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.