13 December 2007

Fun with words and phrases

I love words. And witty phrases. Here are a few recent favorites.

Via the The New Yorker
  • fed-upness
  • ginned up (as in "You must be ginned up to think that there's no such thing as global warming.")
From "The Eyre Affair"
  • fatuousness
  • "mad as pants" (crazy, nuts -- not in a good way)
Forwarded to me by EclectChick:
  • Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
  • Bozone: The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
  • Arachnoleptic Fit: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
  • Beelzebug: Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
From an interview on NPR. The interviewee was referring to the presidential candidate ads running in Iowa (the Iowa caucuses are the first in the choosing-a-presidential-candidate sweepstakes).
[The presidential campaign ads are] Content free and information challenged.
And we have 11 more months of this. God help us.

1 comment:

Eclectchick said...

I have another one: Barfoleptic Fit - That crazy dance you do when you're walking down the street, suddenly realize you're about to step into vomit on the sidewalk, and have to do a little steppity jump around it.

See also: Pissoleptic Fit, and Lugeyleptic Fit.