Skip to main content

Say What? #3

Boy it's been some time since the last post in this series - last September.  Back in the days when the now defunct Humor Bloggers Dot Com was still a going concern there was a forum thread called The Humpty Dumpty Dictionary Challenge started by my fellow Canadian blogging buddy Frank Lee Mei Dear at I Don't Give A Damn.  As well, Jan at The Jannaverse does these from time to time.

The idea was to take word verifications you found in order to leave a comment on other's blogs and make up a definition for it.  One of my early favourites was...

...nachos that don't move

You see what I did there was take two words - inertia and nachos.  Clever, eh? Or maybe I just have too much time on my hands.  Nevertheless here's my latest collection from word verifications I've come across lately.  Be warned: I have a very uniquely odd sense of humour...

Before Darth Vader had his lisp corrected Hanth Tholo wath hith nemithith.

When there's less left over than originally thought

One who has survived a roll down an obscure hill in Glastonbury, England
(go ahead, Google Tor. I did!)

It not be mine...

The best in a Dion and the Belmonts tribute band contest

Patooti's happy cousin

When the evil wizard Daedalus was looking for his son Dedil he asked "Where's Dedil at?

If the Metropolitan Opera could talk, this is how he'd introduce himself

When Yoda from Star Wars casts a spell and turns you into boat paddles

A person highly devoted to fans
(this is a very small group of devotees)

Someone who mistakenly thinks they're the smartest in a group


Scraps said…
Nice to know I'm not the only one who wonders where these "words" come from.
Quirkyloon said…
Patooti's fave cousin?


And did you know that I'm your number fandinista?

I am!

*hides mallet in the folds of her muu muu*
Don said…
May HBDC rest in peace. I had forgotten all about that thread. I don't use word veri, but they do have some pretty cool and interesting "words".
nonamedufus said…
Scraps: I think it's about time we start our own "word-ver" dictionary. Then we'd have a better idea of where the heck these words come from.
nonamedufus said…
Quirks: I know you're my #1 fandinista and one of my oldest - not in age, but since I started my blog. My cancer/rocknroll/blathering bloggin' buddy. I'd never forget!
nonamedufus said…
Don: Yeah, too bad about HBDC. It was a great place to hang out. I sure hope Chelle's doing okay. Those veri-words can be pretty bizarre!
00dozo said…
Heh, heh. "Tholo" - that was a good one!

(my veri: iddfi - I defy?)
RA said…
Your translation of tholo threw me to a galaxy far away! Brilliant!

There's also another way of looking at these verification words: imagine that they have something in common with the person who's blog you are visiting, and then see what they mean. As hilarious means as any to cope with those annoying controls. :)
Not to be all nit-picky, but wouldn't "inerchos" be nachos that tended to remain in motion, until friction thwarted their forward progress?

The word that you defined is "sedenchos."

By the way, my word is "gracturi," and I was trying to think of a clever one.

The best I can come up with is a urologist from Granby, CT.

Also, "tholo" is a classic.
nonamedufus said…
00dozo: "tholo" was my favourite. And you defy with a stutter - iddfi.
nonamedufus said…
RA: But, shucks, I wouldn't want to say anything bad about the people who's blogs I'm visiting. I think the impersonal approach is best. Although, I may try your little exercise in my mind. haha
nonamedufus said…
Jeremy: inertia comes from the Latin "iners" meaning idle. But you're right - the common usage is resistance to change in velocity. Man we're technical here!

You're one up on me for "gracturi". I got nothin'.
Good stuff. Janna does some great ones too. FYI, my word ver for this post is "saniste".

Which would be the most "normal" member of a Mariachi band.

"Yo soy saniste, senor, pero to eres mucho loco."
nonamedufus said…
Chris: Oh, I think Janna's the master.
Too bad that site went under. Sounds like it was a hoot! Those are pretty awesome definitions/ Have you ever read the book, "The Meaning of Liff?" ("LIFF", not "life" as in a Monty Python sketch) Get your hands on a copy if you can, it's hilarious! - G
nonamedufus said…
Georgina: HBDC was a great place to hang out. The Meaning of LIFF's by Douglas Adams of Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy fame. A funny guy. I'll have to put Liff on my list of "to reads".
CatLadyLarew said…
Another fandinista here, Dufus!

