Saturday, August 4, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt ---- Funky




FUNKY

Well Good Luck to all you Saturday Photo Hunters out there with the theme for this week.

Let's look at a few carefully culled definitions of this word which appeal to me.

Funky: Having a moldy or musty smell: eg funky cheese



I have no idea if these cheeses were mouldy or musty smelling but I am assuming they are funky since I need them to be. Photo from my archives at Granville Island.


Funky: Modern slang for an "earthy" wine with strongly organic qualities, may be complimentary, neutral or negative depending on its intensity and the taster's personal preference


I'm teetotal so I can't tell if this bottle of funky wine from my cellar fits the description of "earthy" but the definition is so broad how can it not? Even the name, The Fork in the Road is funky according to the definition below.
Funky: Characterized by originality and modishness; unconventional



Last, but not least, because the civic workers in Vancouver have been on strike for two weeks, the definition below is rather apt for my garbage can. We'll be using a gas mask soon if they don't go back to work.

Funky: Offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell"


If you want to join Saturday Photo Hunt or look at the blog roll, click on my sidebar in the appropriate place.

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY WEEKEND

43 comments:

Leah said...

I didn't realize "funky" could have a lot of meanings. I thought it just meant something unusual, out of the ordinary or eccentric.

Now, i'd say if I smell something odd..."hmnnn, that smells funky"

Have a good weekend.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Those were great interpretations of funky!! The garbage can one made us (can cat's) laugh out loud!!
Have a great weekend.
Your FL furiends,
and Mom

Expat Traveler said...

definitely many meanings, but the cheese and wine look incredible! thanks for visiting.

Melli said...

The cheese definitely has a "funky" look to it... not sure I'd try it!

Mama Bear June said...

Great photos! Photo Hunters Funky

satkuru said...

i haven't had the chance to smell cheese that big. i really wonder how funky smell could be :P

Karen said...

I think you've nailed several of the meanings of "funky!"
Great job!

Vijay said...

Hey, you made this a pictorial dictionary rather than a photohunt. Good photos. Great effort. Thanks. :)

JC said...

Mmmm... cheese and wine, they are perfect together... but that cheese does look funky!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

When I see cheese like that,... I believe it is going to smell like stinky feet. Great photos, and have a great weekend.

meeyauw said...

I agree about the cheese and wine. And I wish you luck with that strike and the trash. That's a tough one!

julie said...

I love the cheese photo! Great funky photos you have.

have a great weekend! :)

Linda said...

I think I'll pass on the funky cheese, the funky wine, and the funky garbage but they were all great depictions for the theme!

Have a great weekend!

Surfergirl said...

ooh cheese and wine, funky divine! :D

mar said...

I had trouble posting one pic! great takes on the theme, great shots as well.
Happy weekend, hope the strikes ends soon!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I'm sure that last photo would pass as funky because of its smell.
Thanks for passing by.

CRIZ LAI said...

Gosh...those are real funky stuff. Dustbin?? Haha...nice one. Happy Weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-hunters-funky.html

RUTH said...

Cheese and Wine...a pefect combination! I remember some years ago when there was a strike here in the UK and the rubbish piled up for weeks. Not only a putrid smell but also a health hazard. Hope you get your garbage cleared soon.

ipanema said...

Funky wine, funky cheese = funky weekend! i love these two. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Congratulations for finding a photo to suit each definition of funky. Well done!

I love cheese. I would love to have some of those.

Such a long name for a wine. You're right, the name itself seems funky.

Thanks for the visit. Happy weekend!

MuseinMeltdown said...

Funky - could be my hair first thing in the morning !!!

Shani

Dragonheart said...

All great examples of funky! Certain cheeses, even when delicious, can definitely smell funky.

My funky photo.

Helge M. said...

When i see the word funky I think of funky music!

A. said...

Yes, good luck was needed. But it doesn't look as though you struggled at all! And I think I'll adopt your technique of "I am assuming they are funky since I need them to be". I'm sure could apply that in the future :)

Katya said...

Wow, multiple funky photos! What a great job of defining FUNKY! I certainly hope the garbage finds its way to the dump before things get REALLY funky!!!

Drew said...

I am glad your blog is not scratch and sniff.

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh hope the strike is resolved soon or the garbage will be more than funky to say the least LOL. Love your choices and descriptions Jmb. Great photos as usual.

eastcoastlife said...

Oooo.... your interpretation of funky cheese and garbage makes me wonder how they actually smell like? Hope the strike will be over soon, or else it would really be disastrous!

Happy weekend!

Heather said...

Goat cheese always smells very funky--and I LOVE it. :) And wine--I didn't know that one but the garbage, most definitely. :)

Lynn said...

Haha, the cheeses are funky because you need them to be. But they do look full of molds.

jams o donnell said...

My choice was rather easy, sadly. Great take on this week's theme. Wine and cheese are of course bliss, no matter how funky!

YTSL said...

Congrats on finding not just one but four funky photos! :)

Lord Trafalgar Rock Pigeon said...

Funky cheese? JMB - you all right?

jeannie said...

very FUNKY - Great take on the topic!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

That about covers it! :-)

SabineM said...

I LOVE CHEESE AND WINE! It is the new FUNKY!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

you are clever, jmb! I'd never have thought of looking for different definitions of the photo hunt word [not that I'm in it!] I just love the garbage can one!

jmb said...

Thank you all for coming by to visit my Saturday Photo Hunt pictures. Somehow we all managed something for the tricky theme.
regards
jmb

Lee said...

"Funky"...I thought it was also a meaning for "with it".

Steve G said...

When I hear funky, the song, Funky Cold Modena, comes to mind. Not that I was enthralled by the song, but it was popular at one time.

Liz said...

great photos for funky. I saw the ideal image but, needless to say, I didn't have my camera with me. And wasn't in the mood to look for anything else.

Thanks for your comments regarding losing Harvey. x

Paulie said...

I never heard of the spoiled/molded food one as funky definition until I looked it up in dictionary. I knew I had used the word growing up but it was not how i used it. (rad like) I don't have any funky food. lol I did nt participate this week but come see mine next week.

PLANET3RRY said...

Thanks for leaving a comment at my photohunt!!

You have LOTS of funky stuff for the Funky this weekend!