Monday, January 26, 2009

like pulling teeth...

i sat my sister and her boyfriend down last week in a cool copenhagen bar (banker├ąt) 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.