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Semtexting

January 28th, 2011

When people send text messages to each other via their mobile phones it is called “texting”. When people send each other sexually charged messages via their mobile phones it is called “sexting”.

Semtexting: (n) When terrorists use a mobile phone to detonate a bomb and trigger the detonator by sending a text message to the phone.

Sometimes semtexting works out very nicely indeed.

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To shave a monkey

July 28th, 2010

To shave a monkey

Concept: any effort put into producing an unconvincing fake is wasted effort.

It takes a lot of effort to shave a monkey because they don’t like it and they are very nimble. The result, even with a perfect shave, is clearly not a man, so the effort is wasted. Analogous to “polish a turd”.

Let’s not waste any more time on that project – we’re just shaving a monkey.

Brunner

December 27th, 2009

Lunner: (n) a meal that is too late to be brunch or even lunch but too early to be dinner.

Brunner: (n) a meal that is too late to be brunch or even lunch but too early to be dinner.

I invented that word on Christmas day this year because we had brunch at three in the afternoon.

Do you know what that made it?

Why, Yule Brunner, of course!

Panektoproctologist

January 8th, 2009

Following on from Musing #37:

Panektoproctologist: (n) a doctor who deals with all areas of medicine except proctology

Which comes from the Greek:
pan = all
ektos = except
proktos = anus
+ logy (English, but from the Greek logos, meaning “word” or “thought”)

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Sickophant

May 4th, 2008

It has been a while since I added a new word.

Sickophant: (n) someone who takes fawning behaviour to a pathological level

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Toodles

March 7th, 2008

Because it’s lunch time and I’m hungry, I’m thinking of having toodles.

Toodles: (n pl) Tons (figurative) of noodles

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Ecumaniac

December 31st, 2007

The story about the priests fighting each other at the traditional birthplace of their Lord and Saviour has inspired this month’s new word (just about making it with barely over two hours to go before January):

Ecumaniac: (n) a priest who, instead of promoting Christian unity, decides to fight priests of other Christian demoninations, often with broom handles.

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Bicyxual

November 15th, 2007

The previous post has inspired November’s new word:

Bicyxual: (adj) of, relating to, or characterised by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward bicycles

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The Hair of the Dog’s Bollocks

October 31st, 2007

Better late than never, here is your new phrase for October 2007:

The Hair of the Dog’s Bollocks: (expr) the very best hangover remedy

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By the way, for readers further afield, “hair of the dog that bit you” is a saying that means drinking more alcohol as a remedy for a hangover and “the dog’s bollocks” is an expression meaning that something is very good.

Spelldour

September 13th, 2007

Here is your new word for September.

Spelldour: (n) the splendour of correct spelling.

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