L is for Ludicrous


“They’ve gone to plaid!”

There will be no surprises if anyone can guess what 80s movies these two phrases came from.  It’ll also give me an idea how old you are, too.  but, honestly, the movie these came from can be considered ludicrous in many ways.  of course, just about anything from Mel Brooks falls into the same category and I love them because of it, too.

By definition, ludicrous means amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity, exaggeration, or eccentricity.  The movie quotes are proof of this.  But, ludicrous can also mean meriting derisive laughter or scorn as absurdly inept, false, or foolish, which describes most of the people on capitol hill, the president being the most ludicrous of them all both in policy and his approach to anything, not to mention his spending.

Admit it, America, you voted in a real lemon.  He makes W look like a genius.

Politics aside, there is more.  Trying to find the etymology of this word after spending a long day running around a pharmacy handling insurance issues, finding prescriptions, filling prescriptions, and answering phones, the grocery shopping afterwords on sore muscles can be considered ludicrous.  Would ludicrously tired sound worse than ridiculously tired?  It certainly has a more harsh ring to me.

Well, there will be no missing this post by a week and a half.  😉


2 thoughts on “L is for Ludicrous

  1. Hello, here from the A-Z challenge. I’ve been scratching my head, but drawing a blank on the quotes. It’s ludicrous, but somehow I feel like I should know these… (:

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