I always find myself giggling at some of the word verifications I'm forced to type in before unleashing my witty/invaluable/insightful comments on the blogosphere. They used to be absolute nonesense (the word verifs, not my comments) but I remember reading that the good folks at Blogger made them easier to re-type by having them resemble real words.
And it works. While leaving a comment recently on Exmoor Jane's blog, my word verification was "Flable". Now, you have to admit, this has a very familiar ring to it doesn't it? Lots of words spring to mind - fable, flavo(u)r and favo(u)r to say the least.
And then I started to think what it would mean if it could actually be found in the dictionary:-
Flable v - to misrepresent oneself; to infer that one's talents are more abundant that they really are.
eg. ("Our Mary was always one for the flabelling".)
Of course, then it became a bit of an obsession for a few days:
On Hadriana's blog, my word was "Mootle". Again, it sounds like a real word but I couldn't find it anywhere.
Mootle n - a small group discussion about nothing in particular.
eg. ("The staff meeting was more of a mootle given what was decided".)
On the American Expat in London's blog I was given "Rodyara" which has a very exotic ring to it.
Rodyara n - a miniscule net used for removing insects from one's cocktails. Non?
eg. ("It was such a trial in India before we discovered rodyaras".)
From Mommy Has a Headache, I got "Prozyzed", which, given what she sometimes writes about, had me worried for a second.
Prozyzed adj - to be rendered speechless in the face of an opponent's rationale.
eg. ("Sarah Palin looks permanently prozyzed, ......")
At the Life of a British Expat in America blog, there was "Flatnath", which sounds like something from my neck of the UK.
Flatnath n - An incompetant or unintelligent youth".
("Shut yer gob. You sound like a right flatnath.")
And finally back at Exmoor Jane's blog, there was "Bedsy", which I think just has to be made into a word.
Bedsy adj - messed up, tousled.
(How much hairspray does it take to get your hair that bedsy then Chardonnay?")
Or perhaps a nickname?
Oh, I had so much fun with this.......I'm tempted to switch mine on and have you all interpret the words.