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.
flowfright (FLO frite) – n. The desperate attempt by a homeowner to talk his overflowing toilet into backing down
Sometimes plumbing problems happen, and toilet problems are the worst. This is when flowfright occurs. One flush… nothing. two flushes… OMG! It’s alive! At that time the homeowner will say whatever he or she can to stop what is about to happen in any kind of way. Sweet nothings, angry curses, anything to keep that water and other waste matter from surging upwards and spilling all over the bathroom floor. Could see how this could happen, because who would want to clean up that? The logical thing to do is grab a plunger and stop the upflow before it starts, but for some reason, many people think they can reason with this thing that can’t really hear them. Flowfright makes homeowners say some pretty crazy things, and if anyone happens to be listening in, flowfright might turn into something else which there hasn’t been a sniglet created for yet. Logic just flies out the bathroom window when flowfright comes in its place, and, thankfully, many toilets do not spout off like Old Faithful. To keep them from doing this, keep your pipes clear, and don’t let little kids drop their toys down there. It could really ruin what could have been a great weekend.
PEDLOCK (ped’ lahk) n. The condition of a bicycle pedal wedging itself against your leg.
Another term for pedlock is “Ow! Dammit!” Not only are pedlocks inconvenient, they hurt! Hurt very much, especially if your bike has those pedals with the little studs on the outside for better traction. All the traction aid in the world is not going to help if your foot slips off the pedal. Pedlocks can range from slightly aggravating to downright dangerous in certain situations. A kid on concrete street might end up sprawling in the grass off the curb and go home crying with skinned knees, but pedlock could also happen to an extreme mountain biker, and when coming down that forested hillside, that tumble might not ever end. Pedlocks are something to think seriously about if bicycles are your prime mode of recreational transportation. They could be avoided by using those little foot cages, which I’m sure there is a sniglet for, but haven’t found it yet, that you can slip your foot into. Pedlocks can also leave nasty bruises and worse, bloody dents in your shin. They are really nothing to laugh at, but if you do witness your enemy caught in a pedlock, an evil snicker might be worth the effort.
ZEBRALANE (zee’ bruh layn) n. The striped area between the interstate and the turnoff lane where cars go when drivers can’t decide what to do next.
We all know that the zebralane was put there as a safety zone. In a parking lot, it’s the one place you are not supposed to park but on the interstate, aside from the median and those traffic jams when everyone turns the road into the world’s longest temporary parking lot, it’s about the only place you can go, if it is not blocked by giant yellow garbage cans filled with water (I’m sure there is a sniglet for these, but I have not found it yet.) The zebralane is sort of a safety net, too. A place to go when your car breaks down, or when you get lost. Is this your exit? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe that GPS is having a fit, or maybe you are one of those retro-style drivers who actually uses maps and is accordianated. No matter how you drive, or how you may use it, it’s not a good place to hang out for very long, because you never know when some big semi-truck might come by and want to use it for the same purpose. Safety zone? Not so much any more.