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Recrudescence

This blog has deteriorated into a bad phoenix joke. For that I apologize. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve written about “resurrection”. Neglect and idleness have betrayed my supposed desires to write and relate. Consistency has seemed an impossibility, until now.

I’ve come to a decision: A post (at least) a week. A quote – hopefully more often.

It starts with a spankin’ new hide and sobriquet. The new skin speaks for its minimal self. The new name, though, needs some explanation and a dash of humour.

Our friends from Merriam-Webster say this of the name in question:

1. having many syllables :  long word (primary reason of choice…you know… because sesquipedalian is defined as a long word, heh. Hilarious, right? Right? – humour ends here)
2.  given to or characterized by the use of long words
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Magnificent

Torn, in a rather wonderful way

THEIR EYES MEET; and despite the distance he is transported to her side. Chattering friends and acquaintances circled them each yet, at the instant their fields of vision collide, the world falls silent and everything enters a state of perpetual deceleration. They were two stars, which, despite being in a sundry sea of other celestial bodies, were connecting; forming a line; disregarding every other twinkling ball of gas. In those short moments, it was only they in the universe, locked in a perennial gaze.

What was a few seconds seemed like eons in her prepossessing brown eyes. Those two lovely spheres from which she peers into the world, undoubtedly seeing only beauty and grace, takes hold of the man’s mind, heart and spirit. He knows how much he’d welcome swimming in those eyes…and even drowning in them.

Then, something even more wonderful happens. Continue reading

Wonderfully Torn

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Don’t Just Like

LIKE is watered-down love.

Like is mediocre.

Like is the wishy-washy emotion of the content.

Athletes don’t do it for the like of a sport.

Artists don’t suffer for the like of art.

There are no I LIKE N.Y. T-shirts.

And Romeo didn’t just like Juliet.

Love. Now that’s powerful stuff.

Love changes things,

upsets things,

Conquers things.

Love is at the root of everything good that

has ever happened and willl ever happen

LOVE what you do

From a blackberry endorsement

Sorry I haven’t posted in a long while Ellipses. I’ve been in a gunk (guy-funk) this past few weeks. I’ve never felt so unsure of myself. But here I am again and me typing is always a good sign. Gonna post lots more soon! Time for a Lazarus moment!

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More words deserving a place in Webster!

Markplex – a psychological paralysis regarding the inability to choose which color of highlighter to use

Beelzeboss – the devil in the form of a supervisor or superior that gets into your way of doing work by being impossible and cannot be cast out

Bozone – the invisible membrane surrounding stupid people that stop bright ideas from penetrating

Doork – a person who always pushes on a door marked “PULL” or Vice versa.

Gelation – the frustration of trying to peel off the stubborn lid on yogurt or jelly ace

Ellacelleration – the mistaken belief that repeatedly pressing the elevator button will somehow make it faster

Braggables – the things, actions, or results about which a person can brag

Ignoranus – a person who’s both stupid and an…

Flosstitution – using anything other than real floss (i.e. , business cards, matchbook covers, etc.) to clean between your teeth

Intaxication – Euphoria at getting a tax refund which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with

Sarchasm – the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it

Otisosis – the inability to meet anyone else’s eyes in an elevator

Telecrastination – the act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick It up even when you’re only six inches away

Brandalism – the defacement of public buildings and spaces by corporate ads, logos, and other forms of branding

Buttcall – an unintended phone call placed by sitting on one’s cell phone

Glurge – a sentimental or uplifting story particularly one delivered via e-mail, that uses inaccurate or fabricated facts;  a story that is mawkish or maudlin; the genre consisting of such stories

Barfmail – an e-mail message spewed out in all directions.

Nastygram – a letter, e-mail, or other message that insults, criticizes, or attempts to intimidate the recipient.

Freemium – relating to a business model that offers basic services free, but charges a premium for advanced or special features

Telletiquette – the polite distance kept by one person behind another at an ATM, so as not to be suspected of trying to glimpse that person’s secret code

Snoopervision – a management or regulatory style characterized by intrusiveness or excessive prying

Brandwidth – the amount of brand recognition enjoyed by a product or service

Geeky right? but not as geeky as this..

if you've gone this far, why not add binary code as well?

Now can somebody tell me why “geck” (Scorn, derision, or contempt), a word barely used, is using up dictionary space, and not gelation or ellacelleration?

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Secret vault of words rejected by the Oxford English Dictionary uncovered

Who are they to reject such innovative words? (sarcastic me)

but seriously, some of these words are catchy!

Here are some of the unfortunate reject-ees

Accordionated – being able to drive and refold a road map at the same time

Asphinxiation – being sick to death of unanswerable puzzles or riddles

Blogish – a variety of English that uses a large number of initialisms, frequently used on blogs

Dringle – the watermark left on wood caused by a glass of liquid.

Dunandunate – the overuse of a word or phrase that has recently been added to your own vocabulary

Earworm – a catchy tune that frequently gets stuck in your head

Espacular – something especially spectacular

Freegan – someone who rejects consumerism, usually by eating discarded food

Fumb – your large toe

Furgle – to feel in a pocket or bag for a small object such as a coin or key

Glocalization – running a business according to both local and global considerations

Griefer – someone who spends their online time harassing others

Headset jockey – a telephone call centre worker

Lexpionage – the sleuthing of words and phrases

Locavor – a person who tries to eat only locally grown or produced food

Museum head – feeling mentally exhausted and no longer able to take in information; Usually following a trip to a museum

Nonversation – a worthless conversation, wherein nothing is explained or otherwise Elaborated upon

Nudenda – an unhidden agenda

Oninate – to overwhelm with post-dining breath

Optotoxical – a look that could kill, normally from a parent or spouse

Parrotise – a haven for exotic birds especially green ones

Peppier – a waiter whose sole job is to offer diners ground pepper, usually from a large pepper mill

Percuperate – to prepare for the possibility of being ill

Pharming – the practice of creating a dummy website for phishing data

Polkadodge – the dance that occurs when two people attempt to pass each other but move in the same direction

Pregreening – to creep forwards while waiting for a red light to change

Quackmire – the muddy edges of a duck pond

Scrax – the waxy coating that is scratched off an instant lottery ticket

Smushables – items that must be pack at the top of a bag to avoid being squashed

Spatulate – removing cake mixture from the side of a bowl with a spatula

Sprog – to go faster then a jog but slower then a sprint

Sprummer – when summer and spring time can’t decide which is to come first, usually hot one day then cold the next

Stealth-geek – someone who hides their nerdy interests while maintaining a normal outward appearance

Vidiot – someone who is inept at the act of programming video recording equipment

Whinese – a term for the language spoken by children on lengthy trips

Wibble – the trembling of the lower lip just shy of actually crying

Wurfing – the act of surfing the Internet while at work

Wikism – a piece of information that claims to be true but is wildly inaccurate

Xenolexica – a grave confusion when faced with unusual words

“I say, that espacular song sure gave me an earworm where the state of lexpionage and nudenda perfectly described the ability of stealh-geeks to wurf and parents to make you wibble due to the infamous optotoxical when they try to silence the whinese whenever they pregreen, xenolexica anyone?”

-Stealh geek Vince

gooogooogaagaaa (if this guy had a nose, it would be bleeding)

Xenolexica indeed

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