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Updated: 2013-03-02T14:20:55Z

 



Putting something by the door is my SECRET WEAPON. Actually still doesn’t always work

2013-03-02T14:20:55Z

(image) Prepidatious preh-pih-DAY-shus, adj.1. Overreadiness in the face of anxiety. “The night before the marathon, Leonard’s prepidatious state led him to set three alarms and put his sneakers by the door.” See also: Survile (checks repeatedly that a task has been completed); chorder (follows a completed checklist). Latest That Should Be A Word!

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Prepidatious

preh-pih-DAY-shus, adj.1.

Overreadiness in the face of anxiety. “The night before the marathon, Leonard’s prepidatious state led him to set three alarms and put his sneakers by the door.” See also: Survile (checks repeatedly that a task has been completed); chorder (follows a completed checklist).

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Oh, so temporary!

2013-02-21T20:31:08Z

(image) (FRANG-kwull-eh-tee), adj. 1. Calm after the air is cleared. ‘‘Edmund’s brief franquility was shattered when, once he’d confessed to loving Edna, Trish told him she’d spent his bonus on an end table.’’ See also: Frankle (to annoy by telling the truth); wrankles (lines from grudges). latest That Should Be A Word!

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(FRANG-kwull-eh-tee), adj.

1. Calm after the air is cleared. ‘‘Edmund’s brief franquility was shattered when, once he’d confessed to loving Edna, Trish told him she’d spent his bonus on an end table.’’ See also: Frankle (to annoy by telling the truth); wrankles (lines from grudges).

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2013-02-11T04:56:27Z

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(BURR-thee), adj.
1. A fierce proponent of natural pregnancies. “Dr. Chin was happy to knock her patients out, or use doulas and whirlpools for the bearthier patients.” See also: Pregmatic (makes use of modern technology); pregulate (judge another woman’s choices).





2013-02-11T05:04:33Z

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(LAW-STEN-TAY-SHUSS), adj.
1. Overly proud of your downfall. “Irma’s lostentatious husband made a point of triple-dipping tea bags in restaurants years after he got a new job.” Losterity (compulsory downsizing); elostic (adjusting quickly to a downturn).





2013-02-11T04:48:35Z

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(PA-SHUN-AL-I-TEE), n.
1. Love of a foreign country. “Despite her roommate’s cornflake crunching, Paula expressed her passionality with a scone and BBC Newshour.” See also: Fitizen (tries to seem like a local).





2013-02-11T04:50:42Z

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(BOH-HO-MEE-ENN), n., adj.
1. Unconventional or creative living quarters. “Sal was bohemian enough to covet a composting toilet, but he knew filtrated rainwater was as far as Elaine would go.” See also: Homadic (to move frequently).





2013-02-11T04:54:45Z

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(FLAB-SO-LOO-TION), n.
1. The forgiveness for a weight gain. “Helpless before the tin of toffee crunch sitting on her assistant’s desk since Thanksgiving, Claire granted her herself flabsolution.” See also: Thinsufferable (to be able to eat anything).





2013-02-11T04:52:52Z

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(FIJ-IH-TULL), adj.
1. Excessively checking one’s devices. “Victoria grew tired of watching her fidgital fiancé glance at his iPhone every five seconds.” See also: Supdate (food-related status); keybard (a skilled texter).





2013-02-11T04:45:00Z

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(SPENN-TREE), N.
1. A class that lives beyond its means. “A member of the suburban spentry, Thomas fiddled with his iPad as he worried about the mortgage.”
See also: Feenial (to ignore finance charges).





2013-02-11T04:40:26Z

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(HISS-STORE-EE-A), ADJ., N.
1. To obsessively document your life. “Clicking photos of her daughters at the Grand Canyon, Jane let her hystoria override her acrophobia.” See also: Sharanoia (fear of overupdating).





2013-02-11T04:46:37Z

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(MELL-ann-hah-lee)
1. Holiday-season blues. “Remembering her mother trimming the tree, Anita was struck with an ineffable melanholly.” See also: Bawliday (tearful moment); Trawliday (seek party invites).




