TEMPLOSION (temp sploZHen) n. A violent and explosive release of pent up temporal energies that cause the complete and total destruction and disintegration of all living matter that is caught in the path of its shock wave.
Since it is H. G. Wells birthday we give you a sniglet that comes right out of his great work, The Time Machine. In it there is a scene that was translated to the movie perfectly and showed the full force of what a templosion can really do. In the film and described in the book we see Alexander Hartdegen rig his time machine to overload. Once critical mass had been reached with no place for the energy to go it explodes, sending out along its path a shock wave of temporal energy that instantly ages any living thing in its path to dust. Read more...(263 words, 3 images, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
whinge \’hwinj\ frequent complaint about inconsequential items and events
This is a should be a media buyword by now, and it’s hard to believe that it is not. Whinging is something that the GOP seems to do frequently, and it does not take much to make them do it. The moment someone out there, no matter who, as long as they have some sort of important social status, the right wing-nuts whinge. This tends to make normal people cringe, and wonder what they might do next.
Whinging isn’t something that is merely political. Kids do it about foods they don’t like. Sports fans do it about their rival teams, or even about players on their home team that sometimes do silly or stupid things they might not like. Most people whinge at some time, but not all of the time. Those who do whinge all of the time tend to be regarded as people to generally avoid. If you have the ability to slip past the whingers without them giving you their input about whatever subject they might be having a problem with on any given day, share your secret with the world, and let us know how its done. Read more...(225 words, 1 image, estimated 54 secs reading time)
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!