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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Word Wednesday #47

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:

augoido:  (noun)  a medication prescribed for the treatment of a goiter, as in, "Aunt Thelma's goiter became so large her physician suggested augoido therapy."

derfuzz:  (noun)  a slang term for policemen; as in, "Waldo was arrested by derfuzz when he robbed the convenience store."

exanti:  (noun) the former spouse of a divorced uncle; as in, "No one was sure whether to invite both Uncle Don and exanti for the holiday gathering."

piefeola:  (noun)  an annual celebration of the goodness of pies, usually held between Valentines Day and Patriots' Day; as in, (The women's auxilliary usually starting baking and freezing pies the day after Valentines Day in preparation for the Piefeola."
psychship:  (noun)  a vessel ship reserved for the transport of mental patients with a fear of bridges; as in "When it was time to transfer Zelda from a hopital on the upper peninsula of Michigan to the lower peninsula, she was placed on board the psychship."

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

15 comments:

Terri Sonoda said...

Derfuzz was behind me all the way from the place I interviewed to almost home today. I think he was trying to mate with my sexy PT Cruiser. Weird derfuzz....

River said...

derfuzz has been in Australia for a very long time, but we spell it da fuzz. Same meaning.

Brian Miller said...

derfuzz is actually of german origin so it does not surprise me it made it to australia...smiles.

Ann On and On... said...

Everyday should be piefeola....

You've provided me with good small talk subjects. :)

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

I am totally stealing "derfuzz", badass gangsta that I am. Awesome, as usual, milady. :)

Margaret Almon said...

Piefeola is a fabulous word!

Pearl said...

I'm going to work "derfuzz" into conversation today...

Pearl

Al Penwasser said...

Gotta be careful, though. An overly exuberant celebration of "piefeola" can result in pyorrhea.

injaynesworld said...

Exanti may be my favorite. You're clever one! Happy Thanksgiving.

Eva Gallant said...

terri: I love PT Cruisers! My sister drives one.

Dawn: Feel free to help yourself!

jayne: glad you appreciate my efforts!

Sue said...

Derfuzz is my instant favorite this week!

=)

The Frisky Virgin said...

Derfuzz and exanti! LOVE 'em!

Laurie Kolp said...

Exanti is definitely my favorite... thanks for the laugh, Eva.

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: Just helping you grow your vocabulary! lol

bettyl said...

What lovely words and great daffynitions!