Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Word Wednesday #51

We’ve all encountered them—those pesky work verifications intended to keep spammers off websites.   After three years of blogging and encountering these barriers on a daily basis, it occurred to me that great new word possibilities were being wasted.  Why, every day I would type strange letter combinations, hit “enter,” and the letters would disappear, never to be seen again!

I decided that it was time to document these strange letter combinations and assign a definition to them, thereby creating some wonderful new words for our vocabularies.  Following are  5 of these new creations for your enjoyment; feel free to assimilate your favorites into your everyday conversation.  Your friends and co-workers will be envious!

You’re welcome!

apasper:  (noun)  a perspiration stain on a garment that remains after laundering from a previous sweaty activity; as in, "Serena found it necessary to be constantly designing new tennis-wear, because of the apasper on outfits which she had already worn in matches."

coribra:  (noun) a brassiere made of corduroy; as in, "Stella found that her coribra was an excellent garment for keeping her girls warm while skiing."

dorblanc:  (adjective)  having totally lost your train of thought; as in, "I'd like to answer that question but I'm a total dorblanc."

propat:  (adjective) one who cheers for and is a fan of the Patriots' football team; as in, "John was so propat, he would paint his face red, white, and blue when he went to football games."  

roarance;  (noun) the measure of a supervisor's anger in the workplace by the loudness of his or her reprimand; as in, "From the degree of roarance emitted by his boss, Rodney gathered that it wasn't cool to display photo-shopped nude photos of the guy on the big screen at the company holiday party."

Remember:  Use a word three times in a sentence and it's in your vocabulary forever!



Sue said...

I am a dorblanc, and I used to be well acquainted with roarance from one of the attorneys I worked with!


Hospitable Scots Bachelor said...

Keep on keeping on Eva. GREAT SITE!

Kara said...

I'm not sure I'd like a coribra - it might rub me the wrong way (if you know what I mean ;).

rosaria said...

What was that you said about using the word, how many times? I'm totally dorblanc after this.

The Frisky Virgin said...

dorblanc and roarance! Love them!

Al Penwasser said...

Golly, I first thought that read, "A pap smear."
But, then I saw that it didn't so I....hang on, I'm drawing a dorblanc.

Terri Sonoda said...

I suffer from daily dorblanc, sadly. LOL

Eva Gallant said...

Hosp.Scots: Thank you!

Frisky: roarance was a favorite of mine, too.

Terri: You are not alone!

Joanna Jenkins said...

These always crack me up Eva! How long does it take you to come up with the definitions?

WIshing you and your family a wonderful and happy christmas,

xo jj

Lazarus said...

This feature is always sure to bring some chuckles, another winner!

Laurie Kolp said...

Dorblanc's better than dingbat. The coribra is so funny.

Eva Gallant said...

Laurie: Love giving you a laugh!