Turd Ferguson

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Recognize the name?

Well, if you haven’t heard of Turd Ferguson, the name originally came from Saturday Night Live’s “Celebrity Jeopardy.” Norm MacDonald played Burt Reynolds, who changed his name to “Turd Ferguson” during the game because he thought “it [was] a funny name.” Indeed, it is a funny name. πŸ˜†


Well, I have my very own Turd Ferguson in my life:


Now, don’t get me wrong, Murphy is a really good dog. Mal and I say this all of the time, and I don’t know how we got so lucky wit him. But, like every dog, Murphy can be really annoying. And, like most pugs, he can also be really stubborn. So, when he’s being annoying/stubborn, we call him “Turd” because he’s basically being, um, a turd.

For instance:

When his inner Sock Monster comes out.

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Or when his peanut butter addiction takes over and he chews the dishtowels in the kitchen.


Or when he puts up a fight after a bath.

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Or when he pouts because he doesn’t want to walk anymore. Poor baby.


I love my dog more than anything in the whole world, but sometimes, he can be a big, fat turd.

So, that’s where Murphy got his nickname. It’s usually “Turd” for short, but sometimes, we call him “Turd Ferg.” He doesn’t seem to mind. πŸ˜‰


I tried something new for breakfast this morning: The Fitnessista’s Perfect Protein Pancakes! πŸ˜€


I made some changes to the recipe because I didn’t have all of the ingredients that it called for. I used chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla and substituted oat flour for the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Baking Mix. I also doubled the recipe to make breakfast for my hubby. But, other than that, I followed the recipe! πŸ˜‰


As you know, I love pancakes, especially the kind that Mal makes for me. But, even after eating 4 or 5 or 6, I’m hungry again about an hour later. As Gina says: “Pancakes are like the sexy boyfriend with a lame-o personality- delicious, but lacking staying power.” Exactly. I love that Gina added some serious protein to this pancake recipe. These pancakes are hearty, delicious, and very filling– pretty much perfect in my book! πŸ˜€


I added mashed banana and hippy butter to my Perfect Protein Pancakes this morning.


And, of course, I had some iced coffee. I LOVE the Birthday Cake flavor!!! Β :mrgreen:


Check out the mess behind my breakfast! I usually push random crap stuff out of the way to take photos of my meals. Do other bloggers do this or am I just a lazy slob?


Did you notice my turtle plate this morning? I know you guys have seen these Thomas Paul Sea Life Plates on my blog a million times by now. They’re fun (and dishwasher safe), so I rock them almost everyday.


Anyway, you can get free shipping on them from now until Sunday with the coupon code shipfree4me. Don’t you think they are perfect for summer? Happy shopping! :mrgreen:

Question of the Day

Have you ever had an embarrassing or funny nickname? Please share!

P.S. I’m hosting a giveaway for a new salad bowl set on Trading Up Downtown this morning!



  1. My nickname is “Poot”…not because of why you would think, though! My dad used to call me “toot toot” and my sister wanted something to rhyme with “toot”, so she just started calling me “poot”. I came seem to escape the name, even though I’m 27!

  2. I totally think that Murphy has different faces/expressions in different pictures and you discribe those expressions so well. πŸ™‚ Umm are you kidding me……..I totally move junk every morning to take breakfast pics. Usually I take a pic of my food and then notice all the crap in the background so I move things and then take it again! That is lazyness at it’s finest. πŸ˜‰


  3. @Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches:


    It started out as pickel. Then it became “sweet pickel”. THEN for whatever reason my father started calling me boo fish. So naturally the nickname became “Sweet Pickel Boo Fish”.

    I was about 16 when this name evolved.

    Thank God it’s reversed back to just pickel.

  4. That is hilarious…my sister has called my daughter (who is almost 9) Turd Ferguson forever! And we shorten it to Turd Ferg as well…love it!!!!!!!!

  5. No way! We called my childhood dog “Turd Ferguson” too!!! He was the most passive-agressive beagle you’ve ever met. Still loved him πŸ™‚

    Don’t ask me where it came from, but the most embarrassing nickname my father has for me is “Stink Baby”. Cannot believe I just posted that…

    Have a great day, Tina! Murphy’s adorable pug mug brightened my day!

