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beer foam issues - Political issue of little real substance when there are issues much more important that need to be dealt with.

e.g., Beltway politicians waste their time on beer foam issues when there are truly significant national problems that need their attention. | Interstate 70 is now almost eight years past the lifetime projected when it was constructed. Congress is doing little to nothing to see that it gets the maintenance it needs, instead expending its efforts on such beer foam issues as letting men use women's restrooms.

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tatas sauce - Originally a pleasant soothing creme for the udder of the cow, smells good, feels good, is good. Also benefits the hands which milk the cow, soft and lovely. Now available also for human female of the species, equally effective and beneficial to all.

e.g., At first we were skeptical, as befits the intelligent yet critical mind, but then were pleased to discover that well named tatas sauce did indeed soothe and smooth and often quite soften the appropriate tissues to the delight of the whole family, indeed.

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unfuture - A future as bad as "no future"

e.g., You have no future, enjoy it = enjoy your unfuture.

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proxymoron - If you can't do it yourself, let somebody do it for you. Perhaps someone else can do it as well as you can. It helps to be bright, educated, aware, but if necessary one might employ the proxymoron. A simple yes will do, uncomplicated but perhaps adequate and effective -- try it, you might even get to like it, guaranteed. A substitute, a stand in, maybe even better than the average, bear with me. {Duplicate.}

e.g., Please give us a chance, the proxymoron is a worthy person too, able to set the table, pick up sticks, feed the dead fishes, water the windows, tug it and hug it, what's more, and smile all the while. Proxymoron lives matter. too, to be sure, sir ... ?

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oxen cotton - The soft woolen undercoat of certain ox, which may be combed, spun, and wove into specialty garments, expensive, but worth every penny of it..

e.g., Wool can be itchy 'tho cotton's not rotten, silk dresses and tresses, materials improve, now we've gotten oxen cotton, it's the best thing we've gotten, soft, strong, and beautiful, 'tho essentially unaffordable ..

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groksee - To really understand, perfectly, completely, with depth and clarity ... with compassion, with heart and mind, utterly ... much more so than the average, man. {ED. See Robert Heinlein's "grok" in _The Man Who Fell to Earth._

e.g., In a sea of seething humanity we like to groksee that which be, for added value and effectiveness and success, realize the real, act and react in a superior way beyond the ordinary we pray -- and with help it's groksee proxy, we can always use a hand or two, or even a cast of thousands.

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equel - (EE-kwil; n.) A movie, television show, or other story that takes place at the same time as (and takes pains to refer to) another movie, show, or other story. [From "sequel," minus the "s."]

e.g., Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" is an equel to Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

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requel - (REE-kwil; n.) 1. A remake of a movie or show, 2. The reboot of a movie franchise; (v.) to remake a show or reboot a franchise.

e.g., Requels of "The Three Musketeers" seem to be legion. | Did they really need to requel "Spidereman"? The "Fantastic Four" requel didn't work.

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obliterati - those literati who try to obliterate the facts or truth

e.g., Beware the obliterati for they erase what others have written.

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liplink - Kiss, a kiss [cf German Liebling, if you wish].

e.g., Only way we are connecting any more is by occasional mild liplink when it happens to occur, nice but perhaps inadequate?

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multimanymuch - An extremely large number of or amount of, humongous, lots and lots of, really,really big.

e.g., At the Octonomical Games nex [sic] T'earthday team Red Shocks meet team Blue Blaze to determinate outcomes of longstanding interrivalries between, multimanymuch surgecrowds to be expected at..? [ week 32, 2065 ] p.i.e. 31415 ..

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signumology - Signumology is the study of miracles. Signum -- from the Latin for miracle and ology for the study of.

e.g., The most popular course at the Dominican Monastery is signumology.

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stable mate - A situation not equine, but sanguine, in which a domestic partner is unflappable, reasonable, and rational, and won't ever kick the boards in the stall when upset.

e.g., Advice to the young -- look beyond beauty and sex appeal. Regardless of the size of your home, too much emotion will crowd every room. For a lifetime of pleasure and companionship, you need a stable mate.

