Friday, August 31, 2012


Doodley : adjective : [doo-dl-ee]

Definition:  The uncontrollable desire to draw on everything.

     Have you ever been sitting in a class or a meeting or at home and just want to draw something?  Anything?  This is a fun little feeling that I had today.  I was reading a book and all of the sudden I just wanted to draw little stick figures all over the pages.  Luckily for the book I didn't have a pencil handy. But it was a little odd, especially since I can't make art to save my life.  But it didn't matter, because I was feeling doodley.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Rasty : adjective : [ras-tee]

Definition: Something that is extra-nasty, as in possibly rank and nasty all at once.

     My mother used this word today, believing that it was actually a word (apparently she's been using it her whole life).  She uses it to describe something super nasty.  Like scooping ice cream out of my own stomach after eating it to avoid gaining too much weight.  What I thought would be completely practical (not really) is apparently just rasty.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Technosaurus : noun : [tek-no-sawr-uhs]

Definition: One who claims he or she is too old to understand and/or use modern technology.

     Larry King.  My grandfather.  Your grandfather.  We all know a technosaurus of some kind.  Some just avoid technology while others are avidly opposed to its use.  Some are a little eccentric, some are just so old that they don't care to learn anymore, and others still are complete nut jobs.  But they're out there.  Just don't expect to find any on the internet.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Pentapus : noun : [pen-tuh-puhs]

Definition: A five-legged (or -appendaged, I guess) octopus.

     An octopus has eight legs, a pentapus has five legs.  It's as simple as that.  It came about (for me, at least) when my youngest brother (almost 14) made an octopus out of a napkin while at the dinner table. Needless to say he was quite bored, but what came out had only five legs.  And an extremely disfigured head.  We thought we had come up with pentapus ourselves, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought that it may be something previously made up by someone else, perhaps a Pokemon or something along those lines.  And, as fate would have it, it does exist already in someone else's made up universe.  But it's still a made up word so it's here regardless.

Monday, August 27, 2012


Cheerleadery : adjective : [cheer-lee-der-ee]

Definition: Having qualities associated with the being of a cheerleader.

     You all know a few very cheerleadery people.  Whether it's a former cheerleader that has retained all that bubbly cheerleaderiness or someone who probably could've been a cheerleader, these people aren't hard to find.  The best place to look may be your local college campus, since it often takes a few years for ones cheeleaderness to finally wear off.  Then again, some people manage to hang onto it for a lot longer than others.  Like this girl from one of my favorite commercials.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Ecofficient : adjective : [ee-co-fish-uhnt]

Definition:  Extremely efficient in an environmentally conscious way.

     One may think that ecofficient is a term that has to do with cars or some sort of technology, but really ecofficiency is found in many a thing.  The term was used last night to describe a family photo shoot.  A guy at the office who works hard at being paperless can be considered ecofficient.  In generally, ecofficiency is a pretty good thing.  Working effectively and not killing nature at the same time.  Who could ask for more?

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Swavory : adjective : [swey-vuh-ree]

Definition:  The combination of sweet and savory.

     Have you ever had something sweet with, well, bacon?  Think maple and bacon together.  That, my friends, is swavory.  Or how about pancakes and meat together in the same bite? Swavory as well.  Swavory is my new favorite flavor.  And for a prime example of the use of the word, check out this swavory item from our friend Jack.

Friday, August 24, 2012


(m) Fruncle : noun : [fruhng-kuhl]

(f) Fraunt : noun : [frant, frahnt]

Definitions: The friend of one's father or mother.

     As one of our family's great friends prepares to introduce his first child into the world, we struggled to come up with a name to define the relationship between members of our family and this friends daughter-to-be.  My little brother finally decided that he will be this girl's fruncle, a combination of friend and uncle.  And with a fruncle comes fraunt, frandma, and frandpa.  I personally cannot wait to officially become a fruncle.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Absofruitly : adverb : [ab-suh-froot-lee]

Definition: Of course, certainly, etc.

     You can use this word as a twist on the original 'absolutely' because, well, it's just so much fun to put the word fruit into another word.  It makes life exciting, original, and helps us laugh.  Plus isn't that half the reason for making up fun words anyway?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Biscookie : noun : [bihs-kook-ee]

Definition: A combination of a biscuit and a cookie.  Not to be confused with a biscotti.

     Again something that I obtained from a cooking show (which I have a love for, by the way), a biscookie is basically a biscuit that looks like a cookie.  More or less anyway.  But it sure looked delicious to me.  As a disclaimer, many a person has used this word on cooking blogs and there's even a small company that has this as its name, but I'm using it anyway because it isn't a word.  Officially anyway.  And that's the point.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Mactastic : adjective : [mak-tas-tihk]

Definition: A description for an amazing Apple product.

