donvonbra
#1
According to linguists these are the ten most "untranslatable" English words:

Plenipotentiary
Gobbledegook
Serendipity
Poppycock
Googly
Spam (as in lunch meat)
Whimsy
Bumf
Chuffed
Kitsch

Anybody know them all? No prizes for defining "googly" but you will get my undying admiration!

dvb
 
peapod
#2
Those are good donvonbra. Love those words. Have you ever played the wanted word game? Its a blast. Think of things and situations that there are not any words for. Some of the words people come up with are so funny. CBC use to play this game all the time on the radio. Played it just the other day again at the grocery store with employees there. We needed a word to describe the bar that seperates your groceries from others in the line up. Here are some of the words used to describe the bar.

baton rude

provision divisions

order border

shopstick

mineline

grubstake

tilliwacker
 
EternalSunshine
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

We needed a word to describe the bar that seperates your groceries from others in the line up. Here are some of the words used to describe the bar.

baton rude

provision divisions

order border

shopstick

mineline

grubstake

tilliwacker

These ones are so good. Now "the thingy" has a name. (I pick order border)
 
peapod
#4
thanks eternal, you really are a ray of sunshine! Man am I bored, caught up with work and nobody to play with. I gotta get a life from monday to friday! Here are some others that you might get a chuckle out of.


find a word, a little bit gross, and a little bit slimy. They are an unfortunate fixture of many people's refrigerators - those things we put away, for another day, but the day never arrives. These so-called leftovers mould, rot, grow beards and mutate. They are beyond science experiments, and they're certainly not edible.




petrifoods

fungus bunnies

crisper critters

grosseries

tupperScare

fridge fossils

fridgefuzz

mouldovers

refrigerot

fridgerabilia

Bachelor's Garden

UFO's (unidentified fridge organisms)
 
Prometheus
#5
Peapod, we always called the "thingy" in the store the grocery gaurdrail or tender fender.

As far as the fridge, you forgot the Crispercrud, and I don't know what to call the little pile of takeout soy sauce I have collecting in the little butter drawer.
 
peapod
#6
Crispercrud! I like it! I will pass that one on to the grocery clerks at the store. How about this one
a word for the pain you get in your forehead after eating or drinking something that is very cold.

fridgehead

freezer-seizure

coldfront

toboggan noggin

chillbrain

icegrain

frigid-hair

slush-rush

freizure

pangfroid

brainsicle

numb-skull

eskimo piegrain

artic forehead

Would that be prometheus the moon or titan of forethought
 
Prometheus
#7
The titan. Prometheus has always intrigued me in Mythology, for what he represents to mankind as well as his independent and rebellious nature.
 
peapod
#8
a word for the person who steals--and uses--your story, your idea, your anecdote, your witticism--either behind your back, or at a party where you happen to be present (and worse, you overhear that person do a pretty good job of butchering it).


shticknicker

anecdope

yukplucker

thunderthief

anecduper

witnapper




pirattler

witlifter

speechleech

quipnapper

yuckaneer

picktalker

tattle rustler

chatburglar

heistorian

talepincher

raconte-voleur

thouf ('thawf'

yarnskinner

absconteur

Prometheus I can see by your avatar your rebellious and independent nature you are a child of the ocean, cousin to Zeus and hera.
 
donvonbra
#9
SOME NEW WORDS - Essential additions for the workplace
vocabulary:

BLAMESTORMING:
Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was
missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

SEAGULL MANAGER:
A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on
everything and then leaves.

ASSMOSIS:
The process by which some people seem to absorb success and
advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.

SALMON DAY:
The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream
only to get screwed and die in the end.

CUBE FARM:
An office filled with cubicles.

PRAIRIE DOGGING:
When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm,
and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on.

MOUSE POTATO:
The on-line answer to the couch potato.

SITCOM:
Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What
yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them
stops working to stay home with the kids.

STARTER MARRIAGE:
A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce with no
kids, no property and no regrets.

STRESS PUPPY:
A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.

SWIPEOUT:
An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because
the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

XEROX SUBSIDY:
Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's workplace.

IRRITAINMENT:
Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying but you
find yourself unable to stop watching them. The O.J. trial was
a prime example. Bill Clinton's Grand Jury testimony is another.

PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE:
The fine art of whacking the **** out of an electronic device
to get it to work again.

VULCAN NERVE PINCH:
The taxing hand position required to reach all the appropriate
keys for some computer commands.

ADMINISPHERE:
The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the
rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are
often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems
they were designed to solve.

GENERICA:
Features of the landscape that are exactly the same
no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip
malls, subdivisions.

OHNOSECOND:
That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that
you've just made a BIG mistake.

WOOFYS:
Well Off Older Folks
 
peapod
#10
Those are excellent donvonbra. I am writing them down for future reference My favorite is Salmon day. Give us more!
 
peapod
#11
a word for the little scrapings that come off lottery tickets when you scratch them.... and almost always lose

loser lint
suckerdust


lust bunnies

scratchanscree

playdirt

dimegrime

Sweep Scrapes

scratchels

scritchins

scratchins

lotto-lint

lotto-boogers

gambules


rubbishes

exfooliation

playdirt

scritchins

dimegrime
 
peapod
#12
There's a little dance people do when they meet up in a hallway, or on the
sidewalk, and try to get around each other. Sort of a step to the left, step
to the right, bounce back and forth a few times, then go around. It's a
dance with strangers, in public, and its oddly frustrating and personal all
at once. What is the name of this dance?


limbo Lurch
faux trot
walkstrot
avoidance
steptease
stopscotch
hesidance
sidewaltz
struffle
polka-duck
polka-dodge
sidewuffle
stop'n'hop
dorky-dancing
hobble-wobble
sidewinde
 

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