Wednesday, December 9, 2009


herticar - what we take in the morning to run the child to school when we've gotten up too late.


ophries - those aha moments you get when you're not watching oprah, but you feel like whatever you just discovered/thought/felt/experienced/saw would have been a great oprah topic.

usage: when she saw the scruffy but beautiful little orphan child rescued from the burning building by the brave dog, she just knew that oprah could fill at least 15 minutes with it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


shang - a photo seemingly unrelated to a blog post, but which might carry a deeper meaning.

usage: julochka posted a shang and asked us to help interpret it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


nolons - people who stand in your way with their constant negativity.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


forsed - when you force a comment on a blog post.

Jules would much rather skim and move on when it comes to reading some blog posts, yet she feels forsed to comment.

Found on Throwing Quarters blog where I am guest posting for Adam today.

Friday, November 13, 2009


jubdpidi -  joyful yodeling

usage: he was very happy and suddenly started to jubdpidi, somewhat off-key.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


lipsyl - to rip off the top layer of skin from the tender inside of your bottom lip when you remove the paper bag you were holding in your mouth while you buttoned your coat.

oh man, i totally lipsyled myself today and i can tell you it hurt like mad and bled an alarming amount. i hate winter.

Monday, November 2, 2009


twookeri - when you, because you've been reading all seven harry potter books until you're bleary-eyed, begin to try to summon things to you or get people the hell out of your way by muttering magic spells under your breath. and it takes you awhile to realize you can't actually do that.


pilitent - to be fanatical about one's hair.

she was so pilitent it took hours before she could leave the house.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Pardo - The type of blogger who either on his or her own blog or in the comments of another blog writes something nasty about another blogger's blog.

Usage: As Agnes typed out the word 'chimp' in her post, her little eyes glowed green with envy and her short, sausage-like fingers reached for yet another bisquit, of which she fed a little morsel to her companion, the only one who could ever truly enjoy her long-winded and self-centered writings, her parrot George.

When George then screamed "pardo," Agnes was truly horrified.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Frilk - the frothy foam at the top of hot cocoa when made with milk. The perfect calming agent to yet another head pounding, chest clogging virus.

usage- the frilk at the top of my favorite cup was soothing to me during my third virus fight of the Fall season

Sunday, October 4, 2009


suroppla - what you shout in an elated manner when you get to shoot photos out of an open helicopter on a beautiful autumn day.

miss buckle totally shouted suroppla last friday at work. i want her job.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


iRear: newest edition to the iPod, iPhone family. Compatible with most softwear, especially of the spandex-lycra variety. Available in a multitude of colors to match your skin tone. Enhances the natural look of your posterior. Not necessarily flattering to all body types. Use with caution. Recommended tunes for your listening enjoyment: Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot.
click here for lyrics and sing along

Friday, September 11, 2009


remetal - annoying sensation that time is slowing down even though it can't be possibly. usually occurs on Friday afternoon, about two hours before leaving work.

It's four o'clock and Polly's experiencing remetal. She really wants to go home but the clock doesn't seem to move forward.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


eisms - true statements that come via email and by which you can live your life.

stacey said to me last week that writing is the new praying and that's my new mantra. it's an eism if i ever heard one.

another one is what are you gonna remember?

live your life by these eisms and you can't go wrong.

Monday, September 7, 2009


flizidip - the latest fashion trend involving lots of flowers and really bright pink lipstick.


karfum - the sound of monday hitting you over the head and making you return to ordinary life after blog camp.

usage: as soon as she woke up monday morning, a karfum was heard from her bedroom.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


AXEYAD: (noun) Prescription strength axe repellent. 

Medication Safety Issues: may be confused with Lydia Pinkhams "A Baby in Every Bottle"
Allergy Considerations: axes, chainsaws, jigsaws, nail guns, ice picks, etc
Labeled Indications: for prophylaxis against trauma incurred by use of machinery included but not limited to those mentioned above
Pregnancy Considerations: category X, but at least it's better than being axed to death
Contraindications: use of above machinery
Special Populations: blog campers may benefit from over-indulgence
Adverse Drug Effects: giddiness, fizziness, uncontrollable laughter, hiccups, pee-pee pants, inability to contain ones self possession

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


shipsain - to go a little nuts about ships.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


flosis - it's what you feel when you start flossing and then you realise that it's one of the most boring things to do in life, but you have to do it anyway, and the longer you floss the more boring it gets and so you start feeling really depressed...

In order to avoid flosis it's advisable to just get on with it. Start flossing. Try not to think about it too much. Rinse. Leave the bathroom. Good night.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


frigsqu - an adjective describing the messed up people who are against reforming health care in the US. as in how friggin' skewed are they to think that there's a single thing about it as it is today that's worth defending?

Friday, August 21, 2009


petherv ~ to completely, and utterly shamelessly, perve other people's sneakers. Especially All Stars. And sometimes ones which you think may be Golas.
I especially petherv these ones and will not rest until I own a pair. But they must be high tops. It's a code I live by.