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scrutinizer - Someone who scritinizes: someone who examines something very carefully. The example is taken from a blog post: "Florida 2000 Election Fiasco...."

e.g., "Unfortunately, determining whether or not to accept a vote is based on having a ballot eyeballed by a group of people [a canvassing board] who attempt to divine the voters' intentions. Remember Broward County (I think it was Broward County) and the guy with the magnifying glass? And the woman who had no trouble at all determining that every ballot that came in front of her was a vote for a Democrat? No matter that the scrutinizers who had the ballots before she did couldn't determine how the ballots were marked even using a magnifying glass to enlarge their images, it was always easy for her to figure out with only the most cursory glance. If such ballot reviewers decide that they can clearly determine what the voter had in mind, then the vote counts. If they decide they can't determine what the voter had in mind, then the vote doesn't count."

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pussant - An inconsequential person, as in a pissant filled with pus. Cleary lower on the evolutionary scale than a pissant. Puissant as an alternative spelling doesn't work. Puissant means "having great power or influence." Pissants and pussants have neither. Created for use on the Internet, pussant is much more likely to get past robotic censors than pissant. Even live censors might give it a pass when they wouldn't give one to pissant.

The effect can be increased by using alliteration: e.g, pussified pussant. There are tons of adjectives that start with the letter p that can be combined with pussant to emphasize various pussant characteristics.

e.g., Given that the only time I get any flack on the Internet is when I step on a pussant, you must be a pussant. Go have some Ben and Jerry's and get a pedicure. You'll feel better.

{ED. Credit the last two sentences to the Internet poster who aimed his shot at the insufferable "PeterCorless."}

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mic drop - "Dropping a microphone as a dramatic gesture at the end of a performance or speech or a simulation of this."

e.g., President Obama's mic drop at the end of his comedy routine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last Saturday night struck me as a juvenile thing for him to do. Couldn't he have found a better way to show US that he is au courant with youth culture?

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enema list - A list of people you think would benefit from being given an enema. I recently had a six-pack of Fleet enemas delivered to my lifelong friend Jim (aka Press) -- because he's full of crap.

e.g., He told me just this morning that he's glad he's on my enema list. He says he hasn't opened the package yet, that he's using it to decorate his kitchen.

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alacritously - From the way it was used in a comment on the Internet, "Pattée Cross" seems to intend for this to mean something along these lines: with great alacrity, quickly, or rapidly. Take it as the adverbial form of alacritous: quick and eager.

e.g., "Obamao needs MORE bureaucrats to more alacritously process his Dreamer Army into the over-burdened Public Assistance System; get them driver's licenses; and use motor-voter laws to enfranchise his Invader Gimmegrants."

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josh - To Josh is to dissemble as a spokesman for obama. {Duplicate.}

e.g., "[T]here is no logical, or factual, reason whey [sic] the Obama Administration wouldn't prosecute [Hillary Clinton]." "You're Joshing US, right?"

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budoir patrol - The federal agency charged with protecting United States' bedrooms.

e.g., The Budoir Patrol is vastly more effective in doing its job than the US Border Patrol. But that's primarily because it isn't being hamstrung doing its job by Democrat politicians and flunkies inside The Beltway.

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dogma style - Some people have no style at all. It's like they blew in from Pluto much less dark side of Moon, comrades. Dogma style [is] meaning, strictly according to rules and regulations, laws, requirements, demands. Once you get used to it, it's quite similar to that "Sharia" stuff. Try it, somebody else might like it ... not.

e.g., Mine autonomous Uncle once decided to live his whole life according to the Principles of Dogma Style, very interesting. The commune evolved into group of logically sensibly Controlled yet Satisfied Unit. Nex trep [sic], pull plug, allow extreme dogma style to metamorphose into next rational development, with divine intervention, if really necessary.

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ptamma - When someone eats an Egg and it tastes delicious.

e.g., (Simon eats an Egg) "Mmmm, this egg is ptamma."

