Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Spray of Hons

Oh God my feet hurt. After roaming around Baltimore today, seeking out Italian food at the St. Anthony Festival in Little Italy, Greek pastries at the Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Greektown* and hons galore (and my friends) at Day 2 of HonFest in Hampden, I am so glad to be sitting down. Again, y'all will see the photos later this week.

I asked "the girls" (our somewhat sizeable circle of gay male friends) if they knew of a collective noun for "hons" - like a pride of lions, a gaggle of geese, a congress of baboons (fitting, no?) or an abomination of monks (that's what it's called).

Eric came up with one. I wish I could take the credit, but this goes to him. Youse listenin' at Cafe Hon? Okay:

More than one hon is a spray of hons (from all dat hairspray holding 'em bee-hahvs togevver, hon).

A pride of lions (photo courtesy of The Sun (UK))

An abomination of monks (artwork courtesy of St. Joseph's Monastery of Benedictine Monks in Natchez, Mississippi)

A spray of hons (courtesy o' dem hons what let us took 'eir pixchure today. Ain't dey just a fab'liss spray of hons, hons?)

Has a nice ring to it, no?

* I actually did not get to visit the Greek Festival, but I did get to drive around Greektown for fifteen minutes looking for parking, only to give up. Now I'm sad :(

Also, this is my very first post using SuSE Linux instead of Windows of any kind. Yippie!


Clare said...

A spray of hons...I love it! I'm betting it enters the vernacular, it's perfect.

John said...

Is there somewhere I apply for that? I really like this term :D

Rebeca said...

This weekend the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation will hold its 46th Annual Greek Festival at the Sacramento Convention Center. The theme of this year's festival is "come experience the Greek Isles.