Monday, August 17, 2009


sessec: when you are so stressed and in such a rush that your typing fingers lose their link to your last remaining brain cell and you find yourself typing meaningless letters that meant something when you started and just don't anymore, and it also results in endless extensions to words like bananananan

Friday, August 14, 2009


Mingli... the lesser known sister of the Jungle Book's Mowgli.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


grogoomb - to stock up your liquor cabinet as you pass through the duty free. not because it's cheaper, but because they have such a lovely variety and it makes your liquor cabinet happy.

and i kid you not, i got this WV on this post on josephine's blog.


worded- When a w.v. comes up that is an actual word.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


britio - to pepper your vocabulary with britishisms.

note: this is NOT to affect a british accent, it is only to use the vocab - like lovely, bits, shag, snog, bloody get the picture.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


cluesse - to intuitively understand the subtleties without having to be told or have things explained.

example: molly is totally cluesse about that whole "blog like no one is reading" philosophy. alas, the same cannot be said for others...


consurb - to try to curb your consumerism.

usage: when we were in singapore, we tried to consurb, but the whole place is one giant mall, so it was difficult.

Friday, August 7, 2009


lakit - A potential leakage of one of the most embarrassing substances.

Use: As Martha heard the water wash down the drain her own bladder became obsessed with one mother of lakits and all Martha could do was cross her legs and try to run for the bathroom. However, what Martha hadn't realized, until it was almost too late, was that a lakit and having to cross your legs makes a run into more of a seizure like waddle, and that can be equally embarrassing as an actual leakage.

Let's hope Martha learned her lesson.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


ostsker: a huge amount of beetles, flies or ladybugs in one place.

usage: there's an ostsker of ladybugs on our sunflower.


Throob: when a former heart-throb becomes a boob

usage: When I was a teenager I loved Tom Cruise, but these days he is such a throob.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


bothr- when you are too annoyed to be bothered with the extra "e" in bother.

The guy at the dragon boat races today that made our boat off cinch was such a bothr

Monday, July 27, 2009


tooddiss- a Facebook snob. One who realizes High School is over and can't be pressured into "friending" everyone who asks.

Jules is a tooddiss - just this morning she "ignored" two ladies from town on her newly established FB account.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


chaingy - a piece of jewelry that was meant to be genuine but after gentle rubbing turned out to be a piece of ordinary metal covered in cheap paint. More specific than just "a fake" which covers all kinds of... hmmm... fakes

you know that £1500 necklace I got the other day? it turned out to be a chaingy!

disclaimer: this example of chaingy is NOT based on real life situation


bilkies - when blogger has the hiccups (due to picasa being down) and won't let you upload any pictures. no matter how many times you try.

blogger has the bilkies at the moment and i hope they fix it soon.


ismstia - the overwhelming desire to make up theories in an attempt to have your own -ism.

my not completely-thought-out socio-economic theory of mobile phone ownership was a blatant ismstia.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


logen - The sea of difficulties regarding being logged in to Blogger and one's real Google account while also being logged in to Gmail and one's 'official front' Google account.

Use: The logen yesterday made Gladys believe that her precious laptop was in fact possessed and offering innocent applications to the netherworld beings on an altar. Google earth being one of these casualties.

Monday, July 20, 2009


jorsher ~ a sicko who does this in public.

I once had a jorsher on the beach. Once I got over my disbelief I stood up, grabbed a water bottle (the closest thing I could find, evidently I felt stronger with some kind of weapon, why should he be the only one with something in his hand?), and shouted at him to piss off.

The most insulting part, I don't even think he'd been looking at me, but at two topless chicks sunbathing a way off. Slappers.


cruddize - what happens to your brand new iPhone when everyone wants to fondle it.

dude, don't cruddize my iPhone....


bleranto - to go off on a rambling ranting comment on the blog of someone you hardly know and who moreover doesn't really know you.

the bleranto i just left on that's esmerelda to you, sir just now is probably going to seem really confusing disturbing to esmerelda (who has three personalities going and may already be slightly confused disturbed). but i couldn't help it, this 30 secrets thing is killing me making me insane.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


crebong - that bag in your childhood bud's mother's nightstand that you and that bud used to sniff at when she wasn't there while wondering what it was, before happily hopping away to go play with the bud's stash of barbies and/or my little ponies.

Use: That crebong was good stuff, but so were the barbies and the ponies.


scoaffen - the lengthy, rather wail-like, and extremely disappointed sound Extranjera makes when people who actually know her dare to suggest that she would ever own an old powder pink Chevy. Hers would naturally be mint green.

