Sniglet Du Jour
- fear of palindromes
- Hey! Aloha! Hola! Yeh!
- \,ä k-wu-'dek-strus\
- possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with one's toes
- Do aquadextrous people make better web surfers?
- \,bó -vu-'lek-sé -u\
- the urge to moo at cows when driving down the highway
- I didn't know cows could drive!
- \,kä r-pur-pech-u-'wá -shun\
- The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string at least a
dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then
putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.
- --Rich Hall
- \'dé k\
- feint one way, then move the other, as in hockey
- When I deke, it usually results in a goal. --David Eckert
- \,friz-bé -'ter-é -u-,niz-um\
- the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck
- I was converted to Frisbeetarianism after a near-death experience:
I was jumping on the trampoline when the neighbor's dog caught me in his
- the predicament of a person in a restaurant who is unable to determine his
or her designated restroom
- I am in a genderplex when the doors are marked "Turtles" and
"Tortoises". --Rich Hall
- \gó -'stash\
- combination mustache and goatee; similar to a vandyke or an imperial
- Jeff Thompson grew a goastache to make him look more dignified.
- I was gobsmacked when I saw what they were doing. --unidentified
resident of Stroud, England
- the only part of the buffalo that the Indians didn't use
- This is due to the fact that their
grozzlins are much more effundimary and their livers taste a lot
better. --Ginger Baker
- \hu-,lü -su -'tá -shun\
- an audio hallucination, a perception of sounds that are not actually present
- If all the trees in the forest remained standing and you heard
one fall . . . --Michael Ellis
- \,hí -é -'an-u\
- a flower related to the Hyacinth,
probably the most beautiful of the carnation-related
flowers known to modern man; created in the lab of
the Texas A&M University's Botanical Specialties
Department in 1939, it was acclaimed at the first
Worlds Fair as the Flower of the Future!
- I bought one for my
date on Senior Prom night in high school. I remember
she exclaimed when she saw it, "Oh a HYEANA, how
BEAUTIFUL!" --Michael Ellis
- a complimentary term describing advocacy of foreign
policy based on American leadership, strength and consistency--as
opposed to the weak global leadership, vacillation and inconsistency
characterizing the foreign policy of the current American president
(according to Clarkson Hine, press secretary to Bob Dole)
- That was a lot of kerfuffle. --Mike McCurry, press secretary to Bill
Clinton, in response to a speech by Bob Dole
- the metallic silver coating found on fast-food game cards; chemical symbol:
- After scratching off the three spaces, I had a lot of krogt under my
- \'mü k\
- NOTE: The word "mook" is
significant enough to warrant its own Web page.
- the ability to recall vocabulary that
escapes even the superior intellect and was never known
by the average man
- Russell was nicknorthistic in his laconic tendencies. --Michael Ellis
- \'nü j\
- (as a noun) a whining, sniveling pain in the neck; (as a verb) to whine and
pester and be a pain in the neck, similar to "yammer"
- I didn't want to seem like a noodge and ask him
about Richard. --Lizzy, Da Dizzy Cheerleader
- \'nô r-bé \
- a small marsupial found only in Scandanavia, very fond of sugar beets
(scientific name Mitchius longonius); not
to be confused with "norsky".
- The norby is an elusive little creature; just when you think you have
captured one, you find he has disappeared. --Merlin Parkins
- \'nô r-ské \
- a term of endearment applied to a person of Norwegian descent, especially in
Nord Dakota; not to be confused with "norby".
- A certain norsky I know moved from North Dakota to Montana and raised
the average intelligence of both states.
- \,plí -u-'met-rik\
- apparently a new fitness buzzword; best guesses include something to do with
the thickness of plywood or a European technique for making one more pliable;
possibly connected to the ballet move "pli "
- An aerobic and plyometric workout designed to help prepare for
the rigorous demands of the slopes. --Lifekey
- \'skang-ké \
- battered and worn; tattered and torn
- Your dictionary is skanky. --Burt Juarez
- The fine stream from a grapefruit that always lands right in
- I was embarrassed when I arrived at work and found dried spirtle on my
- frequent complaint about inconsequential items and events
- To this end please review the following proposal and provide any input,
whether just a whinge or a startlingly more efficient and useable proposal.