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The thread of made-up words & their definitions.

Postby hujhax » July 6th, 2012, 2:02 am

(( in honor of The Oxford English Fictionary))

Does anybody know the definition of "cardenious?"

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Postby valetoile » July 6th, 2012, 7:51 am

"Of or relating to a family of small, woody, flowering plants native to the southern European region. Having the characteristics of those plants; metaphorically, cardenious is used to refer to those people who are both lovely and hearty. The cardenious vicar was the center of town life; his graceful administrations of the Lord's graces were exceeded only by the vigor with which he played a game of round-the-castle with the village children.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 6th, 2012, 8:56 am

how about "flaxtenabular"?
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Postby mpbrockman » July 6th, 2012, 11:55 pm

Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote:how about "flaxtenabular"?


Oh jeez... been there.

When you eat too many linseeds and can't, uh, get rid of them. See also "flaxtenablockage".

Can anyone help me out with "asselblum"?
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Postby jillybee72 » August 8th, 2012, 3:35 am

Oh, certainly. Asselblum is a small flower from Austria. It grows on the mountainside and sends its pollen straight up into the air, it showers, or "assails" the surrounding area.

Can anyone help me out with bolm?
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Postby sara farr » August 8th, 2012, 2:19 pm

bolm -- a man-made hill or mound used as an earthen pulpit during the Restoration era

Someone just asked me what "garcine" was. Do you guys know?
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 8th, 2012, 2:26 pm

sara farr wrote:bolm -- a man-made hill or mound used as an earthen pulpit during the Restoration era

Someone just asked me what "garcine" was. Do you guys know?


ah yes, garcine...of or related to the nature of young boys.

how about porshlandikate? anybody?
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Postby Ryan Hill » August 9th, 2012, 10:50 am

Porshlandikate -- to give made up directions

Example: "I asked him how to get to the mall and he just porshlankidated."

I was reading a story that used the word "grinticle" the other day. Anyone know what it means?
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Postby beardedlamb » August 10th, 2012, 3:46 am

grinticle refers to a Griffon's ballbag.


Hey, Caitlin just told me to jarsch... Can anyone help this guy get out of potential trouble.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 10th, 2012, 8:44 am

beardedlamb wrote:grinticle refers to a Griffon's ballbag.


Hey, Caitlin just told me to jarsch... Can anyone help this guy get out of potential trouble.


it's okay! jarsch just means she wants you to tell her a pirate joke!

(bear in mind, not a joke ABOUT pirates...a joke that pirates would tell one another on the long sea voyages.)

i was offered a perindule the other day...i declined, but i'm not sure if i should regret that decision or not. anyone? perindule?
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Postby jillybee72 » August 20th, 2012, 10:20 pm

You did the right thing, Jordan. A perindule is a medical procedure where trained fleas go inside your ear and eat the earwax out. It's c-r-e-e-p-y!!

Do you know what a fretagable is?
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Postby hujhax » August 20th, 2012, 11:54 pm

Oh, a fretagable is a piece of jargon in nutritional circles -- it's any vegetable (or by extension, any healthy food) that you'd never actually want to eat.  See, when people resolve to eat healthy, they don't think about healthy things they *want* to eat -- instead, they typically focus, irrationally, on healthy things they *don't* want to eat, like brussels sprouts.  This causes a lot of stress (AKA "fretting"), and it does a lot to shut down their resolve to enact a new diet at all.  So there's a saying about "cutting out the fretagables", and it went from a cute joke to a technical term.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to set up this contract job, but they're telling me I have to email the client a full set of "transibles" before they'll even talk to me.  WTF?

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