Use: Upon reading comments from julochka and B, the scoaffen Extranjera let out alarmed both hubby and the neighborhood dogs. All of whom have supersensitive hearing, apparently.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


soodirac - the slightly sick feeling one gets after eating a big piece of birthday cake. It only effects the birthday person (apparently)

word found - Julochka's blog secret about desserts.

usage - Jules just ate a huge piece of yellow butter cake with fresh strawberries and real whipped cream for her birthday (today 7-8-09) and she is feeling soodirac.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


skingli - the state of being more nationalistic about your heritage than the people who live in actual country of your ancestry.

erin's family in minnesota is totally skingli about finland.


upinylla - The way that Nicholas Cage's character Randy in the oh so classic Valley Girls gets when he discovers that his preppy girlfriend's friends are making her choose between the 'from the wrong side of the tracks' Randy or them.

Use: Randy is all upinylla while the girls at the sleepover are dancing around in their underwear, which is probably why teenage fantasies are the way that they are. Who ever danced in their underwear as a teenager, except for Tom Cruise in something like Risky Business.


foner - A person who in the crazy days of the mid 90s engaged in three-way phone calls on actual real phones with separate bodies from the receiver (wikipedia says they did exist) mainly discussing Barbie-dolls and their potential uses as pretend explosives. It has been rumored that the Unabomber modeled his evil ways on one specific foner. Having no one to call might have resulted in Unabomber's murderous behavior in the place of merely sending out Barbie limbs.

Use: Herman was a foner at heart, although he hated cutting up his precious Princess Barbie.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


fultroo ~ the full truth and nothing but the truth, as summed up, most eloquently, by Ext, on the subject of herself - winner of blogger accolades of note. Congratulations bullshit balderdash sistah!

This really was my verification word, y'all know this game well enough to know you can't make this stuff up!

(omg the post labels list has grown somewhat since last I was here! I suspect Ext is largely to thank for this too ... )

Thursday, July 2, 2009


uningica - what your brain produces (instead of thoughts) when overheated

usage: I was trying to think of something to have for dinner, but my brain is full of uningica.


Yewli- proper name. Used in place of Julie by children 4 years and under.

Usage - My little cousins could never properly say my name Julie - it was always pronounced Yewli. "Yewli, will you help me?"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


forfocks- When a blog post idea succeeds the first time and flops the second time, making you want to say bad "F" words.

Jules' "Tell me a story" post was a huge success a few months back, but has apparently flopped this time. This has left her wanting to say bad "F" words like forkers and focks - hence: forfocks!

Monday, June 29, 2009


stfilif: Trying to say "stiff upper lip" while trying to keep a stiff upper lip.  

Usage: She knew that she would be missing her bleep dearly, but she said, "I will keepif a stfilif while I papiently waitif. Itsa gonna be hardaba, but I canna do ip." Then she started blubbering and sobbing uncontrollably...

Sunday, June 28, 2009


sembleri - the assumption that the seagull flying directly overhead will not decide to relieve its load at the exact point in its trajectory that puts it smack above your head.

Use: Irma taunted mother nature by getting her hair done in honor of Liz Taylor going blonde. She was under the spell of sembleri. Irma now blames Liz Taylor.


wering - A form of rockwatching.

Use: Roughly half of julochka's tweets concern her newfound love - wering. They could be compiled into a book.


teridgr - A Finnish condition. Involves incessantly complaining of hot weather from the second the temperature rises to 22 degrees celsius, after having spent the entire year waiting anxiously for the summer and the heat to arrive.

Use: If you are already suffering from an old-lady's case of teridgr don't be having hot coffee all the time. It'll just make you feel worse. Grumble...


Aseetini - A Martini sneaked on the sly, while everyone else thinks the drinker is being all healthy and having water.

use: Victoria's breath in the direction of her purist aunt at the family dinner started what is now referred to as "the aseetini debacle of Thanksgiving 1998."


Conite - to covet one of julochka's helleristning-stones.

use: There are many bloggers who secretly as well as openly conite so much they practically slobber.

Monday, June 22, 2009


zartice - the longing for next blog camp

usage: the moment I left blog camp I started feeling zartice

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Hertster - A person who would very much like to marry a Danish man and is willing to start a blog in order to achieve this goal.

Seaside Girl is a hertster at heart.


Lonne - The sound of one's jaw dropping when one hears that Polly's name isn't actually Polly. Lonne also involves the complete denial of Polly ever going by any other name than Polly. Because Polly is Polly.


Doentre - The kind of atmosphere that comes about when one of the group is at home sick.

use: We all hope Kristina could be here to wipe away the touch of doentre hanging in the air.


Slyrs - The unprintable stuff that comes out of Extranjera's mouth.


Locarre - The awkward 15 minutes before julochka remembers to fill all of the blog campers' glasses again and the campers are still too polite to ask for more wine. Even though they desperately need more wine.


