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.)

Friday, November 23, 2012


Cheermageddon : noun : [cheer-muh-gehd-n]

Definition: A season of incredibly overwhelming cheer; also, the most epically friendly black friday ever.

     Cheermageddon is Old Navy's Black Friday theme, which is where the "most epically friendly black friday ever" comes from (which you can check out at  On the other hand, it's actually a really creative word that can and should describe the season we are now entering: the Christmas season.  Let's just say that as cheerful as it may be, I'm glad that I'm staying out of shopping malls and department stores today.  I'll wait for the 12 days of Christmas to be overwhelmed by cheeriness, thank you very much.

     Oh, and this is pretty funny:

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Flabulous : adjective : [flab-yuh-luhs]

Definition: A description of someone who is very overweight yet acts like a diva.

     In celebration of this, the most fattening holiday of the year, we whip out a word all about being proud of your size.  Not that we're saying everyone gets fat on Thanksgiving, we're just saying... well let's say the flabulous may have the fourth Thursday in November as their favorite day of the year.  Or one of their favorite days anyway.  As an unrelated-to-Thanksgiving note, I've always imagine this word going well with the phrase, "You go girl!".  Just some food for thought.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tasty Up

Tasty Up : verb (phrase) : [tey-stee uhp]

Definition: To induce hunger for a specific food.

     Have you ever had someone talk you into wanting a certain kind of food, say pizza or a milkshake? That, my friends is being tastied up for something.  Like the other day when all we could talk about was going to Chick-fil-a.  Now I just really want to go to Chick-fil-a.  I got tastied up by my brothers yesterday and now it's what I want.  Lucky for me we're having hot wings tonight, so my craving will be suppressed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Intelevator : noun : [in-tel-uh-vey-ter]

Definition: An intelligent elevator.

     Oh just another video for all of you to watch.  Because that's just the mood I'm in.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Mandle : noun : [man-dl]

Definition: A manly-scented candle.

     I truly feel no need to write anything.  I need only let you watch. (Maybe it's me being lazy today, but still.)

Friday, November 16, 2012


Skyentist : noun : [skahy-uhn-tist]

Definition: An alternate name for an astronomer; a scientist that studies the skies.

     I seriously don't understand why this one isn't a real word.  If someone wanted or needed to hire more astronomers, all they'd need to do is change the position name to skyentist and people would flock to work there.  Honestly, I'd even consider it, and I hate the idea of being an astronomer.  Or perhaps we'll just reserve that name for the brand of scientist that will study the skies on other planets one day.  It would be a way better option than calling them "extra-terrestrial meteorologists".  Gross.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Kluge : noun : [kloozh; klooj]

Definition: A witty yet inelegant solution that succeeds in performing a particular task.

     Thank you Red Bull for bringing this word to my attention.  Kluge is a slang word, meaning it still has a home here, plus it comes with an incredible video giving an example.  But you have to watch it all to get what it means.  It's basically a Rube Goldberg machine with a human element too.  But don't take my word for it, watch the incredible kluge they make just to... well, I won't ruin it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Mean' : conjunction : [mee-ehn]

Definition: The conjunction of "me and" into a new word.

     With the way I hear others speak sometimes, you could have tricked me into thinking that this is actually a word.  I kid not, I here this said more than I hear "me and" spoken clearly in a conversation.  You could even argue that "me and my" should be another word when people say "meanma".  Just saying.  Maybe it's a colloquial thing, but if that's the case then I'm fine having mean' be a colloquial word.  Way to slur your speech people, I'm almost impressed with what it has accomplished.  Almost.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Omnishambles : noun : [om-ni-sham-buhls]

Definition: A situation which is shambolic (in shambles) from every possible angle.

     If one were to google this word, they'd find a bunch of British news articles, like this one from the BBC, on how "omnishambles" is the newest word in the English language.  Well as far as I'm concerned it's still made-up.  It was selected by the Oxford English Dictionary as 2012's Word of the Year.  Others on the shortlist include "Eurogeddon", "Mobot", and "Pleb".  Though I should point out that this doesn't mean omnishambles is about to become an actual word anytime soon, so for now it will just have to call MyWord its home.  And I'm sure we can all use this word at one time or another in our lives.  I for one feel sometimes that my life is in shambles.  Well no longer, now I feel that it is occasionally in omnishambles.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Sparknoter : noun : [spahrk-noh-ter]

Definition: One who uses Sparknotes for every assignment.

     Yeah this was me in high school.  And since then I've still used Sparknotes, just only sparingly.  I will say right up front that being a sparknoter isn't the best idea in the world.  In fact, as far as really learning a subject goes, it's pretty unhelpful.  Yes it helps you complete assignments and study for tests, but the idea is that it is used sparingly and when it is used it is as a quick-reference guide, not a comprehensive summary of a text.  I'm not saying it's evil, I'm just saying that you should beware.  Bad habits come out of too much sparknotes help in one's life.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Manzieled : verb : [man-zeld]

Definition:  Getting owned by the unparalleled execution and athleticism of a single player in football.

