Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The ABC's of Mooching






Anna at Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder did a post on blog talk back in December. It's about blog specific acronyms in which she expanded on the (yawning here) LOL and ROFL with a few others like SICS and ISSBFMFTC. My all time favorite though is JHTMF - Just here to mooch followers. Her acronyms are so funny (I'll add a few of my own acronyms here) ICSLSTMM (I can't spell laughing sounds that match mine)





Me? A Mooch?




So, mooching. You talkin' to me? You talking to ME? Actually I never thought about bouncing around in blogland from one blog to another to where you can't even find your way home again as mooching. And it's not. Even though I leave intriguing comments. And maybe offer freebies if you will FMBPP (follow my blog pretty please). The thing is, I happen to think the word mooch is funny, so it's more amusing to "mooch" bloggers than to "visit". Maybe I'll change my name to Mooch Swings.
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(If you do get lost out there on an MM (mooch mission), leave a comment ISFOICGBTMB (I'm so far out I can't get back to my blog) and maybe someone will help you find your way home. My personal security force, Janeen and Sparky will snag you by the collar and whisk you back home)





I'm On a MM. What's It To Ya?




Mooch, BTW, is from the Old French muchier which means to loiter about, skulk, sneak, obtain without paying, steal.







Now I ask you, if you were out skulking and saw a comment by Running With Scissors on Gufabardo's comments wouldn't you bounce over there? I would. That person is probably a roll model, don't you think? Or Snarky Much? - yep I am, I'm stoppin' by right now. How about Midlife, Menopause, Mistakes and Random Stuff? Yep, that's me! Lemme check it out! Or Circling My Head? There's stuff circling my head all the time so here I come to see what you're all about. How do you think I found Anna in the first place? Life does keep getting weirder. She's a IMHF! (I mooched her first!) in case you get into an argument about just who visited who first.
You skulking scoundrels dare accuse her of mooching?? Her?? The Moo...er.. Muse???


So next time you're skulking out there in bloggyland, and you see me loitering about, you'll know I'm JHTMF - hope you are too!

33 comments:

Bella@That damn expat said...

Oh is that what it's called?
I also judge the book by its cover, aka the profile name.
Or a witty comment.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have just paid a return visit and found your post very amusing. Call again.

JANE said...

I am absolutly the WORST with acronyms!!! I first got an email with LOL on it yrs ago and it took me about 3 yrs to figure it out!! So please move slowly for those of us who are "challenged"!!!!!!!!!!!!

Betsy said...

Blog acronyms are hilarious! Two of my favorites...
1. ISSBFMFTC ~ I smell smoke but first must finish this comment.

2. INTGTTBFFH ~ I've needed to go to the bathroom for four hours!

tee-hee!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

ROFLOL ... That's about the extent of my abbreviations. I think I'm Acronym Challenged. In fact, many just think I'm 'challenged' period (they may have a point). :o)

Say boss, let us know if dem guys give youse any trouble. Me and Janeen'll collar 'em and send dem home. ♥ ∞

Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by!! My, I learned some things here. And I thought I was so "smart" knowing lol :) I think you need to write the internet acronyms dictionary!

MuseSwings said...

Ohhhh - five out of these 7 commenters were mooched at some point. Sparky mooched me - I think Jane did too but who keeps track. It's good we found each other, don't ya think?

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

This post is hysterically funny girl.

My favorite is still good ole "WTF" you know?

Flaming Nora, this was hilarious. I hope you do more on the acronym issues. Hey, we all have issues. Don't be hatin ;=}

Steady On
Reggie Girl

David said...

Reminds me of a song...

Hey folks heres the story bout minnie the moocher
She was a lowdown hoocie coocher
She was the roughest toughest frail
But minnie had a heart as big as a whale


I like the pic of you and your Grandma Clara.

Iva said...

Oh my gosh..I *always* do this. Does that make me bad? It's how I've found most of my blogs...truthfully.

Martha said...

Really cute post! I have to do the photo meme, haven't forgotten. I always look forward to LOL at your posts.

