25 July 2009

Some Appealing and Perhaps Useful Sniglets


Sniglet=a word not found in the dictionary but should. As in these: from this very useful website. And also from here. And this one too.

Bozone n.: The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future. I must confess that I have used this word, inadvertently I'm sure, to refer to the area around Bozeman Montana, not realizing that I was maligning all those from that splendid town. Please forgive me all you folks from Bozeman.

Nagivator (næg-uh-vay-der) n. A spouse who sits beside the driver of a car and criticizes his or her driving more than helping with the navigation. (Thank you Dr. Goodword)
Of course, there is no relationship between this word and any person that I know.

Sarchasm: n. The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
This one is so obvious. Why didn't the author of the word "sarcasm" come up with it immediately.

Sneezure
(snee-zhur) n. A fit of several sneezes in a row. (Thank you LeRoy Vaughn)
My father often sneezed 5 times in a row. Never 4 and never 6; I know because we kids counted them. I sometimes do this when reading the morning papers but it usually varies from 3 to 5, though one time I counted 8 in a row. Am I allergic to newsprint or what?

Electile DysfunctionThe inability to become aroused by any of the candidates in an election (especially in 2008). I think this problem is older than a year ago. Even the kids will understand this one if they have paid attention to the TV in the past few years. I wonder, will these drugs be a part of ObamaCare? Are they part of MediCare now?

Wrap-rageFurious frustration from trying to open a newly purchased factory-sealed item. (American Dialect Society) I sometimes make the store clerks open the packages before I take the items home. This does not endear me to store clerks, though I have noted that Radio Shack has made some effort to fixing this problem.

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Downtown Phoenix

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Good Cheese Here

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Vermont Cheddar & Minnesota Blue

TAKE TIME FOR PARADISE

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Me and Joan

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Early elderly and middle middle age: We May Know Something You Don't

Mrs America

Mrs America
Fortunately these girls had a good-looking mother

Rimrocks @ Billings MT

Rimrocks @ Billings MT
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Easter Sunday at St Patrick's Co-Cathedral

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Pleasant Hillside at Hustisford, AKA The Grassy Knoll for you conspiracy buffs

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A Lot of Muellers Are Buried Here