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arkancide - Homicide, Arkansas style. Also used as a verb: to murder, Arkansas style.

e.g., "Hopefully this blows over before then, but they will still bus agitators in, or arkancide him."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

spewdodictionary - Unlike the pseudodictionary, the spewdodictioary is a blog reserved for rants. | In the hidden text at "two spaces after periods," I made a ytpo: "speudo--" instead of "pseudo--" as I keyed in "pseudodictionary." Within a few hours, there will be either a new blog or a new website: Spewdodictionary. I'll restrict what I upload to the site to rants. {Duplicate.}

e.g., I've been neglecting the Spewdodictionary for entirely too long now.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

cahoonies - Cojones: testicles.

e.g., "Cahoonies"? I like it. I'll put that spelling in my personal dictionary. | You lack the cahoonies to challenge Loretta on the ... matter.

submitted by HD Fowler

taxicab numbers - "The number 1729 is known as the Hardy Ramanujan number after a famous visit by Hardy to see Ramanujan at a hospital. In Hardy's words: 'I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavorable omen. 'No,' he replied, 'it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways.' | "Immediately before this anecdote, Hardy quoted Littlewood as saying, 'Every positive integer was one of [Ramanujan's] personal friends.' | "The two different ways are 1729 = 13 + 123 = 93 + 103. | "Generalizations of this idea have created the notion of "taxicab numbers".

e.g., "Are those the only taxicab numbers you know, HD?" "Yes, they are. The first time I ever heard them spoken of was in the movie _The Man Who Knew Infinity_. I read the book several years ago, not too long after it came out, but I don't remember seeing the term in the book."

submitted by HD Fowler

trumplicate - To make something worse by association with Donald Trump.

e.g., The situation with North Korea has become trumplicated of late.

submitted by Dayna - (www)

grammatical angst - The discomfort experienced by language teachers when student confront them with a grammatical question they can't answer. Same as grammatical anxiety.

e.g., My French teacher had to leave the classroom in a fit of grammatical angst today when a smart aleck in the front row asked him something he couldn't answer.

submitted by Robin Nilsson - (www)

uselessability - The exact opposite of usability, often used when discussing the usability, or extreme lack of, usability in the interfaces to computer systems, web-services, etc.

e.g., The uselessability of this interface is simply unbelievable.

submitted by Robin Nilsson - (www)

bench - To be on the bench in someone's love life is analagous to being on the bench in sports -- you seldom if ever get to be in the big game.

e.g., "The love specialists suggested that people who believe they are being benched should instigate a meet up and if the person fails to turn up, it is a sign they are not worth your time."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

caucasophobia - Fear of Caucasians.

e.g., "He's incompetent by our standards, but not within the context of a course or department with no standards other than those governing the ability to intellectualize caucasophobia."

submitted by HD Fowler

listicle - A real word: "an article consisting of a series of items presented as a list."

e.g., "You guys, it happened: The government wrote a listicle, and I couldn't be prouder. Well technically The National Film Registry, which is part of the Library of Congress, released their annual list of 25 notable films. Every year, they name 25 films that are 'culturally, historically or aesthetically' important to see. The only rule is a movie must be at least 10 years old."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

toemometer - Pronounced "toe mom' ett er" and rhymes with thermometer for good reason. Some people are equipped with a toemometer, located in the big toe (and possibly other toes). Toemometers are used to check the water temperature in large bodies of water, such as swimming pools or lakes, while deciding if one should dive in. A variation of this gift is the "moomometer," located on some people's inside wrist, often used to check the proper temperature of bottled milk before serving to a baby.

e.g., To explain toemometers, consider this example. Joe dipped his toemometer into the swimming pool, then turned to his dad and said, "The water's fine, let's go swimming."

submitted by David Manning - (www)

mug puddle - The water captured on the bottoms of inverted cups located on the top shelf of the dishwasher, used to indicate the dish washing cycle is complete.

e.g., Pearl asked, "Hey, are the dishes clean in the dishwasher?" Earl answered, "I don't know. Are there any mug puddles on the coffee cups? If so, the dishes are clean."

submitted by David Manning - (www)

scrinch - To squeeze the eyes, purse the lips, and pinch the nose when upset about something.

