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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Words to add to your vocabulary

I saw this list of words, that aren't actually words. The author says they are words that should exist but don't. They are pretty funny and true so I though I would share a few with you.
  • FEARRORS - dreaded dressing room mirrors that exacerbate every flaw on your body
  • MAPQUESTIONABLE - word describing the directions provided by MapQuest that somehow cause you to drive in an enormous figure eight
  • CARPERPETUATION - The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance
  • YELLULAR - the loudness adopted in response to a bad cell phone connection in the misguided hope that talking louder will improve it
  • TELECRASTINATION - The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you're only six inches away
  • PHONESIA - The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer
  • FRUST - The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug
I've experienced all of these. What about you?

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18 comments:

Mary said...

Mari,

Enjoyed the list. I certainly agree with the last one. LOL There always seems to be that little bit of frust left no matter how hard you try to pick it up.

Hope you have a great week, my friend.
Blessings,
Mary

Nancy said...

Oh yeah, I have experienced all of these, to funny!!

Cherdecor said...

Those are all so funny! Thanks, Mari, for giving us some smiles tonight!

Cheri said...

That is a great list.
I almost always let the phone ring twice- who knew it had a name!

Musicaljean said...

Hilarious!! These are great! Now you got me thinking of other words I could create!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

My favorites are carperpetuation and frust, and oddly enough are somewhat related to each other. Fearrors I totally understand and is a word I could come to hate, kind of like the words run or jog.

That was fun. Thanks for sharing them.

Growin' with it! said...

this was a riot!! and the one that caught my eye the most...the fearrors. hmm, seen a bunch of those in my time.

Demara said...

I was laughing aloud for "Frust, and CARPERPETUATION". And yes I've experienced them all! haha

Rebekah said...

ROFLOL- I suffer from CARPERPETUATION!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Yep, I've experienced about every one! Too Funny!

Pat said...

I thought those were real words - ;)! Too funny, I've experienced every one of them!
They should also add "flabbage" which is what hangs off my arms and looks totally unattractive in sleeveless tops!

Sandra said...

Well darn Mari, you got me, I could swear you're describing me in the CARPERPETUATION LOL

Pennies In My Pocket said...

OK, I am dying laughing at "YELLULAR"! hahahahaha I'm so going to use that on a regular basis now. These were hilarious! Even more funny than vomitrocious! hahaha

~melody~

He Knows My Name said...

yep...been there done those!!! funny stuff.

Elizabeth at Writing from Home said...

Hello Mari, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours! Great wacky words.

All My Blessings said...

Yes, Some are pretty familiar.....k

Laura said...

Those are hysterical - I've done them all. My favorite was the carpet one - give that vacuum one more chance! I was laughing hard!

Lynn said...

Hilarious! I can relate to them all...