     Remember Jimmermania?  Well now the country is getting a serious case of Mazielitis.  Johnny "Football" Manziel had a CRAZY game against previously undefeated Alabama.  Over the course of 60 minutes he more-or-less single-handedly rolled out the Tide on their own turf in Tuscaloosa.  It was an incredible performance by Mr. Football, but that was expected.  I have to give credit at this point to his supporting cast, including WR Swope (111 yards on 11 receptions), RB Michael (2 TD) and the DB Everett, who almost had a pick on Bama's penultimate drive and had the game clinching goal line interception with under two minutes remaining.  But the game ball should and will likely go to Johnny Football.  Way to go, kid.  Alabama, you just got manzieled.

Friday, November 9, 2012


Wordle: verb : [wur-dl]

Definition: The inventing of words.

     This word is another one where the word is actually a word but not this word exactly.  I just wanted to use the word "word" thrice in a sentence, so that's why I just wrote that.  Anyway, a wordle (n.) is actually (supposedly) a piece of plumbing equipment.  I think it's just a lie.  Because I sit around and wordle all the time and it in no way involves me fixing pipes and such.  I most definitely invent words, that's the kind of wordling I do.  Plus the spellcheck keeps attacking my word "wordle", therefore it must not exist.  Except for now it does, because that's what we specialize in: bringing unreal words to life.


    ATTENTION: Starting November 11, 2012, the MyWord Dictionary blog will only be posting words Monday thru Saturday, due to external circumstances.  Thank you.  That is all.  (I did my very best to sound professional, I hope I pulled it off).

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Mephobia : noun : [mee-foh-bee-uh]

Definition: The fear of becoming so awesome that the human race can't handle it and everybody dies.

     There have been few documented legitimate cases of mephobia, though many people claim to have it.  Morgan Freeman and Chuck Norris are two of just a handful of people in history that are suspected of having this condition.  Beyond that, none have been subjected to the true tortures of mephobia.  In the world of fiction, however, many a case has been presented.  Batman, for example, only escapes the destructive consequences of this condition by moonlighting as Bruce Wayne.  But we should all be thankful that the full effect of mephobia has yet to be realized.  I hope we never see the world come to an early end due do an overabundance of one's pure awesomeness.  That would be a sad day indeed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Badittude : noun : [bad-i-tood]

Definition:  An obvious bad attitude, often contagious and extremely negative to all things.

     Dang it all you Republicans that I know on Facebook, I probably wouldn't have had to put this one up if it weren't for you.  But before I go ranting about the follies of Facebook, I'll just say that this post was one intended for just one person having one SUPER bad attitude.  It was given to me a while back and I was just waiting for the perfect time to use it.  Well guess what?  Thanks to the election results, today is that day.  I just wish that everyone could get over themselves and see that regardless of whether or not the country gets better or worse over the next four years, we still live in the greatest, most free country in the whole world.  So get off your high conservative horses and come join the rest of us in being Americans again.  I genuinely think Obama does want what's best for this nation, but he can't make it better on his own; we've all got to help.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Republicant : verb : [ri-puhb-li-kant]

Definition: The inability of the Republican party to campaign among the people that could have actually won them the election.

     Think the Latino vote in Florida or the blue collar vote in Ohio would've been helpful about now?  How about Ryan doing a little more in his state?  Yeah, all of that came back to haunt the Republican presidential campaign tonight as Barack Obama (barring a sweep of all remaining states and a miraculous turnaround in Wisconsin) becomes the 2nd President to earn a second term as President after the previous two presidents served 8 years each.  Crazy night, that's for sure.  All in all, I believe the Dems won because they do a far better job of concealing the crazies within their party.  The Reps?  They had the crazies make their own party out of the GOP.  'Nuff said.

Monday, November 5, 2012


Obamanation : noun : [oh-bom-uh-ney-shuhn]

Definition: The Republican view of the state of the nation right now.

     For those of you who haven't caught on, it's a play on the word abomination.  (Some people...)  In fact, an anti-Obama artist recently put out the following painting describing the state of our nation under  President Barack Obama.

     A little biased, yes.  Well completely biased actually.  But hey, isn't that what political parties are for?  Not that I'm saying I agree, I'm just putting it up in honor of tomorrow's election.  I may or may not put up something involving binders tomorrow.  You'd better check back to see, just in case.


Threemendous : adjective : [three-men-duhs]

Definition: A word describing the incredible power of three.

     Once again, a word I have borrowed from a company's advertisement.  Namely, McDonalds' new promotion of the Cheddar Bacon Onion sandwich-burger-thing, or the CBO.  This also may be one of my new favorite promotional webpages.  You go there and make up your own new word (YAY! for made-up words!) to describe their new product.  I haven't had it myself (yet...) so I can't review it at the moment, but once I do, you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll have a word to go along with it!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Foodaton : noun : [food-uh-tuhn]

Definition:  An area high in eating-out options.

     Coined by my father (assuming it hasn't been used in the past), this word is more or less what it sounds like: a ton of food.  It's that part of town that every decent-sized town has that is just jam-packed with chain and local restaurants.  From IHOP to Cracker Barrel to In-N-Out to Five Guys to Cafe Río to everything else one might think of as common fast food or dine-in locations.  Add to that the plethora of local eateries one might find in any given tourist trap, and you have a veritable food-a-palooza.  Or, in other words, a foodaton.  Have fun choosing where to eat in that mess.


