Saturday, December 1, 2012


Optimale : adjective, noun : [op-tih-meyl]

Definition: Describing the optimal male or male situation; also, the optimal male.

     When I first heard this it was a description of my 6-month old nephew.  Don't ask me, I just think he's a cute baby and all but I guess he's the optimale baby too.  We figured that optimale describes all super manly men and super manly things.  Like mandles.  And man caves.  And football on Thanksgiving.  Things like that.  Comment below and tell us what your optimale things are.

Friday, November 30, 2012


Smarticle : adjective : [smahr-ti-kuhl]

Definition:  Alternative to "smart".

     Oh how the minds of kids can come up with the best words.  One of my youngest sisters friends described me as "smarticle" the other day when I apparently said something educated with them around (seeing as I have a 10 year age advantage, I sure hope what I was saying seemed smarticle).  Anyway, it turned into a discussion about how smart people should be called smarticle and I promised I would put the word up on my blog.  I feel as though I may have heard it before, but here's me making good on that promise regardless.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Scroogled : verb : [skroo-guhld]

Definition: Microsoft's word campaign blaming google for advertising some shopping results over others.

     I have to put this word up just for the cleverness of it.  If it were me, I would just be shopping on Amazon instead of Google or Bing, but regardless of what I think the campaign that Microsoft and Bing are putting together are is pretty great.  And by great I mean entertaining.  At first I thought it was a Christmas play on Scrooge, then later I realized it was saying "screwed by Google".  Either way though, you've got to check out the site,, and watch the video featured on the bottom half of the page while you're there.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Autumnly : adjective : [aw-tuhm-lee]

Definition: Having any given characteristic associated with autumn.

     As November comes closer and closer to its end, it's a wonderful time to look for all the autumnly things outside and even inside.  Like the colorful leaves on all the trees (or on the ground, depending on where you live), or the chilly breeze that requires a jacket to be worn, but not a coat yet.  Those are two of my favorite autumnly things, along with pies.  Pies should be a year-round thing, I think, yet they are continuously associated with autumn and that's just the way it is.  Share your favorite things about autumn in the comments below!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Skilligence : noun : [skil-i-juhns]

Definition:  The active and motivated development of any given talent or ability.

     This is something we figured out should describe my youngest brother, the pianist.  I say should because he sometimes lacks the "diligence" part of skilligence.  He's definitely got skill, he just needs to make it work, or rather he needs to work to make it awesome.  Well, more awesome anyway.  I used to have skilligence, but right now I'm not so sure.  I'm not even super sure that I was skilligent with much. Ok, I've had a few talents that I've worked hard at.  So yes, I've had skilligence in the past.  I think.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Fregetable : noun : [frej-tuh-buhl]

Definition: A vegetable-type food that is technically a fruit.

     Well apparently a pumpkin is actually a fruit.  As is squash.  And cucumbers too?  Too keep my mind from being blown over Thanksgiving weekend I had to invent a new word to describe said vegetables-that-are-actually-fruits.  I mean, I knew a tomato was a fregetable already; I've always liked saying, "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad."  But pumpkins? And cucumbers?  My mind is still recuperating from that discovery.  Luckily I can cope by just calling the fregetables, because that's what they are.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ineptocracy (100th word!)

Ineptocracy : noun : [ih-nep-tok-ruh-see]

Definition: A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

     I must point out right off the bat that this is a submitted word and DOES NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OR OPINIONS OF THIS BLOG OR ITS WRITER.  Just so you all know.  I have to put this on because it's the blogs first official submission, so it's sort of an obligation to put it up.  Plus, I know the person the submitted it, so it deserves a spot on the blog, I suppose.  Maybe you agree with this word, maybe not, or maybe you just laughed when you read the definition aloud.  Anyway you look at it, we'd love your comments below.

     Also, this is the 100th WORD ON THE MYWORD DICTIONARY BLOG.  Big news.  100th word, 1st submission, last Saturday of November.  Ok, so the last one isn't really as big, but oh well.  Yay for made-up words!

(word submitted by Joan V.)