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Oh, Look! A New Toy!

Or should I say, “Distraction?”

It seems like every day I learn about some new buzz.  Seldom do I laugh at my discovery as much as I did with The Urban Dictionary. I’d heard the term before but I was shocked to learn there’s an actual website!

Yes, yes, I know.  I need to get out more.  Or at least when I do get out, I need to spend less time ogling eye candy and more time listening to the topics of discussion.  (Note to the husband: Remember the eye candy thing is all about research.  It’s part of the romance writer job spec.)

I need to forewarn you if you’ve never been to this site, it has high attention suck potential.  Just today while pulling a graphic for this post, I caught myself stringing along from one word to the next, looking for my next go-to term.  It’s especially handy for meetings when you’re bored.

Some of my recent favorites:

Textretary – A person’s sidekick who texts for the driver.  (BTW, ten-year olds make excellent textretaries.)

Bropocalypse – A large gathering of bros on a mission to do one thing, to get bombed, tanked, or wasted, usually ending in someone doing something stupid.

Pringlelingus – The act performed on a can of Pringles when pouring the chips directly from the can into your mouth; especially when using your tongue to get the last few pieces.

And my all-time favorite:

Dipshidiot – A person who possesses the personality traits of both a “dipshit” and an “idiot”.  A particularly offensive and dim-witted individual.


Did you know about this site?  If you did, what are your favorites?  If you didn’t, go check it out and tell me the ones you think are funny.  Or even better, add your own to the site!

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  • Reply
    Jackie Kramer
    July 31, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    You find the most interesting stuff!

    • Reply
      August 1, 2013 at 5:07 am

      Actually, I think it finds me. I’m a trouble magnet.

  • Reply
    CJ Burright
    August 1, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    What the…? How did I not know about this treasure before?! There are just too many words to pick a few favorites – I’m gonna find myself some new, hip phrases. Wait a minute–are you sure these are English words? I’ve never heard of Frisbeetarianism…

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    Shan Jeniah Burton
    August 3, 2013 at 2:44 am

    I want to look. Just not now. My passion for dictionaries would spell doom for my juggling of projects!

    I am going to get there, though, and I will be back to share my favorites then!

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