Eventitis (event-eye-tes) – The feeling or state of mind that you are in after going nonstop away from home for several days.
You see this a lot with groups like the SCA and with people that do Medieval Fairs and fantasy festivals. You even see it with regular event goers and business people that travel a lot, especially if they spend a lot of time outside. It is that feeling of complete lethargy and tiredness that you just can not explain. It is even worse if you are camping in an area that has many fires going and lots of libations that are free flowing. For several days you are in it even when it rains or snows. Usually you have rain one day and then a scorching sun the next to really make the mugginess set in. At the time you are not paying much attention to it but when you finally get home it hits you hard the next day. Even worse if there were a lot of fires. Read more...(378 words, 2 images, estimated 1:31 mins reading time)
Furbling – v. Having to wander through a maze of ropes at an airport or bank even when you are the only person in line.
This sniglet is so commonly used by my household that I was surprised that I hadn’t used it here on Musings yet. Furbling is commonly used in airports and banks, true, but you will never do so much furbling as you will do when visiting a theme park, especially if you are one of those park guests that go very early or stay very late. You will encounter furbling at rollercoasters and thrill rides, kiddie rides and park transportation rides. Anywhere that you might be parking your tuckus temporarily on a mobile seat made of hard plastic or wood, you will find yourself furbling, unless you are hitting that ride at a peak hour, then furbling becomes nonexistant. It is those times when you really wish you could be furbling again, but during those peak hours, perhaps it is best go see shows, or just leave the park to find food that won’t kill your credit cards, and just tends to taste better. Now is the time to take your vacay and hit those Southern parks, because once the Northern Park season gets into swing, you may soon find yourself furbling again.
TEMPLOSION (temp sploZHen) n. A violent and explosive release of pent up temporal energies that cause the complete and total destruction and disintegration of all living matter that is caught in the path of its shock wave.
Since it is H. G. Wells birthday we give you a sniglet that comes right out of his great work, The Time Machine. In it there is a scene that was translated to the movie perfectly and showed the full force of what a templosion can really do. In the film and described in the book we see Alexander Hartdegen rig his time machine to overload. Once critical mass had been reached with no place for the energy to go it explodes, sending out along its path a shock wave of temporal energy that instantly ages any living thing in its path to dust. Read more...(263 words, 3 images, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
whinge \’hwinj\ frequent complaint about inconsequential items and events
This is a should be a media buyword by now, and it’s hard to believe that it is not. Whinging is something that the GOP seems to do frequently, and it does not take much to make them do it. The moment someone out there, no matter who, as long as they have some sort of important social status, the right wing-nuts whinge. This tends to make normal people cringe, and wonder what they might do next.
Whinging isn’t something that is merely political. Kids do it about foods they don’t like. Sports fans do it about their rival teams, or even about players on their home team that sometimes do silly or stupid things they might not like. Most people whinge at some time, but not all of the time. Those who do whinge all of the time tend to be regarded as people to generally avoid. If you have the ability to slip past the whingers without them giving you their input about whatever subject they might be having a problem with on any given day, share your secret with the world, and let us know how its done. Read more...(225 words, 1 image, estimated 54 secs reading time)
Zyxnoid (ZIKS noid) – n. Any word that a crossword puzzler makes up to complete the last blank, accompanied by the rationalization that there probably is an ancient god named Ubbbu, or German river named Wfor, and besides, who’s going to check?
It’s Sunday morning, and across the nation, millions of puzzle-minded people are going to the diversions pages of their local newspapers, whether it be the New York Times or the Columbus Dispatch, or even the Panama City Herald to take on those Jumbles, Sudoku, and especially the crossword puzzles. In this age of online information, people still can indulge themselves in the one thing that makes an old-fashioned ink-printed newspaper worth the paper it is printed on. The crossword! Now, there is true news interaction! Read more...(236 words, 1 image, estimated 57 secs reading time)