Previous Favorite Words (Not in the Dictionary)

POPULAR CULTURE

ESPN-onage
(n): secretly viewing an all-sports network when your wife leaves the room
polkadodge
(n): the pseudo dance when two people attempt to pass each other, each moving in the same direction
scrax
(n): the waxy coating that must be scratched off an instant lottery ticket

LANGUAGE

dunandunate
(v): to overuse a word or phrase that has been recently added to one's vocabulary
lexpionage
(n): the sleuthing of new words and phrases
whinese
(n): a language spoken by children or spouses on long road trips

WEATHER

slush turtle
(n): the snow that collects on your mud flap
spinter
(n): the season between winter and spring where everything is drowning in a slush/mud mixture
sprummer
(n): when spring and summer can't decide which is going to come first—hot one day, cold the next

PEOPLE

headset jockey
(n): a telephone call center worker at the other end of a toll-free number
knitpicker
(n): a person who selects your knitted sweaters. Beware the Christmas knitpicker or the put-the-family-in-the-same-sweater-for-the-photo knitpicker.
stealth-geek
(n): one that hides nerdy interests while maintaining a normal outward appearance

ANATOMY

fumb
(n): the large toe
jimberjaw
(n): a protrusive chin
wibble
(n): a trembling of the lower lip just shy of actually crying

MENTAL & PHYSICAL CONDITIONS

asphinxiation
(n): when you are sick to death of unanswerable riddles
museum head
(n): being mentally exhausted, and unable to take in anything more; usu. follows after a full day at the museum
precuperate
(v): prepare for the possibility of being ill

TECHNOLOGY & THE INTERNET

shanghaIM
(v): Instant Messaging somebody who's in the process of IM-ing somebody else, causing them to inadvertently type (and possibly send) their message to you
vidiot
(n): one inept at programming a VCR
wurfing
(v): the act of surfing the Internet at work and rationalizing that it is for work purposes

TRANSPORTATION

detroitus
(n): car parts found alongside the highway
(n): when two or more immobile vehicles are parked next to each other
pregreening
(v): the tendency to creep forward while waiting for a red light to change

FOOD

onionate
(v): to overwhelm with post-dining breath
smushables
(n): the groceries that must be packed at the top of the bag or separately to avoid being mangled by the time you get home
spatulate
(v): remove cake batter or other substances from the side of a mixing bowl with a spatula

MISCELLANEOUS

dringle
(n): the ring-shaped stain on wood caused by condensation from a glass of liquid
espacular
(adj): especially spectacular
furgle
(v): to feel in a pocket or purse for a small object such as a coin or key
hoyle
(n): the point at which a genius transcends our reality and becomes a madman
nudenda
(n): a nudist's unhidden agenda
optotoxical
(adj): of or pertaining to poisonous looks that could kill, esp. from a spouse
parrotise
(n): a haven for exotic birds, esp. green ones
quackmire
(n): muddy edges of a duck pond
sinspire
(v): to compel one to be creatively wicked

sprog
(v): to go faster than a jog but slower than a sprint

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