     How do you know if somebody has a Mac?  Just wait, they'll tell you all about it.  As much as I love that joke, the reality is that it is completely true.  And I will be the first to admit that I a Macman through and through (as I write this on a Macbook Pro).  And sometimes the only way to describe a product is to put the product name into a new word.  It is, simply put, mactastic.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Flogic : noun : [flo-jic]

Definition: False logic, fake logic, or really any sort of logic that makes so much nonsense, it makes sense.

     Flogic is just a silly little thing that we sometimes do in our family.  Like when my younger brothers succeed in using flogic to convince my parents that playing video games is actually good for them.  I have no idea how that's possible, to be honest.  Nor do I remember the example from today that I was planning on using.  But when you here someone try to use flogic on you, you'll know what I mean.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Gargabage : noun : [gahr-guh-bij]

Definition: An item, once useful, that is now so utterly useless that it cannot even be donated to the likes of Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

     You all know what sort of gargabage I'm talking about.  That metal deathtrap in your garage that you once called an organizer?  Yeah, that's the one.  Or how about those clothes from the 90s, rotting away in storage, that you're keeping for your grandchildren?  They probably make the grade as well.  Basically anything that is of the "one man's junk is every other man's junk too" variety of garbage.

Friday, August 17, 2012


Breathee : adjective : [bree-thee]

Definition: A description of one who is breathing; i.e. My, that bunny is very breathee today.

     Well this word comes from an interesting story.  This morning I got into the shower and turned around to find a live wasp on the wall.  So I calmly left the shower and asked if anyone knew how a wasp got in the shower.  I'm still not sure what I was expecting to hear as an answer.  But anyway I washed the wasp away and went on with my day, but later as I was explaining the story I described my newfound friend as a "living, breathing wasp."  Then, unsure of how much breathing a wasp does all of the sudden, I added the disclaimer, "as breathee as a wasp can be anyway."  And thus the word was born.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


     My word today is actually a series of creative words that were submitted (unintentionally) by the cast of Wicked, the Broadway musical.  As a sucker for a good musical, I love Wicked.  So here are a few words that Glinda (the guh is silent) and other cast members used during the show.

Rejoicify : verb : [ree-jois-ih-fahy]

The act of rejoicing in a truly joyful manner.

Confusify : verb : [kuhn-fyooz-ih-fahy]

The act of confusing one to the point where they don't understand anything anymore.  At all.

Outuendo : noun : [out-yoo-en-doh]

An innuendo that has since left the immediate area of conversation.

Galindafy : verb : [guh-lihn-duh-fahy]

The turning of a normal person into a comically egocentric and narcissistic person obsessed with popularity.

Scandalacious : adjective : [skan-dih-ley-shuhs]

A particularly scandalous scandal.

Decipherate : verb : [dih-sahy-fehr-eyt]

The translation of any language that the former speakers of what are now dead languages would have considered dead.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Quickle : noun : [kwik-uhl]

Definition: Quite literally, a quick pickle.  Made by covering cucumber slices in pickle juice.

     The quickle comes from a certain Chef Lester from the Bronx who, on a tv cooking show, covered his cucumber slices in a pickle juice emulsion something-or-other and duly coined the name "quickle".  A clever idea that may be worth your time.  And while we're talking about it, if you like cooking competitions and tv shows, I highly recommend the Food Network show Chopped.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Cluttersome : adjective : [kluht-er-suhm]

Definition: Used to describe when a large number of objects or people are very close together.

     When I used this word today, I honestly thought it was a real word. I was genuinely surprised when I looked it up and found out that it was, in fact, not a word.  The word was born today in a car conversation where the topic was somewhere along the lines of a friend's wedding.  Since then it has been used about a hundred different times by at least seven different people.  Trust me, once you start saying it, you won't want to stop.  It's a catchy word, simple as that.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Scarenting : noun : [skair-uhn-ting]

Definition: A parenting tactic that involves scaring one's children into doing a chore or otherwise following instructions.

     This word was a result of my 17- and 13-year-old brothers fighting in the kitchen about how neither of them wanted to clean said kitchen.  Rather it was the older of the two complaining that the younger wasn't helping him clean the world's easiest kitchen to clean.  As the verbal confrontation escalated my dear mother got involved and effectively instituted this tactic of scarenting to settle the issue by quite literally putting the two of them on timeout.  It was an amusement to watch and made for the creation of a great new word.