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The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Sniglet that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Sniglet of the Day : January 19

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Naval Coffee (nay-vul kaw-fee) n. Coffee so strong it’ll float an anchor.

Have you ever been lucky or unlucky enough to have ever had Naval Coffee? This beverage can be a blessing or a curse. If you like that so strong it will keep you up for a week or more kind of brew, and you take it black, the coffee gods have answered your prayers. If you are the kind of person who likes their coffee blond and sweet with some kind of trendy flavouring in it, then Naval Coffee is going to be a poison to you. My personal preference? Bring it on! The stronger the better. I’m a coffee purist, and I’ve had the crispy camp coffee, and the smooth everyday brew I make at the house, but for those who want that big kick, when one little shot of espresso just won’t do, then enjoy that Naval Coffee along with the rest of us coffee purists. Bring it in from the four corners of the earth, Sumatra, Kenya AA, Kona, and Jamacian Blue Mountain, because we like it that way! Can you believe it’s 10:40 PM, and I’m raving about the world’s strongest coffee? I guess I just might be overdue for that late night caffeine buzz that will make it a later night, and taste so much better than Red Bull.

Sniglet of the Day : January 18

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Flotta Factor (flah’ ta fak’ tur) – n. The proven scientific fact that at a self-service pump, the last ten cents take longer to reach the tank than the first twelve dollars’ worth.

No matter what season, the flotta factor kicks in, no matter where you are in this big land of ours. Some people try to drain every drop from that gasoline hose, and it they must be very patient to get that last ten cents in. Some get close enough to the planned $20 in 60 seconds flat to get to the $19.90 mark and figure, “Meh… so the C-store owner gets an extra ten cents from me.” Not exactly sure who is who out there when it comes to these gas-pumping techniques, but be sure, as long as we have self service as a standard now, that last ten cents will always take forever to get into your tank. Yes, I do miss the full service days when gas $.50 a gallon and the mingling scents of glass cleaner and fresh petroleum products in the air, and we’ll never see such things again. At least thinking on that nostalgia will give you something to do while you wait for that last ten cents to get into your tank. Far too much time has been wasted on the roads thanks to the Flotta Factor.

Singlet of the Day : Janury 17

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Chorecast (chor-c├Žst) n. A particularly bad weather forecast that implies shoveling or scraping ice from a windshield.

It is mid-January, and those of you living north of…. Montgomery, Alabama, at least for this winter season, have most likely been dealing with this sniglet every day. Those little plastic scrapers that uncover the snow and ice from your car windows so you can see to drive in the frigid mornings to any place you would rather not be, like to school or work,when you still want to be under the mounds of quilts, comforters and furry pets that keep you warmer than any cup of hot coffee or cocoa can. You will most likely be rolling your eyes again when you hear tonight’s Chorecast on the 6 o’clock news tonight even. Frost? Freeze? Snow? Freezing Rain? Aren’t you sick of it already? We have another two or so weeks before Puxtahawney Phil comes out to tell us if we get an early spring, but just remember, the coldest month of the year isn’t even here yet. Bring on the scrapers, window sweepers and rock salt, because it’s not over till Mother Nature says it is, and we never know what she might have in store for us. Here’s hoping you don’t have a Chorecast tonight, because that’s less time you can spend scraping windows, and more time you can spend in your warm bed.

Sniglet of the Day : January 16

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Chalktrauma (chawk’ traw ma) – n. The body’s reaction to someone running his fingernails down a chalkboard.

Now that holiday vacation is over, get ready, students, for six more months of possibly hearing one of the world’s most annoying sounds in your own classroom. Someone, somewhere is going to take upon his or herself to make you miserable for about a minute of your time for their maniacally evil fun. You will hear the squeal and the squeak, and hold your hands to your ears in agony, chanting “Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!” until this evil-doer has gotten their satisfaction in making you beg. You might even be that evil-doer, and you will hold the power to make your classmates bend to your will when you run your own fingernails down that blackboard. Isn’t it amazing how the noise never seems to affect the person who is actually doing the scratching? There are those you who might be lucky enough to live in a town where blackboards have been replaced by whiteboards, but you still have to deal with the squeak of dry erase pens, but they are really not even close to giving students Chalktrauma. How very, very lucky you are now!

Sniglet of the Day : January 14

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Fods (fahdz) – n. Couples at amusement parks who wear identical T-shirts, presumably to keep from getting lost.

Those of us whom have been lucky enough to go to any of the various theme parks dotted across the Sun Belt have seen Fods. They are tourists they seem to have developed a sense of style which is no style at all. Often their uniform consists of khaki shorts, very bright neon t-shirts, or loud Hawaiian shirts. Shoes can be sneakers, or sandals, sometimes white socks with sandals for the males. Sometimes you won’t only see fods in pairs, but in a whole family unit. Your first thought upon seeing fods at such a park is, “OMG! Did they come to (insert state’s name here) and leave their brains at home?” If you are unlucky enough to encountered the fods on the roads in their tiny rental car units, then your speculation about their missing brains might be correct.