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.