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Subject: create a new word
From: open mike
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 06:02 PM

We have invented seeral new words here.
some come about thru typos, and others
from new applications of old terms. In
the Chat today we have come up with a couple.
Anyone have any others?


Wongerful

Bummocks ... cross between bums and bollocks.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: open mike
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 06:06 PM

this should ber in the b.s. department

Javem.....Coffe house muzak


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 06:33 PM

"seeral" words which come in bunches during a trance.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: GUEST,pdq
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 07:00 PM

BLOG: a cross between a "BL-under" and a "b-OG".


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 07:03 PM

A "Mike-or-Dave"-- a hand truck, used now that the two teen brothers have moved out of the house taking their muskles with them!

As in, "Honey, couldja fetch the Mike-or-Dave and move this crap?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Peter Woodruff
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 07:49 PM

I spent the weekend at the Essex County Club so I could attend all the festivities for my nephew Tom's and his bride Carrie's wedding in Manchester by the Sea. We all came down to breakfast the first morning to discover a desert for a breakfast. Ever have toast with no butter? The little foil wrapped packets were actually chocolate. We enjoyed? the incontinental breakfast.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: open mike
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 08:02 PM

i was just thinking (as i was pulling weeds in the garden)
that BLOG might mean weB LOg. Any one know of the actual
origin of this term? I have been only hearing it recently.


oh and yes, my favorite "sniglet" is the name given to
restaurant workers (waiters, waitresses) who grind pepper
onto your salad (soup, etc.) the Peppier (pep-ee-ay)


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Peter Woodruff
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 08:06 PM

Should one also tip the Peppier? for an unwanted service?


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 08:23 PM

So is the person who grinds Parmesan cheese onto your Italian dinner a "fromagier" or (my preference) a "cheeser"? Or the the cost of the meal determine the title?

I've always thought of the sommelier as the "wino" and the waiter who pulled the cork out of the bottle of wine as a "jerker."


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 08:25 PM

Peter Woodruff:
Never mind the "incontinental breakfast", I know that 'duvets' are now termed 'Continental Quilts', do bedwetters have "Incontinental Quilts" ?

Nigel


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: The Barden of England
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 08:52 AM

'Sumwatt' - Failure to add up electrical use properly, causing huge shutdowns to the grid.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Allan C.
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 09:32 AM

You'll find a few gems here.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Allan C.
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 09:37 AM

By the way, what is it with the pepper grinders anyway? Is it assumed that customers are too technologically challenged to operate such a complicated machine? I find it absolutely insulting.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 09:43 AM

The new Nissan Micra adds come up with a few. The one they don't mention is SHIny and briTE...

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Amos
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 09:49 AM

It zealous service, Allan -- not an insult!! It is supposed to be a luxurious little consideration.

A


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: mack/misophist
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 11:42 AM

Been there, done that. 'Misophist' is a new word. The official definition is ' a man who eats peanut butter while contemplating a mirage.' Sort of the opposite of philosopher.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Chip2447
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 01:27 PM

While splitting wood for the stove one day I discovered "octify". If "rectify" indicates finding a solution to a problem..Octify fixes that problem into eight pieces...Along those lines, it has since become a standard of mine used when smashing something to bits.

Then there is "Glork" the sound a bullet makes when it hits a meaty, fleshy body. Usually reserved for TV.

And Spooge, anything unpleasant and usually unidentifiable that is left somplace it shouldn't have.

Spooged, stepping in, or getting spooge on your person.

While technically not a NEW word, I use howrya alot.

Chip2447


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: kitchen piper
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 03:36 PM

One I've been using for a while, as I'm on the computer so much is

quat

The past past tense for quit. ie to quit a computer program, "I quat"

lol
:-))
Vix


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 03:37 PM

Um............... Chipper..... erm, "spooge" is already taken...... with a specific meaning assigned, to which some react with the feelings you reflect..... somebuddy help me out here.....

