Sunday, December 20, 2009

Make It Go, Make It Go, Make It Go



flake-out
[fleyk out]

n., when a snowstorm begins to loses its cozy, storybook appeal and becomes more of a nuisance; often accompanied by billowy pillows of snow turning into diamond-cutting spears of jagged ice, 15-foot berms of brownish-grey slush and a layer of dried-salt film covering every flat surface

... I also like how people who come from different parts of the country tend to brag about how much snow they have there ('They'll cancel school for two inches here. I'm from XXXXX, so this doesn't faze me at all'). For some reason that irks me, like the ability to handle weather conditions or turn out of a skid is something worth arguing about.

Monday, November 16, 2009

frumple

[fruhm-puhl]

n., a permanent wrinkle or crease, especially in a garment of clothing, viz., pants

Despite his many efforts -- the ironing board, the steam cleaner, a hot shower -- the pants would not hold a crease. The pants held the frumple, like a badge of disheveled honor

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Heads Up ...

crown molding
[kroun mohl-ding]

n., the undulating folds of extra skin on the back of a person's head, often giving the back of the skull the contoured appearance of rolling hills

Yes, I'm OK. I took a year off from posting new words. I've been storing them up for a while

For the last 18 months, I've continued to publish a word an issue in The South Magazine