Friday, October 9, 2009

Mug Shot

funny word of the day: mug

Hard to believe that there's actually an entry on Wikipedia for this word, but there is. Here's the intro in case you've only ever drunk out of your hands:

"A mug is a sturdily built type of cup often used for drinking hot beverages, such as coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Mugs, by definition, have handles and often hold a larger amount of fluid than other types of cup. Usually a mug holds approximately 12 fluid ounces (350 ml) of liquid, double a tea cup. In formal settings a mug is usually not used for serving hot beverages, with a teacup or coffee cup being preferred. Shaving mugs can be used to assist in wet shaving."

We had some funny mugs growing up -- favorites included "Happy Divorce!" (that was my mom's), "Yuppie Manual" which featured cartoon versions of male and female Yuppies with arrows pointing at all their Yuppie accoutrements i.e. loafers, briefcase, headbands, and my prized Smurf mug that I still have today (pictured above). A guy I work with has a funny one as well -- it says "My name is Chad and I'll be your mug today."

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