~S~


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 03:49 PM

George Orwell devoted one of his essays to what he saw as a lack of words in some areas of the English lexicon. One of the samples he cited was nostalgia, around which there were nuances of emotion for which no words yet existed. Anyway, he seemed to think he was stuck with whatever was then available. for he observed that "the art of writing lies largely in the perversion of words." I appreciate the ingenuity shown here in carrying our vocabulary to new heights, but I think the Orwellian view still holds good for the moment.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Chip2447
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 05:00 PM

Ah yes Susan, you are indeed correct, but locally spooge has grown beyond the definition that you refer to. Bubble gum on hot pavement is spooge as is baby puke. Around here you can get spooged by a skunk, or by a water balloon. If I were to take a high dive off onto pavement, what remained of me would most likely be refered to as spooge. That unknown, unidentifible green stuff that grows in my fridge is technically spooge as well. A pedestrian, a mud puddle, and a careless driver are ingredients for a good spooging.

I have heard SPLORK used as a replacement for a particularly messy GLORK. perhaps, this is a spooge/glork combination...

I should have Quat long ago, but I'm still looking to octify a broken computer, I hope I dont glork someone and turn them into spooge when I toss this thing out of the window!!!

Chip2447


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: rock chick
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 05:12 PM

eejit as my Irish friend signed himself, who was i to argue with him


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 05:40 PM

Sir! I can assure you (most emphatically), that neither in your neighborhood nor in mine shall I be "spooged by a skunk, or by a water balloon," whatever your quaint local customs may be (in reality or in your own somewhat.... odd... imagination)!

Why the very idea has me all-bungled-up-inside, as my pal Lou says about internal tangles!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 06:02 PM

Tonights offering was 'pnone' - that word given to phones that ring but on answering them, there is never anyone there.

We had a serial pnoner a while ago - someone would phone us and leave long silences on the answerphone.

LTS


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Amos
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 07:24 PM

Here's a reference regarding spooge. Sorry you asked...


A


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 07:31 PM

Spunk-y!

~S~


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: open mike
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 09:07 PM

i often create new words from typos
today i created 2 new seasons
wummer and sinter
i presume one is 1/2 way between winter and summer
and the other is 1/2 way between summer and winter..
perhaps these are the autumnal and vernal equinoxes?!


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 09:31 PM

Seasons in Indihio and Ohdiana.

~S~


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: reggie miles
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 11:27 PM

Hmm, half way between wummer and sinter or sinter and wummer would lead me to imagine that they should be more correctly refered to as fring and spall or fang and sprill.

I took a soundboard from a 100 year old German piano (the piano didn't work anyway) and "reinguitarnated" into the face of my resophonic guitar. The guitar I built is my own unique hybrid cross between a Dobro and a National style resonator so I call it a "Nobro".


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: open mike
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 12:17 AM

isn/t a piano sound board huge and weighs about a ton?
how the guitar feel about being inguitarnated?
or how did the piano feel for that matter?
have a picture?\
nice to see you again, nobro.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Chip2447
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 12:45 AM

Me, an odd imagination? Why thank you M'dear, that is the one of the nicest things anyone on the "CAT" has ever said to me.

WHOO HOOOO!!! It's official. I'm an ODD DUCK!!!

Sorry Geoff, but I have to steal your signature line tonight, I'll change the spelling and still give you full credit.

KWACK KWACK
Chip2447(an official oddity)


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: LadyJean
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 12:50 AM

Many years ago, I had a very destructive kitten. It was then that I came up with the term kittastrophe. When you hear a crash, and the kitten comes charging down the hall, and hides in the closet, you know there's been another kittastrophe.
(The destructive kitten is now a very fat cat.)


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: reggie miles
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 04:17 AM

open mike, believe me the piano felt nothing. It was already dead. Actually the soundboard is the spruce resonator on the back of all upright pianos and doesn't weigh much atall. I think you are refering to the what's known as the harp (in pianny terminalology) that thing which holds all of the strings in place and is made of some serious metal. It is connected to the soundboard but can be extrickated with one rusty bladed, worn-out, skillsaw. At least, that's what I used. Old Sarky is what I call mine.

The guitar, on the other hand, has been in a comma <(no, that's not a typo) for years ever since but through constant vigilance, reconstructive surgery, physical therapy and a lifetime of kemo we're hoping that eventually it will make a miraculous recovery as a salad bowl or planter some day.

