For all those tiny man-made/recombinant proteins in our lives … 6 years ago
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Richard Dawkins’ latest book The God Delusion makes him one of these.
I’d like to be one, too! 6 years ago
I’d probably be dead before I knew it “caught on”. Besides, how would I know for sure that I invented it, and did not just steal it from someone else? 7 years ago
I didn’t coin it but I’m propagating it:
Nothing is more Airwolf than Airwolf.
thanks Ernest Cline, you are TOTALLY Airwolf! 7 years ago
Everyone seems mighty fond of “mingchild”, anyway. And I want a shorter list. 7 years ago
“Bobby Martin joke” – the famous imaginary comedian who tells awful jokes. if someone tells one really bad, it’s a “Bobby Martin” (or B.M. for short) joke. reference: http://tomawesome.blogspot.com/2005/07/bobby-martin-comedian.html
one for the “gross food” category: “ham-o-naise” (it’s pressed ham cubes mixed with mayo) – used as an insulting reference to what someone’s mom put in their lunch sandwich.
the latest is a variation: “salmon-naise” – you get the idea—chopped salmon mixed with mayo. of course in Sweden I think this is a delicacy…
update: more variations on the theme—spam-o-naise and lamb-o-naise. mmmm, mmmm, good! 7 years ago
“Blaired”? basically meaning screwed (or words of similar meaning). Although “Browned” would be appropriate today, it being Budget day. However, these words may not take off anywhere else other than the UK. 7 years ago
“Gaydar”...believe it or not.
I was saying that many, many years ago, because I, well, HAVE it! :) 7 years ago
As in, “Dangcarceration, the poleece done cot up wi’ me iGEN!” Say it with a Yosemite Sam voice.
My fervent hope is to hear it from the mouths of George W. Bush + cronies. I’d love to see them bring back the ‘stars’ of Hee Haw for the televised trial. Farce so close to reality is always compelling.
But first, there’ll have to be an new amendment to the constitution, which states that treason is a crime unpardonable by the President, whoever that comes to be. 8 years ago
They are called ‘synaesthetes’. Me, I see architecture. Soaring turrets, winding stairways, stolid arches, graceful vaults atop spiral columns, exquisite entablatures …
I gather that synaesthesia is a broad term, covering any union of sensations, so that while it is usually heard of with reference to music and colour (or usually shaded in pastels with reference to colour and music), it could also apply to my experiences coupling architecture and music. But that seems a cheap and unimaginative solution for a name to describe my perhaps unique ‘gift’.
Yet I just can’t seem to find a term for it. Musitechture is too pompous, and besides, are ANY pop culture terms four syllables long? Archic is too distant from the two original concepts, it sounds old – as in archaic – and it’s sort of already in use, as in Tri-Archic, Robert Sternberg’s theory of intelligence.
Anyone up for some neologisms? 8 years ago
Seems like a good one to start with. It’s catchy, graphic, iconoclastic …
I know it’s a phrase, but gobbledegook has been done, and someone more clever than me has invented dickmatised.
I also thought of imbushed, as sort of a cross between impeached and ambushed, which is what many Americans would like to see for their current (p)resident, and what the electorate has experienced from their current (p)resident, but it’s gotten Nowhere fast. 8 years ago
As in “I’ve been 43’d by [insert person here]!”
Since 43People/Places/Things is a goal-sharing plus social interaction network, to be 43’d should mean anything to do with the sharing of goals, teams, cheers, subscriptions, comments, destinations, heroes, ideas, advice, humour, aggressions – ANYTHING. But particularly the sharing of flirts. It’s a fantastic place for flirting.
Or is that just me being male? 8 years ago
about 15 years ago I started an experiment when I was in HS. Is strated to say a word all the time, just to see if it would catch on at school…
I followed me around on Dead tour and I used it constantly for years, until about seven years ago there was a tv show that actually used the word in its title.
And as truly stupid as the word it, it worked..
and it truly was stupid based souly on a day when I was eating at McDonalds and got a nugget filled with really nnasty chewy non chicken parts…. 8 years ago
Noun, meaning someone who thinks, says, or does disgusting or unsavoury things. Like making the unpleasant pun I did here. 8 years ago