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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Word Wednesday #55

We’ve all encountered them—those pesky word 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!


Today's words:

deraise:  (verb)  euphemism for a pay cut; as in, "The office manager announced at the monthly meeting that all employees would experience a deraise in their next paycheck."

evasemp:  (noun) similar to semper fi, the slogan of the U.S, Marines; as in, "The slogan of devoted followers of wrestlingwithretirement.com chanted, 'evasemp, evasemp!'  which translates as Eva Forever!" 

gynecadet:  (noun) slang term for a doctor interning in gynecology; as in, "The gynecadet was nervous about performing his first solo pap smear."

irrea:  (noun) a multitude irrelevant information; as in, "The office manager spouted irrea as the reason for the upcoming deraise."

spingler:  (noun) title given to the person whose job it is to spin the bottle in the game of the same name; as in "Dennis got a power rush when he was assigned the role of spingler at the office party."

Remember, use a word 3 times and it's in your vocabulary forever!
EVA

11 comments:

Sue said...

Every one of these is a gem.

Evasemp! Evasemp!

;)

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

My company, they just gave me deraise. I think I shall stay!! Funny stuff, milady! ;)

Pearl said...

I would've thought that I had a gynecadet yesterday, but the guy was older than dirt. Yikes!

You can look forward to a post from me regarding physical indignities any day now. :-)

Evasemp! Evasemp!!

Pearl

Debbie said...

Eva!! I think of you EVERY time I see those pesky word verifications! I hate them but you make it all worthwhile! You're a riot girl!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I love evasemp!

Brian Miller said...

ok so i have a gross story for you today based on your word gynecadet...my wife in a coordinator for the nursing dept of a college here in the area....she found this out the other day and thought it would be great to share with me...the gyno class, have to perform an 'inspection' on their instructor so that she knows they are doing it right...is that weird...i mean seriously...it just seems weird....

LBDDiaries said...

What a perfect way to snort my coffee this morning, trying not to spit it out in laughter. This was WONDERFUL - a perfect description of each word. I'm still snickering over the gynecadet. Oh and ewwwww, commentor Brian's story - I agree with him, that's just weird and I think something is wrong there!! EVA SEMP FI BABY!!!

Terri Sonoda said...

LMAO! I feel like I got a deraise with my new job. I'm actually making less then when I was on unemployment. But at least I'm working. Still, LOVE that word!

Anjie Orlowski said...

Oh goodness! Those are too funny! You're so clever! I love Evasemp and gynacadet!

Thank you for visiting me today!

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: Yeah, those deraises are killers....I had a major deraise when I retired!

Debbie: Thanks so much!

Unknown Mami said...

I got a deraise a few years ago, not fun.