Meaner


We're halfway into January and the lack of posts on this here blog has turned my usual Zen-like demeanor, well, meaner. I'm trying to find the time and energy to get the ever-less-relevant year-end posts back online while not being too discouraged or distracted to write up anything new.

So it's as good an opportunity as any to post a sequel to "Mean", my inaugural offering of first-impression definitions for the (usually) nonsense collections of letters that appear during word verification when submitting comments on many Blogger blogs.

Here are a batch of some of the better ones I've come up with in the past month or so.

aphyla — Items belonging to no particular taxonomic category.

Bewowsor — "New from RonCo! A device guaranteed to fascinate your friends and loved ones! What does it do? It fascinates your friends and loved ones, we just told you. Order today and get not one but two Bewowsors for the price of one... You pay only shipping and handling. Does it work? Didn't you just order two?"

Bonicen — The multi-vitamin for folks age 100 and up.

chormur — The murmur in the audience between songs at the school-chorus concert.

dalog — A record of your father's whereabouts. (chiefly Irish)

dingated — A fancy-schmancy way of describing what happened to your car. "I'm glad we're insurified, 'cause that gentleman dingated our left bumpular area."

ecovis — (1) An electronic covis. (2) An environmentally friendly pair of Levi's jeans.

gengibl — Something or someone that can be compared to Genghis Khan.

horsogi — What happens when you leave your foal or filly out in the rain.

micess — Archaic feminine plural of mouse.

mistylog — What you get when you have to hose down the fireplace.

nonan — Toddlers on the loose!

ouctions — The practice among underground S&M clubs of raising money by auctioning off pain to the highest bidder.

sedatin — The act of puttin' somebody to sleep. Duh.

SOSIN — A failed distress signal. [Save Our Ship, It's... Never Mind]

unifall — One way to dismount from a unicycle or unicorn.

unpicka — The little-known code word in chess that, when shouted within five seconds of touching a piece, lets you select a different piece instead.

UnSemana — Barenaked Ladies' Spanish fan club.

6 comments:

Joan Crawford said...

unpicka — The little-known code word in chess that, when shouted within five seconds of touching a piece, lets you select a different piece instead.

Haha! This also counts with boxes of donuts.

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

I definitely have WAY too much fun with these verification words. Sometimes I find myself tempted to go onto random blogs just so I can try to define them.

"Hi there. Don't know you and could care less about whatever you talked about but you had the BEST verification word, so I HAD to post!"

Verification: qualist - someone who is over focused on keeping everything even.

Joan Crawford said...

"New from RonCo! A device guaranteed to fascinate your friends and loved ones! What does it do? It fascinates your friends and loved ones, we just told you. Order today and get not one but two Bewowsors for the price of one... You pay only shipping and handling. Does it work? Didn't you just order two?"

I will continue to post back your own words followed by "L-O-L!!1!!" until you get back to it, Mister!

Blam said...

I've been writing, Joan, you just haven't seen the results. 8^) Thanks, though. And I did just post some television talk, which if it doesn't disappear should lead to more.

Joan Crawford said...

What is happening?! I came back to comment on your new entry and -ZAP- it's gone! Perhaps your dealings with Evil Blam are effecting your blog's ability to retain posts?

EVIL BLAM! EVIL BLAM!

Will she do it? Yes, she will:

EVIL BLAM!

Evil Blam said...

What is this place, eh, and wherefore hast the Joan Crawford summoned me? I have many hours of scaring children away from their delicious maple-sugar candies ahead of me. Also, there is a date with a hootenanny, eh.