Flesse - A person who understands the Danes' unexplained love for flags enough to stop and take pictures of the flags all over the place.

use: B is a total flesse and reeeaaally proud of it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


watvara - sound emitted by eager blog camper when thinking about that blog camp is tomorrow!

usage: Kristina was watvaring all night and the neighbours were getting tired of it.


lickoust - uncontrollable licking (of the cheeks) of people you don't know that well. you know, to make them more comfortable.

watch out, there just might be a lickoust at blog camp. and you guys were afraid of axe murderers...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


tessalse- When the karma gods shine good fortune on you.

usage - after Jules stopped to help the stranded driver tessalse helped her find her lost $20 bill.

Monday, June 15, 2009


pranato - someone who puts bits of dark washing in with a load of whites. pranato is not a nice person because, accidentally or not, the affected washing never turns out okay.

variation of pranato would be repranato - someone who puts a red sock into someone else's white load thus turning everything sreaky pink. repranato usually does this on purpose, which is mean.


mutions - those mutated creatures that form in the tupperware at the back of your fridge, or in those pots you let sit on the stove for too long and which you are increasingly afraid to open with each passing day. because the mutions will definitely get 'cha. in fact, they're probably going to take over the world.


peoiesse - the beauty that peonies add to any table in june.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


metize = the act of making any conversation about me

usage - I tend to metize everyone else's blogs


fadlefru - a woman who spills wine in her food (thereby rendering it inedible and having to throw it away) (stupid "smart" ryanair plates which included place to "hang" said wine, plus snap-off utensils on the side (hence spilling incident of said wine (i realize i said said wine twice) due to extreme uncoordination of crazy amero-scando girl) and then proceeds to lick cheeks of lots of people who were 1) surprised and then 2) pleased--like entirely too pleased in some cases. so she had to escape. especially because todd benjamin was nowhere in sight (among the 2500 people at the party).

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


spinessy - the itchy, achy feeling you get in your back after spending too much time in front of the computer

usage: I've been catching up on my blog reading and now I feel very spinessy.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


shicera: a load of crap served on fine china

Friday, June 5, 2009


norestr: what the wicked get

usage: I was trying to be good but failed, therefore I got norestr


nomsmalic - The despair one feels when they have opened too many websites at once, realized that one of them has audio (because Christina Aguilera is so not what they were listening to @ Spotify), but being unable to find out which one, so they have to turn out the sound on their computer all together.

It's happened too many times...


w.v. phable - when things are too go to be true, but it is true!

usage - Kacie's life is a phable right now.

found and used in Neo-Plains Woman's Blog after she received a better job and bought a new house in a weeks time.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


latess - i can't decide if this is the queen of late or someone who adores drinking latte in her tiara.

either way, fits me. :-)


ocandobi - to walk in one direction then after realising that that's not where we wanted to go in the first place, turn around and walk back

(I don't know why, but that's exactly what it means)

usage: I'm sorry I'm late but I've overslept and then ocandobied, again...


hylehyse - to hole up in the house, far from people. in order to be where they are not.

i totally hylehysed yesterday. but it was for the general protection of the public. then i made it hail this morning and now i feel better.

Monday, June 1, 2009


kincoc- one who keeps the party rolling

usage - Ext. is always the kincoc of the party.

Found and used in a comment for blog camp


stentee [v.] - accidentally putting salt instead of sugar into one's tea;

not to be confused with stencee, which indicates the same action, but where the object is coffee instead of tea;

usage: Paul thought he was being funny when he stenteed Polly's tea. Polly was not impressed.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


antingl - when you're trying to untangle something, but what you do only makes it tanglier.

usage: I wanted to wear my gold necklace today, but I antingled it.
usage (metaphorical): I was looking for references for my article, but finding this only antingled the whole thing.

Friday, May 29, 2009


boogi - a celebration of this here lovely blog getting to a 100 posts. This celebration can take all kinds of different forms from drinking by yourself at the computer to praising whoever it is that you feel like praising to going out in the sun and forgetting all about the internets for a while. Your call.

Don't boogi too hard y'all, we only hit 100... 



disilsio - A horrible pandemic raging in Blogger in the form of a very suspect site getting hits if blogger readers misspell blogspot in a blogspot url.

As in Marathoner had had too much to drink and stumbled onto a horrifying case of disilsio, but thankfully a fairyblogmother by the name of julochka took it upon herself to investigate and inform Google of this insidious virus.


distramm - to tell yourself (or anyone else in your general vicinity) you're going to bed and then proceed to read blogs and comment obsessively for two more hours before doing so. i got totally distrammed this evening, so it's another late night.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


nononi: The sadly funny feeling you get when seeing (or reading about) other people's terrible mishaps and accidents.

Usage: VEG's life is full of nononi that Tom Bergeron could make stupid comments about on America's Funniest Home Videos.


yoparni - the state of total discontent with one's age on one's birthday

usage: Polly's gone completely yoparni because she's 34 today

Monday, May 25, 2009


valarb - an arbitrary aversion to toads. this condition involves not only actual in-person -amphibian toads, but also pictures (even mere thumbnails) of toads.

molly is totally valarbing today and even had to unfollow a blog that featured a toad.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


trainche - the lovely slow transition through the landscape you get when traveling (preferably north to south in europe) by train.

the trainche is so much more pleasant than the planeche. (ok, shouldn't have gone there, i realize.)