Love the word ver dictionary idea! (I miss HBDC, too!) Today's word verification here... "dessin"... Darth Vader with a cold, just dessin' (messin') around?
nonamedufus said…
Boom Boom: Yeah and I appreciate you being a fandinista, for sure. HBDC was a great place. Too bad it went to that big blog round-up in the sky.

Say speaking of Darth Vader, did you see that news story about the guy who robbed a bank wearing that costume. I'm not kidding, now. The headline actually said "Darth Vader Strikes Bank". I guess the poor guy went over to the dark side.
nonamedufus said…
Jeremy: inertia comes from the Latin "iners" meaning idle. But you're right - the common usage is resistance to change in velocity. Man we're technical here!

You're one up on me for "gracturi". I got nothin'.
Quirkyloon said…
Patooti's fave cousin?


And did you know that I'm your number fandinista?

I am!

*hides mallet in the folds of her muu muu*

Popular posts from this blog

My Back Pages - November

I read five books last month bringing my year to date total to 61, well past the 50 I estimated at the beginning of the year. And I've yet to get through December.

The month started out with The Nix, the debut novel by Nathan Hill which has been receiving a lot off positive reviews. In it Hill flips back and fourth from the 1968 Chicago protests and 2011 in a desperate search for the truth behind why his mother abandoned him at an early age. In between Hill takes on politics, the media and addiction as well as other aspects of society. It's a well-spun tale and I quite enjoyed reading it.

Next up was the auto-biographical I Am Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame. This was somewhat of a scattered affair but an interesting read nonetheless. Wilson - or his ghostwriter - however is no Hemingway.

Then it was on to one of my favourite authors, Ian Rankin and his latest tale of now retired Inspector John Rebus, Rather Be The Devil. I never tire of these stories and this is the 21st in …

My Back Pages - 2016

Here, as promised is a month-by-month breakdown of the 67 books I delved into this year. I got off to a strong start and then my intake dwindled for a couple of months until picking back up in April. I'll let you in on my favourites at the end of this list.


Here, There and Everywhere:
My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles - Geoff Emerick - ****
H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald - ***
Close To The Edge - The Story of Yes - Chris Welch - ***
Sweet Caress - William Boyd - ****


Purity by Jonathan Franzen 
Still Alice by Lisa Genova.


Natchez Burning - Greg Iles
The Promise (Elvis Cole #20) - Robert Crais


The Snowman (Harry Hole)- Joe Nesbo ****
Phantom (Harry Hole) - Joe Nesbo ****
The Leopard (Harry Hole) - Jo Nesbo ****


George Harrison Reconsidered ***
The Heart Goes Last - Margaret Atwood ****
Dropping The Needle - The Vinyl Dialogues Volume II ***
The Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead, (Dave Robicheaux #6) - James Lee Burke****


 Lust and Wonder - Aug…

Traveling Along Singing A Song

Pete and Paulie were strolling along one day. The sun was bright, the air was cool, the birds chirped crazily in the trees and the squirrels  munched merrily on their nuts. Well not their nuts exactly. Nuts they found on the ground and in the gardens in the park.

Paulie felt so good he began to whistle. It wasn't any tune in particular, just one of those annoyingly tuneless whistles that wandered all over the place. Pete looked at Paulie and he squiggled up his nose and he said "What the hell is that?" Paulie replied "Oh nothing in particular. I'm just happy." "But you're not even whistling a tune" said Pete. Paulie replied "If you're so wise I'd like to see you do better, Pete."

Pete went silent for a moment and seemed to mumble to himself for a moment or two. Then he cleared his throat with a little cough, he opened his mouth and he began to sing.

"There once was a king very wise
Who spoke to his enemies in disguise