Slackathon : noun : [slak-uh-thon]

Definition: A procrastination marathon; also, an extended period of time where one's effectiveness is virtually nonexistent.

     In case nobody noticed, this is the word that perfectly describes the past weekend for me.  I went on a trip for two days and, therefore, did not post on the blog.  In retrospect, I could have and should have posted.  On the other hand, I knew I that time that I could.  I just chose not to.  Am I a slacker?  Not usually.  I just went through a period of ineffectiveness.  That's all.  A slackathon, and no more.  As for the words from the 2nd and 3rd of November?  Friday's word (Foodaton) will likely be posted later tonight.  If not tonight, then tomorrow morning.  Saturday's word (Threemendous) will be posted tomorrow as well.  See?  I did have the words picked out, I just didn't tell you.  Ha.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Sowpocalypse : noun : [snoh-pok-uh-lips]

Definition: The nickname given to the monster snowstorm in the midwest caused by the Frankenstorm.

     They say West Virginia could get as much as three feet of snow as a result of the Sandy formerly known as Hurricane.  And this isn't your run-of-the-mill east coast snow storm like what Buffalo gets every year.  This thing is brutal.  At least 5 deaths have already been confirmed in connection with the Sandy Snowocalypse, including the death of a candidate for the West Virginia House of Delgates.  Luckily the storm is continuing to move and weaken.  Overall, there have been nearly 100 deaths in the United States as a result of the Frankenstorm and the resulting breakoff storms, including this one.  It's going to take New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, and the 20 other states affected by this massive natural disaster weeks to recover from the ensuing damages, which some have estimated could be as high as 50 billion dollars.  Our prayers and support go out to the victims of this tragic event.

     For more on the massive Sandy Snowpocalypse, click here.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


     Halloween is a special time of year.  It's when people can dress up, pretend to be things they're not, and get candy for knocking on strangers' doors.  Also, as I recently read in a Facebook post, it's the one time of year when finding glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth on the floor of a bathroom stall isn't that weird.  It's also a fantastic opportunity for companies and people to make up fun words that get peoples' attention.  For example:

     Huluween - Hulu's "Halloween Picks" movie and t.v. show collection.

     Spookify - Spotify's Halloween party playlist.

     Spooktacular, Frightmares, and Halloweekend - Names of various theme park events in California and Pennsylvania, Utah, and Ohio, among others.

     Halloweeny - Describing something not necessarily creepy or frightening, but rather uniquely associated with halloween. (Thinks Jack-o-lanterns.)

     As you can see, there's many a made-up word in the world of Halloween.  But the worst part about Halloween coming and going?  Now I have no excuse when complaining about people listening to Christmas too early.  At least I'll have the election for another week to distract me.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Movember : noun : [moh-vem-ber]

Definition: Mustache November, or the annual month-long competition between men to grow the manliest mustache.

     In anticipation of this event (and due to a filling of later word slots for Halloween and the election) I have to put Movember up early.  And I'm fairly certain you all know what it is.  If you don't, read the definition (man how I love dictionaries).  But to get you all started I just wanted to present you with the following chart to aid you in profiling people and their facial growth.

     I hope this helps you this Movember as you weed out the criminals and werewolves from the wizards and ninja masters.  Good lucky people.  It can be a pretty hairy world out there.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wasca (Huasca)

Wasca (Huasca) : noun : [wah-skuh]

Definition: Punishment; to give wasca is to put one in their place, to lay down the law.

     So this is sort of a real word.  But it's a word from a dead language.  Ok, well a dying language, that language being Quechua [keh--chwah].  This word is used through parts of Bolivia and Perú, though it is commonly found spelled differently, like the above-mentioned "huasca".  Anyway as a second-language Spanish speaker I find that I sometimes use words I picked up in South America in regular everyday English talk.  So I decided that I might as well put one (and maybe a couple more in the future) on MyWord's blog, so as to introduce said words to others.

     That being said, wasca is my favorite "not really a word but sort of a word" word.  When someone dishes out wasca, they're verbally laying the smack down on someone.  Basically it's like you're getting pwned.  Just destroyed and put back into your place.  We don't really have a word for it in English, which is why I like it so much.  Plus it has roots in South America, so it's appropriate to put on as we finish up October, a.k.a. Hispanic Heritage Month.  Yay for Spanglish!


Frankenstorm : noun : [frang-kuhn-stawrm]

Definition:  The combination of Hurricane Sandy and a massive cold front storm along the eastern seaboard.