Friday, May 22, 2009


lispl - process of whispering gradually turning into uncontrolable laughter. Highly contagous.

usage: his lispling during the funeral was unacceptable
but also: she lispled sweet nothings into his ear

Thursday, May 21, 2009


untatie - to prefer rice over potatoes.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Culatelt: The action one considers taking when one has too many blogs and her environmental blog is wearing her out by having to be so academic and thoughtful.

I may have to culatelt one of my blogs to give myself a break from thinking too much, as my brain is overheating.


achrogis (plural achrogi) - the big dust bunnies that hide behind couches and under beds, and crawl out when you least expect it.

usage: I really need to vaccuum; the achrogi are taking over my apartment.


essectur ... a person who remotely dissects and criticises the lives of others, often through rude or unfriendly comments on blogs or in forums.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


coutico: when one pouts specifically because she can't be with her virtual friends who are half-way around the world having a blast.

use: VEG and I will have one long coutico while the girls are away at blog camp.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


emedogr - to embarrass oneself by cuddling one's dog in public and smiling like a sap every time she does anything remotely cute.

usage: oh my god, I like totally emedogred myself at the bus today.


corsed - a sort of pride a person feels when her evil ways have been singled out and respected on Twitter.

As in Herman felt completely corsed looking at the tweet on his iPhone in reply to his plan of taking over the world, in 140 or less characters. 


tromons - the rules of my new cult of rockism. as in, i am working on laying down the tromons for membership in my cult. i'm not big on rules, so there won't be many.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


hooteabu - the cry you want to emit when you realize that although this weekend is going by far too fast, you have a short week ahead thanks to kristihimmelfart (what? someone named kristi farting is a holiday where you live?) on thursday of next week, which means that everyone takes friday off too, so hey, free four-day weekend on the immediate horizon! hooteabu!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Seado: An action in which one sees many wonderful things going on in blogger world, and do(es) want to join in the fun.

As in Julochka is wonderful to let me sea (and) do the team at Balderdash. Not that kind of do, people with minds in gutters.


calstele - the numb feeling you get in your, hrm, behind, after spending too much of your week in uncomfortable train seats.

usage: oh, am I sitting on your collection of pine cones? I didn't feel them because of my calstele.


silsoed - the feeling one experiences when her internet finally seems to be working to a satisfying degree, only to find out that this situation has obviously come about because everyone else in the entire blogosphere has gone off to drink wine and be all analogically merry.

As in I am totally silsoed on this Friday night and will now have to drink doubly much to cope with this echoing emptiness of the halls of blogger.


creporp - that nagging feeling that your life would get a whole lot better if you could just watch some corn.  while sipping a lovely crisp south african white. except sadly, it's too early for that and you'd probably just sit there sneezing until your sinuses exploded from all of the pollen anyway.


exforsne - when extranjera goes totally silent and offline and appears to the rest of us only as that snowy static you see on a t.v. station where the signal isn't getting through (or that you used to see before digital t.v., which doesn't really allow for that).

extranjera is often exforsne when she's dependent on unreliable zambian internet connections. but at least she's only t.v. snow and doesn't (we hope) disappear in a haze of chenin blanc fumes.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


slatiod - that unfocused feeling you get after concentrating really hard all day on not getting lost or driving off of a ferry ramp when the ferry wasn't there. and then you skip lunch. and you wear your best, highest, sexiest jessica simpsons to a shipyard.  this causes you to get back to your hotel and watch a really bad reality t.v. show called stylista.  because you feel totally slatiod.

Monday, May 11, 2009


pomork: a person who joins a bookgroup (virtual or not) who will probably not be able to participate much as she has far less intelligence than the other members.

usage: I am such a pomork for joining the Hermit Book Club.


murocari - the feeling of wanting to die (or at least go down a well and stay there) that you get when you read the last of the murakami books that's been translated into english and you realize you don't know any japanese (other than menu japanese).

usage: i'm saving a wild sheep chase so i don't have to commit murocari.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


anipf - the kind of mournful outrage a person causes when she informs her Ffriends on her Facebook status update that she is " kinda over Facebook and exists in other webby places from now on".

Use: The anipf that followed Myra's announcement caused her to reconsider her drastic decision.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


cadelat - to foray into a bunch of html coding that one doesn't really know that much about without taking a backup before one begins.

envirogirl  totally cadelatted her blog. poor dear. it's going to take awhile to make it normal again.


subroas - The sounds one keeps listening to while one's maid is toiling away in the kitchen to check if any of them could help solve the 'mystery of the disappearing wineglasses'.

