Scrumdillyishus! #JusJoJan

The last official prompt for Just Jot It January 2018 has been supplied by Judy Martin, who runs an eponymous blog that everyone should read and probably follow faithfully, as I do. Her contribution is


Scrumptious is another way of saying delicious, as in red and golden Delicious apples. You’ll notice that I used red and yellow to display the word for today, for that very reason. I went over to Wikipedia to read up on the apples, and was overwhelmed by the amount of information that was there. Just reading the discussion of the red variety was like drinking from a fire hose. And then, looking at the discussion for the Golden Delicious, I find out that they really aren’t closely related to one another. Kind of like third cousins, twice removed or something. (And please, let’s not go down the genealogy path.)

Anyway, I went to YouTube to see if I could find any songs with “scrumptious” in them, and discovered that most of them were songs by rappers who used the word to describe a woman’s backside. So I abandoned that path. I also looked for any of the Dairy Queen “Dennis the Menace” commercials that featured the word “scrumpdillyishus” (a synonym of sorts), and couldn’t find any. I even checked Dairy Queen’s website, and couldn’t find “scrumpdillyishus” or “scrumptious” there either, but I did discover that they are new the folks that run Orange Julius, one of my favorite drinks. Sadly, every Dairy Queen that I knew of in my area has closed. One was converted into a Del Taco, the other has shut down and is disintegrating, despite the sign on it that says that a Chinese restaurant is coming soon. Somehow, I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

10 thoughts on “Scrumdillyishus! #JusJoJan

  1. HAHA! How funny that women’s backsides are often referred to as ‘scrumptious!’ I have not heard of that before. I love scrumdiddlyumptious as though up by Roald Dahl too. Now there’s a man who had a way with words!
    Thanks so much John, for being such a loyal reader of my blog. it is very much appreciated. 🙂


    1. I’ve never read anything by Roald Dahl, but I always liked his “Tales of the Unexpected” syndicated show. I generally don’t watch that kind of show, but his were always interesting.

      And, thanks right back at you. Makes my blogging life worth living.

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  2. I didn’t know about golden delicious apples. Are they crunchy? I have to have a crunchy apple. Hope you don’t mind but your scrumdillyishus made me think of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and scrumdiddlyumptious so that’s where I went. I’ve enjoyed this Jot Journey.


    1. Golden Delicious apples are actually kind of soft and have a very mild flavor. I know what you’re saying about wanting a crunchy apple. Red Delicious, Fuji and Gala apples are good for that. I was a produce clerk for a couple of years when I was in high school and we had a limited number of varieties of apples (Gold and Red Delicious, Jonathan, McIntosh, Rome and maybe Granny Smith), and for the longest time I thought those were the only ones, even though I had heard of Winesap (but never actually had one). The fact that there are hundreds of varieties of apples came as quite a shock. I mean, there are even varieties within varieties. Botany and gardening are mysteries to me…

      I have to say that I’ve never read “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” and wasn’t paying too close attention when “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” was on (I’m speaking, of course, about the Gene Wilder version), so a lot of the Wonkaisms are foreign to me. But hey, if it got you moving in the right direction, I’m happy…

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  3. Fuji is the only way to go in my book. We have a Dairy Queen in walking distance but we’d have to cross a major highway on foot so that’s not gonna happen. I was psyched when DQ started selling Orange Julius. Reminds me of working at the mall. My usual Saturday lunch was a burger and Orange Julius. I never had one with a raw egg but I hear that’s the original recipe.


  4. I’m one of those people who enjoys all kinds of apples, but Honeycrisps are my absolute fave. Fuji and Pink Lady are up there, too. We have two apple trees, Granny Smith and McIntosh.
    I loved Orange Julius when I was a kid at the mall. I was all about pineapple somethin or other. I’d endure all kinds of parental shopping torture to get one.
    Our DQ is super close. We frequent it every summer. The Mister and I usta could walk from his old childhood home. We wish we could, but it’s a bit scary far on foot from our house.


  5. I remember the song “Truly Scrumptious” from the movie “Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang,” which is one of those beloved childhood movies that doesn’t enchant me quite as much as an adult. If I remember correctly, Lesley Anne Down’s character is actually named Truly Scrumptious??? A very over-the-top name, indeed, but then the movie has lots of fantastic aspects.


  6. Thanks for the visit – probably didn’t help with my typo on profiteroles. They’re made with the same pastry as eclairs which we do get – they’re usually finger shaped here and filled with cream rather than custard but they come in many varieties and all of them are scrumptious!

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