Sunday, 23 November 2008

Words, Glorious Words

As a fan of both Jabberwocky and Mondegreens, I love silly words. Lately I seem to have hit a goldmine of amusing combinations coming up in verification boxes. Here are some of them that I have collected this week.

focko
bohmedis
ospolit
woofsk
unpro
insei
conciphe
napo
binks

Don't you think that they look naked? Don't you think they need definitions to give them some gravitas? Rather than hogging all the fun, (although I can't resist tagging woofsk as the utterance of a Russian dog) I am posting the list and offering you a chance to define a brand new word. Why should computer nerds and teenagers have all the fun?

6 comments:

  1. woofsk: What a Russian Wolfhound says.

    ospolit: a politician who advocates good bone-health practices.

    napo: what I want in the afternoon when I didn't get enough sleepo.

    unpro: Someone who does things uprofessionally. "He put that desk together like an unpro."

    (Mary, would it surprise you to know that I also recently started collecting word verification "words"? Two that I have noted so far are repaters and cardshin. I think repaters must be toupee designers. I'm not sure what a cardshin is. )

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  2. One of my verification words of the week (no joke): cheaptea.

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  3. i think they are longing for a POEM, and you're in luck, as that is one of the Monday Missions in December, per your suggestion. ;)

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  4. Oh, Mary G. You are fantastic!

    That first one, FOCKO, is actually a vintage word.

    When my brother was little, he suffered from a severe pacifier addiction. He coined his pacifier, "FOCKO" and would routinely scream this word at the top of his lungs: from the front of the grocery cart, in my mother's lap at church, after flinging it from the stroller at the mall...

    You can imagine the looks...

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  5. conciphe--(KON-se-fee)--the smallest word that can be used for a purpose. i.e.--Rather than call herself a "resident domestic goddess", Mrs. Cleaver can simply use the conciphe "housewife."

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  6. Damn, you lot are good! Loving it. How about 'tedreg' -- a set of regulations for your stuffed bear, perhaps?

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