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Word Verification Balderdash – October 15

This fun meme is hosted by Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey Through Books. (Stop over there if you’d like to play along.) Basically, the idea is to take all those words we all get in Word Verification while commenting on blogs, and come up with definitions for them.

Here are a few words that I had to verify this week …

exomi the name for that ex that you always wonder about, Google on occasion, and secretly wish would Friend you (so you don’t have to make the first move to break the ice) on Facebook.

shemphs that snort-like sound that someone makes when it’s not quite a full laugh; someplace between a smirk, snort, and chuckle.

ingne – that groaning sound your car makes when it’s trying to start but keeps sputtering, unable to turn over.

butalit – (pronounced “BUTTAH-lit”, akin to Mike Myers’ Saturday Night Live “Coffee Talk with Linda Richman” sketch that is always dedicated to Barbra Streisand, who has a voice “like buttah“).

Butalit is a genre of literature that defies classification; it is any book that moves the reader along so smoothly … “like buttah.”

(I can thank Ali from That’s a Novel Idea for giving me butalit along with the Over the Top award. A cool Balderdash word and an award! Friends don’t come any better than you, Ali! 🙂

And for the best Word Verification of all time … (seriously, I really did get this as a word verification on someone’s blog … which I could remember who, but maybe it’s better that I can’t recall. I would be mortified to no end if someone got this on mine.)

poopr

I just can’t make this shi … stuff … up.

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Word Verification Balderdash – 10/1/09

It’s been a few weeks since I posted a Word Verification Balderdash (or a Best of the Week link roundup). Book Blogger Appreciation Week threw me off schedule a bit, and it seems like I am just getting back on track … for now.

Anyway, if you’re new to Word Verification Balderdash, allow me to explain. This fun meme is hosted by Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey Through Books. (Stop over there if you’d like to play along.) Basically, the idea is to take all those words we all get in Word Verification while commenting on blogs, and come up with definitions for them.

I’m woefully behind in my blog-hopping, so only three words this week …

persiz – the feeling for when you feel like crap but are just going through the motions of your workday and fading by the minute

mizeedu (pronounced “mizz-seed-doo”)
when someone drunk dials an ex for the sole purpose of saying “I really mizeedu tonight …”

ingly – someone who is obsessed with Little House on the Prairie (i.e., the Ingalls family) or the characters on Little House on the Prairie.

Till next time …

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Word Verification Balderdash – Sept. 10

Yikes. With this being a short week (thank you, Labor Day) and Boo losing his first tooth (finally!) this evening, I nearly forgot that it was Thursday.

And if it is Thursday, it’s time for Word Verification Balderdash. This fun meme is hosted by Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey Through Books. (Stop over there if you’d like to play along.) Basically, the idea is to take all those words we all get in Word Verification while commenting on blogs, and come up with definitions for them.

I had weird words this week. By weird, I mean words that are so close to actual words that it was hard for me to come up with definitions. Troutl, pursl, masqu, pricsr … it’s like the Word Verification genie is getting a tad lazy.

Then again, you might say the same about me after reading these offerings for this week:

tumbring – 1) the type of gymnastics activity performed by toddlers who haven’t quite mastered the art of the forward roll, etc.

“It’s so cute watching the 3 year olds in Betty’s gymnastics class do their tumbring exercises.”

2) an unappetizing culinary dish brought to a potluck, work get-together, etc. that you are obligated to eat (because otherwise, the cook will be pissed at you) but that will make you reach for the Tums later.

sants – the name for an email that you were supposed to send someone, but didn’t, but claim is “lost in cyberspace” when the intended recipient asks you about it.

“Really, you didn’t get my email about having your darling Demon Child come over for a playdate? I know I sant it. Must be stuck in my sants folder or somewhere in cyberspace.”

inial – parental scrawl (such as, in a child’s school assignment book or homework folder) that is supposted to be an initial, but resembles a scribbled line or two.

panglo the feeling one has after getting a great haircut or makeover, while knowing that you’ll never be able to duplicate the same look each morning.

What words did you get to verify this week?

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Word Verification Balderdash

Time for another fun week of Word Verification Balderdash! This fun meme is hosted by Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey Through Books. (Stop over there if you’d like to play along. It’s easy, creative, and so much fun.) Basically, the idea is to take all those words we all get in Word Verification while commenting on blogs, and come up with definitions for them.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

ousic – (pronounced “ooo-sick”) – a song that you once loved, but which, as a parent, you can’t listen to in the car with your young child/ren present because of potentially needing to explain some questionable lyrics.

“Ooooo, better turn the ousic off because they say a bad word.”