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musstretching - To do stretching exercises while you listen to music

e.g., I didn't hear my coach calling me because I was musstretching

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sninner - The word is a blind in which I gathered the words snack and dinner to express the meal that we eat after the afternoon snack and before dinner. It would be used when someone did not eat anything in the snack time and he also did not want to have a large dinner -- or have dinner before its usual time due to not being hungry or have some stuff during dinner time.

e.g., Tomorrow, we are going to a concert at 8 p.m so we will have a sninner at 7 p.m

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connectholic - A person who needs to be connected with others all the time.

e.g., I'm a connectholic because I need to be connected on internet, all the time.

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lovate - Used to express that you both love and hate a person.

e.g., I lovate my ex-boyfriend.

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computholic - Someone who is addicted to computers.

e.g., My son is a computholic.

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yold - A blend in which I have gathered young and old to describe a person who is young but behaves as an elderly one.

e.g., My friend Leticia is yold: she is 22 and she never goes out --only with her boyfriend, to whom she seems to be married.

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connectholic - A person who needs to be connected with others all the time.

e.g., I'm a connectholic because I need to be connected on internet, all the time.

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computholic - Someone who is addicted to computers.

e.g., My son is a computholic.

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stump-broke - He didn't use the term "stump broke," but a junior high school classmate of mine told me he had had sex with a cow, first mounting a stump before mounting the cow. Simply didn't occur to me at that age that he wasn't telling the truth. I recently learned the applicable slang to use to describe the cow: stump-broke, or stump broke.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

For those of you looking for meaning.


stump-broke

1. Unquestionably obedient. A "stump-broke" mule is a mule which has
been trained to back up to, and stand before a stump for purposes of
passive sexual intercourse.

e.g.,


'What's wrong with my nose? I'll tell you what's wrong with my nose. I
asked Gunther if he had his girl-friend stump-broke yet, and he hit me on
it, that's what.'

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oilitics - The politics of oil. I've tired of the beltway politicians -- years ago. Among several things I find particularly annoying is their oilitics. Will they ever take the steps necessary to making the United States energy independent -- or are they just going to continue to talk and never really do anything.

e.g., I've tired of the beltway politicians -- years ago. Among several things I find particularly annoying is their oilitics. Will they ever take the steps necessary to making the United States energy independent -- or are they just going to continue to talk and never really do anything. Nasty letter to follow.

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corn flake - ddd

e.g., ddd

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skirtish - Akirmish with a woman, aka a skirt.

e.g., I got into a skirtish with my wife over when I will cut the grass.

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outstoundishing - Outstanding, astonishing, and astounding. Hopefully it will replace those greatly overused words: awesome and amazing. {ED. Have you noticed how overused exclamation points are. My motto is "Let your words be your exclamation points. Sorry it took so long to get this entered -- I must have forgotten to his «add» when I ran across it earlier.

e.g., Wow! That Rolling Stones concert was outstoundishing!

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ludology - The study of games, a real word.

From Oxford dictionaries: The study of games and gaming, especially video games: "ludology, like the games it studies, is not about story and discourse at all but about actions and events."

e.g., since this is primarily a slang site, we’re pretty lax in terms of gramm

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"pop" corn - An ironic financial arrangement whereby adult children "treat" their father by purchasing his movie ticket and he pays for the snacks. However, the extensive and expensive modern movie fare means that Pop pays out several times the price of the tickets.

e.g.,
Thanks, kids, and I don't mean to rue it --
you want to buy my ticket, and it's kind of you to do it;
but I'm left broke and financially forlorn
when it costs me eighty dollar to buy the "pop" corn.

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spicelist - It is a specialist in spices and the use of them. Pronounced spice-sha-list.

e.g., Several major spice companies have introduced new spices that were developed by their specialists in spices, otherwise known as "spicelists."

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the wainwright phenomenon | machiavellean speculation, - What accounts for our experiencing that time seems to pass faster as we grow older. It's not necessarily that our contemporaneous experience of time is that it seems to pass faster -- to me, a twenty-four hour day still seems to last as long as it ever has -- but that our memory of an event that took place years ago causes us to think, "Has it really been that long since that happened?"