     If you haven't heard about this, you may want to check the news once in a while.  This Frankenstorm has been awarded that name due to its close proximity to Halloween as well as the nature of the storm itself.  To give you an example of how scary this could get, I'll use the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) scale to rate the destructive power of a storm's winds.  On a scale of six, Hurricane Sandy's destructive wind force is a 2.6, not a huge deal - relatively speaking.  The storm surge winds expected along the east coast when Sandy meets the cold front storm, however, are rated at a 5.7 out of 6, the highest rating observed between 1969 and 2005 (greater than either Andrew or Katrina).  Storm surges could reach as high as 11 feet around New Jersey and Long Island. Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City, has ordered a shutdown of subways, buses, and commuter rails and the evacuation of some 370,000 people in low-lying areas of the city.  Sandy has already killed 61 people in the Caribbean when the Frankenstorm finally comes to life on the east coast,  I dare not even imagine when this arctic-tropic terror could cause in terms of damages and loss of life.  As I write this, it is 2:10 pm ET.  The storm is just arriving.  All US stock exchanges have been closed because of the storm.  Flooding is already occurring in New York and New Jersey, and a state of emergency has recently been declared by the White House for the state of Delaware, among other states.  Atlantic City has put out a 6 pm curfew to protect people from the storm, which is expected to make landfall in New Jersey at about 5 pm ET today.  I pray that the storm passes quickly, but it's looking fairly grim at the moment.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Irreliable : adjective : [ir-i-lahy-uh-buhl]

Definition: A grammatically awful way to say something is not reliable.

     This is honestly a word that I've heard educated people use in conversations as if it's no big deal.  I believe the phrase is "drives me up a wall."  That about sums up why I occasionally lose faith in the English language.  Overall things are good, but when people begin to change around prefixes on words in an attempt to sound "more educated" they really tend to hurt their case more than help it.  Not only have I heard that things are "irreliable", but I've also heard that people are "unresponsible" and *cring* "uncapable."  Seriously, it isn't that hard.  But don't worry readers, this is only a small preview of a series of words that'll come along closer to the end of the year that involves around my issues with the English language and all the wonderfully creative words that come out of it, so stick around.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Ragnarian : noun : [rag-nah-ree-an]

Definition: One who runs in one (or many) of the Ragnar Relay Series races.

     This means that half of my neighbors are Ragnarians.  And one of them is one of the co-founders of Ragnar.  Pretty cool.  Coming from a former runner (me), the Ragnar Relays are pretty cool.  There are something like 12 races, I'm not exactly sure, from California to New York, from the Florida Keys to Seattle, Washington, there are races everyone.  There's even a couple (Mt. Charleston to Las Vegas, Chattanooga to Nashville) coming up in a couple weeks (November 9-10). And believe me when I say these are for the hardcore runners, not the casual "run when I feel like it"-ers.  But quit listening to me talk about it, just visit the site and watch the video on Ragnarians.  Oh, and did I mention that all are overnight races?  Yeah, sounds super fun to me, too.  Sort of.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Snee : noun : [snee]

Definition: The plural of snow.

     This is one of the words that we simply call "grandpa words," mainly because my grandfather uses them like they're commonplace.  So we tend to use them once in a while as well.  Doesn't it just sound great though?  "Hey everyone! Look at all the snee outside!"  Oh it just sounds wondrous to me.  And yes, there is snee on the ground right now, so this word really does make sense.  Maybe not for all of you, but out my window all that white stuff is most definitely lots of little snowflakes all jumbled together.  I even tested it myself, and it's true: snee has officially fallen in october.  Global warming my foot.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Squatching : verb : [skwah-cheeng]

Definition: The act of actively hunting down Sasquatch/Big Foot.

     This word comes from a t-shirt design that I stumbled upon the other day.  Just another word to put on the list of creative word that one can find on other people's clothing.  You'd be surprised by how many you actually can find on the clothes you see over the course of the day.  I could probably do a week or two using words other people wear on themselves.  Sounds like fun, I know, but I think I'll just throw them out from time to time for you all to enjoy.  Or you could always look around in a busy part of town one day.  I'm sure you'll find some new words of your own (to submit to the Dictionary, of course).

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Nevergreen : noun/adjective : [nev-er-green]

Definition:  A tree or shrubbery that never produces green leaves.

     This one came from a ten-year-old pointing out that the opposite of an evergreen tree must be a nevergreen, or in other words, it must be a tree with non-green leaves.  Like a Japanese red maple tree, like this one here:

     Yup, that's definitely a nevergreen tree.  Though it's not only tree's with leaves of a greenless variety that qualify as nevergreens.  Dead trees do too.  From the mouths of babes people, from the mouths of babes.


Ineligibowl : noun : [in-el-i-juh-bohl]

Definition: The football game between Ohio State and Penn State this year.

     Back to college football for this one.  This weekend's game features the two best teams in the Big Ten - and the only two that are ineligible to play in the postseason this year.  That is just sad beyond belief.  Wisconsin (6-2, 3-1) is the only other team in the Leaders division to win a conference game.  Every other team in the conference has at least two losses (PSU has two as well) and it isn't unlikely that the conference sends a 3 or (gasp!) 4 loss team to the Rose Bowl.  A three-loss Big Ten team has only earned a Rose Bowl bid thrice since the conference came together in 1987 (Iowa '91, Purdue '01, Illinois '07), and all three teams were beaten by double digits.  A four-loss team has NEVER won the Big Ten Title, but it could quite conceivably happen.  Scary.  So whoever wins this game will likely be the Big Ten pseudo-champion - a title which holds no relevance except for a good spot in next year's preseason poll.  Pretty much just gargabage.

