chealesce- To drive at night with one of your headlights burned out.
fuminate- Pertaining to a person who continues to smoke despite social
censure, or the act of smoking despite social censure.
banchen- One of the eight acceptable ways to break off a long-term
engagement because one's fiance(e) refuses to set a wedding date.
And we really, really need a word for keyboard crud, because
"ordure" is getting old.
or maybe "crudulence" - a keyboard containing
much debris would be described as "crudulent".
"my machine was so crudulent, you wouldn't
believe the amount of keydruff i cleaned
out of it!"
FLONG, v. and n. An act typical of new users of the Internet in
which they compulsively flood all email addresses known to them
with bogus virus warnings, hackneyed xeroxlore and long-since-
debunked urban legend scare stories. As in, "I was flonged three
times this week" or "The first thing my mother did when she got
onto the net was send me some flong."
Oh yeah, and "anti-equivalent".
Stephen Oakes Stephe...@dbce.csiro.au
A few more, and we'll have the makings of a nice little eclexicon.
Dipsels blinkles plordel plaff,
Quexxel blarfex smiff;
clizzels crixels morkel glaph
arfy barxit bliff.
Snoozle ariflex aglake.
Miffle lirzoid squum.
markles, zizzy •clum•.
Lally streevit smumble frook;
lally onxer gly.
Lally queffly grunderuke ——
flipso akto sry.
Galproid ufchak krizzle.
Clinder rumplex poy.
Oozler mantrix slizzle:
'Skully Lally Gloy.'
>A few more, and we'll have the makings of a nice little eclexicon.
I savulate at the thought, perchance to barotify our bolostomy.
> And we really, really need a word for keyboard crud, because
> "ordure" is getting old.
How about "feng" with chinese pronunciation (which puts it half way
between fehng and fung)? It resonates nicely with fungus, and you could
refer to any disabled key in a fenged board as a feng-key (feng chi?).
Although, Dragonfyre Jones' inadvertant offering in another thread,
"keybonard", has a certain natural appeal.
Now we need a word to describe the tendancy of humans to design technology
which is difficult/impossible to service or repair. Oh, sorry, I forgot -