And, of course, the pseudocorollary says that when we go back to see places we experienced as a child, we will think, "Wow, this place seemed a lot larger when I was growing up."

e.g., "Mary Beth, have you noticed how much smaller Old Main seems to be than it was when we went to high school?"

"I have. Mike, it's the Wainwright Phenomenon again. ... Besides,the building is no longer there. It was torn down about thirty years ago. Hadn't you noticed?

«Unabridged»

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macroxenoglossophilia - Lover of long, strange words. I almost feel as if I'm cheating entering this. I thought of it only after seeing the pd entry for macroxenoglossophobe, a pseudo-word I can't recall ever seeing before today. (ED. Macroxenoglossophobe may actually be a real word. Hard to tell from what I can turn up with a Google search.)

e.g., "Some of my best friends are macroxenoglossophiles." "Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. When will they be getting out of prison?"

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kevin - (n.) A strip of bacon. [From movie star Kevin Bacon's name, but not capitalized.]

e.g., Hey, can I get a couple of kevins over here? I'm starving.

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chive - (Pronounced "KIVE," to rhyme with 'five'; n.) A repository of knowledge, especially one organized alphabetically, as in "R-chive," "Q-chive," "S-chive," "L-chive," etc. It's also useful for topically arranged repository, such as an "icthyo-chive" (about fish) or a "pharmakeia-chive" (or maybe just "pharma-chive," about drugs) or a "chive-chive" (about chives, scallions, onions, and similar herbs).

[Derived from the word "Archive," based on the "ar" being taken to mean "r." A friend and I were talking on the phone, and I mentioned a file being on my "f-drive." But he thought I'd said "s-chive." Once we worked out what he thought he'd heard me say, we came up with the "a-chive, b-chive, c-chive" idea fairly quickly. This entry is the result. (Cf. "nager" herein)] {Duplicate.}

e.g., "I am a student of chiropterans."
"Well, we have a huge chive on bats---that is, chiropterans."
"Is it in the C-chive?"
"No: we keep with our info on reclusive billionaire crime fighters ... in the Bat-chive."
"That is easily the worst pun I have ever heard."
"Yeah, sorry. Still, the info on bats really is over here in the B-chive."

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The Pseudo-Dictionary is a neologism-chive.

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dwimmercraft - (Rhymes with "HIM-er-laughed"; n.) 1. Magic, as in stage-magic: the mildly miraculous "fun" of illusion and sleight of hand; but also 2. black magic, as in sorcery: engagement in or manipulation of the powers and deceits of the enemy.

[From the Old English dwimor "phantom, illusion" + craeft "art," often (usually) applied back among the Anglo-Saxons to magic that is either evil or at least non-Divine.]

e.g., "The amazing Armando?"
"Yeah: he's a magician. He's really good. The kids love him."
"Hm. He practices dwimmercraft."
"What?"
"But the innocent stuff, right? Not the dark crap."
"What are you talking about?" "He's dwimmercrafty."
"Dimmer ... ?"
"Never mind. How much does he charge?"
"$200 a show."
"Wow. Dwimmercrafty for sure."

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tora - (n.) An overbearing woman.

[From the Spanish toro "bull," with a feminine ending. Some will condemn the word as yet another put-down of strong women by men who fear them. But I know many many strong women. I also know various toras, all of whom seem to think that their femininity is somehow bad and that if they pretend to be masculine, it will somehow empower them. In short: I'm not against strong femininity; the toras are.]

e.g., "Wow. Your boss is a jerk!"
"Tell me about it: all she does is strut around chewing that stupid gum and talking like a drill sergeant."
"A total tora."

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skinship - (n.) 1. a. A relationship advanced far enough to allow physical contact (beyond handshakes or the occasional bump); b. a relationship as in sense 1, but with skin-to-skin privileges; 2. Physical contact as a means of bonding (a parent hugging their little one, for example, or close friends sharing a supportive hug).

