Urban Word Wednesday: Nowhere story

Welcome to Urban Word Wednesday! New words, phrases, and sayings I am learning (and using in my day-to-day life) brought to you by ME…and the Urban Dictionary. You are gonna love these!

Nowhere story: a tale or recount of an event or events that doesn’t ever reach a particular point or meaning.

Examples Of Use:

Hubby: have I ever told you about the time I fell off the jungle gym when I was 8 and broke my elbow. We were living in Sussex and I was climbing. Suddenly out of nowhere my foot slipped and…

Me: wait a minute…is this another one of your nowhere stories? Cause I don’t have all night! I need to get writing. My WIP is a priority you know? You said you supported me?

Hubby: I hate you sometimes…

Me: I know….

Ever find yourself telling a nowhere story? How do you get away from someone telling you a nowhere story? Come on…share the wealth…

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  1. Hahaha!! My kids have plenty of nowhere stories. My hubs doesn’t really tell a story without a point, but he’s guilty of telling the same story over and over (well, I’m guilty of that, too, LOL). You and hubby make such a cute, funny pair!

  2. Oh yeah, there are a few people in my family who have the habit of telling nowhere stories. And the funny thing is they all complain about each other, but don’t realize they do it, too!

  3. I hear lots of those sometimes, but I take bits and pieces of them, mash them together, stick in a bit of fiction, change a few names, and I have a great short story. Writers are such twisted folk sometimes. Why I remember back when… (oops sorry)

  4. Oh yeah I know a lot about nowhere stories. I have a friend who tells his wife to “quit circling and land the plane.” That’s what we say to one another nowadays. Land the plane, baby, land the plane!

  5. Thanks so much for the link share! And I am going to have to steal “nowhere story” which will undoubtedly prompt my husband to tell me he hates me, too. But since I just threatened to put his unmentionables in the waffle iron, I won’t be able to claim mental abuse.

  6. That would be me and my husband every morning on our walk. Except, I’m the chatty one and he has to endure it. Hahaha!

  7. I think my husband would describe lots of my tales as “nowhere stories.” Maybe this is an urban word wednesday post I should NOT share with him! LOL. Great stuff, Natalie!

  8. What kind of Urban Word Wednesday is this? Nothing about farting or penises? This IS a nowhere story.

  9. gingercalem says:

    Oh my gosh, one of my pet peeves. I try to bite my tongue and just let them go on but more often than not, I ask, “Do I need to listen to this for any reason?”

  10. I can’t believe you use a real life example, that was a traumatic event and it was a sunny day, I think it was fall…falls a nice time of year – ncie and colorful – like colors of a rainbow- do you know there are 7 colors in a rainbow-and 7 is also known as a lucky number – they say it in Vegas a lot…speaking of vegas…….

    Welcome to conversations with Hubby – an extension of Hubby’s Corner! Brought to you by the Hubby aka the Blog Heckler!

    PS: This comment was long but be thankful it wasn’t a Dr. Suess response like Jenny Hansen’s!

  11. I get nowhere stories every single day. My husband starts the story from the middle, which doesn’t really matter most of the time because I’m not actually listening. But my ears perk up (yes, just like a mule’s) if my brain picks up buzz words like…shot, bank account, sued, or dead. :/

  12. LOL!! You make me laugh 😉

  13. At the end of one of my knowhere stories I sit dumbfounded wondering if the other person is as uncomfortable as I am so I start to laugh and call attention to my blunder. It breaks the tension I created. LOL

  14. Great one, Natalie! One person’s nowhere is another’s paradise. LOL Then again, we all have those brain farts…and realize mid-story how pointless it is. *sigh* 😉

  15. I’m back. My youngest son shared this ideo with me. It cracks me up but it has NO point. I thought about you and this post. Here’s a smile for you today.

  16. Elena Aitken says:

    I LOVE your urban words!!
    And OMG, Ali!! I burst out laughing at that video. Poor papaya…

  17. your blog is always good for a chuckle.

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