14 Oct

We are no longer calling them antennas, Sir says.  He says that may have once been what they were, but they have a different purpose now, and need a different name. 

He suggested some acronym that started with “The Items Formerly…” which is good, that gives you TIF, but then He went to something that had a WKP or some such construction, which doesn’t really flow when you say it.  So i woke up this morning with this suggestion ~ simple and to the point:

The Items Formerly Know as Antenna

which gives us TIFKA, easily pronounced.

Sir accepted that suggestion, but was concerned about the need for it to be plural, suggesting TIFKAe, on the premise that the plural of antenna is antennae.  i suspect many of you think that too, but actually, as i told Sir, antennae is only the plural when you’re talking about the things that stick out of bugs’ heads. When you’re talking about the thing that attaches to radios and cars and so on, then it’s actually antennas.

He gave me the skeptical look, and i said, “No, really!” and then had to add, “i can send you the link, i looked it up.”‘

So for my skeptical grammarian friends, here’s a link.  

And actually, TIFKA is already plural because it’s “Items Formerly Known…” not “Item.”

But these are the kind of things Sir and i spend our time on when He’s not beating my ass or engaging in other kinky good times…

No, Sir didn’t use TIFKA on me yesterday, despite my desire, because we had a full day of activities that went on into the evening, and by the time we got home, we were ready to fall into bed ~

fall into bed and cuddle, i lie spooned against Him, warm and snug, safe and content.

Able to sleep knowing that when i don’t get what i want, then tomorrow is another day, and it will happen when the time is right.  

Greengirl asked me yesterday in a comment if i wonder why that happens sometimes, why we can wake up suddenly longing for pain or more connection or more control.  i don’t know why.

i used to think it was something He’d done ~ or not done ~ that what i was getting had not been enough.  Or i might think it was something about me ~ that i was too needy, too demanding, too something-wrong.

Now, i think it just happens, i don’t know why, and that’s ok.  If i wake up craving ice cream, i’m not surprised or concerned.   It just happens.

{Although, ice cream might be on my mind because it’s off my menu these days, but i digress.}

i did send Sir the link to my poem yesterday.  He doesn’t usually read the blog, unless i ask Him too, but when i’m feeling like that, He needs to know.  He trusts me to share what’s important from the blog, and i try to maintain that trust.

And i can wait for His response, confident that He’ll do what is right, regardless of whether or not it’s exactly what i want.  In the meantime, TIFKA lies in the closet, softly calling my name.

17 Responses to “Antenna?”

  1. vanillamom October 14, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Grinning…are you sure it isn’t spelled TIFKAA?? (since I’m Swedish, I put extra accent on the AA part…*smiling*)

    But your reasoning between antenna and antennae is sound and accurate.

    Unless, of course, He decides to use them bundled together.

    In which case they might become TIFKAAAAAFUCKINGAAAAAAAAAAA……

    the always helpful,


    • aisha October 15, 2012 at 8:36 am #

      Dear ‘Nilla

      Yes, i actually thought about that double “a” thing – lol, but you might be right.

      And if He decides to use them bundled together? O. My. Goddess. i’m gonna be in some trouble.



  2. Kitty the Submissive Wife October 14, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    This whole post made me smile. 🙂

    • aisha October 15, 2012 at 8:36 am #

      Grinning… thanks, Kitty.


  3. Jz October 14, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    I’ve got Kahlua Fudge Ripple in the freezer…

    • aisha October 15, 2012 at 8:40 am #

      Dear Jz,

      LOL… thanks. Kahlua Fudge Ripple sounds like something to dream about… mmmmmmm.


  4. Fondles October 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    ha! BIKSS and I sit around and debate grammar and semantics too. I think it’s awesomely geekily fun. And I can’t be with someone who doesn’t get it.

    and yes, i was about to go screaming about the “a” on the end vs the “s” on the end – and how they’re for different uses and then you wrote it and I smiled 🙂 “yes, this is a smart woman” i thought. LOL

    and i admit – i had to go back up to see if you DID write ITEMS in the beginning of your post.

    (I’m staying away from ice cream too.. had yoghurt and fresh fruit for dessert tonight.)

    • aisha October 15, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      Hey, Fondles,

      That’s great ~ sounds like we could both work for the grammar police. I love that!

      Yoghurt and fresh fruit are lovely though, aren’t they? Who needs ice cream?

      Not even Kahlua Fudge Ripple… 😦


  5. SirQsmlb October 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I loved your post. Interestingly, on a walk with my family this afternoon, the subject turned to words having the same root, but then modifying differently based on meaning. I was so excited to share the antenna thread!!
    LOVE geekiness!!!

    • aisha October 15, 2012 at 8:50 am #

      Hi, Sir Qsmlb,

      That’s great ~ i love the idea of you sharing my grammar journey with your family!! How cool!

      Yeah, i love geekiness too. 🙂


  6. ancilla_ksst October 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    I can never debate him on grammar because he’s always right. I just accept that.

    • aisha October 15, 2012 at 8:52 am #

      Hey, ancilla,

      That would be frustrating for me. Sir and i are both used to being the one who knows grammar in our respective circles, so it’s interesting when we disagree.



  7. Wordwytch October 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    I refrequently correct Wolf’s grammar. He speaks more than one language and therefore somewhere deep in is brain, German grammar and English grammar got switched. It makes life interesting.

    Love the acronym too. Don’t forget too, that an a at the end of a word can denote a deminutive… as in ‘little’. 🙂 Although, I can’t see an antenna being little and cute.

    • aisha October 15, 2012 at 8:55 am #

      Hi, Wordwytch,

      Yes, that two language thing can make for some different ways of using language.

      And just for the record, you’re right, there is nothing little or cute about TIFKA, not singularly or in the plural.



      • Wordwytch October 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm #


        I’m just glad that the toy bag was out of reach this morning. I couldn’t resist popping Wolf on the ass as he walked by in his underwear.

        Yes, I Should know better.

        His hands should be registered as weapons of Ass destruction. OUCH! So glad he has no TIFKA’s either.

  8. Jake October 16, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    I love items that have been re-purposed as play toys–everything from the wooden spoon that no longer lives in our kitchen to the former cat toy that now serves us as a switch. I hadn’t thought about re-naming them, though. I think I like that!

    • aisha October 16, 2012 at 7:20 am #

      Hi, Jake,

      Laughing yeah, renaming is a new idea. i’d love to hear what you come up with for the dreaded wooden spoon!


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