[Apparently a term from Japanese and/or Korean, where it is used solely in sense 2. That's evidently still a common definition, and it corresponds to the definition I looked up on the Urban Dictionary. Sense 1, however, is the one I heard from my 21-year-old son, who seemed surprised I didn't know the term. I don't think he even knows about sense 2.]

e.g., Most people have a skinship with their blood kin as well as their best buddies, but hugging someone you have no skinship with will get a mouthful of loose teeth, or a stiletto heel in the eye ... depending.

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dictionary.coma - What the pseudodictionary may turn into if we don't start getting a few more more lively submittals. No, we won't go blue. We'll die before we let that happen.

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meatgrinder - A female prostitute who uses a variety of moves to make the time she spends with a given customer as short as possible.

e.g., Yes, I broke up with the bitch. I found out she was a meatgrinder, in no way limiting her twerking to me.

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shikaminka - When you are deeply in love with someone you always carry part of that person with you. The part you carry with you is shikaminka. {Ed. Lower-cased this to keep it from appearing to be a love tribute. Take not of the guideline: names of your friends or enemies will not be accepted. Given that I recognize "minka" as being a name, I'm giving you a little leeway just in case.)

e.g., However far away you go from your love, you will never be alone because you carry shikaminka.

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downunderwear - Brief briefs that you might wear somewhere in Oz or adjacent points ... ? {ED. Paul, it's nice to see that you've stuck with us for what -- maybe fifteen years now? Thank you for your contributions.}

e.g., At the beach this year I'm wearing fresh new downunderwear, new colors, new designs, new styles ... Look good, feel good, display your packages with ribbons, buttons, and bows, maybe ... !!

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cthulhoid - (kuh-THOO-loyd; adj.) 1. Like or resembling HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu, an enormous, vaguely manlike creature with a huge betentacled head (like a Whovian Ood or Peter Jackson's watcher in the water from his Lord of the Rings movies); 2. any huge, tentacled monster (resembling Cthulhu) like those appearing in many 50s and 60s monster movies. [From Cthulhu (probably from Greek chthonic "of the earth") + -oid, Greek "like, resembling"). Cthulhu was such a horrifyingly alien creature that his very existence was antithetical to human sanity; indeed, two of the men who discover Cthulhu's house in the South Pacific actually die from simple exposure to him.]

e.g., Giant squids, according to 50s movie lore, were terrifyingly big and powerful cthulhoids who could crush ships and submarines and drag their hapless hulks and crews to a crushing, soggy death in the dark abysses of the sea.

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mudluscious - (adj.) 1. Covered with puddles to splash in and wonderful mud to make mud-pies with and play in when you're a child and it's spring; 2. full of mudpuddles, regardless of whether you want them there or not.

[From e.e. cummings' "in Just-," which also contains the marvelous adjective 'puddle-wonderful.']

e.g., When I was a little boy, I loved rainy days, especially the mudluscious ones, when I could sit down in the lovely muck and make castles and faces and mountains … it's like Play-Doh from Heaven. | Why did they make us park in this mudluscious and puddle-wonderful unpaved lot?!! These are $300 shoes!

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tapezzate (or tappezzate) - To fill a space with something Etimology: Latin verb tapitiare, which modernly became tappezzare in contemporaneous Italic.

e.g., I tappezzated my room with ... posters. | I tappezzated the city with fliers.

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welunfair - Combination of the words welfare and unfair.

e.g., The last Wednesday of the month is the day many receive their meager social assistance cheques. It should be called Welunfair' Day because the amounts of money are not enough, to live on, in any expensive city.