UPDATE: Oct 28, 2012: Just an update as to the result of the "oh-so-satisfying" Ineligibowl.  Ohio State dominated Penn State late after a relatively even first half, then held off an attempted fourth quarter surge to secure a 35-23 win and a 9-0 start to the year.  This puts them #6 in the Week 10 AP poll and #ineligible(still) in all other polls that matter.  Go Bucks?

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Bamel : noun : [bam-uhl]

Definition: A bear with a hump on it's back, i.e. a grizzly bear (apparently).

     Yes, a bear with a hump gets its own name on the blog.  Because it is this bear with a hump:

     Apparently it's a grizzly bear, or rather a wooden carving of said bear.  At least that's what my brother-in-law was telling me.  Anyway, if grizzly bears have humps, then to me it's still a bamel.  I don't know about you, but the hump on that particular bear looks quite superficial to me.  Then again, if that is just a part of the bamel, then what is a camel without a hump?  A cear, I suppose.  Which isn't a word, making it perfectly legal to invent as a word.  A caer, on the other hand, is a fortress.  But only when inhabited by Welshmen, or when located in Wales.  Technicalities galore.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Innoventually : adverb : [ih-noh-ven-choo-uh-lee]

Definition:  Describing a large change or innovation that is imminent but yet to come.

     Thank you Alec Baldwin, a.k.a. Jack Donaghy, for this wonderful word off 30 Rock.  I was watching the episode titled "Reaganing" (also a wondrous word that may end up on this blog one day) where Jack is on a perfect streak of problem-solving when he invents this word as a means of describing a future movie that he created on the spot.  Pretty great and hilariously funny stuff, if you ask me.  For those of you who haven't seen this show yet, watch it.  Or at least give it a shot.  For those who already watch said show, enjoy it.  That is all.

Friday, October 19, 2012


Tistics : noun : [tis-tiks]

Definition: The other part of statistics that people aren't studying when they say they're studying 'stats'.

     Well my younger brother is taking AP Statistics, but to him and most everyone else, it's just "stats."  So obviously the "tistics" part is the part that they are learning about, as it was so keenly put to me the other day.  But which part of statistics is the "tistics" part, you might ask?  Well I don't actually know.  Maybe the part that the calculator does for them.  Or maybe it's something one learns later on in life as they stop studying "stats" and start learning "statistics" but I'm not really sure.  I think it's just the stuff a calculator does.  There you have it.  How does a calculator know so much?  Easy; it knows tistics.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Summering : verb : [suhm-uh-reeng] - can also be spelled "Summaring"

Definition: The writing of a summary (not to be confused with the real definition of the actual word summering, which can be found here)

     No kidding, I actually found this word on a job listing website.  Apparently this person or company had a paper in Spanish that they needed to be translated to English, so they put up a job listing asking for some one to do the "editing/summering" on their paper, mainly because they need someone to write an "executive summery" with a "long term partnership shought."  As you can see, this advertisement was (well, is I suppose) full of spelling mistakes, but this failed conjugation of the misspelled word "summery" made me bust a gut.  Needless to say I was entertained enough to put it here, on the Wonderful Wacky Website of Weird Words.  That's another name for this blog, in case you were wondering.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Romaction : noun : [roh-mak-shuhn]

Definition: The genre combination of romance and action.

     They're those great action movies that are filled with romance.  Yes it sounds a little sappy but they're out there.  The Scarlet Pimpernel comes to mind, for instance.  But I actually got this word from a Coke Zero add.  It's from their "same great taste AND zero calories" campaign.  And since this guy can have both with his soda, he can have both romance and action in his movie, thus he can have romaction.  Pretty great to hear about, I'm sure.  How about you just watch it instead.  That way I don't have to say "you had to be there."  It's just obnoxious when that happens.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Muskamigo : noun : [muhs-kuh-mee-goh]

Definition: A super true very bestest best friend.

     Oh the truths that come from the mouths of fourteen-year-old kids.  My young cousin's friend established clearly to a room of people that him and his friends were more than just the three amigos or the three musketeers; they were the four (that's right, FOUR) muskamigos.  Pretty clever if you ask me. And hey, now you can all go out and tell your very bestest best friends that they're all your muskamigos now.  At least that's what I'm going to do.  For sure.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Ridqulous : adjective : [ri-deek-yuh-luhs]

Definition: Ridiculous, in the sense that something is awesome, except only when applied to Dairy Queen products.

     So Dairy Queen is sort of the theme of the day today, and if you noticed at the end of the commercial I shared in today's earlier entry this word appeared.  That's because it, along with words such as indqredible ([in-dee-kred-uh-buhl], but since I'm using it here it doesn't get its own entry), are just one of many made up words in the Dairy Queen arsenal.  Basically any restaurant that advertises using made up words is my kind of restaurant.  So consider today the "DQ Shout Out" day.  Check out some other ridqulous commercials here.


Inbubbletion : noun : [in-buhb-uhl-shuhn]

Definition: A bubble, within a bubble, within a bubble, etc.