Use: as Heathcliff walked past the kitchen door the subroas clearly caused by something delicate being swiftly tossed into the garbage can made him stop and listen twice.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


nonogies - people who post a comment on your blog that has nothing at all to do with what you wrote.

don't those nonogies realize that my blog is all about ME, not about linking to their random porn blog? delete. delete forever? yes, please.

Monday, May 4, 2009


inershas - those periods one goes through when getting dressed and leaving the house is simply too much. often induced by the incredible array of interesting things available on the internet. and since they will deliver many of them to your door (which of course you can answer in your bathrobe), why not revel in a good solid bout of inershas. you never know who you might meet without ever leaving home.


insesa - the horrible pangs of jealousy an older person who is still trying to write her first novel (as if) experiences when she discovers that someone who seems like an already published author and writes like the offspring of Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie and Jhumpa Lahiri (the holy trinity) is only seventeen.



diseste - to resist answering questions in the comment box about one's personal life in the real world by outrageously lying.

As in Extranjera disested by telling Amanda that her husband was in fact employed by a lame sort of CIA.


phingier - a person who pries about your reason for living where you do thru the comments section of your blog.

Usage: "Why, pray-tell do you live in SA? Can you tell us about your hubby's assignment/employment?"

Sunday, May 3, 2009


denicali - to have dazzlingly white movie star teeth.


pocials - the facial you have to give yourself when the world is in the midst of GEC*, since spending money to get a real one seems kinda wrong.

* global economic crisis - does everyone have that now so i can stop typing it out?


conate ~ to shamelessly, and at the risk of alienating hundreds of probably very lovely people, hack and spit on very popular and successful works of erm .... literature.


dedrous - a truly, stunningly awful book. everything by dan brown, who is so bad he shouldn't even be called a writer, is simply dedrous. extranjera has written about some more dedrous books here .

Saturday, May 2, 2009


cratull - a person possessing the ability to see two seconds of an episode of midsomer murders or any other show or movie for that matter and determine whether one has seen it before.

husband is a total cratull. and it's really friggin' annoying.


boati ~ the feeling of complete and utter frustration when for some !@^#! reason Blogger won't let you comment on someone's blog. A blog you are greatly enjoying and happen to have a lot to comment on. It's been driving me completely boati!

But I think I just cracked it! Wha ha ha ha, gods of Google, you may bestow great (and deserved) honours, and you may control the weather, but you cannot silence me! Oh no, you cannot!


reelyst - a person who instinctively shies away from trying to run errands on a Saturday. 

A reelyst never forgets to buy coffee or eggs. 

Friday, May 1, 2009


loozo - person momentarily without internet connection. as in what a loozo to be offline.


rablo - a blogger for whom one run-on sentence makes up a whole paragraph. This sentence is also often punctuated with, oftentimes inappropriate parentheses, as well as misguided use of commas, colons, and semi-colons. Furthermore, the sentence usually also contains problems with basic spelling and grammar, and unfortunate rablo-invented words. 

An experienced rablo can fool the reader into thinking that in fact she writes well, while the truth is that she so abuses the language that the grammar and syntax police should be contacted immediately. Rabloism can be contagious and lead to pointless drivel on several sites.  


obvkhol - the leftover drops of red wine, almost condensed to a resin of sorts, one discovers in the glass left precariously teetering on the arm of the couch the night before. 


Thursday, April 30, 2009


shingsh - uttered by a blog owner when reading an especially long and rambling comment left on his or her blog. and in "shingsh, why don't you go get your own blog, lady...."

this one's autobiographical, but in this case, i was the lengthy commenter guilty of bitis and in fact i'm not done, as i just thought of something i forgot to say, so i gotta go...


triessu: the "trousseau" you pack for a trip which turns out to be terribly, terribly mis-packed.

Ues: Jules' triessu was a miserable failure again this week.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


dithylv - an ode to dead roses, often composed by distraught wannabe gardeners.

slang use: in gangsta rap can be used to signify vengeance, as in 'I be dithylving yo a** bro'


inkerpo - those figures you make up out of your *#% in a panic on the last day before taxes are due.  includes as well the act of slapping a signature on them and calling it good.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


scett ~ that sneaky, nasty little envious stab in your heart when you discover that international recognition has been bestowed upon a talented friend. The very next emotion is usually one of smug pride that you know her. I think that may be called squett.


shooste - to notice poo wherever you go. and try to avoid stepping in it. or sleeping in it.


fusned - someone who appears in public two decades after the 80s, wearing 80s stone-washed jeans and pointy lace-up short boots. and although not visible in this surreptitiously-taken photo, sporting dark charlie's angels (the original t.v. series, not the drew barrymore one) farrah fawcett-style winged hair:

oh, and carrying a really giant, very ugly white 80s-looking bag:


chablep: what your kid gets when he or she licks above her top lip repeatedly. It's not really a chapped lip, but the skin above it.

Molly always has chablep after she takes a "mad minute" math test at school.


moggen - a fly that has that glint in its eye that tells you that it has been landing on all kinds of refuse just for the heck of it right before landing on your danish.

