Zyxnoid (ZIKS noid) – n. Any word that a crossword puzzler makes up to complete the last blank, accompanied by the rationalization that there probably is an ancient god named Ubbbu, or German river named Wfor, and besides, who’s going to check?
It’s Sunday morning, and across the nation, millions of puzzle-minded people are going to the diversions pages of their local newspapers, whether it be the New York Times or the Columbus Dispatch, or even the Panama City Herald to take on those Jumbles, Sudoku, and especially the crossword puzzles. In this age of online information, people still can indulge themselves in the one thing that makes an old-fashioned ink-printed newspaper worth the paper it is printed on. The crossword! Now, there is true news interaction! Read more...(236 words, 1 image, estimated 57 secs reading time)
bobblogesture (bah blo JES cher) – n. The classroom activity of not knowing an answer but raising one’s hand anyway (after determining a sufficient number of other people have also raised their hands, thus reducing the likelihood of actually being called on).
Now that school has started, once students get past the tedious beginnings of a new year, learning schedules, remembering locker combinations, getting supply lists, etc., teachers might be seeing some bobblogestures once classes get into full swing. It does not matter if the class is 1st grade language arts or Senior year Advanced Physics, there are going to be many students doing bobblogestures in the attempt to make themselves look good in front of the teacher, hoping they at least get noticed for effort. Will those student who are just doing the bobblogesture get called on? While it might be nice to see them get busted for trying to fake their knowledge, it still won’t replace a good study hour or some memory training. So, kids, make sure you have a good idea of what you are getting into before you bobblogesture, because you may actually have to know the answer. Read more...(220 words, 1 image, estimated 53 secs reading time)
Wheelberg (wheel-burg) n. A large lump of ice that builds up behind a car wheel when it is driven through snow.
For those of you who have just about had it with all this heat, especially those in the Mid and Southwest where temps have been topping in the triple digits, here’s a wintry sniglet for you to remember those cold and snowy days of January. Many of you lucky Northerners might remember getting those wheelbergs under your rear fenders as you drove to work on icy streets and back down your snow-ridden driveways, but still it was so cold and felt so good, right? Now, us Southerners really don’t have to deal with wheelbergs, but we do get our share of mud buildups when all that wintry rain we get turns our soil and sand, but it will never really match the sheer volume in size to a wheelberg that is sculpted by cold air, water, and the speed of a car, SUV, or truck traveling down the icy roads north of the Mason/Dixon Line, no that’s not quite accurate, because wheelbergs can be created on the roads of even some states in the Deep South and even the desert Southwest if there is snow to work with. So, remember those wheelbergs, the sledding, the skiing, and the snowdays of six months ago. you’ll cool right off!
Wow’dyot – a gamer that immigrates from World of Warcraft to other online games, yet expects the players at the new game to scrape and bow at them like they are celebrities just for being WoW players.
Why do they invade the really good games, like Guild Wars and Lord of the Rings Online, and hell, even KitsuSaga, and expect the veteran players to let them leech experience just because they play WoW? They are not all that different from the WoWbrats, but they take it a step further. WoWbrats will eventually learn that things are not the same everywhere, and they will adapt or they will leave. Wow’dyots firmly plant themselves into a non-WoW game, somehow, get into a household or kinship, then expect everyone in that kin to scrape and bend and let them leech experience and goods because they are “noobs” who don’t know how the game works. If they took the time to go through the tutorials, which is a great thing to do, even for veteran players, because of the cash and the gear you get from doing them, they would not get the Wow’dyot label. So for all you MMO players out there, whom are really hating Blizzard for what it has done to the youthful gamers of Planet Earth, feel free to use this sniglet when you come across one of these Wow’dyots.
Nocturnuggets (nok’ ter nuh gitz) – n. Deposits found in one’s eye upon awakening in the morning, also called: GOZZAGAREENA, OPTIGOOK, EYEHOCKEY, etc.
We all get them, and if you do not, then there is something seriously wrong with your tear ducts, or you might be a Klingon. I’m writing about nocturnuggets. Those crackly, hard deposits left in the corner of your eyes in the morning. They sting like crazy i you don’t get the out immediately, and you always feel so much better when you do. Some mornings, on those drier days, you might think your eyes are trying to grow salt crystals from them in the night. The failed result are nocturnuggets, and you trash that little experiment every day, sometimes more than once a day. They can be irritating, and there have been urban legends that say if you forget to remove them, they might cause blindness. Well who would not want to remove them? Ew! Crunchy, crackly, little bits of goo that tried to push themselves out of your eyes in the night, of course you would want to remove them. It would just make you a little crazy if you did not. Sometimes there might be an eyelash caught on them, and that can be even more annoying, and even painful. Even though the sniglet of nocturnuggets is a fun thing to say, they sure are not fun thing to deal with.