Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

October 14, 2009

Noxious (Blogtoberfest day 14)

Only at Chez Hoppo Bumpo, would we discover ...

... that the prettiest plant in the garden is considered in some parts ...

... to be a weed; an alien invader; a garden thug ...

... and that its botanical name is allegedly derived from a Greek word meaning ...

.... bird poo.

These delightful facts brought to you as part of Tinniegirl's Blogtoberfest - a post a day in October.


  1. Unbelievably gorgeous...how pretty are they - shame they are naughty! Great pics!

  2. prettiest bird poo I have ever seen.

  3. I would never have known, such a shame as it is beautiful! Are you going to keep it?

  4. Perhaps because that is how the seeds got into your garden in the first place? Those naughty birds. Very pretty flowers though. :)

  5. No! Can't believe anything that lovely is noxious. Must be some sort of error in translation. Lisa.

  6. No other blog has made me laugh as much as yours. Glad I found it. Thanks.

  7. But they're so pretty! And after all, a weed is just a plant out of place.

    ... purely a socio-cultural construction.... so I think these are not inherently naughty after all.


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