Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
October 9th, 2006
A Revolution. The American One

I have always mixed up the words revolution, resolution, revolves and rotate.  The American language has too many R words.


I have a homeschool curriculum book called The American Revolution up for grabs today.  Click here to check it out.  It looks like a fantastic resource.  I also have a full set of communication / speech books that look *really* superbish.  You guys know who JoJo Tabares is, right? This is her full five book “Say What You Mean” set, which includes Preschool, Elementary, Jr. High & Highschool, Advanced, and an 18 week lesson book called Know Your Audience.  You can see them here.  This prize is worth $94! And it is VERY cool.


Here is how to enter…. first, you have to tell me which prize you want to win.  Second, I want to know how you, or other people around you, describe the way you laugh.  Everybody used to tell me I laugh like a chimpmunk machine gun.  How come you can't change the way you laugh?  You're like totally stuck with it.  Anyways, good luck.


And congrats to Maria, who finally had a massive boulder of a baby boy!


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  1. douglashomeskool said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 8:45 am

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    I would like the American Revolutionary prize.

    And people always say that I laugh like a pig or a bull because I squeal and snort when I laugh. They say it sounds so funny that it keeps them laughing more. As I have gotten older it has diminished some but its still pretty funny. And oh my Lord PLEASE dont ask for a demonstration.


  2. Anonymous said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 9:27 am

    I laugh like

    a hyena. But if I really get going I forget to breathe, lol. I just turn all sorts of colors and can't catch my breath. But, I like those kinds of laughs. Laughter is absolutely the best medicine, it really does relieve me of my troubles.

    Like just now, I am laughing hysterically, barely breathing, because my DD 2yo just came in the living room saying "uh-oh, toes!" I look at her toes and she has dropped a spoonful of yogurt on them. The funny part … she is now laying in the floor trying to lick the yogurt off her toes!

    If my hyena-barely breathing laugh wins me the prize I would love to have the communication/speech package!

    Thanks for the laughs!

    Edited by Bek on Oct. 9, 2006 at 7:30 AM

  3. ADDMama said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 9:59 am

    Ooooh – I'd want the communication/speech books if I won…

    My daughter (7) says I laugh “on the inside” and shake my head a little….except when I occasionally “snort!”

    It’s true, too, sadly…

    In Christ alone,


    (And *this* is my favorite joke to laugh on the inside at…

    Knock, Knock

    Who’s There?

    Interrupting Cow

    Interrupting C-


    *grin* I just love that one

    and this, which was my youngest’s very first knock knock joke at the age of not-quite-two

    Knock, Knock

    Who’s There?


    Monkey Who?


    Which, of course, is endearing only to *me* because she is my baby and was still such a baby when she told that joke!)

  4. LoneStarMama said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 12:49 pm


    Most people say I sound like I smoke 2 packs a day when

    they hear me laugh. I always comment that I need to cut back.

    And no, I don’t smoke : )

  5. HappyApple said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 1:04 pm

    I know who JoJo is!

    I love to laugh!

    I haven’t had anyone tell me what my laugh sounds like and frankly I can’t even describe what I sound like when I laugh… but I do snort at times…

    When I get going into one of them ‘belly roller’ type laughs and I can’t breath I make a weazing sound for a few seconds… and then a snort…



    P.S. I would like the communication curric. if I win


  6. deedeeuk said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 1:23 pm


    We always love a contest! Personally, I’d love either one of the prizes – so surprise me! As for my laugh….no one has ever called it anything really funny. But I am always getting into trouble for it! I seem to get my funny button pushed at the worst possible times!!!! And when I do really laugh, I’m famous for not being able to stop! I mean really – I CAN’T STOP!!!!!! I will just giggle and giggle and giggle untill my chest hurts. I have often giggled myself right into an asthma attack!!! People always say ‘Just stop!’ but that sounds easier than it is!!! When I get started I just can’t stop untill I nearly collapse. That is the strangest thing about my laugh! Probably not winning material, but I’ve tried!

  7. KarenW said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 1:38 pm

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    Being the incredibly average person that I am, my laugh is also very average and I cannot recall anyone commenting on it. When I asked my dd a moment ago, even she could not think of anything amazing to say about it. The only remarkable thing is that occasionally, I laugh so hard that I begin to hyper ventilate and someone has to find me a paper bag. It’s been a long time since that has happened. Good thing, because we can’t even get paper bags here, at least not very often! I’d like the American History book. I already have Jo Jo’s awesome speech books, some of them any way.

  8. JustGiveMeStarbucks said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 3:27 pm

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    I love JoJo! I’d pick her books, if you choose me (wink, wink).

    How do I laugh? Strangely enough, my hubby says I “laugh like girl.” Not too original on his part, but he says that because when I can’t stop laughing, I wave my hand in front of my face frantically. I have no idea why I do that. Maybe I’m just trying to force myself to BREATHE.

    Sally ;-D

  9. CMMomma said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 4:09 pm

    Oh I would LOVE JoJo's books!!!

