Daylilies forum: This made me laugh...

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Frillylily
Jun 24, 2015 2:21 PM CST
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Whip City Slinky Slide')

OK first of all if you named this dl, stop reading now. Big Grin

Whip City, is that a place? (for real, is it?) Sounds like a torture chamber,,, or well, oh,or well well well we just won't GO there nodding

But then the Slinky Slide part really got my brain stirred up, and I started laughing hysterically and can hardly stop now... this name made my day. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I mean what on earth is a slinky slide, Hilarious! sounds painful, sounds... pinchy... I had to google images of slinky slide...

This goes on my list with Nekkid Woman Frying Bacon... Hilarious! no, no, I'm not making this up...
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Nekkid Woman Frying Bacon')

So standing in the yard, neighbor comes over and says that plant is nice, what is it?! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Such an innocent question, poor lady has no idea, no IDEA how nuts we are Whistling
Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jun 24, 2015 2:35 PM CST
I really love crazy names! Those are two great ones! I think I need Nekkid Woman Frying Bacon too! It is hilarious, but also stunning!
Natalie
Name: Donald
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needrain
Jun 24, 2015 2:52 PM CST
Whip City is a nickname for Westfield, MA which is where the hybridizer, Lori Jones, has Knoll Cottage Daylilies. I acquired Whip City Dapper Dan and Whip City Carnie and both have scapes. It shouldn't be too long before I see Carnie's blooms. There is a series of 'Whip City' daylilies. There is also a series of 'Big Honking', but I don't know where that name originated though I posted a photo of Big Honking Brazen Hussy this week. I think there are a couple of daylily intros beginning with 'Knoll Cottage' as well. Just to add info to your post Big Grin .
Donald
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Seedfork
Jun 24, 2015 3:04 PM CST
I was just reading about the history of Whip City the other day, they were famous for their buggy whips, I think the article said they still made top grade whips.
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robertduval14
Jun 24, 2015 3:33 PM CST

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Goudeau seems to have an excellent sense of humor when it comes to naming their daylily's...


Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Easy on the Eyes (NOT)')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Back Seat Promises')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Looks Good Coming and Going')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Nekkid Woman Doing a Jiggy Dance')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Nekkid Woman Paddling a Canoe')

so on and so forth...


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Frillylily
Jun 24, 2015 4:49 PM CST
Nekkid Woman Doing a Jiggy Dance Blinking

We need a smiley with bleeding eyes Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Jun 24, 2015 5:32 PM CST
It's not just daylilies, though, y'all, though daylilies probably do take the prize. But this year I grew some Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed lettuce because I had been hearing for years how good it is. It was pretty good but the name is what sold me on trying it.

Green Grin!
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Natalie
Jun 24, 2015 6:16 PM CST
If someone were to name a daylily after my grandma, I'd say it would be Nekkid Woman Doing a Jiggy Dance. Blinking Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Kyla, I had no idea that lettuce could have a crazy name like that!
Natalie
Name: Kyla
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kylaluaz
Jun 25, 2015 7:19 AM CST
Here's Drunken Woman Frizzy-Headed Lettuce: http://www.territorialseed.com/product/Drunken_Woman_Frizzy_...

Nobody knows how it got its name, apparently.

And according to this, http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=17135 there is also a tomato called 'Charlie's Radiator Shop Mortgage LIfter' :

" ‘Charlie's Radiator Shop Mortgage Lifter', which is an open-pollenated, meaty variety that Charlie Byles of West Virginia bred in the Depression. He sold plants at a dollar each and paid off his shop mortgage of $6,000. It is still an heirloom favorite that is sold today by most seed catalogues with the shorter name of ‘Mortgage Lifter'. "

Have to look for some seeds of that one!

Green Grin!
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cataddict
Jun 25, 2015 8:31 AM CST
I'm always attracted to funny/humorous names. I've even been known to buy one just because of the name. Dan Bachman always seems to come up with some good ones. (My Brain is Full, Bobbing For Poodles, Boneless Chicken Ranch, just to name a few) 'Bark At Me', 'Goodbye General Custer'-Ned Roberts. Linda Michaels has some great ones: 'Starfish Enterprise', 'Cheap Quills', 'Mythperception', 'Mothra', etc. (And some of her descriptions are equally funny) Then, of course Curt Hanson has some ribald, edgy names as well. The more mirth I can put in my life, the better!
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Natalie
Jun 25, 2015 12:11 PM CST
Kyla, thanks for the full name of Mortgage Lifter! I loved that story! I've never grown that one, but I always see it for sale. I'll actually try it now!

Margaret, those are some funny names! I've got Bark At Me, which I bought mostly because of the name. Luckily I also liked the way it looked, which made the final decision to purchase it much easier. Another that I had to have, mainly because of the name, was Chicken On The Run. That made me laugh! I'd love to have a "silly name" garden!
Natalie
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jul 19, 2015 6:29 PM CST
So on another note, I don't hybridize, but awhile back there were naming contests for new intro dl. So later I was thinking if I named dls I think these would make good names. But I don't. Rolling on the floor laughing I think I wrote these down last summer, some of them maybe are used now, who knows?


Little Wet Nosie
Kitty’s Whiskers
Sloppy Kissies
I take Thee Forever
Grandma’s Porch Swing
Pie at the Fair
Playdough and Pigtails
Root Beer and Fireworks
Jellybean Rainbow
Lemon Flapjacks
Birthday Cupcake
Golden Birthday
Luna Dance
Fair Thee Well
Pound Cake Surprise
Meatball in the Sky
Crispy Crusted Pizza
Jellybean Rainbow
Five More Minutes
Five Golden Rings
Pink Cupcake
Frosting and Sprinkles
Romeo’s Lavish Kisses
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beckygardener
Jul 20, 2015 7:16 AM CST
FrillyLilly- Those are some GREAT names!!! You should hybridize and use some of those names!!! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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gardenglory
Jul 20, 2015 8:19 AM CST
Ill tell you who had some great names...David Bishop ( 1/2 of Casshigh) . They got removed to quick for me to write them all down. You have to live in the south, to appreciate most of them, but Im working very hard to find a daylily to name Possuum Lips nodding . Ive got lots written down, but most come from songs. Dont have any daylilies to go with them tho. If it stays this hot, Ill never have any either, just cant take it.

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