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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Word Wednesday #30

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 several 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:


blesstie:  (noun)  a necktie reserved for wearing to church services only; as in, "Michael carefully knotted his blesstie before leaving for mass."

clanit:  (verb)  the act of banding together as a family against an outside threat ; as in,  "When the neighbor kids began to pick on Sally Dunne, the Dunnes decided to clanit, and started walking 5 year-old Sally to and from school.."

flapl:  (noun) a disturbance that spreads in a crowd, much like a ripple on a lake; as in, the news that Congress may cut Medicare benefits has created a real flapl among senior citizens."

gramagg:  (adjective)  items or behavior that are annoying to a grandmother; as in, "Julie's tendency to wear skirts so short they barely covered her undies was a real gramagg."

persp:  (noun)  the stains left in clothes as a result of excessive perspiration; as in, "The current heat wave has left many of us with the job of removing persp from our clothing."



Remember, use a word three times in a sentence, and it's in your vocabulary forever!

EVA

13 comments:

She Writes said...

Damn that persp. Nothing seems to remove it. :)

Vodka Logic said...

Love it.. blessties is genius.

Funny as usual. :)

River said...

I like clanit and flapl. They just sound right.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

My faves were blesstie and persp.

Brian Miller said...

haha...the first gave me a chuckle because living in conservative-ville they do have them...

tsonodablog said...

If 'flapl' isn't really a word, then it should be! Awesome.

Al Penwasser said...

My shirt is spared the indignity of persp, since I'm sitting at the computer bare-chested.
NOTE: Not to worry, no one can see me and, thus, hurl. The only creature in the room is my dog and, as we determined yesterday, he usually sleeps all day. I WILL put a shirt on (and-it goes without saying-pants) when I work in the yard later. No sense in needlessly scaring the wildlife, I always say.

Pat said...

There's a lot of persp around here! Today's heat index....110 degrees!

ethelmaepotter! said...

flapl - oh yes!

Ann On and On... said...

persp...that is just funny.

Happy Wednesday!

Kristy said...

Down with persp. Once there permanently, the garment is tossed.

Unknown Mami said...

Knowing that you can clanit when needed is so reassuring.

Silver Strands said...

Ha! Love this.