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[29 Aug 2005|12:02am]


If this is not allowed, please forgive me and feel free to delete this post. Thank you. =D
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winners! [24 Jan 2005|11:08pm]

this is always a classic. here's this year's winners. i feel 4, 5, 6 and 13 are particularly meritorious.


The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

The winners are:

1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.

6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.
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Words for the Week [22 Jan 2005|10:01am]

Monday, January 17th

Irenic (adjective)
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Tuesday, January 18th

Deipnosophist (noun)
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Wednesday, January 19th

Smarmy (adjective)
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Thursday, January 20th

Countenance (noun)
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Friday, January 21st

Abject (adjective)
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Saturday, January 22nd

Puerile (adjective)
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Sunday, Janaury 23rd

Bouquiniste (noun)
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(X-posted to courtreporting)
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Words of the Day [16 Jan 2005|02:01pm]

jadeluxe told me about this place after I started posting "Word of the Day" in the courtreporting community. She said I should cross-post here, so here it goes.

January 1st
Evergreen (adjective)

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January 2nd
Tantivy (adjective)

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January 3rd
Chary (adjective)

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January 4th
Palatable (adjective)

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January 5th
Duress (noun)

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January 6th
Rubicon (noun)

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January 7th
Applesauce (noun)

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January 8th
Mordacious (adjective)

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January 9th
Fatidic (adjective)

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January 10th
Cock-a-hoop (adjective)

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January 11th
Palmary (adjective)

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January 12th
Bombinate (verb)

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January 13th
Endemic (adjective)

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January 14th
Quidnunc (noun)

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January 15th
Rectitude (noun)

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January 16th
Largesse (noun)

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giddy up [06 Jan 2005|11:11pm]


i've pleased to accept the distinction of being not only the last poster of 2004, but also the inaugural poster of 2005. in a timely juxtaposition, i begin the bright shiny new year with a word from the annals of history, a largely ignotus, sorely under-used roll-off-the-tongue kind of word:


props for the first person to post what it means. don't all fall over each other in the mad rush of hordes frequenting this commmunity.

choose wisely from the below options.

1.  using patented sui_001  How-To-Ass-Fuck-The-English-Language procedure, as outlined in previous post, modify the suffix to create tantivity: the act of getting a tan

this next one's a bit more obscure, but go with it...
2.  tantivy: a half-tantrum, in the process of being thrown (takes a bit of thinking outside the box, that one, a bit of edward de bono action, but it's because the prefix of "tantivy" is "tan-".  i know, most people wouldn't even think of this option without the help of a protractor, a graphics calculator, and a massive spliff.)

3.  tantivy: a noun meaning "rapid gallop" or "impetuous rush". as per: "When Mark broke open the pinata, his friends rushed tantivy for the scattered lollies."

allegedly it's derived from the sound of a galloping horse's hooves, though that seems like a rather on-the-gear explanation for its origins. another search has revealed "tantivy" does double duty as a word meaning "the blare of a trumpet or horn". neither of which explanations, disappointingly, have any connection with either tanning or throwing tantrums. however, this doesn't detract from the aural pleasure "tantivy" has just given me

take it to the street, people.

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[21 Dec 2004|09:24am]

in the interests of there being more than one post to this community in 2004, i present some fine interpretive etymology from our inventive local neologist, sui_001.

you may THINK that, what with it being the last week of december and the world being festooned with tinsel and awaiting the day of jesus' birth/santa's arrival/eating unprecedented amounts of food, "naietivity" is some sort of nod to the christmas season. you'd be wrong. it refers to someone's natural simplicity of nature, a la jessica simpson. obviously.

again, you may THINK this is a rather unfortunate-sounding cross between "deposit" and "suppository", relating to some sort of embarrassing bowel-region medical procedure, and again you'd be wrong. in fact "suppositing" should be used instead of "supposition". obviously.

so that you too can become a lexicologist in this vein, i've asked him how he does it. it's not every day one gets access to the workings of the mind of a master, so pay attention. whatever you want to say, just think of the root word, and add any suffix you like. then make up some random spelling. then be unwavering in your convinction that your word is in fact a word.

there's more. later.
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[09 Jan 2004|06:06pm]

since this community has been quiet for a very long time, here's one to try get us started again...