LadyJean sounds like your wee kitten could have used some Kittatonic to mellow out. I here it's on sale at the Mudcat Farmusee.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: sian, west wales
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 07:21 AM

A friend and I are godparents to 4 kids. He insists on referring to us as God and Goddess; I consider us to have 50-50 shares in 3 goddettes and 1 godling.

I also have another 2 (1 boy, 1 girl) in another family, but they don't use the term 'godmother'. The Dad suggested earth mother, which makes me feel like the Goddess of Willendorf (OK - there may be similarities, but I'm in denial) so if ANYONE can think of a better word, please let me know!

sian


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 07:34 AM

i like 'avant garde a clue!' think it was in a film-don't recall name-about a soul band in ireland.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 07:36 AM

rembered!- 'The Commitments'


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Tig
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 08:33 AM

Before Badger and I were married we lived together for some years.

My Dad used to thoroughly enjoy introducing John to people like the local vicar as "My Sin-in-Law"!


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 08:46 AM

sian - I have friends who don't want to use the term "godparent" - they use "pledge-parent" or oath-parent"


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: sian, west wales
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 09:10 AM

Sounds a bit like a Sorority/Fraternity, MM. Would that make me their Significant Oather?

sian


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 09:23 AM

dord= density?

http://www.snopes.com/language/mistakes/dord.htm


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: reggie miles
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 11:23 AM

I could have sworn I wrote Old Sparky not Sarky. It was late or early, or maybe it was somewhere inbetween. I guess that'd be learly.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Hollowfox
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 12:00 PM

Dwil. Actually an acronym for Deal With It Later. Originally referred to boxes of stuff that needed sorted. They still do.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Jim McLean
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 12:08 PM

When my son was a toddler, he referred to radiaters as 'radi-heaters' and liquidisers he called 'soup-erdisers'.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: open mike
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 03:40 PM

is a liquidiser a blender?
or an osterizer...which i
think is from a family nema Oster.
I remember the Waring Blender is from Fred Waring
(who led a chorus called the Pennsylvanians)
who invented the tool to prepare food for his
mother who had a swallowing disorder or some
throat thing...


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 03:46 PM

I seem to remember a wonderful dictionary by I think Douglas Adams....lost my copy :(


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 04:01 PM

In the distant past I invented a word to describe the occurance of some notion dawning on two or more people at the same time. It's spelled 'pnoc' but pronounced 'cunumdenum.'


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Beccy
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 04:09 PM

My favorite un-word is one invented by my husband:

"gription"

It is like friction and gripping combined- lovely word. Usage?

"The sandpaper on the edge of the steps provides gription."

Beccy


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 04:42 PM

An acquantance of mine in the early 70's used a unique term all his own... "kreech"

It meant to react with horror, disgust, etc, as in "When I saw that horrible mess in the kitchen I just kreeched!"

To kreech properly involved a sharp, noisy intake of breath through clenched teeth (not through the nostrils!), accompanied by a pained facial grimace, pulling back the lips, contorting the facial muscles, and squinting the eyes.

A really good kreech was quite impressive.

- LH


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: JennyO
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 07:47 PM

I believe the Douglas Adams book is called "The Meaning of Lif". It gives new creative meanings to place names (of course they are all in the UK). I might get round to finding it one day when I unpack all my books.

I also invented some Australian ones a few years ago (the list is also lost somewhere in the bowels of the house). I am just trying to recall some of them:

Sydney - a position between sitting and kneeling
The Grampians - a condition suffered by old people early in the morning
Woolwich - what you get from wearing some types of jumpers
Mildura - those stubborn marks you can't get off bathroom tiles, also known as Greystanes
Forbes - a creeping feeling in the stomach from that curry you ate last night

more when I think of them..................

