7/15/2009

Wangus...

These are Wangus beef cattle, a Japanese breed that is a cross between Wagyu and Angus cattle. I was surprised to learn that "wangus" was an official word and more than just slang for male reproductive anatomy. We (me and the guy I work with) use it architecturally as well, but as a verb. When a wall or roof or other architectural element is jutting into a space in an undesirable way, it is said to be "wangussing", i.e.: "That wall is wangussing out into the middle of the room." I'm not sure why I'm telling you all this, but I know if I don't, you'll get to this blog and be heartbroken to find that there's nothing new to read.

9 comments:

Cormac Brown said...

Wow, I was going to go on about how this will produce the best meat in America, but it's not going to sound right, no matter what.

Cormac Brown said...

Maybe Ted Nugent will come out with a song for the occasion, "Wangus Tangus?"

SkylersDad said...

Give them a little more time, and the Japanese will come up with a zany game show involving Wangus.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I'm adopting it as of now, it's awesome for an insult. "Shut up you giant WANGUS!" I've always enjoyed "wang" after all.

Um...that last sentence totally didn't come out the way I was hoping.

Cora said...

LOL at Cormac!!

Fancy Schmancy said...

LOL at ALL of you, you bunch of wanguses!

kirby said...

"I've always depended on the wangus of strangers."

Scope said...

I was sure you would use the phrase "head of cattle" in there somewhere.

And my word ver is "Beefalo"

What, you don't have word ver on?

And now you're wondering if I made that word up, or if that's a real thing, too?

Gwen said...

I'm still heartbroken but mostly because Cormac stole my Ted Nugent joke.