{ED. The pd is not here to serve as a venue for expressing opinions about race, religion, politics, etc. It's here primarily to be used as place to host your invented words and examples of how to use them. Given that it's a pseudo-dictionary and not a real dictionary, it's sometimes used by its owners and favored submitters to pass along existing words they found interesting -- for whatever reason. And, since they own the site, they also use it as a pseudo-blog -- or something. Ordinarily, we'd (the editorial we: Betsy, Lillith, Machiavellean, and me, HD.) delete an entry such as yours from the input queue and it would never see the light of day. We'd take it to be less a new word than an expression of your opinion. Bear in mind, too, that you run the risk of annoying Buzzsaw Lillith if you express an an opinion that raises her ire. It's difficult in the extreme to come out ahead in an argument with Lillith -- even if you were dealing with
From The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When


"Never pick a FIGHT with anyone who buys ink by the barrel." Some-times including "and newsprint by the ton," this piece of advice usually gets passed around without an attribution ("As they say," "In the old adage," etc.). When credit is given to anyone at all, it most often goes to Mark Twain, sometimes to Ben Franklin, or Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, H. L. Mencken, Will Rogers, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, New York mayor Jimmy Walker, University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal, or Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. William Greener, a press aide to President Gerald Ford and other political and corporate figures in the 1970s-1980s, called the admonition "Greener's Law." According to Barbara P. Semonche, director of the Park Library at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication, no one has ever determined the origins of this commonly cited quotation. "Ink by the barrel" was a phrase often used in the late nineteenth century.

Verdict: Author undetermined.

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pooripheral vision - The seeming lack of ability to notice someone trying to get around you.

e.g., "Though the store was not what you might call crowded the pooripheral vision of some of the customers made the shopping experience less than pleasant!"

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prozactive - The state of mind brought about by not caring if you achieve anything you set out to do on any given day. {Duplicate.}

e.g., "He knew he was going to have to be Prozactive about his to do list if he was going to enjoy his night on the town!"

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occurance - Occurrence: something that hapens; an event that hapens. Of the mispelings of occurrence, the most comon is occurence -- failing to double the leter r.



My guess is that the mispeling does not ocur often enough for it to become an alternate corect speling.

e.g., "These poems are full of humor, introspection, and managing to find inspiration in the smallest of things and occurances."

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miraboize - (v.) (MEER-uh-boh-eyes) To take unauthorized possession or make technically illicit use of property that would otherwise likely be permanently ignored or thrown away by its original owner, especially if such property has already been unused for some time.

Noun form: miraboization. Adjectival form: miraboized (attributive).

Etymology: From the character Miror B. (original Japanese name: Mirabo) in the 2005 video game "Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness," about whom I have written fan fiction in the past. Though this fiction technically constituted a breach of intellectual property rights, the character was never revisited officially and the game is of course now making virtually no further money; to the rights holders, this character is thus almost certainly a permanent throwaway.

e.g., As the only person in town whose favourite food was Brussels sprouts, Jonathan felt no qualms about miraboizing the company's vegetable platter three days after the big meeting.

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surelockhomos - Someone with a very high degree of gaydar -- you can feel it in the seat of your pants, maybe everywhere.

e.g., We call him Detective Surelockhomos for he can finger a 'member of the 'gay'community' quick as a twink, or whatever .. [ this entry should be 'OK' as the 'author' is a boner fide but nonpracticing case in hand .. ] ..

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rickety-swag - (adj.) 1. marvelous, super-cool, magnificent, or (in the language of my youth) righteous; 2. the opposite of trondaleuse (q.v.), which evidently means "sad, pathetic, miserable." [A mixture of "swaggy," a new slang term (I'm told) meaning "cool" + "rickety," Robert Heinlein's coinage for "cool" in his novel "Time for the Stars"---a bizarre combination, but my 14-year-old daughter likes it. "Rickety-swag" is thus as far beyond "swaggy" as "cool" is beyond "okay."]

e.g., I liked the 2005 Fantastic four; I don't think I like the 2015 one. In modern teenspeak, one might say that, while I think the earlier film was rickety-swag, I'm afraid the 2015 movie was kinda trondaleuse. Still, I might change my mind.

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trondaleuse - (TRAHN-dah-looz, rhymes with "ON the news"; adj.) 1. sad, disappointing, uncool; 2. the opposite of rickety-swag (q.v.), which apparently means "super cool plus." [Coined by my 14-year-old daughter.]

e.g., "You have a paper due tomorrow?"
"Yeah, and I haven't done any of it. What am I gonna do?"
"Whoa! That is so trondaleuse."

