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.