    I have an unremarkable laugh. I tried to get my husband to come up with some sort of description and he was at a loss. The best he could come up with was a “hyena on helium”. Somehow, I just don’t think that describes me, though. Honest. No, REALLY!! SERIOUSLY, I AM NOT IN DENIAL!!!! Hmph!

  10. HeartnSoul said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 5:40 pm

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    I’m sorry to say my audience said my laugh is “normal” – how boring! Sometimes it is a silent open mouth laugh with tears running down my face, I’m sure that looksamusing. My DH though sounds like Eddie Murphy as ‘Axel Foley’ from Beverly Hills Cop:

    Click here to listen. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, and we would love “American Revolution”!


    Denise T

  11. MaryBeth said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    Have to enter this one–

    as I have had my eye on Jojo’s curriculum for quite some time now!!

    As for my laugh… I am afraid that I must be a very boring person– no one has ever compared my laugh to anything…

    Case in point, I just asked my husband and he said, “I don’t know.” And my son added, “Well, it kind of goes up and down…”

    So, there ya go!

    (Note: my husband read this over my shoulder and added that when I do laugh, it makes everyone want to laugh with me… so sweet.)

  12. Jocelyndixon said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 7:56 pm

    hey you!

    I got your mail and told Amanda Happy B-day! Thanks! We are still planing on what to do! What did you do for Coie on her 17th? Well, anyway, I am just stoppin’ in o say hello and wish you a great week! I hope to hear from you soon! Happy Fall! Nai haryuvalyรซ melwa rรซ (May you have a lovely day)



    Check out my latest post:

    Elven Cloak & Time

  13. His4life said,

    on October 9th, 2006 at 9:24 pm


    I would like to win the Say What You Mean speech set.:) The way that others describe my laugh???? Well, I seem to have two of them. One is silent and shaky.:) For the life of me the sound just won’t come out.:) The other, my hubby says, is joyful with an occasional snort.:)

    Have a great night!

    God bless!

  14. CAgirlwithasoutherndrawl said,

    on October 10th, 2006 at 4:09 am

    hmmm. . .

    I don’t wanna win anything, but I would like a good gut-busting laugh. You know, one where you’re practically crying cuz you are laughing so hard. So start thinking of a really funny joke because when I come over, I want to here it.


  15. Lara said,

    on October 10th, 2006 at 9:18 am

    I would love the Say What You Mean Set…

    Everyone says my laugh is loud. I love to laugh and I think a little snicker doesn’t do a really funny story justice. ๐Ÿ™‚ My daughter says that when she’s sitting in the front of church and her dad, the pastor, says something funny, she can hear me all the way from the back. This past Sunday a friend of mine came up and he told me that he knew where I was sitting by hearing my laugh. I’ve tried to laugh softly but I then forget and enjoy laughing out loud. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think it’s loud but I guess everyone else disagrees with me.

  16. Garrisongang said,

    on October 10th, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for dropping by

    Hey Mrs. Ig,

    Long time no blog. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a note. I’m looking forward to seeing all you Tennessee guys in a few weeks. I feel like I’m about to meet the superstars of homeschooling! (grin) Gena tells me that a curry may be on the programme, so I’ll savour the possibility of the favour of tasting a curry with flavour. I’m afraid, however, that you may be stuck with American spell checking. It seems that every computer in the world has this built-in automatic tendency to spelling (incorrectly, I might add) words in the American way. Must be a Bill Gates thing.


  17. Michelle S said,

    on October 10th, 2006 at 3:55 pm

    My laugh

    First, I would love to win the “Say what you mean” series–my 2 to 5 year olds dearly need it!! (It would help mama out, too.) Second, my laugh is usually described as a cackle–and a loud cackle at that! It is distinctly heard above a crowd, much to my embarrassment. I have tried to tame it, but it’s no use. I could get over the embarrassment easily if I could tell everyone my “cackle” won my kids an awesome prize! : )

  18. BeccaLoo said,

    on October 11th, 2006 at 6:58 am

    Give me a break!

    Four years ago (almost five) my mom gave birth to a baby boy (my brother Jeremy) who was 10 pounds 10 ounces. Beat that! Ha! Ha!

  19. kympossible said,

    on October 11th, 2006 at 7:37 am

    How to describe my laugh…

    I can’t think of an animal or anything like that to describe my laugh. But my kids agree that I have a big, explosive kind of laugh. I literally “burst out laughing” when I find something funny, which is rather embarrassing sometimes because I also have a rather odd sense of humor. I snort occasionally too. If I find something belly-laugh-worthy (often) but it really would be inappropriate to laugh aloud, I cover my mouth and do my best to laugh silently which usually means I laugh much longer than I should, and laugh till I cry. Then I find that funny too, and laugh even harder.

    I LOVE to laugh, it’s one of my favorite things!

    And I would love if my laugh was worthy of the American Revolution curriculum!



  20. mamatc said,

    on October 11th, 2006 at 9:40 am

    I am a laugh factory-I love to laugh!