Can also be used to refer to a malicious person who works in the fast food industry.


quiss - the exact moment of finally knowing the correct answer to the radio show's question of the day, getting through to the radio station, from a landline, being told by the show's host that one has just won a new car, only to have waited for so long on the line that one is forced to pee right then and there, without making it to the bathroom.

use: On the cusp of quiss, Henry wished he had put in a toilet in the kitchen.


cocratin - to get so fidgety sitting in the airport lounge that you are almost tempted to go out among the common (non-gold) folk...

i'm goin' cocratin up here on the lake...(oh wait, that was from fargo). i'm going cocratin here at kastrup, which is kind of an ok place to do it since there's a starbucks out there.

p.s. why is it doing this stupid font?


Reonetiz - A rather new blogger, who has been invited to participate in a cool project which involves making stuff up - her secret goal in life. A reonetiz is also often stressed about being funny, since there is nothing else for her to be stressed about. But she either laughs or drinks the stress away.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


fakinics - grown adults who don't know how to change a flat tire.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


afettly - to totally, completely, shamelessly suck up to someone. but in a good way. because you've totally fallen for them and how hilarious they are.

i went totally afettly over a new blog i found today. and of course, it's yet another person blogging from south africa. that's where all the cool kids are.


bitis - when you go on and on much longer than you intended in a comment on someone else's blog. it can get so bad you write a second comment that starts with p.s.

i did this a little bit tonight on molly's blog.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


unhonon - to be in complete and utter disbelief that a long-held (and only voiced to a selected few) desire has been fulfilled.  it's kinda like being gobsmacked, only times a hundred. and it makes it kinda hard to sleep.

Monday, April 20, 2009


brospeds ~  the erotic antics of plants in springtime, flaunting their damn sexy blossoms all over the place ... 

Thursday, April 16, 2009


introph - all of those brilliant blog posts that you start and leave in draft because you never finish them. in other words, they're all intro and then they go phhhh....

Friday, April 10, 2009


entshaw ~ total conviction that there is one, and only one, correct way of dispensing toilet paper.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


slangsta - one who is totally hip to all the latest internet slang and uses it excessively on twitter, facebook, etc...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


unsigg - to make your iPhone stop including that slightly pretentious/snotty pre-programmed "sent from my iPhone" sig line on all the mails that you send from your iPhone.

because you do have an iPhone, right? all the cool kids do. :-)

and i don't actually know how to unsigg it, tho' i've tried.

Monday, April 6, 2009


lunthum - used to describe the cowardly act of posting a snarky comment anonymously on a blog. as in: the comment one of the sponsors of the SA blog awards left on a prize-winning blog was a bit lunthum.

maybe it's just me, but i think people should stand behind what they say or not say it.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


flerify - to offer a wide range of excuses for why you haven't really gotten started on your to do list yet.  as in:  just let me flerify for you why i haven't yet submitted that piece for your next issue...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


adilin - meds you can take to resist advertising and links that encourage you to buy things you only think you need. as in: i could really use an adilin prescription here during austerity april.


weedenti - when your mad 8-year-old, after three fillings, three root canals and an alarmingly big fat lip (caused by biting said lip rather severely under the influence of anesthetic), declares upon leaving the dentist, "that was fun mom. they're really nice."

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


priang - to be a little obsessed with bright, cheery, spring colors.


pskeys - lovely things you find (because naughty bloggers point them out) and want to buy right after you've decided to spend a month of austerity.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


nessault - to be stymied in one's almost-a-habit exercise regime by an injury caused by said exercise regime.


womiza ~ that other woman who seems to repack one's suitcase, removing all items of utmost importance (like clean underwear) and replacing them with other items (like knitting needles) which, while there's no contesting their importance per se, don't seem as imperative for your standard business trip. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


busated - that nauseous feeling you get on a crowded, stinky bus.

usage: i hate to take the bus in the winter because i totally get busated pressed up against all those people bundled up in their coats.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


wineysiz - when the things you're reading make you think you might need a nice cool glass of chardonnay. 

(see articles of GEC (global economic crisis) all over the newspapers.)


zymase -  to loathe going to the gym for a wide variety of very good reasons, but you go anyway.

molly is totally zymase about the gym, but hey, she's lost two kilos!!

Monday, March 9, 2009


sicite - pleased with yourself for doing work yourself that you could have had to hire someone else to do if you weren't so cool and capable.

amanda is totally sicite about the tiling she did this past weekend.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


imenesse - that invincible feeling you get when you have a fabulous new hairdo. tangobaby totally has imenesse this weekend.

and now i need a hair appointment.

Friday, February 27, 2009


the projects that get made after a long period of inspiration with the inability to act on said inspiration.

the vaverys julie made today were worth the wait.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

and here's some of mine...

I need a long car trip to think on these. This envelope's been by my laptop so long it's got food stains!
Jump in anytime if any incite overpowering inspiration or anything!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

here's how many...