I was too stardy to make the farmers market today, SIGH

2012-12-01T20:06:36Z

(image) Always setting off late. “To show up on time, Gene began telling his stardy wife, Blanche, that parties started an hour earlier than they did.” See also: Chronstant (always on time); reliabail (always cancels). Latest That Should Be A Word!

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Always setting off late. “To show up on time, Gene began telling his stardy wife, Blanche, that parties started an hour earlier than they did.” See also: Chronstant (always on time); reliabail (always cancels).

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Have cut these down to 4 months, TOPS, SOMETIMES

2012-11-23T20:00:48Z

(image) FLAG-UH-KNEE, n.1. Guilt over an unanswered e-mail. “Consumed with flagony, Jin stared again at her college roommate’s lengthy update.” See also: sendriloquist (avid forwarder); e-mass (store e-mails in in-box). Latest That Should Be A Word!

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FLAG-UH-KNEE, n.1. Guilt over an unanswered e-mail. “Consumed with flagony, Jin stared again at her college roommate’s lengthy update.” See also: sendriloquist (avid forwarder); e-mass (store e-mails in in-box).

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A Very Patriotic That Should Be A Word

2012-11-17T20:10:58Z

(image) (WE-ZILL-EE-ANTS) n. 1. Power gained by coming together. “The northeast faced Hurricane Sandy with wesilience, neighbors helping each other before the storm even hit.” See also: Gleelectricity (joy at your power returning); exuberinse (joy at hot water). Latest That Should Be A Word!

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(WE-ZILL-EE-ANTS) n.

1. Power gained by coming together. “The northeast faced Hurricane Sandy with wesilience, neighbors helping each other before the storm even hit.” See also: Gleelectricity (joy at your power returning); exuberinse (joy at hot water).

Latest That Should Be A Word!




“Pard” was “Pardner.” My father said this was “Hard.”

2012-11-17T20:08:35Z

(image) (SHLEH-purd), n., v. 1. Person burdened with transport. “Until her classmates passed driver’s ed, Portia was the designated shlepard.” See also: Shlepicenter (commuter’s destination). Latest That Should Be a Word!

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(SHLEH-purd), n., v.

1. Person burdened with transport. “Until her classmates passed driver’s ed, Portia was the designated shlepard.” See also: Shlepicenter (commuter’s destination).

Latest That Should Be a Word!




Special Election Edition

2012-11-17T19:58:40Z

(image)   (skam-PAIN), n., v. 1. A deceitful path to election. “The candidate’s speech kept fact-checkers up all night tweeting objections to her scampaign.” See also: Conswervative (tacks left when convenient); fauxialist (liberal in name only). Latest That Should Be A Word!

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(skam-PAIN), n., v.

1. A deceitful path to election. “The candidate’s speech kept fact-checkers up all night tweeting objections to her scampaign.” See also: Conswervative (tacks left when convenient); fauxialist (liberal in name only).

Latest That Should Be A Word!




I now have power to provide you with an old-school links roundup for #sandy!