Jenny


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Donuel
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 12:31 AM

antiflaccidosis

Schwartcism

Bushardly

elhacktions

pensionility


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Celtaddict
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 08:48 PM

When you go into the next room and forget why you went there, you are having an attack of destinesia.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Celtaddict
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 08:49 PM

Bouncing around in a clumsy way, as the activities of a young calf, is called fronking.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Sep 03 - 12:48 AM

SCR disease. It's like CRS (Can't Remember Shit) disease only much worse. Not only can you not remember shit, you can't even remember the right name for the disease.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: open mike
Date: 11 Sep 03 - 01:41 AM

i have a friend who has a generic name for additives
(especially in toothpaste) Asceum Glorbates...
perhaps can also be ingredients in food with
lots of chemicals...
we used to call this type of food "skonk" food.
that would mean anything that is not necessarily good for
you=--=junk food


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Bert
Date: 11 Sep 03 - 10:07 PM

That horrible little VW is called a BUGLI

and a Chattery is a cell phone battery, at least when my daughter uses it.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: mouldy
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 02:15 AM

Playing scrabble in the 70s, my other half insisted that "gutwaver" and "unwet" were allowed. Well I could perhaps have let him get away with the second (even though it wasn't in the dictionary), but "gutwaver"...it was the only way he could use all 7 tiles at one go!

Mind you, remembering how he has been affected in the past by food that was a bit suspect...

Andrea


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 12:04 AM

When I'm absorbed in computer work, I think my so-called left brain switches off and my right brain takes on a bigger role than usual. That's when I use the terms minus-ify (minimize) and plusify (maximize) to myself.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: gnomad
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 09:50 AM

Incredulate - To make somebody believe something which any rational person would recognise as nonsense.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: C-flat
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 02:03 PM

Just found these today in my inbox;-

TESTICULATING - Waving your arms around and talking bollocks.
BLAMESTORMING - Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and deciding who was responsible.
PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE - The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
OHNOSECOND - That minuscule fraction of time during which you realise that you've just made BIG mistake.

C-flat.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: GUEST, TheBigPinkLad
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 06:15 PM

I thought I had invented this:

drape vt: cover in cloth or similar material

but when I looked it up in the dictionary someone had already beaten me to it. Here's the strange thing though ... it has exactly the same meaning ...


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 10:17 PM

My wife Jade is Chinese. She came up with the word 'bargue' to argue and bargain at the same time. A nessecity in China.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: open mike
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 01:19 AM

the only threads that exist as far as i can see here
are the saved ones in the "traced threads" on my personal
page. now they are tracerrated.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:30 AM

my wife's family name for recipes made from leftovers, all mixed together with few identifiable parts. (sometimes applied to casseroles which one actually chooses the ingredients.)

Oobleck


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: frogprince
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 11:59 AM

circumlocution: talking one's foreskin off.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Cluin
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 03:37 PM

Vacuulation - Using the Hoover for an unrecommended purpose.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: gnomad
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 04:32 PM

For JennyO, just in case the book never turned up:

Meaning of Liff


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 05:00 PM

A friend of my mom's came up with "Fubb" some 30-40yrs. back. It means a person who loves an animal. Not the mindless idiocy of Disney, assigning human characteristics to them; or saying you love animals in the aggregate. This means someone who doesn'tnecessarily like animals or the idea of "pets", but has been drawn in to the "support" circle of a particular, individual animal. This person recognizes the limitations of the particular animal, learns over time benavioral signals of the creature, and respects the "personality"(? animal-ity?) and individual intelligence of that being. That is a "Fubb".

I think there are some fubbs in this cafe.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 05:59 PM

Bargue

What you need to do when shopping at a market here. Bargaining and arguing, Jade came up with it.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 07:54 PM

Hasn't anyone mentioned blickify yet? ( make into a blue clicky)


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 12:47 AM

Wonky. As in "wonky fingers". "You've got wonky fi-i-i-i-i-ngers!"

It means creepy, nasty, slimy, grabby fingers. Imagine the young Jerry Lewis groping somebody and you've got the picture...


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Gurney
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 04:29 AM

Up in the serious section is a thread 'Who's going to Tonder.'

I used to do some of that, wandering-tottering. Something to do with Barley Wine.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: JennyO
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 10:07 AM

Thanks gnomad. The book did turn up fortunately, but it's still nice to have it online as well!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: curmudgeon
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 10:41 AM

A new verb, to "shamble" ie., to ploddingly wander about, mentally or physically , with no discernable destination, that information being known only to the shambler.