WV words i've collected. now, i just need to write some definitions for some of them. i'm just waiting for inspiration to strike. i'm sure it will come and smack me up side of the head soon.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

a severe case of pershomi

i am overrun by all of the slips of paper that i have been jotting WV words on. i've been waiting for inspiration to strike and it has thus far failed me, but a glimmer of inspiration showed up this morning, so here you go...

kengst - the feeling of weakness in the face of some coveted object that's on sale for half the usual price, when you've vowed not to make any major purchases until your new paycheck starts to come in.  as in: i'm in total kengst over the red kitchen aid espresso machine that i saw in imerco yesterday. it's marked down to 4,000DKK from the usual 8,000DKK and they only have one. if i spend 40DKK every time i buy a latte at starbucks or in a café, i'd have it paid for in a mere 100 lattes.

begaliti - the total self-justification of breaking vows not to make major purchases. the last sentence above was a begaliti.

obonings - constant nagging of husband to get a haircut. thankfully, the obonings have worked and he just came back from the hairdresser, looking much more himself again.

pershomi - a sense of longing for warmer, more exotic climes, brought on by reading travel memoirs.

lations - the hand sweats you get watching a child clear a particularly difficult level in super mario for the DS lite.

pardiness - a tendency to remain in one's pajamas all day long when one doesn't have to be anywhere.

Monday, January 26, 2009

like pulling teeth...

i sat my sister and her boyfriend down last week in a cool copenhagen bar (bankeråt) beneath this rather disturbing lamp and asked them to compose some balderdash definitions. here's what they came up with:

outoon - 1.) a group of soldiers stationed just outside of enemy territory (mq) OR 2.) short cartoon at the end of a movie (jason).

muragon - an object whose number of sides equals a prime number.

salki - an alcoholic who drinks a lot of saki.

sifflo - the rate at which flour flows through a sifter.

winest - the basket that's often found around a bottle of chianti.

tessive - the handwriting of someone who tries too hard with their handwriting.

sixici - 600

getting these few definitions out of them was like pulling teeth. perhaps proving that you can't foist your obsession on others. and that this little venture requires inspiration.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Just got 'unday' when I posted a comment for Julochka and it brought to mind this cartoon - 

I think the picture says it all.... one of those undays.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

your shorts

wv: COTSTA: the "curse" word you say when your borrowed shorts fall down during "therapy." See Shindig's post here for explaination.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


WV: blansi. Definition: that time period when an idea is gestating. ie, Julie's post here.

Friday, January 9, 2009

apropos unsessible women

yesterday, when i read this post on amanda's blog, my WV was unsess.

unsess - to push yourself beyond what you think you can do, only to find that you can do it and you're invincible.

gredlome - the little creature that makes mysterious noises in the house, late at night, when everyone else is asleep. "the gredlome was freaking me out a little bit last night and i had to get up and check that the doors were locked."

galiss - a special kind of hat worn by house gnomes (called nisse in danish) which live in the attic and protect your house unless you treat them badly, in which case they play tricks on you. but this isn't about them, it's about the hats they wear.

talitas - the last, delicious salty crumbs left in the bottom of a bag of chips or a canister of pringles.  "mm, save me some of the talitas, they're my favorite part!"

oreph - a trainee village wiseman. one must first be an oreph before becoming an oracle.

flispe - a small, colorful, darting bird related to the hummingbird, which is only found on certain remote pacific islands.

ochasee - one who provokes trouble in a crowded place. you don't want any ochasees to show up at a stadium concert.

ungistun - to throw your shoes at a world leader. that iraqi journalist ungistunned bush a few weeks ago.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

a new thing

I have this new thing...making up definitions for words based on the wv words on some of my favorite posts.

For example, my wv word for this post of tangobaby's was CONSU. Definition: the telling of a beautiful story with words AND photos.

and from this post of Molly's: PHOMA. Definition: that feeling you get when you get back into exercising. A cross between exhaustion and exhilaration and adrenaline.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

today was a real dagnock

hydrank - the big gulp of water you take in a dream to quench your real-life thirst.

aduckeyp - emergency squad for ducks requiring medical attention.

winfi - the colorful after-image you see in the darkness after fireworks are finished.

snessess - a girl snowman (or is that snowgirl?).

dagnock - an entire day wasted watching crappy movies from the late 80s on television. sometimes days like this are very healthy and rejuvenating.

rapoons - the pile of used teaspoons that builds up on the countertop during a dagnock.

dinsesse - to have an uncanny knack for flipping to a new channel just as a movie or program is starting.

alsesic - a wistful longing to go skiing.

respo - to obediently take any and all manner of chinese natural medicine that's handed to you without really questioning what's in it, just because you hope it will make your headache and your cough go away.

ardashies - children who are allowed to light sparklers indoors.

psworin - the tiny little burn marks on furniture, tablecloths and clothing left by sparklers that were lit indoors.