e.g., He scrinched his face in response to being disturbed by his sister.

submitted by William Meisheid - (www)

monicker - Moniker. I've misspelled the word many time, including doing that in a pd entry. {Duplicate.}

e.g., "I expected the moniker PseudoMod to draw attention from a moderator when I picked it, particularly if I ever used it -- which I have not. If I had had any intention of indulging in the sort of 'nasty mischief' you have in mind, I would not have signed up for the account using my regular IP Address. I could easily have signed up and logged in from some other location, even from another country."

submitted by Miss Speller

beaver-dam - To try to keep a woman from having sex.

e.g., "Are you trying to beaver-dam me?"

submitted by HD Fowler

ceil - Verb: to install a ceiling.

e.g., I have worn full suits, including hat and shoes, that were all made at home. The first lumber ever in this section was used to ceil dwellings overhead. It was cut by hand by placing the log on a scaffold. One man stood on top of the log and one underneath and they sawed the planks by using a rip-saw. We made most all articles we needed. I can remember when all the nails we got were hammered out one at a time in the blacksmith shop.

submitted by [Z. T. WASSON, Eula, Ark., June 5, 1915]

pique culiar attitude - An approach to Life by permanently pissed-off people.

e.g., You've met them -- those unsmiling individuals with chips on their shoulders so large they find it difficult yo walk through the door. There isn't one thing, situation, or other person, that they won't find irritating. Don't bother smiling or nodding as you pass by. They never respond. Just ignore the pique culiar attitude.

submitted by Charlie Lesko - (www)

fecterated - Corrupt, bastardized, or deviant.

e.g., My fecterated boss was caught selling drugs out the back door at work.

submitted by aspric - (www)

giocotroni - (joe-co-TRO-nee; n.) Game of thrones, either (1) the political theory, (2) the series of books by George R.R. Martin, or (3) the teleplays of the same name. [From the Italian gioco "game" + troni "thrones."]

e.g., Realpolitik is known these days as the giocotroni. Martin's work has had a worldwide and powerful effect. | Some politicians simply aren't sufficiently hard-hearted to play the giocotroni successfully. | I've not read Martin's Game of Thrones, so I can't really venture an opinion, but I cordially detest the real giocotroni: politics sicken me.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

bichado - (bee-CHA-doe (also bichada (feminine)); adj.) Bugged; i.e., 1. attached to a listening device or 'infected by' a listening device or devices; 2. affected by programming bugs in need of 'debugging'; 3. affected by technological flaws and in need of repair; and (literally) 4. infested by insects. [From Spanish bicho "bug" + past participle ending -ado/a "-ed", literally "bugged."]

e.g., "Don't say anything! The room is bichado!" | "Is the program running?" "Nah, it's bichado." | "This house is falling down: it's bichado with termites."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

chabob - (chuh-BOB; n.) A rather silly slang term for the female breast, usually plural "chabobs" (since they are normally found in pairs in nature). [I've no idea where the word comes from, but I've heard it used this way (usually humorously) since the early '60s.]

e.g., It doesn't seem to matter that she's only a mediocre actress: she's got a beautiful set of chabobs. | "Did they take your money?" "No, I keep most of my money in my bra. They pick pockets; they don't pick chabobs."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

cheeseycake - Cheesecake featuring male models.

e.g., Little did I know that I'd turn up so much cheeseycake when I turned Google Images loose to download pinups.

submitted by Lillith - (www)

polygavan - (pull-LIG-ih-van; n.) An extra-long, 15+ passenger van, of the sort (and size) one might use to transport a family comprised of multiple wives and numerous children. It's a bit derogatory, it seems to me, but it's evidently a valid word: I learned it from a friend at work who is driving home from Kansas this weekend with his (quite traditional) family---his (one) wife and their children---and their considerable luggage. When I told him he should get a trailer, he said, "We already have a polygavan and an overhead cargo box." [From "polygamy" + "van," fairly obviously, I guess.]

e.g., When we held the big conferences for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies back when I was in law school, we would give the guests (from all over the world) tours of the southern Utah canyons, driving there in minibusses which I guess were "polygavans."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

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