  6. I LOVE Celebrity Jeopardy. Turd Ferguson was one of my favorites ever!
    I had such an embarassing nickname in junior high. I can’t believe I’m even going to write it, but I’m really over it at this point…Morgasm. it was awful

  7. “Potent Potables for 500 Alex” – Some guy I dated called me “Jean Dog” on our first date…my girlfriends continue to call me that as a joke. Love reading your blog by the way!

  8. My dog is a turd, too!!!

    My nickname from college was “Poopers”. My roommates still call me that! Frehsman year I had a bit of an issue with IBS. Welp, I fixed THAT problem, unfortunately, I couldn’t fix the nickname!!

  9. Tina, can I ask something totally unimportant that I’ve been wondering for awhile? What the heck is :mrgreen:? I tried googling it, and I think I’ve seen it on Kath’s blog, but I have no idea what it is!

  10. oh — hey — it just showed up!
    I typed : mrgreen : with no spaces and that smiley showed up! mystery solved, lol

  11. BAHAHAHA…I LOVE that you titled this post “Turd Ferguson.” Celebrity Jeopardy on SNL has always been one of my favorite skits. I love Sean Connery’s character…his crude mis-pronunciations crack me up the most πŸ˜›

  12. We have a one year old American Bulldog, Juno, whom we call Turd Bird. It’s nicer than calling her shit bird all the time. She is hard-headed as they come! Puppy hood was a major challenge, but we survived and it was worth all the stress. She’s my obedience school flunky. Hopefully in six to eight months and we will have the laid back dog we was wanting…

  13. Holy tissues. I am crying over here, hilarious. I have a jack russell, so I may have Turd’s closest competition.

    I was called Pickles by an old colleague, couldn’t even tell you why. WTH:)

  14. I loved Celebrity Jeopardy on SNL! Classic. My dog has a very bad inner sock monster! When he was about 9 months old, he ate part of a sock and got really sick. Now, if we let him anywhere near the dirty laundry basket…he goes right for the socks!

  15. i know this is going to sound really weird, but my hubby and i call one another turd ferguson all the time! well, only when one person is being ridiculous or something πŸ™‚ he also calls me Scooter (don’t know why…?) and my daddy calls me Froggie πŸ™‚ i love nicknames!

  16. CARROT CAKE???? CARROT MUFFINS???? Looked in your recipe tab and couldn’t find any for carrot cake/carrot muffins!

    A big disappointment!!! πŸ™‚

  17. Turd Ferg- hilarious nickname!! I think all pets are like that. I love my cats sooo much but I tell everyone that only a mother could love them. One looks like a train wreck, in fact a friend told me my cat looks like she came out of pet cemetary! The other one bites and scratches and wakes me up all night long, but I love them so much!

    My friends call me smash and or smashly bc i used to be quite the booze hound πŸ™‚

  18. My friends dad gave me the nickname of twinkie when I was growing up. When I was little I didn’t really have any muscle and was just a skinny little thing so that is where the name came from.

    I didn’t really like the name so I thought I was getting him back by calling him ho-ho, but the name didn’t stick.

  19. I LOVE the Turd Ferguson skit!

    My real name is Gavriel, and my family used to call me Gavrielli-Smelly-Jelly-Belly. I have no idea how it started, but it definitely stuck. (Who am I kidding?? They STILL call me that and I’m 22!)

  20. OMG!! I have to laugh at your post b/c my brother has a pug named Tater (I call her Tater Tot) but he also calls her Turd Ferguson!! and yes it is a funny name πŸ™‚
    I am thinking most pugs are Turds. So it is just not Murphy.

    and now I am craving pancakes.

