It’s been almost two years, Babooners, since our last glossary update. Here are the new terms I’ve picked up in that interim, with some context added when known, in case you want to go to the archives to revisit the conversation.
Blucky – A weather term, a combination of blustery and icky. Ex: “At the moment, it’s just cold, wet and blucky out.” xdfben says: March 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Cententious? – billinmpls says: [Unfortunately, baboons, I forgot to note the date of this one, and I have no idea what was being discussed. Any idea, Bill?
Coleslawicide – a term coined by our Alpha Baboon, Dale Connelly, in this parody of Ogden Nash poetry in a post titled, “Why I don’t Eat the Coleslaw”:
Did Ogden Nash know?
Did Ogden Nash, with his last breath,
decide to die a funny death?
His final meal – some stringy gabbage
hid the reaper ‘mongst the cabbage.
Did fate, ironic, choose to slay him
with this side of gastro-mayhem?
Or did Nash select this gaffe
to seal his doom with one last laugh?
One last punchline – Woe betide
all those who chews coleslawicide.
BiR, if you’re on the trail today, “coleslawicide” has GOT to go in our glossary. verily sherrilee says: August 31, 2015 at 7:40 am
Corridordial – see Hallway friendships: billinmpls says: January 27, 2016 at 11:19 am
Degusting – a variation on disgusting, as in the following: Wessew – “If prepared right”. I’m on to the games you culinary con artists love to play; trying to disguise the degusting. Next you’ll be saying lutefisk and liver are luscious… “if prepared right.” On with the food fight! NOVMBER 6, 2015, 8:06 A.M. PlainJane – I thing “degusting” deserves a place in our glossary. Sort of takes the wind out of culinary excesses. NOVEMBER 6, 2015, 8:55 A.M.
Espo-used – An alternate pronunciation for “espoused”. Ex: “As a 6th grader, back in the days when you could actually acknowledge Christmas in school, I was the narrator and got to read the Christmas story. Nearly got tripped up by the word espoused.” K-two DECEMBER 25, 2015, 9:20 A.M..
Hallway friendship – An apartment living phenomenon, as in: “in our building those of us who have lived here a few years have a hallway friendship, hallway only. Clyde of Mankato JANUARY 27, 2016, 10:29 A.M.
Outhousing – To be in the habit of using an outhouse, as in: “’modern’ shower facilities were separate and there were outhouses for, well, outhousing”… from Anna’s post called File For T Under Treasure. AUGUST 15, 2015
Psychiatrically disabled – A person who is somewhat off-center. Ex: “As I recall, she was married to this guy who was somewhat psychiatrically disabled, and who walked up and down mainstreet in a big cowboy hat. reneeinnd says: October 12, 2015 at 11:17 am
Teflon desk – the state in which everything that lands on your desk slides off onto someone else’s. Comment to Wessew – “I think you’ve got this down!” verily sherrilee says: August 22, 2015 at 10:40 am
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verily sherrilee says: January 26, 2016 at 3:47 pm Didn’t we have a word for a day when we went over 100 comments? I just checked glossary and didn’t see anything. Who has the best memory around here?
ABD The appearance of an icon (gravatar) that looks like a blue doily beside your comment, and renders your comment as an Anonymous, rather than inserting your chosen icon. WordPress has done this to virtually everyone on the Trail at some time or another… it’s now considered an initiation exercise.
What’s your favorite dictionary or reference book?