Sniglet Du Jour


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aibohphobia
\,á-bó-'fó-bé-u\
fear of palindromes
Hey! Aloha! Hola! Yeh!
aquadextrous
\,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?
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bovillexia
\,bó -vu-'lek-sé -u\
the urge to moo at cows when driving down the highway
I didn't know cows could drive!
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carperpetuation
\,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
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deke
\'dé k\
feint one way, then move the other, as in hockey
When I deke, it usually results in a goal. --David Eckert
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Frisbeetarianism
\,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 mouth.
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genderplex
\'jen-dur-,pleks\
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
goastache
\gó -'stash\
combination mustache and goatee; similar to a vandyke or an imperial
Jeff Thompson grew a goastache to make him look more dignified.
gobsmacked
\'gob-smakt\
pollywoggled
I was gobsmacked when I saw what they were doing. --unidentified resident of Stroud, England
grozzlin
\'groz-lin\
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
H
hallucitation
\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
hyeana
\,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
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kerfuffle
\kur-'fuf-ul\
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
krogt
\'krogt\
the metallic silver coating found on fast-food game cards; chemical symbol: Kr
After scratching off the three spaces, I had a lot of krogt under my fingernails.
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mook
\'mü k\
NOTE: The word "mook" is significant enough to warrant its own Web page.
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nicknorthistic
\,nik-nôr-'this-tik\
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
noodge
\'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
norby
\'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
norsky
\'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.
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P
plyometric
\,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
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skanky
\'skang-ké \
battered and worn; tattered and torn
Your dictionary is skanky. --Burt Juarez
spirtle
\'spur-tul\
The fine stream from a grapefruit that always lands right in your eye.
I was embarrassed when I arrived at work and found dried spirtle on my shirt.
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whinge
\'hwinj\
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. --Kevin Simpson
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