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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Caneurysm : noun : [kan-yuh-riz-uhm]

Definition: A medical condtion characterized by temporary mental malfunctioning as a direct result of overcanning.

     As I stated yesterday, there was an unfortunate side effect to all of my canning.  It was a caneurysm. Fortunately it wasn't fatal (though I hear it can be when one cans for more than 18 hours straight) but boy did I feel as though my brain was imploding.  It took me a full day to recover from the mental trauma of all that canning.  Needless to say, I caution anyone who feels they must do some canning; it's a dangerous thing to do.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Canatonic : adjective : [kan-uh-ton-ik]

Definition: Having canatonia, a temporary syndrome characterized by muscular rigidity and mental stupor when faced with the amount of canning one must do.

     I suffer from this condition.  Or rather I did when I recently went on a pear canning spree with my mother.  I guess that's what I get for being home with nothing to do all day.  Trust me, canatonia is a serious condition, and should not be dealt with lightly.  But needless to say I overcame and succeeded in my canning mission... but not without some unfortunate side effects.  Check back tomorrow to see what I'm talking about.


Redneckognize : verb : [red-nek-uhg-nahyz]

Definition: To recognize, but involving something to do with rednecks.

     This one comes from the TLC show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which is just horrible in my opinion.  Not that I've actually seen it, but I've seen enough of the promos to know that this little girl is going to have a messed up life.  At least that's my take on things.  Comment if you have a different opinion of it all.

     And as a sidenote, there will be another word on today because one did not get posted yesterday, so check back later for more.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Chippings : noun : [chip-ingz]

Definition: The little broken pieces of chips that one finds at the bottom of a chip bag.

     I don't know about you, but I love eating the chippings at the bottom of chip bags (especially Tostitos with a hint of lime).  When I first used this word though, it was actually the leftover fragments of my younger brothers nachos that I was describing, but it still makes sense.  I for one think that this could actually be a real word.  But alas, it is not, and thus it has a home here on my blog of wonderful made-up words.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Bizcation : noun : [biz-key-shuhn]

Definition: A business trip and vacation combined.

     Many people miss out on possible bizcations (on their own or with their families) when they have business meetings in places like New York, Washington DC, or Los Angeles.  My parents have been on a handful themselves, to places like DC, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Hawaii (from all of which I was excluded, sadly).  I sit and wonder why everyone doesn't take a bizcation anytime they have a business trip.  It would be one major stress relief, I'd say.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Trampire : noun : [tramp-pahyuhr]

Definition: A cheating vampire (in theory).

     Not that I'm too into celebrity drama that much, but this was just too funny to pass up.  Will Ferrell used the word on Conan to describe Kristen Stewart (K-Stew) after she cheated on her vampire lover Robert Pattinson (R-Pass).  I laughed so hard.  And while you're at it, watch him talk about Russian gymnasts too.  So good.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Beawesome : adjective : [bee-aw-suhm]

Definition: Beyond regular awesome.

     Inspired by the Disney movie Bolt, this word is simply used to describe anything where "awesome" just doesn't do it justice.  Like this.  Or this.  And even this.  As you can tell, I'm really into linking videos at the moment (more on that later).  And sports, obviously.  And beawesome things like this.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Glamping : noun : [glam-peeng]

Definition: Glamorous camping.

     So a lot of people rationalize camping by bringing along all sorts of technology, ranging from cell phones and x-boxes to (more-or-less) entire kitchens.  Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry to disappoint, but this is not camping.  It is glamping.  Yes, having a cell phone is good for emergencies, but texting your friends is not an emergency.  And cooking over a fire or even a camp stove will not kill you for a few days.  That's the point of camping; taking a step back and living more simply.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Superprise : noun : [soo-per-prahyz]

Definition: A super surprise, in the sense that it is extremely surprising.

     A superprise is, simply put, anything that is out-of-this-world surprising.  Borderline shocking is another way to put it.  It's more than a surprise birthday bash; it's a little more like enjoying your day at the beach and suddenly running into a refrigerator.  Yeah, it's that sort of superprise that we're referring to.

Monday, September 10, 2012


Scribnature : noun : [skrib-nuh-cher]

Definition: A signature that is "scribbled".

     Everyone knows someone with a scribnature.  It wouldn't surprise me if most people have one.  I do.  Athletes do.  Doctors obviously do.  A scribnature is easily identifiable; it is nothing more that a glorified scribble with perhaps one or two obvious letters.  I always thought the were cool as a little kid.  And I spent forever to perfect my own.  I guess we just use scribnatures because they're faster to write.  And, of course, way cooler than normal cursive.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Themey : adjective : [theem-ee]

Definition: Something that is filled with themes.

