Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Lesson On Sniglets

I came up with a Sniglet** the other day while I was shaving in the shower. The new word is: "Shave-asana" and here's the definition:
Shave-Asana: A yoga pose performed in the shower when women shave their legs in a standing position. This pose  requires a great deal of balance. A practitioner can expect proficiency with regular practice.
**According to Wikipedia, here's the definition for a Sniglet:

A sniglet is a neologism defined as "any word that doesn't appear in the dictionary, but should". The term was created by writer/actor/comedian Rich Hall, who first created a series of Sniglets while he was a performer on the 1980s HBO comedy series Not Necessarily the News.

When Sniglets were popular, my friend, Sandie, and I came up with some of our own including:

Passholes: The people who stay in the traffic lane that will be merging soon who rudely pass everyone else and then butt in line right when their lane ends.

Resi-pew: The odor left after someone has used the bathroom. 

Here are some more sniglets that I just received in an email from Sandie. According to the email, these are some of the winning submissions to The Washington Post :

Coffee (n): The person upon whom one coughs.  

Flabbergasted (adj): Appalled over how much weight you have gained.

Esplanade (v) To attempt an explanation while drunk.

Willy-nilly (adj.) Impotent

Flatulence (n.) An emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller

Balderdash (n.) A rapidly receding hairline

Pokemon (n.) A Rastafarian proctologist

Foreploy (v) Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

Sarchasm (n.) The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

Glibido (v): All talk and no action

Ignoranus (n)  A person who's both stupid and an a__h___.

What words have you made up that should be in the dictionary? It's time to share your Sniglet...

2 comments:

Lavender Luz said...

I'm snickering! I mean snigletering!

I've always loved the "passhole" one. I use it regularly (and probably am one on occasion.)

Bonnie said...

This is too funny! It was hard to pick my favorite because they are all funny but I love explanade and willy-nilly...heehee

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