Toni said...

Oh my, you are a kook after my own heart -- your movie list is straight out of my head! Although I have yet to see Casablanca -- scandalous, isn't it? Thanks for your visit to my blog -- I'm loving 'meeting' so many new people. Your blog banner rocks, too, holy wow to the ZA!!!!

Janeen said...

Girlfriend, you are on FI-YAH today! This post is the beeeeeeeeest! Oh and those bangs of yours are just pure, swept over perfection. As you can tell by my pics, I'm trying to get my bangs to have perfection like yours but alas, I don't think I'll ever hit the mark you've set so high! I am not worthy...

Love ya!

Anna Lefler said...

Mooching is my lifestyle. A belief system, if you will.

Some people put it down, but we know they're just hatas.

Thanks for the shout-out, BTW!

XOXO

Anna

steviewren said...

YAAGFAL
(you are always good for a laugh)

Marie Reed said...

Dear Mooch Swings! I didn't know that mooch came from the old French!

Marie Reed said...

I just facebooked you too!

adrienne said...

I blog jump all the time... funny. My blog today is about blog jumping too. Yours has a wonderful sense of humor in it- afraid mine is taken from a true novice view. Glad to know it will not get old. Thanks for visiting yesterday.

Linda said...

Darn, I need that windex, I just spit out my coffee laughing so much. Thanks Muse..lol

Blessings

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Hey Li'l Cindi, Big moocher here .. you've been tagged! Nah, nah, nah, nah ... LOL Have fun! ♥ ∞
http://redbirdacres.blogspot.com/2009/02/dream-vehicle-sporty-tag.html

Martha said...

Marvelous Muse Swings, I finally did the photo tag, so sorry for the delay.

Shellmo said...

I am laughing about the mooching! I think I am a moocher! If I see an intriguing name on someone's blogs comments - I will go visit them.

Lavinia said...

Ha! This brings back a funny memory. Way back in the 80's I had a boyfriend who went on assignment in another city. While apart, we wrote letters like crazy and each of them was littered with acronyms which were known only to us. I have saved all those letters but when I look at them now I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what ANY of the acronyms stand for. I have completely forgotten. It's like reading another language. Swahili, perhaps, or Hungarian, or something of the Cyrillic alphabet. When I see acronyms now I just get....tired....from merely looking at them. Having said that, I do like LOL. And I did LOL at your post! As for Mooch Swings, I love it. Its a moocho nice name for ya!

Lavinia said...

Musey, you and your officette. THat kills me, it slays me it really does. "Officette", did you make that word up? Is it a musey original, and if so, can I shamelessly use the word myself? I'd like to see you do a post on this alleged officette. You could post pics of your computerette, your typewriterette, your filing cabinette, your penettes and pencilettes, etc etc. Not to mention your rolodexette. Come on Musey, lets see who's in your rolodexette. There's your safecracker, and your bootlegger, and the guy that custom-makes your false-bottom suitcases, and the forger you've know since waaaay back, and the fence who 'takes care of' your 'acquisitions' on the continent, and many, many more....

Pearl said...

I am both a skulker AND a lurker!
Pearl

MuseSwings said...

...I was laughing so hard I set my coffeecupette on my gluestickett and now it's stuckette.

Debby said...

How about this: UTMAIA

'Up to my arse in alligators'

It's a term we use when things get a little overwhelming.

MuseSwings said...

Yep we do Debby - Thanks for the acronym for that one!

Sweet Repose said...

OK...

it's good to be blond...right???

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I would never mooch for followers. But if folks want naked pictures of Colin Farrell and stories of my sexual encounters with boy bands, come on over!!!!

Jeanne said...

I've just recently gotten to the point that LOL doesn't make me think "lots of luck."

MuseSwings said...

Oh...I thought it meant Living on Liver

Renee said...

So fantastic. I love this post. I remember Anna's list too and I laughed my head off. I love your add on, you will have to tell her.

The followers part is too funny.

Love Renee