     Though this isn't a word that one might use on a regular basis, it was still clever enough to put on the blog.  I actually got it from this here poster that I stumbled upon one day:

     Clever, right?  Plus, this Dairy Queen commercial is another form of inbubbletion, you might say.  Except with kittens instead of other bubbles.  Still good enough for me.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Oreoverdose : noun,verb : [ohr-ee-oh-ver-dohs]

Definition: An overdose of Oreo cookies.

     We've all done this before.  Eat too many Oreo cookies, that is.  For me this happens about as frequently as we actually have Oreos in our house.  The last time I had an oreoverdose, I didn't want to eat Oreos for, well, the next lifetime and a half.  And an oreoverdose is the twelfth leading cause of death by overdose, as well as the number one cause of death by Oreo.  Alright so maybe it's not that bad, but this picture sums it up pretty well.

     Yup.  That's about right.  So be careful people.  Oreos are not to be messed with.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Democalypse : noun : [dih-mok-uh-lips]

Definition: The collapse of the democracy (more or less) and, in some cases, civility during this election season.

     Alright I'm taking this one from The Daily Show with John Stewart, but this is just too good to pass up.  Democalypse 2012 is the name of Stewart's coverage (use that word loosely people, it's a Comedy Central show) of this year's race between Mitt Romney and Barak Obama.  And he puts up some pretty funny stuff, yes he does.  Like this segment on Big Bird, among others that can be watched on that site.  Pretty funny stuff and, sadly, true in many regards.  Oh politicians, how you make me laugh.  And strain my brain to figure what in the heck you're talking about half the time.  But I guess that's the way things are in 2012.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Uvà jéd

Uvà jéd : noun : [oo-vah zhed]

Definition: Déjà vu, except when things play out exactly backwards.

     This actually happened to me.  In real life. Seriously.  We went to a high school marching band show to support my brother's high school and we listened to talk radio on the way down (not the annoying political kind, the entertaining late night kind).  Anyway, when we started back, we listened to the EXACT SAME THING.  It's because they were filling a broadcasting gap with the show we had just listened to.  It would have been déjà vu, except it was BACKWARDS.  For seriousness.  Needless to say, my mind was BLOWN.  And 'uvà jéd' was born, in that exact moment.  Give or take five minutes.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Belieber : noun : [bih-lee-ber]

Definition: One who believes in Justin Bieber.

     For starters, I AM NOT ONE. A belieber, that is.  I basically believe that Justin Bieber is... Well I won't get into what I think about that sad excuse for a musician.  I wouldn't have even put it on here had it not been for this picture that I saw someone had posted on Facebook the other day:

     And the answer is yes, yes I do have a problem with that.  A big one.  But as long as you stay outside of the proverbial fence of rational common sense (though in this case it's a pretty realistic fence of common sense) and the rest of us stay inside said fence, we will all get along.  Same goes for you, "directioners", just stay away and we'll all get along.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Taxmageddon : noun : [taks-muh-ged-n]

Definition: A spike in taxes on nearly all Americans.

     So I'm not really a fan of throwing out political narrative on this here word blog, but 'taxmageddon' was too good of a word to pass up, so I suppose it deserves at least a little explanation.  The idea is that if congress (already lame duck) and President Obama (possibly name duck-to-be) don't pass new tax legislation by the end of the year, something like 88% of American households will get hit by an immediate increase in taxes.  This goes for everyone, from the lowest possible bracket to the rich of the rich.  This means that in the lowest bracket the hike will be something like $400 extra next year, the average household will pay more or less $3,500 more, and those that make the low six-digits annually will tack on upwards of $6,000.  And as for the rich?  The top 1% will pay another $120,000+ next year while the top 0.1% will pay around $630,000 more. And in case you're interested, all of those numbers come from The Fiscal Times.  And yes, with taxes like that we could like enter Recession 2.0.  I think taxmageddon is an accurate of describing the situation.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Understandment : noun : [uhn-der-stand-muhnt]

Definition: A very, very, very good understanding of a situation, and/or between people.

     When people have to figure something out, they general work their ways towards an understanding. Well when they understand the situation beyond any doubt or question, they have reached an understandment of said situation.  It's like when you just get someone, and they get you.  No questions asked, just plain understandment.  It's a pretty good thing to have, and understandment.  At least I can't think of anything that would be bad to have an understandment of.  Which is probably a good thing.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Knowmb : noun : [nom] or [k-nom]

Definition: A knowledge bomb.

     It's when someone throws out some random fact or stat or smartness thingamajig that just blows your mind.  Well your mind was blown because you got hit with a knowledge bomb, or a knowmb, as I heard a fourteen-year-old kid say the other day at a family member's scouting function.  Amazing stuff, those knowmbs that kids are throwing around these days.  Or so I hear.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Vigivigi : noun : [vee-jee-vee-gee]

Definition: Criticism of the likeliness of something happening in real life as it happens in the movies.