    I have been told that I laugh big and loud. I sometimes start out w/a snicker. Which may then progress to a chuckle. If I really get going, the flood gates open and I am all over the board w/ plenty of variety for the listening pleasure of the audience I collect the attentions of. My laugh is actually funny in itself, so when others see me laugh, they have to laugh b/c it’s so funny to see me get so involved w/my laughing. I don’t usually hold back when I don’t have to and I love to have fun, so I do! It reminds me of the scene in ‘Mary Poppins’ where they start singing about laughing. I am the one who can’t make up their mind! Ooo, when I laugh REALLY hard, I sound like Snidely Whiplash’s dog from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (that raspy, no-sound, out-of-breath) and then my asthma kicks in and I start to bark out coughs and then my bladder, um, well, you get the idea right? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for reading,

    Traci ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S.I would really like the Revolutionary period material. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Anonymous said,

    on October 11th, 2006 at 2:33 pm

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    Please add this entry to the "Say What You Mean" contest.

    I've been told many things about my laugh.

    I laugh like my mom.

    I laugh like a chipmunk (like you).

    I cackle (comment by a mean, old, curmudgeon of an ex-boss).

    I have a musical laugh and, therefore, must sing well (which just makes me laugh all-the-more).

    I laugh loud.

    "Is she for real?" (comment made mostly by non-Christians who can't understand such joyfulness)

    When I speak to one of my dearest friends and we to giggling, our husbands say we sound like Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble… and we really do!

    Many blessings!


    Edited by Momwtrmn on Oct. 11, 2006 at 12:34 PM

  22. MyChildrenAndMe said,

    on October 11th, 2006 at 8:51 pm

    My '2' kinds of laughter

    (What prize I’m interested in: Say What You Mean)

    I laugh so hard that my face turns red. I usually loose my breath,

    while I’m laughing so hard. Weather people are laughing with me

    or at me.

    I also have another laugh, ” the evil mad scientist laugh”. If there

    any support that I can slap my hands on I’ll do that. While Iโ€™m laughing

    my head off as my face turns Cherry red.

    Then as my laughter is calming down, and Iโ€™m through laughing my head off.

    The kids say that I sound like a ‘Sim’s” (which is a game) laughing at a joke

    that another Sims has told. Then I slowly ease up on my laughter, which turns

    back to a normal face. Like nothing has happened.

    I kid you not this is the way I Really laugh. I have gotten people around me to

    laugh over things for a minimum of time and then they start laughing at me instead

    of with me .I guess it’s a chain reaction from off the mad scientist side. I have no ideal whom I taking my laughing from. Other then the kids say I should be a comedian.Why, I guess from my red face laughter or the mad scientist laughter.

    I really don’t want to change my laugh. The kids and their friends have way to much with me, laughing up a storm. I think I will stick with it. The Husband has

    no problems with it and neither do the kids.

  23. Denise said,

    on October 12th, 2006 at 1:57 am

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    I would like the Revolutionary War book, please.

    My friends have always teased me because I laugh under my breath…it comes out like sort of heavy breathing, and I’m often not aware that I’m doing it. My daughter, on the other hand, has a laugh like a giddy mouse; I love it.



  24. Deanna said,

    on October 12th, 2006 at 10:33 am

    this post is not for the contest

    i just had to write and tell you how much your article in the homeschool minute helped me today! i’ve had the lazy blues for about a week or so now…been feeling guilty for making my children obey when i haven’t been obeying! i’ve been lazy! it was just great to hear that someone else feels that way sometimes! thanks for the encouragement! now, i’ve got to go get busy!!!

  25. hakujin said,

    on October 13th, 2006 at 12:31 am

    I would love to win the communication / speech books

    well, I’ve never been told who I laugh like by a human but my quaker parrot laughs JUST like me. its actually very scary! When I laugh, she does too. Its like having an echo in the house. SO I guess my answer is that I laugh like Sadie the Quaker Parrot.

  26. Anonymous said,

    on October 13th, 2006 at 7:05 am

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    I’d love to win the speech curriculum!

    People never really know I’m laughing until they actually look at my face and see tears pouring out of my eyes, my mouth is open, and my shoulders are moving up and down. Yes. A silent, non-offensive laugher.

    I tried to change the way I laugh, but it wasn’t funny at all. I sounded like a beauty pageant contestant…. a HA Ha ha ha haa aa a, inhale, sigh….. it was ugly.


  27. JenIG said,

    on October 14th, 2006 at 9:02 am


    Thanks, everybody for playing! The winners are:

    HeartnSoul (i think it’s so funny that she included a clip of her laugh)

    and His4Life


  28. Heartnsoul said,

    on October 14th, 2006 at 10:27 am

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    Hey thank you so much! I just checked that link above and it should be this one: . LOL!


    Denise T

  29. His4life said,

    on October 14th, 2006 at 2:38 pm


    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Yippee! Yippee! Yippee!!!!!:):):) That just makes my weekend!! I am sooo excited!! I jumped up and down with glee!:):)

    God bless!


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