Now I must go do my penance on another thread - Tom


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: GUEST,Cod Fiddler
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 10:53 AM

"Testiculate" is my favourite. It means to gesticulate while talking bollocks.

"Grismal" is a nice mix of "grim" and "dismal". Hull on a rainly day perhaps?

"Diagony" is desperation suffered by someone trying to walk quickly on a crowded pavement.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 06:39 PM

'shamble' has been used like that for ages...


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Aug 05 - 07:11 PM

"Pachydermatology"

the practice of keeping elephant's skin comfy.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: moongoddess
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 10:27 AM

yeasterday - how long my bread has been rising


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Tam the man
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 10:43 AM

getfifu ya basa


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Tam the man
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 10:43 AM

I meant getifuryabassa


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: GUEST,Fullerton
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 02:25 PM

colondrious - like a colonder, leaky, full of 'oles.

I made that word up when I was little.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 18 Aug 05 - 06:10 AM

G'day,

Last night Patricia, a friend and I went to see a musical in the ShowRoom at Sydney's Star Casino.

The foyer and staircase ( ... and the lower walls ...) are all in synthetic "stone) reconstituted from black rock and sand ... with shards of silver mirror scattered all through the surface.

Glitterrazzo!

Regard(les),

Bob


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 05:53 AM

My own invented word is 'wimpaceous'. I reserve for those days when I wake up feeling out of sorts but can't quite summon up the energy or courage to ring in sick - so go in anyway and sit at my desk feeling miserable.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: GUEST,wld
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 02:46 PM

I suppose our main collective contribution has been 'mudcatter'

martingibsonesque.....?


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 07:55 PM

Supercalifragilisticexpelaid...

What?

Oh, sorry!


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 08:39 PM

Confluent: mixes together in such a way as to become a formless mass.

Like Shambles' threads complaining about the way the forum is moderated. Or like the MOABS thread.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Cluin
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 12:38 PM

We need a new word to label the feeling/state/action of only noticing a typo AFTER posting.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 01:41 PM

blathertwaddle: balderdash, nonsense, rubbish, vain and empty talk.

bilgeroar: see "blathertwaddle".

filch-ranger: a bothersome but essentially quite trivial pest (like my dachshund when he is barking at something that is 3 miles away)

Ream-nosed Romflombler: an exceedingly rare bird, so rare in fact that no one has seen it yet.

Glebe: Another rare variety of bird. Includers the Swanson's Glebe, the Ruffed Glebe, the Great Northern Glebe, the Speckled Glebe, the Whistling Glebe, the Western Glebe, the Grey Glebe, the Golfer's Glebe, the Pestilent Glebe, the Red-headed Glebe, the Downy Glebe, the Forest Glebe, the Praire Glebe, the Florida Glebe, the Common Albanian Glebe, the Peckerson's Glebe, the Arborial Glebe, the Wandering Glebe, the Bald Glebe, the Yellow-Bellied Glebe, the Giant Glebe, the Mute Glebe, the Bishop's Glebe, the Variegated Glebe, the Stalking Glebe, the Foxglove Glebe, the Maundering Glebe, the Barred Glebe, the Incontinent Glebe, the Lesser Glebe, and last, but.....well, just last, I guess.....the Least Glebe!


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: open mike
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 01:57 PM

i had forgotten that i started this thread..here is a word i came up
with after cleaning up fire rubble...."frubble"

you would not believe how much trash is left when a fire burns 59,000 acres of trees, houses, vehicles and everything....


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 01:59 PM

Not new, but from my high school years, sixty or so years ago:

"Gesundheit! You snoze!"    (past tense of sneeze)

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 02:00 PM

You have snoozen.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 02:05 PM

Open Mike asked:

isn't a piano sound board huge and weighs about a ton?

Laurel, you're referring, I think, to the frame of the piano.

The sound board would be pretty large in plan, but very thin, made out of spruce or something like that.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 05:11 PM

"Another rare variety of bird"

Like the Yellow-Topped, Marble-Backed Clattering Jay?


or the Red-Breasted Bed Thrasher?