     Lots of books are very themey, but we got this one from soundtrack music.  If you think about it, there used to be lots of very themey soundtrack music.  Think Star Wars, Star Trek, Superman, etc.  They all have themey parts that are extremely recognizable.  Nowadays, I feel like there's less themey soundtrack stuff, but one that I noticed and like is Captain America.  Good stuff.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Trashination : noun : [trash-uh-ney-shuhn]

Definition: A fascination with trash and/or trash-related things.

     Trashination can come in various forms.  For example, some people love junk.  Period.  Hoarders, collectors, whatever.  It may just be trashination.  Others like junk art.  That too is a form of trashination.  Others still love collecting trash throughout the house and watching it get picked up by the garbage truck (which is actually where this word came from).  It makes them happy.  A little weird, maybe, but we all have our quirks.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Complayterpus : noun : [kuhm-pley-ter-puhs]

Definition: A computer that portrays all of the characteristics or a platypus.

     As many of you know, most platypuses don't do much.  With one notable exception of course.  But for the most part, a platypus really doesn't do much, from a physical standpoint.  Likewise, there are many a computer that don't do much.  Sure they think lots, and show stuff on the screen.  But mostly it just hangs out and goes wherever you take it and does whatever you want as long as it's not really doing much of anything (again, from a physical standpoint).  And, of course, there are exceptions to the rule (I think).  But if you check your computer, you may find it's really just a complayterpus.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Revacism : noun : [rih-vey-siz-uhm] or [rev-ih-siz-uhm]

Definition: (1) Reverse racism, in the sense that you are actually nice to other people because they're of a different race, OR (2) the principle that beings slightly racist makes you white.

     The first definition actually makes sense.  And the first definition actually goes with the first pronunciation, in case your wondering.  It's like a white guy being unusually nice to a black guy.  Or something like that.  The second definition/pronunciation on the other hand... well don't try to hard to wrap your head around it.  It doesn't make much sense to most people, but to some of us it is quite enlightening.  It explains why someone who profiles squinchey-eyed people as being Asian is a white person.  Again, don't try to hard.  You may hurt yourself.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Cockitude : noun : [kok-i-tood]

Definition: An extremely confident and assertively arrogant attitude or disposition.

     Apparently this is the attitude that I had while playing a card game last night.  And, as was the case, I was thoroughly confident I could win.  As it was my opponent had the exact cards that he needed to beat me.  And do so quickly.  It actually has happened twice now in the past two times I've played the card game Bang!.  So I guess I have to keep my cockitude in check the next time I go for the win.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Scooperdinger : noun : [skoo-per-ding-er]

Definition: A replacement word for an object that you can't quite name; also, a replacement word for an expletive.

     Well for us tonight the scooperdinger was a combination-corn-hole-with-ladder-ball-game-thingy.  It didn't really have it's own name, so we gave it that one.  But a scooperdinger can be anything.  Or if you really want to blow off steam and are in a situation where it may not be very appropriate (i.e. around children, or really just all the time), you could throw in a scooperdinger to make your point known.

Monday, September 3, 2012


Clugly : adjective : [kluhg-lee]

Definition: Something so ugly that it becomes cool.

     The inspiration behind this word is a wedding reception from a few weeks back.  Well indirectly anyway.  My cousin (the bride) and her now-husband described their reception to me today as clugly, with colors and stuff so ugly that it became cool.  And in writing this post, I realize that I wear all sorts of clugly stuff (I think so anyway; to others it may just be straight ugly).  I'm sure you could find a number of clugly things in your own life if you just look for them.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Bumply : noun : [buhm-pl-ee]

Definition: Quite literally, another name for an asterisk.

     This one originates from my grandfather.  Whenever he lays down a seven-letter word in Scrabble, he puts an asterisk next to the score.  Except it isn't actually an asterisk.  It's a bumply.  Simple as that.  And so many a bumply exists in the world, though you may now know it.  It's one of those words that can make you smile.  Because it's a bumply.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Ellipticise : noun/verb : [ih-lip-ti-sahyz]

Definition: The act of exercising on an elliptical machine; exercising on an elliptical machine.

     This is one of those words that you can just look at and say "I wonder why that isn't a real word."  But alas, it is made up.  I actually got it from my sister, who fits ellipticise on her schedule of regular excerise.  And so she's off to the gym to ellipticise while I blog the word.