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May 03, 2004

Happy NAD!!!!

Well what do you know, it's beginning to look a lot like National Adjective Day! As you may or may not recall, we proclaimed May 3, 2003 to be the first ever National Adjective Day, and we can't contain our excitement that it's come around again. How time flies. *Sigh*.

In case you need a reminder, today is a day in which we honor the oft-overlooked but all-important adjective. We would be nowhere as a planet or a people without the adjective. Each NAD, celebrants pay tribute by using as many creative and appropriate adjectives in each lovely sentence uttered as much as humanly (ok that's an adverb) possible. We also name a select group of descriptive phrases as annual honorands. As a recap, those honored in 2003 were:

moist towelette
frosty beverage
fuzzy bunny
sweet love
slow-roasted brisket
vengeful spouse
nasty scrape
witty repartee
pickled accompaniments

We are now thrilled to announce the winners of the 2004 honor:

magnetic personality
dewey complexion
tall glass of water
distinguished representative from North Adams
batshit loonball
beechwood-aged brew
juicy peach
robust character
danceable beat

And since you are all smarter, pluckier, and wittier than even the best of people, you will surely make admirable use of comparatives and superlatives as well.

Posted by The Twins at May 3, 2004 10:26 AM

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"juicy peaches" make this a "happy 'nad day" indeed.

Posted by: bryan at May 3, 2004 11:12 AM

i don't know if this counts but
"shivermetimbers cold" is oft one of my favs.

also "hot hot africa hot" is high on my lists. but also probably not technically applicable.

Posted by: snowy at May 3, 2004 01:59 PM

I nomiate "pretty sight", "red herring", and "unilateral decision".

I also stand in proud support of the "distinguished representative", naturally.

Posted by: nikita at May 3, 2004 02:31 PM

"Sesquipedalian Verbage" has always been one of my favorites, but it's not really all that common.

Posted by: aaron at May 3, 2004 05:52 PM

Big...mean...meany...DAMMIT, I CHOKED!!

Posted by: cw at May 3, 2004 10:31 PM

How about:
Shotgun Wedding
Nice Day
Brown University
Damn Dirty Ape

Posted by: JJ at May 4, 2004 10:41 AM

Extra points for Brown University. Snap.

Posted by: EV at May 4, 2004 11:10 AM

(the) New Black

Posted by: Dani at May 12, 2004 11:26 PM