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Leadfingers
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 05:12 PM

If Filth is Pollution , and a rich man is a Putocrat , is some one who is filthy Rich a Pollutocrat ?


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 05:48 PM

A Paraphrenic = one who regularly uses the emergency chute.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 06:09 PM

tandependentious - Pretentious, pompous, overly serious in one's speech and deportment.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 06:11 PM

maundering - complaining, arguing, and carrying on in an exessive, irksome, and inappropriate fashion.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 06:14 PM

An example of new words in use: "I've had enough of your maundering, tandependentious blathertwaddle," said the Ream-nosed Romflombler to the Peckerson's Glebe. "You're nothing but a corpulent, pettifogging filch-ranger!"


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Cluin
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 04:57 PM

A fecanese... any variety of small dog that produces far too much poop for its size.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:43 PM

Thought that was a shitzu!!!


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Ed T
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 06:15 PM

"bipolar opposite"


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Genie
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 11:46 PM

I (as far as I know) made up and am still using the term "e-dress" as a shorter and easier term for "email address" than "email addy."
It still hasn't caught on, apparently, but I can't quite understand why, when I continually run across other, similar terms such as "e-tail" (electronic retail) and "e-commerce."

That's my term, an' I'm stickin' to it!


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 12:16 AM

I've seen that term around for years, Genie. Often without the hyphen.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Escapee
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 02:43 AM

My six year old grandson calls his infant cousin his grandsister.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: gnu
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 05:37 AM

Cluin... fecanese... hahaha, I LOVE it!

When communicating on the itnernut (yes, internut), I dunno why so many people ask me what I mean when I say I sent them an e. Or, what I mean when I ask them for their eaddy.... okay, that one, maybe.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 07:39 AM

Peewaddle ! = nonsense, bollocks (being spoken)

When a grave mistake has been made : I've bopped a drollock.

Divlock - combination of 'divvy' and 'pillock'


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: topical tom
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 09:18 AM

"Globbers" for rubber gloves.


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Genie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 12:41 PM

Interesting that you've often seen "e-dress" or "edress," Cluin.   I've been using it for about 10 years and never once seen anyone else use it.
Your experience seems more normal, though, since the term follows naturally from all the other "e-" neologisms (etrade, etail, email, e-commerce).


Another I've made up pertains to a condition my cat regularly gets in summertime, when the fleas get really active. (It can be controlled with flea collars and, if necessary, shots from the vet, but I've never been able to prevent it completely.) Fleas bite, then the cat scratches the bites and gets a skin irritation and scabs from scratching them. There's an actual veterinary medical term for this - some sort of contact dermatitis - but my way of referring to it is:

"Secondary flea-bitis."


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Genie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 12:47 PM

Uncle Dave O, harking back to high school days, you may have heard these:

"bluefish" - past tense of "blowfish"

"blice" - plural of "blouse"

"spice" - plural of "spice"

"kleenices" - plural of "Kleenex"


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Genie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 01:19 PM

One I've heard a lot, over the past few years is
"craptastic."   Meaning, is not obvious, is "amazingly crappy."

But I think the field of psychology could use more terms for its sub-areas of study:

"ohsittology"   - the study of sudden strong negative emotional responses

"priogotry" - racism, sexism, or other prejudice expressed in especially obnoxious fasion or by especially obnoxious people


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 03:58 PM

Thurber coined the term carcinomenclature
Useful term


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Genie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 04:02 PM

One that needs no explanation:

"mammOWWWgram"


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 04:22 PM

swandipitous - astonishing


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Lox
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 08:06 PM

Been looking through to see if someone provided an explanation of "BLOG" and couldn't find one - apologies if I overlooked it, but here it is as I undestand it.

Blog ---> looks like ---> Biog.

Biog is short for Biography.

Ta daa   ^_^


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Subject: RE: create a new word
From: Genie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 09:44 PM

Lox, the derivation of "blog" is simply that it's a shortened form of "weblog."

Much as I used to call mushrooms "shrooms" -- which my Brit boyfriend thought was weird, though I later discovered that term was in common usage among users of the psychedelic varieties.

Genie


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