Old and Mean


I'm not feeling particularly grumpy, nor am I going to wax philosophical about age here like I did in my last birthday post. Really the title is just to keep up the usual conceit of my word-verification definition offerings. For those not familiar with the phenomenon, I've explained it on the dedicated page that collects accumulated entries to date.

antick — [an tik] n. 1. Ye olde foolish behaviour. 2. Half ant, half tick.

bledlump — [bled lump] 
n. A smidge of clotted exsanguination.

botica — [bah tih kuh] 
n.  The study of 'droids and other 'tomatons.

Clola™ — [cloh luh] Clam-flavored cola. [Don't knock it 'til you've tried it.] [Uh... But don't try it.]

derbsaly — [durb suh lee] 
adv. About or referring to a horse race (or a sporting contest in general). "Derbsaly speaking, Kentucky is my favorite."

exess — 1. [eks iss] 
n. A former girlfriend. 2. [eks essn. Too many former girlfriends.

exesseri — [ek sess uh ree] 
pl. n. Bangles worn by your former girlfriend.

funce — [funss
n. Enjoyable action that can't be repeated.

gyrat — [jy rat] 
n. Twirling vermin.

loqui — [loh kwy] 
pl. n. Positions of talkativeness.

misolit — [mee soh lit] 
n. Emerging genre of stories about Japanese seasoning.

pargenti — [par jen tee] 
pl. n. Average Italian men.

poldo — [pahl doo] 
n. Mitt Romney's hair.

sailati — [say lee ah tee] 
n. 1. The yachting class. 2. Italian ice cream... on a boat!

sparf — 
[sparfv. Vomit while training for the big fight.

thloge — [thlohj
n. Slang term for die-hard student of God and religion. "You hear that dude goin' on about the role of the redactor in crafting what we now consider the canonical Genesis? Man! Guy's a total thloge!"

zygrate — [zy grayt] 
v. Shave off bits of a fertilized egg. 

7 comments:

El Qué said...

A bunch of awesome as always, Blam.
Happy birthday! ^_^

Joan Crawford said...

Happy Birthday, Blam!

Clola, gross! Have you ever heard of Clamato? It's big in Canada. It's clam/tomato juice and it's used to make a "Caesar" (which is just a Blood Mary but with more clam).

Arben said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Blam! (I missed it by one minute. Sorry...)

Arben said...

Lotsa good ones this time... My favorites were bledlump, funce, and sparf. While zygrate is a stroke of genius -- and of course luck -- it also makes me a little squeamish.

Teebore said...

Happy (belated) Birthday Blam!

@Joan: Have you ever heard of Clamato? It's big in Canada. It's clam/tomato juice and it's used to make a "Caesar"

We have Clamato here in MN, but I never imagined it was used to make a specific drink different than a Bloody Mary.

What will Canada think of next?

Blam said...


Thanks, everybody!

Arben: I missed it by one minute. Sorry...

No you didn't; I got your E-mail. I've always carried over "the birthday feeling" 'til the next day, anyway, since I was born at 7:30 p.m. (during a full moon, which figures).

Joan: Have you ever heard of Clamato?

I have — that's what made me think of "Clola" in the first place. But I didn't know that Clamato was used in Bloody Marys, which I'd thought it were just tomato juice and vodka; then again, I've never actually had a Bloody Mary (or even a Virgin Mary) since I don't like tomato juice. And I've never heard of a Caesar. I'm kind-of glad to hear that Clamato is used in mixed drinks, actually, because I've seen it on supermarket shelves and that at least makes marginally more sense than people drinking it straight. I'll stick to using clam stock and tomatoes in my actual food, thanks.

Teebore: What will Canada think of next?

Since according to Joan Canada didn't get iced coffee until 2009, my guess is New Coke.

Teebore said...

Since according to Joan Canada didn't get iced coffee until 2009, my guess is New Coke.

Ha! It's funny cuz it's (probably) true!