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.


Molly said...

Hilarious! Loving them. Working on my own long-overdue post....

Barb said...

Oh my, I think I have many gredlome and galiss in my home if you remember my post "We are not alone". Thanks for the insight!!! Barb xo

Gnutty said...

Thank you for the gnomenclature!

Wildeve said...

such fun!
lacogic: adj., tired and confused, going right when people say left.

It's Just Me said...

This post has been in my head! I have finally found you again. I was commenting on tangobaby's blog yesterday and couldn't help but think of this post. My confimation word was HIPPYRI.... Really Hippy R I or Hippy Are I - a hippy who never learned English? I can't get over how this has stuck in my head. It is like a song that won't go away. My word now is quize... oh the places we could go! thank you for the good laugh each time I confirm a comment!

julochka said...

barb--at least now you know what they are!

gnutty--happy to provide gnomenclature, they were clearly on the brain.

wildeve--going right when people say left...that's like me in an aerobics class! and frankly, telling left from right, which i never really caught on to...

jules..we've been very amused by these WVs too. thank goodness goggle made them more word-like :-)