Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 153

Country songs

I’ve been listening to a lot of country music recently in America-land and I love it!

I surely do!

I surely do!

What gets me is the stories in them and they are pretty chirpy most of the time. Best of all, I love the song titles.

For example:
I Don’t Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling?
She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy
She Got the Ring, I Got The Finger
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off
Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer
She’s Looking Better Every Beer
If The Phone Doesn’t Ring, You’ll Know It’s Me
How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
Get Your Biscuits In The Oven and Your Buns In The Bed
You’re The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly
My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend and I Sure Do Miss Him
Did I Shave My Legs For This?
Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth Cause I’m Kissing You Good-bye
Mama Get A Hammer (There’s A Fly On Daddy’s Head)
She’s Actin’ Single and I’m Drinkin’ Doubles
I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well
I Wouldn’t Take Her To A Dog Fight, Cause I’m Afraid She’d Win
I’m So Miserable Without You; It’s Like Having You Here
I’ve Got Tears In My Ears From Lying On My Back Cryin’ Over You
If I Had Shot You When I Wanted To, I’d Be Out By Now
My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, And I Don’t Love You
You Done Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat
You’re the Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly
Her Teeth Were Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure
I Ain’t Never Gone To Bed With An Ugly Woman, But I Sure Woke Up With a Few

Excellent, creative song titles! Sure beats some of the pop crap that’s about at the moment ๐Ÿ˜‰

It also makes me want to go to Nashville A LOT. Raising that trip to the top of the bucket list…..

Cowboys hats

In addition to country songs, I love to wear my cowboy hat in the USA. Admittedly, it’s a seagrass effort bought from Marks and Spencers before I left the UK, so it’s not that authentic, but I am trying….

There is just something I love about a cowboy hat, and some people wear it so well. I fear I may look like I’m auditioning to be a Club 18-30 Ibiza party rep when I wear mine, but who cares!

Tim McGraw sure knows how to wear his cowboy hat....

Tim McGraw sure knows how to wear his cowboy hat….


I came across a new word in the USA that I am going to use a great deal in conversations.
‘Wonkers’ – a combination of ‘bonkers’ and ‘w*nker’ apparently.

Urban Dictionary examples of its usage:

I love her! She is wonkers!
He lost his phone…man, he’s wonkering (or going wonkers).
He’s totally wonkers.


Harry referred to me as ‘mom’ in a conversation with his peers the other day.

My heart skipped a beat.

No more British ‘mummy’? Am I now a ‘mom’?

I asked him if this was to be a forever-thing, and he advised me that is wasn’t. Honestly? I’m relieved.

As long as he doesn’t do this – that would drive me wonkers!

Pronunciation USA/UK style

Two words spoken by Americans in the past 24 hours have stood out for me….

Lesiure – Americans say it as ‘lee-sure’ and we Brits – well, we say it like this

Gala – some Americans say it as ‘gay-la’ and we Brits – well, we say it like this… I think some Americans also pronounce it like us Brits, but with more emphasis on the first ‘a’. Fascinating!

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10 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 153

  1. Carol says:

    So pleased you are enjoying country music! Have you been to the Cancun Cantina yet?!

  2. Kevin Inghram says:

    Nashville is great! We went there for a wedding a few years back. We saw Gretchen Wilson (Redneck Woman) leaving one of the bars!

  3. racheljjo says:

    Simeon loves the Country Music too! He says listen to Cledus T. Jud….

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