls seniors BBBs.... it means Born Before Beethoven.

Linda W. said...

I've never heard older folks referred to as "Q-tips" but the name does make me chuckle.

William Kendall said...

I haven't heard that term used in that context before either.

Kathy said...

I guess I'm really behind the times. I didn't know people like me were referred to as Q-Tips!

Sylvia K said...

I hadn't heard that term before either, but I'm definitely a Q-Tip!! Fun ones for the day!! Hope your week is going well!

Mary Hone said...

I have never heard that term used before, but it works. LOL

TexWisGirl said...

hadn't heard of older folks referred to that way. hoping my hair turns a great silvery white. :)

Gillian Olson said...

I never heard the Q tip expression before but guess that makes me one!

RedPat said...

I haven't heard that expression before either, EG!

Karen S. said...

Oh my, this is my happy, good laugh for the day! Great post. it's been too long since I've posted for Miss Jenny and I should get a post together too soon!

Kay said...

Well, it's new to me, too!

Pamela Gordon said...

Well, I've learned something new about the term "Q-Tip" today. LOL I guess I'm one of them for sure.

Small City Scenes said...

Very good, EG. You have a "Q"uick mind. MB

VP said...

I didn't know about this meaning of q-tips, thanks for this funny post!

Ginny said...

I never heard this expression of a Q Tip meaning an older person with grey or white hair! That is a really good tip, it would make planting so much faster!

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Funny post !

Malyss said...

A funny post !

Jim said...

Neat, Ms. TG, calling the white topped people Q-Tips. Guess I might be one also. Your lady friend has thicker hair but mine is whiter (see my FB picture, Jim's Facebook picture, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=558169180903274&set=a.115369585183238.27367.100001305913762&type=1&theater
..

carol l mckenna said...

Have never heard of Q-tip used that way ~ informative and fun post ~ thanks,

Happy Weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

Gill - That British Woman said...

never heard of that term either.

Stephanie said...

That was an interesting post!

Annesphamily said...

This was a great post!I like that planting tip! Quick and Terrific! Thanks for the share.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Amusing post...new to me and I would definitely be described as a Q-tip♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/plane-views/

Sarah Beth said...

I hadn't heard of this particular label, but I guess I am one!!

edenhills said...

What a great and creative post for Q!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I've never heard of that but it's kind of cute! I'd be a q-tip if I didn't die my hair...

Betty said...

That's so funny. I've never heard of an older person being called a Q-tip.

Rose said...

I had never heard of older people with gray/white hair being called q-tips...

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Q-tip as in Cutie-tip, I betcha. I'm a Q-tip and proud to be one. :-)
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

I've never heard older people with gray-white hair being called Q-tip either...happy I color mine red! Warm hugs, Esther

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