Saturday, 19 May 2012

Shit Happens





Or the story of how a humble little word took on the combined might of the world's great religions - and won



Taoism
Shit happens


Confucianism
Confucius says, shit happens


Buddhism
If shit happens, it isn't really shit


Zen
What is the sound of shit happening?


Hinduism
This shit has happened before


Islam
If shit happens, it is the will of Allah


Protestantism
Let shit happen to someone else


Catholicism
If shit happens, you deserve it


Judaism
Why does this shit always happen to us?


Atheism
I don't believe this shit


Agnosticism
What is this shit?


Innergy
Just observe the shit passing by

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Hotch Potch English: The SNAIL ~ 'Wonderful Words: Part 2'
Created & written by Sab Will
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Friday, 11 May 2012

Wicked Wordplay





Neologosis


The Washington Post's Style Invitational asks readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are some inventive winners from a few years back:

Foreploy: any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of obtaining sex.

Fortissimoe: the musical moment produced when someone serially slaps the faces of the first-violin section.

Doltergeist: a spirit that decides to haunt someplace stupid, such as your septic tank.

Sarchasm: the gulf between the author of ironic wit and the recipient who doesn't get it.

Conratemps: the resentment permanent workers feel toward the fill-in workers.

Reintarnation: coming back to life as a hillbilly.

DIOS: the one true operating system.

Inoculatte: to take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Hipatitis: terminal coolness.

Writer's tramp: a woman who practices poetic licentiousness.

Guillozine: a periodical for executioners.

Osteopornosis: a degenerate disease.

Adulatery: cheating on your wife with a much younger woman who holds you in awe.

Emasculathe: a tool for castration.

Emasculatte: a coffee drink for chemical castration.

Burglesque: a poorly planned break-in. (See: Watergate)

Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like a serious bummer?

Glibido: all talk and no action.

Antifun gal: a prude.

Vaseball: a game of catch played by children in the living room.

Eunouch: the pain of castration.

Hindkerchief: really expensive toilet paper; toilet paper at Buckingham palace.

Deifenestration: to throw all talk of God out the window.

Hozone: the area around 6th street.

Acme: a generic skin disease.

Dopeler effect: the tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Hindprint: indentation made by a couch potato.

Intaxication: euphoria at getting a refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

Nazigator: an overbearing member of your carpool.

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Hotch Potch English: The SNAIL ~ 'Wonderful Words: Part 2'
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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Wonderful Words 2





Wonderful Words
Six of the Best: Part 2

Ever wondered why we go on honeymoon or eat sandwiches in the drawing room? Let's look at the fascinating origins of everyday words we never even think about:

steeplechase
originally the name of a horse-race across country where a church steeple was the riders' target

mesmerize
after Franz Mesmer, an Austrian physician who first propounded the theory of 'animal magnetism'

schmuck
of Yiddish origin, in German this means 'jewelry'. It's American English meaning is 'an idiot' or something similar

two-bit
meaning something of little worth or importance, from the days of the Spanish conquistadors back in the 18th century when their dollar was divided into eight 'reals' or bits

ketchup
hotly disputed, but may come from the Chinese kôe-chiap or kê-chiap, meaning 'the brine of pickled fish

attic
plundered from the Greek peninsula Attica, where, apparently, the space under the triangular roofs was being put to good use

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Hotch Potch English: The SNAIL ~ 'Wonderful Words: Part 2'
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