(from VIZ again)

Raisin Factory - old people's home. from the fact that old people are taken there to dry out and wrinkle before being shipped out in a small box.
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[13 Jun 2002|10:14pm]

i think it speaks for itself
i used it while driving home today, and was therefore reminded how cool it is
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some nice phrases from Viz [06 Apr 2002|12:27am]

ok, in honour of my finding of Roger's Profanisaurus, and this community being quiet, I'm going to post a few things.

Carpenter's Dream - euph Sexually promiscuous woman. As in "Flat as a board, and easy to screw".

BSH - abbr British Standard Handful. The unit by which breasts are often measured

hungry arse - n The condition afflicting women in tight jeans whereby a crease in their pants appears to disappear up the crack of their arse

and finally
kangaroo shagging a spacehopper - sim Sexually energetic; promiscuous. As in"Phoarr! She goes like a kangaroo shagging a spacehopper"
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[27 Jan 2002|03:03pm]

Hi everyone. Since this is my first time posting here, I am going to offer two words of the day, since I've meant to post in here for the past three days. ;-) I have a daily calendar on my desk that has new words. These are words I hadn't heard before:

\sen-'ten(t)-shes\adj:containing, using, or inclined to use high-sounding phrases or pompous, moralizing language.

By learning new words, we can all be sententious, can't we?

\vi-end\n 1:an item of food; especially:a choice or tasty dish
2:plural:provisions, food

Adam couldn't help smiling as he read the opening line of his invitation to the Smiths annual wine-tasting and dinner party: "Join Us for Vino and Viands."
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A word! [06 Jan 2002|01:32pm]

Well, this is the most useful community I've seen yet.

Here's my word: neologist: Someone who invents new words.

See, so now you can say, "Hand me the panzokrats!" And when the other person says, "What!?" You can say, "Don't insult me! I'm a neologist!" And they'll think you're some kind of doctor.
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[04 Jan 2002|05:05pm]

I got this from Ruth and thought it might be appropriate to post here!!

1. Coffee(n.), a person who is coughed upon.

2. Flabbergasted(adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

3. Abdicate(v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade(v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly(adj.), impotent

6. Negligent(adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightie.

7. Lymph(v.), to walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle(n.), an olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence(n.) the emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash(n.), a rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle(n.), a humorous question in an exam.

12. Rectitude(n.), the formal, dignified demeanor assumed by a proctologist immediately before he examines you.

13. Oyster(n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddish

14. Circumvent(n.), the opening in the front of boxer shorts.

15. Frisbeetarianism(n.), The belief that, when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Pokemon(n), A Jamaican proctologist
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[30 Dec 2001|09:27pm]

[ mood | amused ]

i should mention i guess that this community isn't just for words per se, but you can also post phrases if you wish
i'll start things off (neilly will expect this from me heh heh)

'tits like spacehoppers"
desc. enormous BAPS that resemble in size the childrens toy, the spacehopper (those funny big orange things you sit on and bounce around)

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[26 Dec 2001|11:57pm]

ok, so it's kinda two words, but dammit, i'm married to the guy who started this thing, i get 'wifely' rights (read:I put out)

My word(s) for the day

"extended family"

desc.... something not to wish upon anyone.
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I've got one!! [26 Dec 2001|06:34pm]

shickered: drunk
"ohhhh maaaate I'm so shickered...." he he he....
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my new community [26 Dec 2001|04:17pm]

[ mood | amused ]

hello, this is my new community, dedicated to new and interesting/funny words.
any offensive messages will be cheerfully removed.
and so, to open proceedings, here is my word.

desc.- breasts, boobs etc tec

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