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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Word Wednesday #7

Every time I comment on a website where I have to type a word verification to get my comment posted, I can't help but think, "What a waste! What could possibly be a very helpful word is now going to disappear and never be seen again." With all the attention being paid to "going green" in this country, I think it's time for bloggers to go green and recycle the letter combos used in word verification. (I personally did away with the process to eliminate the waste of words, but some people just aren't as conservation minded!)

I decided a couple of weeks ago to start a meme called "New Word Wednesday", thus creating a dictionary of new words based on the letter combos that pop up in the word verification process. You may feel free to do the same, or to grab my words and use them. (You know, if you use a new word three times, it's in your vocabulary forever; at least that's what I've heard) Just think, we can learn new words and go green just by recycling/reusing the words that show up at comment time.
Here are this week's words:

betraphy:  to put all one's earnings into gambling; as in, "George has a tendency to betraphy his paycheck at the track every week."

nonscop:  a person so obviously unattractive as to be not worth "scoping out;" as in, "Andrea was disappointed that her blind date was a total nonscop."

redners:  stories or photos of a person that are particularly embarrassing and cause them to be red-faced; as in, "You can't visit my kids without them telling you some real redners about me!"

suicab:  a luxury taxi with all the perks of a limo, offering passengers a "suite" ride, but with the compact size and agility of a city cab; as in, "The suicab had plush leather seats, champagne and snacks available, as well as a restroom, making the ride to the airport sweet."

taxiste:  a professional tax-preparer; as in, "To get the largest possible refund, it's best to take your taxes to a taxiste."

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20 comments:

ethelmaepotter! said...

Very creative! I've seen some doozies, too. I like your suicab, but I read it a bit differently, as in "riding in this taxi may be hazardous to your life!"

Short Poems said...

Interested and creative post!
Liked your blog a lot, great work!
All the best
Marinela x

Bossy Betty said...

I want to ride in a suicab! I do! I do!

Pat said...

I've been involved in a few "redners", myself!

Brian Miller said...

just dont get caught doing something in the suicab you shouldnt, that would be a redner

LindaFaye said...

Funny to think about all the word verifications that pop up. I sometimes think they are secret messages to me from a mystical source. I am waiting for one to pop up and say 'unplug' or 'gooutside' when I'm spending too much time blog hopping. ;)

Debbie said...

I have considered just not stopping at blogs with the dreaded WF. But, where's the fun in that?

natalee said...

I love this... you know I have many redners..lol

Tam said...

I knew it! I knew you'd come up with something good for "suicab". Although I was with Ethelmae - I thought it might be a dangerous ride! Love your humor, as always!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

More funnies!! You are so creative with this series. Love what Brian said hehehe...

Joann Mannix said...

We have an infamous resident of our town named Joe Redner. He owns all the strip clubs and every year he unsuccessfully runs for mayor. In our town the redners would probably be all his stripper girlfriends and children.

Joanie said...

Redners is the name of the grocery store where I shop!

Joanie said...

I put a word verification on my blog because I was getting so many spammers.

Pastor Sharon said...

I betrify if I had to count all the nonscops my son has dated in the last two years, there would only be a couple.
Of course, when he brings a girl home, I am always looking for a good redner to embarrass him with.
He took his date to the senior prom in a suicab. If he had been smart he would have filed his taxes with a taxiste last year. It took 6 months for his check to come in the mail.

Sorry Eva, this was so much fun! I think I just posted a mini blog in your comment section.

She Writes said...

Love the betraphy!! Thank you for the note. Truly.

amy

Kristy said...

You are so creative!

tsonodablog said...

I used to be a betraphy, but then I ran out of money.

Eva Gallant said...

ShortPoems: Thanks. Glad you liked it. Come again soon!

Tam: I liked Ethel's better! I don't know why that didn't occur to me!

Terri: That happens when you betraphy!

Tracy said...

I personally always think the word verifications are something dirty. Maybe my mind is just plain dirty.

Briers Motley said...

Hello!

My girlfriend and often make up words competitively over Skype. The rules are simple. We take it in turns to out-make-up-a-word each other.

After quite an impressive run I decided to see if any of our words existed. Here are the links to see the screenshots of our word battle:

Page 1:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6814060073_0388a282cf_b.jpg

Page 2:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6814069817_be28b730c0_b.jpg

This is how I came to discover your site - through betraphy, the word I thought I had made up...

Nice meet you,
BM