Thursday, October 21, 2010

Words, Words, Words

 I am a logophile. I love words. I love big multisyllabic words. One of my favorite words is onomatopoeia. An onomatopoeia is a word that describes or makes a sound like in the Batman comic books: OOMPH, ZIP, BOOM. Onomatopoeia is such a big word for such an easy definition. Yep, I love words, but not all words. I hate internet verification words. 

My repugnance for verification words comes from my adulation for words. I have to figure out what every word I read means, even if it isn't a real word. The word verification words that exacerbate me the most are the words without vowels because when creating a word one needs a vowel sound. 

My need to read a word and surmise the definition has caused predicaments for me. When buying tickets for events on the internet one must be quick or one loses their place in line. I have lost many a good seat trying to read and define a verification word. 

Of course I have kept a list of verification words, yes, I know, I need to get a life. Below is my word verification dictionary:

bacoun  n. (ba cone)  French bacon
dourisar n. (dower sore)  a grumpy dinosaur
equallator n. (e quil la tor)  a button that a superhero pushes to create a fair fight
fatowd  n. (fat oid)  an overweight alien
jonbog  n. (jon bog)  the swamp we lost Jon in
kildudy n. (kil doo tee)  an easy duty that a teacher would kill to have
mimxram v. (mim ics ram) when men chestbutt
pring n. (pah wing) pronunciation of the word spring by someone with a speech impediment
puniati  n. (pun e ah tee)  an italian punster
sautio  n, (sow te o) an uncle pig in Mexico
vochozave n. (vo cho sav vee) a person that knows a lot about vochoes

The ancient teacher in me would like to have you use them in a sentence.

Paco's Perspective

This chicka-chicka-wow-wow would like you to sprinkle a little bacoun on my food or I might turn into a dourisar.

The Flip Side

Oh, great logophile, what is a lounge lizard and do they hide in the bushes with the other lizards?


  1. I do this too, but only in my head. Funny coincidence, hmm? But I never created a pronunciation list.

    So, my word to comment here is "tourelega" I think this means legalized tourism in Italy.

  2. You are so funny! How about those words in the Readers Digest? Knowing a little about other languages french,latin a good vocabulary, I could figure out the meaning of the words.
    I always love to share with children-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,Will there be enough room? Such rhythm and rhyme. It's a great day to be outside.