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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sphenopalatineganglioneuralgia



Sphenopalatineganglioneuralgia.

30 letters and it's one of the longest words in the English language. I bet you don't know what it means. (I didn't either!)
It means brain freeze, something I think we have all experienced. If you would like to have that feeling again, stop by your local 7 Eleven on July 11 and get a 7.11 ounce Slurpee. Slurpee turns 44 on that day and participating stores will be giving them away free, from 8am to 11 pm!

27 comments:

Angel said...

Awe man, that sounds yummy!! Too bad we don't have 7-11 here anymore!!

Funny word though!!

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Nancy said...

Sounds good now if I can just remember that date. Thanks

Aspiemom said...

I can remember that date, but won't remember that word! (Are you sure it's spelled right??? haha!)

We don't have any 7-11's here.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

That cracked me up! My kids love Slurpees. I'll have to see if any of our 7-11 stores are doing it. Maybe we'll just make the rounds all day long!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

There have been a lot of establishments around here that have a 'free' day. I guess it's National Customer Appreciation Month or something. That's my answer and I'm sticking to it.

Brain freeze...Yep! Been there done that. LOL


LEGEND OF MARY'S BEAN is my Friday blog.

Have a great weekend.

Cherdecor said...

I must tell Nicole about these. She loves brain freezes. =)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

PS....good morning Mari.

To answer your question about the Mary's Bean I found ---the flower is anywhere from white, to blue, to pink or yellow. And it's of the morning glory family, found only in the Caribbean.

Susan said...

How interesting!!! We have "Git & Go's" around our area but we may have a 7/11 around somewhere, too!!

Brooke said...

who knew brain freeze had an official name?

Pat said...

Hate brain freeze, but love a slurpee. Just so happens theres a 7-11 right around the corner. Lucky Me!

Betty said...

I so wish we had those here! Not even a Slurpee machine in any other store either. I have always told my hubby it would be a way to get rich for us, if we would import some slurpee machines and start selling them here. If only it wasn´t so complicated!

Kim said...

I thought it was the name of the worm we dissected in 7th grade biology :)

Love red Slurpees! Have one in my honor please :)

Butterfly Works said...

It's soooo hot here in N.C. that a brain freeze sounds wonderful...
Great idea...
I hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs

Kari said...

my daughter asked me today what does brain freeze feel like. I wasn't too sure how to explain it, but I'll be showing her this word. Now we have to figure out how to pronounce it!!

Mariel said...

woohoo!! thanks for the tip!! can't wait to celebrate with 7*11 tomorrow with my own Sphenopalatineganglioneuralgia!! :)

Mariel said...

woohoo!! thanks for the tip!! can't wait to celebrate with 7*11 tomorrow with my own Sphenopalatineganglioneuralgia!! :)

jenniferw said...

That is so .... I was gonna say cool but I think I'll go with COLD!

It freezes my brain just to read that word! Except I can't really read it but only look at it!

44 is my favorite number. I'm gettin' me a Slurpee after church tomorrow ...

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Kat said...

Darn, I love Slurpees but we don't have 7 Elevens here.

Hugs,
Kat

Crown of Beauty said...

I was here at your blog place for more than an hour just reading your previous posts and scrolling down to view the lovely pictures you have taken on your trip.

What a great time I had just looking at the beautiful places, and reading your interesting captions.

You have a good eye, Mari, and your angles are able to capture the photos in such an artistic way!

Thanks for sharing all you did, including the misadventures you had with Alice!

Love
Lidj

LuAnn said...

love this word - could not even imagine how to say it. We have no 7-11s here - enjoy !!!!

Just Mom said...

Happy Sphenopalatineganglioneuralgia Day!


:-D

Sandra said...

Wow now that is long weird word, I can't even pronounce it. LOL

Thanks for the heads up, guess we'll be heading there today.

The Sloterbeeks said...

Erica actually pulled that one out on us on the way home from a pulmonologist appointment. She said it was a word she had made up for headaches. Brandon googled it and found out what it really was so we probed further and found out she had learned it on fetch with ruff ruffman (a PBS cartoon) little turkey.

Life with Kaishon said...

How fun is that?
You are so creative and clever!

septembermom said...

That's some deal!