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lack 'o wanna - Alternatively, lackowanna. No desire or inclination to do something or other, at all.

e.g., Even though I put all my cards on the table, Miss Penellope Goodenough exhibited complete lackowanna to my generous proposals.

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candlebar - (n.) 1. Bicycle handlebars used as a two-candle candelabra; 2. by extension, the (successful) reuse or recycling of any discards and the odd cast offs (especially when done in a classy way).

[Coined, in this sense (there are several senses, apparently), by Michelle Luker with her "candlebar" on Pinterest. This led me into the second sense as I pondered the expansion of its use linguistically.]

e.g., "What's that on the table? Is that...? What is that? A centerpiece? That's so cool."
"It's a candlebar. It's made out of classic fifteen-speed Olympic bike handlebars."
"How many? Is that, like five or six?"
"Yeah: six, but it's a kind of chandelier. So that's like, a chandelbar?"
"Okay, that might be a bit weird."

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"He's using the back halves of a bunch of '57 Chevys as garden seating?"
"Yeah: it's a 50s themed garden party. Take a look at the big screen: it's like a drive in theater."
"With waitresses on roller-skates?"
"Yeah. This is real candlebar thinking."

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equi regis - (ECK-wee RAY-gees (hard 'g'), if you speak Latin, REE-jiss, if you don't; n.) 1. An irretrievably bad situation; (adj.) 2. irreparable, 3. hopelessly gnarled or shattered; (adv.) 4. in a manner reminiscent of hopeless irreparability.

[Short for 'omnes equi regis et omnes milites regis' "all the king's horses and all the king's men," who, like everyone else, cannot repair broken eggs, nor put back spilled yolks. Also 'omnes equi militesque regis' "all the horses and men of the king."]

e.g., "How bad was the quake?"
"10 point 0."
"Holy crap."
"Yeah. Thirteen Billion in damages."
"Thirteen?!!---"
"Billion. Yeah. Fires everywhere, burning what didn't already fall down."
"How many ---?"
"Fourteen thousand, so far."
"How do we ...?"
"Fix it? I'm not certain we can."
"Equi regis."
"With fries."

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maggotoni - Ole fashion treatment for festering wound: Place live hungry maggots on a wound, they will consume dead flesh and clean up wound .. [neat, eh wot] .. !!

e.g., A treat for your maggots And that certain hurting body part, everybody benefits !! Maggotoni does the trick ... mutual interactive cooperative effort, no sweat.

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derrierre ogate - A deconstruction of the word, "derogate" -- to disparage or belittle by exposing one's buttocks.

e.g., A neighbor drives past with a haughty sneer
When she sees me lounging in my yard with a cigar and a beer
Her superior attitude I really hate
The "end" result -- I must derriere ogate.
So when she goes by, tomorrow or sooner,
I'll bend over, drop my pants, and "moon" 'er!

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expecially - Especially. I make the ytpo so often, it's time for me to make it a word. Well, a pseudo-word at least.

e.g., I expecially appreciate all the support you gave me during the low points of 2009. There were far too many of them -- and you helped me a great deal in getting past them.  
 
Love,  
 
Miss Samantha Speller

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commonwealth accent - Americans aren't very well tuned to the distinction accents from the former British Empire, making the term useful in avoiding being embarrassed.  
 
Used it for the first time this morning at store where my computer was being repaired.

e.g., "I spoke with a woman earlier who had a Commonwealth accent." "We're originally from Zimbabwe."

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ailimentary canal - How your alimentary canal should be referred to when you're talking about someone who's a pain in the ass.

e.g., It's truly a pain in the nether orifice of my ailimentary canal to try to deal with idiots such as TotallyRandomName.  
 
To lie is to say something you know to be untrue. Ergo, obfuscating and lying are not the same thing. Not even synonyms. As a matter of fact, not really even close to being synonyms.  
 
Obfuscations and falsehoods are not the same thing -- and even a falsehood isn't necessarily a lie. It's a lie only if the one making the statement knows that what she's saying isn't true.