2012-11-02T22:10:54Z

Yes. I was driven to the blog! A list of the (I hope) helpful, informative, and enraging/funny, depending on your mood. ARTICLES Arun Venugopal’s incredible essay on how Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts are seen from abroad. His Tumblr, with Sandy photos, here. (WNYC) Robin Beth Schaer on the HMS Bounty, tragically lost in the storm off Cape Hatteras. (Paris […]Yes. I was driven to the blog! A list of the (I hope) helpful, informative, and enraging/funny, depending on your mood. ARTICLES Arun Venugopal’s incredible essay on how Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts are seen from abroad. His Tumblr, with Sandy photos, here. (WNYC) Robin Beth Schaer on the HMS Bounty, tragically lost in the storm off Cape Hatteras. (Paris Review. You can watch the rescue of the survivors here. Two are still missing.) Sandy aftermath photos (The New Yorker) More Sandy aftermath photos (Atlantic Wire) VOLUNTEER/DONATE Hoboken City Hall, where you can go to volunteer (Google maps) 20X200’s New York editions are donating net proceeds to City Meals on Wheels through Monday (use code HEARTNY) Register up to volunteer for future Sandy cleanup projects in New Jersey (Jersey Cares) How to Help (WNYC) Donate to Red Cross through Amazon INFO Where to vote in Tri-State area (WNYC) Find your polling place in NJ (State of New Jersey website) HORRIFYING Dickhead Mitt Romney and crowd share a nice laugh at rising oceans. Click here to view the embedded video. Dickhead II Romney remains silent and smiling while confronted by climate change protester. Crowd chants “USA!” Problem solved. Click here to view the embedded video. Staten Island neighbors shut door on black neighbor and her sons, sons die (Jezebel) Unrelated: Trickle-down rejected, let’s keep it on the DL (NYT) SCIENCE AND ANTI-SCIENCE Linking doesn’t indicate agreement, but I’m interested in this has largely made scientists begin to debate HOW to present climate change, not how to prevent it. Andrew Revkin’s “even-handed” view of climate change, with accompanying commenter dissent. Also here and here. (NYT dot earth blog) Adam Frank discusses the benefits of long-term rhetorical “Oomph” about climate change versus a short-term opportunity to teach people about science (NPR) Will rescue dogs (dogs that rescue, not dogs we rescue) make us more empathetic towards all animals? (NPR) Andrew Revkin on government investment in science; i.e., how government create jobs: “The root driver of many innovations that now underpin American economic activity is basic inquiry on the frontiers of science and technology — much of which is not paid for by the private sector because there’s no quick return on such investments.” (NYT’s dot earth blog) BoingBoing’s link roundup on Climate Change/Versus Climate — and why you’re asking (BoingBoing) Frontline’s “Climate of Doubt,” on climate-change deniers (PBS’s Frontline) Curtis Brainard questions if reporters must always cite climate change in extreme weather events. [Yes–ed.] (CJR) Are we in for surges every 100 years, or every decade? (CFR) On systemic causation (Huffington Post) “You can have this endless debate about, “Was this storm our fault?”  But the thing I’ve been trying to write on Doth Earth the last few days is that the impacts of this storm are 100 percent our fault.” (dot earth) Elizabeth Kolbert’s “Watching Sandy, Ignoring Climate Change” (The New Yorker) “We Have a Hundred-Year Flood Every Two Years” (Scie[...]



This Is Not About You. Probably

2012-10-28T16:33:46Z

(image) 1. To stay married out of a sense of duty. “Four kids and constant bickering had turned Jeanine and Henrique’s romance into mutual martyrmony.” See also: Boudwar dispute originating in bedroom. At The New York Times Mag!

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1. To stay married out of a sense of duty. “Four kids and constant bickering had turned Jeanine and Henrique’s romance into mutual martyrmony.” See also: Boudwar dispute originating in bedroom.

At The New York Times Mag!




I am this sometimes

2012-10-13T17:49:08Z

(image) (PUR-suh-NA-ler-GEE), n. 1. An individual who derives their sense of self from a health condition. “Tanya, a flagrant personallergy, repeatedly steered the first-date conversation back to her gluten intolerance.” See also: Hipochondriac (always suspects they have a trendy disease). Latest That Should be a Word!

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(PUR-suh-NA-ler-GEE), n.

1. An individual who derives their sense of self from a health condition. “Tanya, a flagrant personallergy, repeatedly steered the first-date conversation back to her gluten intolerance.” See also: Hipochondriac (always suspects they have a trendy disease).
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I think there are probably 9,000 good words for this, but I have been reading a lot of historical romance

2012-10-06T15:46:14Z

(image) CLAW-stirred, adj.1. The state of being lost after having been put in a safe place. “It took Louise three years to discover her clostered diamond earrings in a paper bag under the sink.” See also: Dumfind (to locate the object). Latest That Should Be a Word!

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CLAW-stirred, adj.1. The state of being lost after having been put in a safe place. “It took Louise three years to discover her clostered diamond earrings in a paper bag under the sink.” See also: Dumfind (to locate the object).

Latest That Should Be a Word!