  21. My nickname when I was very little was Biddy, as in old biddy, because we lived near an old folks’ home and I used to copy them and walk around all stooped like a little old lady… luckily I straightened up! Jx

  22. too funny about your dog! My little one is so bad sometimes, I call her a little stinker, and then that got shortened to stinky.
    I had a nickname in HS, I was called bird legs, b/c I am 5’9″ and I was ssooo skinny

  23. Every day of my Freshman year of High School I wore pink….and not just one item of clothing, it was head to toe! Ugh, I was so lame. Anywho, people started calling me Pepto Bismol! How sad is that?! Who would have thought that I would now be a buyer for a womens clothing boutique…and yes, we have clothes that are all different shades of color, not just pink πŸ˜‰ haha

  24. Ah! I laughed so hard when I saw the title — my husband christens one (or both) of our dogs a “Turd Ferguson” at least once a week. They’re total monsters.
    I don’t have a nickname to report, but I’ll ‘fess up and say I totally push things out of the way to take the food photos for my blog. If people only knew how much crap I was concealing…;)

  25. “It’s a big hat. It’s funny cause it’s a big hat” Ahh Celebrity Jeopardy. Good times!

    I don’t have any long standing nicknames – my husband and I call each other all kinds of names though. I rarely ever say his name to get his attention!

  26. I’m falling off my chair laughing…SNL Jeopardy is my favourite skit ever. My husband does a very funny impersonation of (SNL) Sean Connery.
    We have a Westie called Shonagh. We love her to bits but she has a lot of annoying (yet strangely endearing) qualities. We call her Nimrod, Sock-bandit, Stink-terrier, Shoshi, Dingledorf…the list goes on. I can’t imagine not having a pet; the comedic possibilities are simply endless.

  27. To #54, my husband’s nickname is “Pickle” because his/our last name is Pickett. Now I get “Mrs. Pickle” from his friends…whatever.

    When our lab Lucy is being bad, we call her “Goosifer”, because we usually call her Goose.

  28. I love that you call him that. I haven’t watched SNL in years (it’s on to late for me) but I love the old sketches.

    My friend and I called ourselves Sid and Jack in middle/high school and pretended to be old men. Some guy actually thought my real name was Sydney and Cynthia because of that. She still calls me that when I see her in my home town.

  29. Haha, that sketch is just about as good as they come! It actually brings back memories from high school where half the guys in my class were obsessed with quoting lines from SNL’s Celebrity Jeopardy.

  30. I am curious to see how the pancakes worked keeping you full. I love pancakes, but am always hungry shortly after eating them.

  31. Dear Murphy,
    You are adorable and funny. The perfect dog. Please do not get downhearted after mean old Tina wrote bad things about you.
    (just joking, Tina!)


  32. hahaah I love how the fitnessista put it with the pancakes, beacuse that is EXACTLY how I feel with them! they are amazing and taste incredible, but always leave me hankering for more! i gotta try her recipe!!

    ohh nicknames, I got TOO MANY!! Naomi…thats I MOAN backwards…enough said

  33. Oh, poor Murphy! πŸ™‚

    My cat sometimes acts crazy – which is when I tell her that’s she’s a fruit cake.

  34. I don’t have a nickname, but for some unknown reason, I have given my 3 cats nicknames. Sydney, Quincy and Casey become Boo-boo, Bud, and Doodlebug in the nickname world. I don’t even know where those names came from!!

  35. A bunch of my friends call me “worm” b/c I am famous for doing the worm (the breakdancing move πŸ™‚ usually while intoxicated. A few years ago I said I would do it ON THE BAR of our favorite local bar if our co-ed softball team went undefeated. Well, we did and I did. The bartenders there called me worm for so long that I’m not sure they knew my real name! I also did it at a friend’s wedding and let’s just say the worm + strapless dress = failure! Some of my girlfriends call me “Larry.” They once heard my mom say my name “Lauri” and thought with her Massachusetts accent that it sounded like Larry. They call my husband Curly – or Curls for short. And we once had a fish named Moe….True Story!

  36. Ahh, that pout when he doesn’t want to walk…so cute. haha.

    My nickname has been Dille cause its my middle name but I have seriously been called dildo…I didn’t laugh too much.

  37. Not embarrassing, at least for me but I, of course, get called Amelia Bedelia a lot. Other nicknames I have answered to – Millie, Mil, and for a short period of my middle school days, Hill Billy Millie. :-/

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