Eventitis (event-eye-tes) – The feeling or state of mind that you are in after going nonstop away from home for several days.
You see this a lot with groups like the SCA and with people that do Medieval Fairs and fantasy festivals. You even see it with regular event goers and business people that travel a lot, especially if they spend a lot of time outside. It is that feeling of complete lethargy and tiredness that you just can not explain. It is even worse if you are camping in an area that has many fires going and lots of libations that are free flowing. For several days you are in it even when it rains or snows. Usually you have rain one day and then a scorching sun the next to really make the mugginess set in. At the time you are not paying much attention to it but when you finally get home it hits you hard the next day. Even worse if there were a lot of fires. Read more...(378 words, 2 images, estimated 1:31 mins reading time)
Bomca (bahm’ ka) – n. A lubricant derived from the salivary gland used for turning book pages.
Anyone whom uses paperwork, or even cash most likely deals with bomca everyday. This is the natural solution that you use when you can’t find Sortkwik right away. Bomca will never be available through office supply stores or online outlets, because it is free, just about anyone can make it. While counting test papers, money, etc., simply take your index finger to your mouth, lick the edge, then keep counting. There you have enough bombca to keep you going until your counting is through. If you work in a place where counting money and making change seems endless such as grocery stores, fast food outlets, horse or dog tracks, you might want to forgo the bomba can keep that tacky finger gel goo around. It might be a bit more effective, and stop your hands from drying out. Nothing saps the moisture from your skin like inked up paper that has been handled by thousands of people from across the country. You might want to reconsider going for the bomca when doing this. Most of us don’t think about what could be on those bank notes. It could be anything from trace amounts of cocaine to some kind of nasty virus. So, wash up often, and clip your money and papers together to keep them organised. Then you should not need to use bomca as much.
Anticiparcellate (an ti si par’ sel ate) – v. Waiting until the mailman is several houses down the street before picking up the mail, so as not too appear too anxious.
Now that many of us are getting our W-2 forms, and some of us still use the old-fashioned snail mail system to get our refunds, you might see some people anticiparcellating some days this month. It’s hard not to do this, especially if you were lucky enough to get a four-digit or better refund this year. There are all these wonderful material things you have been putting off to buy, like electronic upgrades, videogames, or even just new workclothes, for those lucky enough to be working. That money might stay in your account for a total of one week, but it is one amazing week where you get to take care of all those things you were putting off during the year. Not many of us anticiparcellate these days with the advent of direct deposits and rapid refund cards, but there might be a few here and there, in remote areas, or ones that don’t trust things to get where they need to be electronically. You might also see more young people anticiparcellating just before the holidays and birthdays, often for the same reasons, but from a completely different source. Read more...(237 words, 1 image, estimated 57 secs reading time)
Furbling – v. Having to wander through a maze of ropes at an airport or bank even when you are the only person in line.
This sniglet is so commonly used by my household that I was surprised that I hadn’t used it here on Musings yet. Furbling is commonly used in airports and banks, true, but you will never do so much furbling as you will do when visiting a theme park, especially if you are one of those park guests that go very early or stay very late. You will encounter furbling at rollercoasters and thrill rides, kiddie rides and park transportation rides. Anywhere that you might be parking your tuckus temporarily on a mobile seat made of hard plastic or wood, you will find yourself furbling, unless you are hitting that ride at a peak hour, then furbling becomes nonexistant. It is those times when you really wish you could be furbling again, but during those peak hours, perhaps it is best go see shows, or just leave the park to find food that won’t kill your credit cards, and just tends to taste better. Now is the time to take your vacay and hit those Southern parks, because once the Northern Park season gets into swing, you may soon find yourself furbling again.
BOVILEXIA (bo vil eks’ e uh) n. The uncontrollable urge to lean out the car window and yell “Moo!!” every time you pass a cow.
We don’t know why we do it, but maybe it’s to see if those animals will respond. Maybe we do it because country roads trips can tend to be boring if we don’t have some kind of electronic diversion with us. It’s not so bad when driving through areas that have hills or mountains, because there, the Earth itself can be majestic and fascinating, but for those long stretches of flat heartland…. well, that’s where it seems that bovilexia kicks in. A version of bovilexia can be used in suburban areas as well, when one sees a domestic pet on the streets, bark or meow, and watch the animal’s reaction as you drive by. Would those be called canilexia or felilexia? Animals are natures clowns, and we do find them to be pretty funny, but sometimes they find us to be pretty silly, too. Can you actually get through a road trip without succumbing to bovilexia? Leave the gaming devices and portable DVD players packed away and see if you can handle this experiment. Your car companions might find your fidgeting to be unusual, but it would be interesting to see which one of them gives into bovilexia first.