Some real life examples of ousic that I’ve quickly turned off in the car include “Centerfold” by The J. Geils Band; “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You” by Heart; and “Money for Nothin'” by Dire Straits. (Actually, I hate that song and don’t listen to that to begin with.) As you can tell, my satellite radio is often tuned to 80s on 8.

triests – 1) priests who had once considered a career in horticulture.
2) a series of trysts that take place under a tree

ciallk – (pronounced “see-AWK”) – the name for that horrendous sound of anything but chalk scratching a chalkboard.

pareenas – articles of identical clothing that come in one size for the mom and another for the daughter. Also, the act of wearing such attire.

lersh – the drunken pronounciation of “lush.”
“Just because I had six sangrias in two hours does not make me a lersh.”

stabarat – OK, the obvious definition would be “the homicidal feeling one gets upon seeing a rat.” But I’d rather spare the rat and consider this word as “stab-ah-RAY,” as in rhymes with “cabaret.” A stabarat would be a really bad rendition of a cabaret song, or someone who botches the singing of a cabaret song.

Like, perhaps when one is a lersh.

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Word Verification Balderdash – August 27

Time for another fun week of Word Verification Balderdash! This fun meme is hosted by Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey Through Books. Basically, the idea is to take all those words we all get in Word Verification while commenting on blogs, and come up with definitions for them.

I had a harder time this week than last, but it is still great fun. (Not to mention it is a creative challenge. I just love me a creative challenge!) Here’s what I came up with for definitions.

galitat – (pronounced “GAL-lee-tat”) – the forced pleasantries of the conversation that you have at the office holiday party with that despised (but powerful) coworker that makes your spouse/partner miserable.

“The Winter Faculty Soiree was lovely, although I could have done without having to make a half hour of galitat with Dr. Thomas. Seeing him once a year is more than enough.”

pronstal – (pronounced “pron-stall”) – the phenomenon that occurs when you plan so precisely to get out of the house at a certain time, you’re right on schedule (and maybe even on time for once) … and your child/ren throw a temper tantrum, need to change clothes for the upteenth time, or decide they must take a toy with them that hasn’t been seen for six months.

“We would have been here a half hour ago, but Betty’s pronstal made us late … as per usual.”

obsoc (rhymes with “lob-sock”) – what you call the lone remaining sock in the dryer after the other one has disappeared into Laundry Purgatory.

“For once in my life, I’d like to know what it is like to do laundry without dealing with an obsoc.”

If you’d like to play along, stop over at One Persons Journey Through Books!

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Word Verification Balderdash

There’s a new meme in town, folks, and it’s being hosted by Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey Through Books. Basically, the idea is to take all those words we all get in Word Verification while commenting on blogs, and come up with definitions for them.

I just love this.

So for the past week, I’ve been keeping track of my Word Verifications. Here’s what I came up with for definitions.

comotogr – (pronounced “como-tog-ger”, like photographer)
that annoying parent (uh … ahem, guilty as charged here) incessantly snapping photos of their precious cherub in the school play, soccer game, etc., almost as if they (the parent) are in a trance or a coma.

“That crazy bee-otch mom needs to stop being such a comotgr and sit the hell down so the rest of us can actually see some of this play.”

ravac – (pronounced “rave-vack”) – someone who feels compelled to vacuum incessantly

deigents – (pronounced “DAY-gents”) – people employed as agents, but only for priests.

spridork (pronounced “SPREE-dork”) – that person in high school who was always so dorky, but who has turned into a really cool person as an adult.

I couldn’t believe that guy at the reunion was really Dwayne! He’s turned into quite the spridork!”

prest – the nanosecond of time in which you finally sit down, only to have one of your children yell that they need MOMMMMMMMYYYYYY!!!!!! RIIIIIIIIGHT!!!!!! NOWWWWWWW!!!!!

kaugl – (pronounced “call-gull”) the exercise one does by mistake when attempting to do a Kegel; the half-assed version of a Kegel exercise.

atillis – sibling of Atilla the Hun, or a person having the qualities of such.

pingerai – a group of people sitting together in a common area (like a cafeteria) in silence, but texting each other on their cell phones, Blackberries, etc.

pabinabl – (pronounced “pay-been-able”) – someone who is incredibly wealthy, but never seems to have any money when it comes time to pay for lunch, coffee, or the parking meter.

“Once again, Blaine didn’t have any money this week when we went to Starbucks, but yet he just bought a new Porsche. What a freakin’ pabinabl!”

Could this possibly be more fun? Yes, it could – if you play along too. Remember to visit Bookjourney and leave the link to your post over there.

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