   You all know a person that sits there while watching a movie and complains about how "unrealistic" things are. (If you don't want any spoilers, then read no further!)  Like in the second Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr., he survives a fall down a huge waterfall, one that frankly would kill most anyone.  Or in the Avengers, which I watched the other day with some friends, which has all sorts of things from one-eyed Sam Jackson getting shot with no damage to his person to Cap 'Merica surviving a bomb that throws him out of a building.  Anywho, people just need to accept that movies are movies.  SPOILER ALERT: THEY NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED.  THEY ARE FICTION.  With that in mind, lets end all the vigivigi and get back to enjoying our films.

Friday, October 5, 2012


Swirt : noun : [swurt]

Definition: A long-sleeved shirt.

     This word was born (for this dictionary at least) just a few minutes ago.  I was (well, am) wearing a new long-sleeved shirt and I asked my brother what he thought of my sweater-shirt-long-sleeved-thing. I didn't really think to call it a "long-sleeved shirt" right at first, so what ended up coming out of my mouth sounded something like "sweaaaaatiirt-thing" and then I tried again and narrowed it down to "swirt".  Which the auto-correct on the computer keeps changing to swift.  Darn auto-correct.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Whoppercule : noun : [wop-er-kyool]

Definition: The collective mass of Whopper candies when they are all stuck together.

     You know how when you leave Whoppers or Milk Duds or other candies in the car (or other hottish location) for too long they stick together?  Well that, my friends, is a whoppercule.  Like this whoppercule here.

     That happened when one of those huge whopper cartons got left out in the car all day.  One solid mass of pure whopperness.  Still a delicious solid mass of whopperness though.  No worries, no flavor lost; just combined.  Literally.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Blurp : noun : [blurp]

Definition: A single, isolated hiccup.

     I'm pretty sure you all know what I mean by this.  It's a hiccup that only happens once.  A single time.  In many ways I think blurps are even more annoying than hiccups.  Because they tend to happen just randomly.  Today it happened maybe four or five times to me, but over the course of the whole day.  It just makes me feel a bit weird.  Just a bit.


Pangover : noun : [pang-oh-ver]

Definition: The aches and pains one has after going through something strenuous.

     Think working out.  Like as hard as you've ever worked out.  Or taking a huge hit in football or really doing anything that really takes its toll on your body.  Well you know how you wake up the next morning and you're as sore as can be?  Ladies and gentlemen, this is a pangover.  A hangover of pain, if you will.  And unfortunately for some (like myself) we have lots of pangovers.  Not very fun, if you ask me.  Not very fun at all.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Bladdertude : noun : [blad-er-tood]

Definition: The state of anger and frustration involved with needing to go to the bathroom.

     Basically it's when you have to go to the bathroom so bad that you just get angry.  At everything.  And your frustration is just pouring out until you are relieved of your burden.  That, my friends, is a blattertude.  Though in some people it is also manifest in large amounts of silliness and uncontrollable laughter.  This form of bladdertude most often occurs in younger children.  Like tweenagers.  They have that kind of bladdertude.  It's a little weird if you ask me, but to each his own I suppose.

Sunday, September 30, 2012


Delishious : adjective : [dee-lih-shee-uhs]

Definition: Extra delicious, but more in the sense of a person's character.

     I got this word from the musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It", the new Broadway musical featuring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara.  Not that I actually saw it.  It was my parents that did, who saw it on their recent trip to New York and proceeded to introduce us to the music.  Written by George Gershwin (the music that is), there are many famous songs, like "Fascinating Rhythm" and "I've Got A Crush On You".  From what I understand it is a ridiculously hilarious musical, and the song "Delishious" is from an extra-funny scene where one character is in a bubble bath and other people emerge as the song goes on.  Which to me sounds downright entertaining.  I can't wait to see the show one day when I head to Broadway.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm : noun : [kwer-twee-o-pahs-df-gihsh-kluh-zhehsh-bih-nm]

Definition: A condition of boredom that one has while on the computer.

     It shouldn't be too hard to figure out.  Though difficult to pronounce, it is quite easy to create with three swipes of the finger on a keyboard.  Needless to say that it was much harder to come up with the pronunciation that with the spelling.  And as for what it is, well it is simply that: the word that is created by utter boredom is that which is used to describe it.

Friday, September 28, 2012


Footballesia : noun : [foot-baw-lee-zhuh]

Definition: A mental condition in which the patient suffers from temporary obsession of football, sometimes resulting in the inability to perform non-football related tasks.

     Don't get me wrong, I love football.  But it's just a sport, a game, nothing more.  Yes for professional athletes it is a profession, but there is no such thing as a professional fan.  And even though I love rooting for my team, I'm fortunate enough to realize that people can get pretty, I guess, stupid while watching football.  The get footballesia, so the only care about the game.  Sometimes it lasts for hours, sometimes days, weeks, or even months.  So for those of you with footballesia, I would suggest to just let it go. Especially you, Packers fans.  Don't get me wrong, I love to watch football and stuff.  But as someone who has successfully overcome fooballesia, remember that a loss doesn't alter your life course.  Unless you do something really dumb because your team lost.  Then it stinks to be you.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Whispanic : noun : [wi-span-ik]

Definition: Any white person speaks spanish fluently but cannot claim significant hispanic heritage.