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apolology - An insincere apology, one where the "apolologizer" is laughing out loud to herself as she apolologizes. Yes, lol's to herself. Don't hold your breath waiting for me to use the construct again. From a ytpo.

e.g., "If you didn't get /that/ message, then you probably didn't get the one where I apolologized for the automatic reply sent by whats.the.fun.of.that."

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lobbyism - (n.) 1. The practice of lobbying; 2. the belief that lobbying (ie, educating or influencing legislators (legally or illegally)) is an unavoidable (if sometimes undesirable) element of democratic government; 3. pejorative: lobbying perceived as a 'corporate legislature,' in which only wealthy companies or interests have any representation, their opponents having no say because they have no money to afford a lobbyist.  
 
[Apparently a "real" word, but limited (in those dictionaries which record it at all) to definition 1, above.]

e.g., I can see that legislators and other governing persons might need people to educate them about particular issues, since no one has enough time to learn all about them through personal experience, but lobbyism worries me, since only the wealthy---companies, practitioners, and interested parties---have the wherewithal in money, time, or experience to hire lobbyists. You don't often hear about lobbyists seeking to_lower_the cost of pharmaceuticals.

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gissipeuse - A gossip columnist.

e.g., "Her audience included ... New York Post famed gossipeuse Cindy Adams, and Derek Hough."

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idt - I don't think. {ED. Three words that you're extremely unlikely to ever hear me use in that order. (Almost wrote "juxtaposed that way," which is what I thought of first.)}

e.g., Idt that I'm going to buy a new keyboard.

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shmuggle - A shmuggle is a cross between a hug, a smoosh, and a snuggle.

e.g., She gave me a big shmuggle when we met after so long apart.

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avetrol - (Like "have a troll," without the initial "h"; n.) A bastard. [Apparently an old, rather grandiose term for one born illegitimately, both literally as well as figuratively (i.e., as an insult).] Adjective: avetrolic; adverb: avetroly.

e.g., Ernie was supposed to accept the deed and then sign it back over to Ed and Emily in a joint tenancy. But once the deed was signed over, Ernie decided to keep it. It took over a year to get it back. Ernie: what an avetrol. Both Leonardo da Vinci and Confucius were avetrols: we don't know who their fathers were.

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retributionable - (adj.) Calling for or worthy of retribution or reprisal.

e.g., This term was coined by the writers of the kids TV show "Young Justice" (season 1, episode 14 'Revelation') wherein the Joker (Batman's infamous enemy), realizing his plans have been frustrated by a bunch of children (the sidekicks), labels his loss "inconceivable! unacceptable! retributionable!" and then proceeds to note in an aside that "that last one might not be a word." He is mistaken, of course: the term is made up of already accepted morphemes in an acceptable pattern, and everyone who hears it understands what it means. That's all that's required for something to be a word.

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sophiliquent - Wise, eloquent, psychedelic, chill, and cool all at the same time.

e.g., When you're high on drugs, you may think you're sophiliquent -- until you realize you're wearing adult diapers because you can't control your bladder. {ED. Why do you think Teen makes the commercials with the woman singing happily at the top of her lungs as she's driving her car? They want to make you think driving around in a wet diaper is a lot of fun. Guess what -- it isn't.}

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apaythetic - Dissatisfied with what you're being paid.

e.g., I cnn understand firing her for being apathetic, but it doesn't seem right to fire her for being apaythetic. Never heard her a make a big issue of it.

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twenty-four-seven - Twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.

e.g., Anyone who says she works twenty-four-seven is speaking hyperbolically, not literally. | Dottie may be on call twenty-four-seven, but she's not actually working all the time.

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then - Than. I see then used on the Internet when the word should be than. Until I made a ytpo a couple of minutes ago, I thought it happened because the writer didn't know the word to use. Now I've decided most of the occurrences may be due to keying errors.

e.g., Better then Democrat Underground, DailyKos, HuffPo, Media Matters, MoveOn....

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