July 9, 2002 7:27 AM   Subscribe

Logophilia Heard any good words lately? Emo, tribal marketing, google bombing, adultescent, go commando, alpha girl, hand salsa, shoegaze, alcopop, suicide magnet.
posted by andrewzipp (24 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
hand salsa-noun. The grimy substance that accumulates on a mouse or other input device after extended use.

That's nasty.
posted by ColdChef at 7:29 AM on July 9, 2002

Most popular words:
drunken trees
(DRUNK.un treez) n. In a northerm climate, a stand of trees under which the permafrost has melted.

Common more like a tree peeing.....oh it's drunk, I get it. No I don't. And I read the use of it.
posted by thomcatspike at 7:36 AM on July 9, 2002

noun. A rebuttal, inserted into an argument, that refutes an anticipated counter-argument.

posted by ColdChef at 7:38 AM on July 9, 2002

"go commando -
verb. To wear trousers without putting on underwear."

Hmn...how do you post follow ups? Isn't this site a blog? : )

I have been "going commando" since i was stationed in panama...pretty standard procedure in the hot, humid clime. So it has a US army reference from at least 10 years ago.
posted by das_2099 at 7:42 AM on July 9, 2002

Great link.
posted by ColdChef at 7:43 AM on July 9, 2002

i was wondering what a nutraceutical was :) now i know!
posted by kliuless at 7:45 AM on July 9, 2002

oh yeah! i forgot.. great link !
posted by das_2099 at 7:56 AM on July 9, 2002

I have been "going commando" since i was stationed in Panama

Thanks for sharing, das_2099.
posted by tippiedog at 8:17 AM on July 9, 2002

great tool for me as I can understand some of you now
I know this is a blog, so in the future will this be a webdesk in the reference guide? No results for the word, webdesk.

I like this: real reality noun. Everything that is not virtual reality. I'm thinking before computers "virtual reality" would have been similar to the word "dreams". Complicated life we live. Good thing for blogs to keep things straight. Unless this is reality.
posted by thomcatspike at 8:23 AM on July 9, 2002

posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:28 AM on July 9, 2002

Thanks for the link andrewzipp!
posted by nofundy at 8:35 AM on July 9, 2002

Hey, great link - I will spend hours on this one....
posted by dash_slot- at 8:37 AM on July 9, 2002

Bonus points for the first person to write a sentence with all of his favorite words ...

The feculent gargoyle simulacrum made a euphonious chortle as it pondered the ineluctable crapulence to come ...

Hmm, better make it a whole paragraph.
posted by yhbc at 8:44 AM on July 9, 2002

Ugh, Mallternative
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:30 AM on July 9, 2002

I know all about the alpha girls. My friends and I were likened to a cult led by one in the blog of a marginally-insane woman whose friendship we spurned. So we made t-shirts!
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:31 AM on July 9, 2002

I think "pancaked" should be added here, who is the Meta author?
No joke as there are more, hey lets really be a part of a bigger community, words.
posted by thomcatspike at 9:37 AM on July 9, 2002

I thought you were.
posted by yhbc at 9:40 AM on July 9, 2002

Great link! Goes well with this site.
posted by MrBaliHai at 10:40 AM on July 9, 2002

No yhbc, not my catch phrase, but was used by frykitty or skillet, or one of those skillets. Still not sure the author.
I learned that during IHOP's, "pancake day", in February on Meta. It was on the sideblog on the front page.
posted by thomcatspike at 10:59 AM on July 9, 2002

I've heard the term craptastic being used more and more.
posted by MJoachim at 11:17 AM on July 9, 2002

defensive pessimism

Wow. Two words which sum up my whole life.
posted by scribblative at 11:52 AM on July 9, 2002

I think it has been "Metafiltered." I get nothing but this:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'

[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] The database has been placed in a state by an unknown user that prevents it from being opened or locked.
posted by internal at 2:39 PM on July 9, 2002

On a related topic, I discovered this past weekend that "fuckwit" occurs in How To Be Good (2001) by Nick Hornby.
posted by rushmc at 6:00 PM on July 9, 2002

At first, I thought the link was about abuse of little plastic building blocks. Or maybe old drawing programs.
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 9:23 AM on July 10, 2002

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