Ludicrous Latin: Venimus, vidimus, et suffocatus est

We came, we saw, we choked


Deadword of the Day: Ornithoscopy

Ornithoscopy: A marriage of sorts between bird-watching and soothsaying . (Not to be confused with Ornithology; the study of birds.)

As in: According to experts in Ornithoscopy, the birds tell us that this movie will cost around 8-10 dollars to see in theaters. Amazing!

Deadword of the Day: Ostentiferous

Ostentiferous: That which brings monsters or other strange and dangerous creatures.

As in: Looks like an ostentiferous version of “Lost”. I’m in!

Deadword of the Day: Tantrels

Tantrels: Incurably lazy people.

As in: The tantrels are everywhere, and they seem to be multiplying!

Deadword of the Day: Mouse-web

Mouse-web: (cobweb) Refers to phlegm in the throat. To replace the ‘frog in your throat.’

As in: A-AHEM! Excuse me. Mouse-web.

Deadword of the Day: Soul-case

Soul-case: Body

As in: My soul-case doesn’t bend that way. 

Deadword of the Day: Nurk

Nurk: A name for the runt of a litter.

As in: Poor little nurk…

Deadword of the Day: Squiddled

Squiddled: Cheated.

As in: Those who have squiddled will suffer the consequences. Yikes!

Deadword of the day: Aporrhipsis

Aporrhipsis: An intense dislike of clothing.

As in: The aporrhipsis in poor Fido is clear, especially on Halloween…

History Schmistory: September 4. La La Land!

1781: Los Angeles, California is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula,  (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola), which seems like a silly name for a city, until you see this…










Photo by Eyreland (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some more ridiculously long city names. Shouldn’t there be a limit? How irritating would it be to have to send a package to Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu?

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