Jul 14, 2006

friday fun - sniglets

Back in the 80's there was this little comedy bit that transformed a nation. It was the "Get-R-Done" and "Yada Yada Yada" of its day. First appearing on a cable show called Not Necessarily The News, the segment was called Sniglets and dealt with "words that don't appear in the dictionary, but should. "

For instance, a few examples from the letter "F":

  • Flintstep (flint' step) - v. To wind up one's feet before running away in fear. Common among cartoon characters.

  • Flosstitution - v. Using anything other than the waxed string product , i.e matchbook covers, etc. to clean between your teeth.

  • Frust - n. The line of dust that accumulates when sweeping dust into a dust pan and frustratingly backs you up because you can never get it into the pan.

The other day I made a few observations in my house and started to think, "Hmm... maybe I can bring this back into the spotlight." That said, here are some contributions from my head and life.

  • Bling Tones - n. Sublminal noises in certain rap and hip-hop songs that cause you to think the phone is ringing.

  • Mouse House Droppings - n. Tickets you forget to redeem at Chuck E Cheese and end up taking home, only to discover them in your back pocket at the end of the day.

  • Pillow Anchoring - v. The process of trying to get up out of a deep sleep only to find an invisble rope keeping your head from being able to lift up.

  • Woofering - v. The pre-bark of a dog who isn't quite sure if he/she heard something. This is typically accompanied by the tilting of the head in numerous angles.

Feel free to add a few of your own!

5 comments:

kaitie t. said...

At college we tried to sound like we were having an interesting conversation by adding -ocity to the end of things. For ex. "Tony's level of blogocity is very unique" so...kind of the same thing!

Stefan said...

Pickante: Picking through Taco Bell sauce packets to read all the clever sayings.

Thurman8er said...

I'm not clear-headed enough to come up with new ones right now. But I'll share one of my favorites.

Eleccelaration: The thought that if you keep pressing the elevator button, it will come faster.

Anonymous said...

Furnadent - The indentation made in carpeting from a leg of a peice of furnature. Visible when you move the furnature.

Angele said...

vomitalooza--n. a weekend-long event involving sick children and a mother who doesn't have time to shower between acts