     Half-hispanic people that look pretty white aren't whispanic.  Nor are quarter-hispanic or maybe even a generation or so beyond that.  I'm talking about straight up white people speaking spanish.  Like my brother and I.  We're mostly descended from Northern European nations.  Norway, Holland, places like that.  Yet we speak spanish.  We're whispanic.  Now that I think about it, I know way too many whispanic people.  Woah.  But hey, it's fun.  Me encanta hablar español.  Si eres whispanic también, bienvenidos a la fiesta.
     My favorite part about being whispanic?  Being able to understand the spanish spoken around you, especially when they're saying something in spanish so that I can't understand them.  It mostly happens at stores and stuff, but I just love it.  And the shock on latinos faces when you talk to them in spanish.  It can be pretty priceless.  If you're whispanic too, comment below and tell us what you love about being whispanic, or really being any sort of bilingual.  We'd love to hear what you have to say.


Sleeped : adjective : [sleepd]

Definition: Describing one who cannot sleep due to a previous overabundance of sleep.

     This is something that I definitely am not.  In fact, I take a couple naps a day.  Part of that is my situation (sick) and part of that is that I like sleep.  Which, by the way, is why I missed yesterday.  I had a word all typed up and forgot to post it and the computer wasn't saving (silly internet) and I took a nap.  When I woke up, I had lost the post and could not, for the life of me, remember my word.  And I still can't.  Maybe I need a word to describe that sort of conundrum.  But no worries, today I was all sleeped out, so here's a word.  And I'll put one on later to make up for yesterday.  Because I love you all.  And I feel a little bad about yesterday.  But only just a little.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Kindsight : noun : [kahynd-sahyt]

Definition: To reflect on the past with an optimistic and positive attitude.

     I think a lot of us have the tendency to regret.  Decisions we've made, things we've done or haven't done, etc.  If you think about it, it's pretty easy to get turned around backwards with all the things we wish we could do over again.  Or at least that's how it is.  So I think that we should all really try to have kindsight when we think about our pasts.  It has passed and we cannot get it back or do it over or anything.  It's written history and that's that.  So focus on the future and let's all try not to beat ourselves up over what could have been and focus on making what can happen actually happen.

Monday, September 24, 2012


Craptastrophe : noun : [krap-tas-truh-fee]

Definition: NFL replacement referees.

     I just got done watching the Packers-Seahawks game, and I'm entertained.  A little upset, but entertained.  As I am a fan of neither team, I wasn't particularly upset by the result (14-12 Seahawks, for those of you that are inept at following sports) but I was upset that, in the end, the game was quite literally decided by REPLACEMENT referees.  Awful.  Just awful.  You could even say the same about the Ravens-Patriots game from yesterday.  But today was just sickening.  A craptastrophe.  And nothing more.  But I will say it is entertaining to see all the upset fans' tweets and posts.  Maybe for just a little longer.  Until they screw with my team.  Then out.


Manwich : noun: [man-wich]

Definition: A sandwich built especially for a manly man. (Not to be confused with the sloppy joe sauce by the same name.)

     Have you ever seen Man v. Food?  It's a travel channel show that I've seen a couple of times but that my senior-in-high-school brother is in love with.  Basically this guy goes around the country and does all sorts of food eating challenges.  Pretty interesting show, said no one ever.  Nah, it's alright, but for the crowd of people that loves watching a guy stuff himself with many a manwich.  Like this one.

Yes, that, my friends is a manwich.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Manpanzee : noun : [man-pan-zee]

Definition:  (1) A monkey garbed in formal human attire. (2) A small human person that seems to act more monkey than human.

     Well as I always give credit where credit is due, I got this one while watching "The Pirates! Band of Misfits", a Wallace & Gromit style animated movie about, well, pirates.  There is a small mute monkey dressed up as a butler in the movie who talks via notecards, and his owner first refers to him as a manpanzee.  Right when he said it I knew it would be on the blog today.  And as I thought about the word, I realized that little kids who act like monkeys can qualify to be manpanzees as well.  In which case I was one as a child.  I could not be more proud of myself.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Resuplenish : verb : [ree-suh-plen-ish]

Definition: To restock or replenish something from nothing to everything, or from 0% to 100% capacity.

     I said this word by accident when I went to the grocery store today to resuplenish our home's supply of junk food.  Alright, I was actually buying all sorts of goodies for an ice cream bar for my little brother; his high school homecoming dance is tomorrow and almost 20 kids are planning on coming by afterwards for ice cream.  So what we ended up purchasing looked a little something like this.

     I am so proud of myself right now.  Nor have I seen so much potential weight gain stare me back in the face.  I am so excited.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Pisstified : adjective (from verb pisstify) : [pis-tuh-fahyd]

Definition: To be angry and slightly confused, all at once.

    I got today's word from a tweet from NFL Free Agent receiver Chad Johnson that was posted the other day, via me watching the ESPN late night show UNITE.

     Anyway, I thought it was a pretty funny word, so here it is on the blog.  And while I'm at it, I would recommend UNITE to anyone who's a fan of sports and, well, stuff.  It's a cool, witty, and overall entertaining late night sports show that's on weeknights at midnight ET on ESPNU.  Check them out on Twitter or Facebook.