Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weekly Word Verification Explanations 2

Perse - The tense few moments a busy shopper experiences the day before pay-day when they open their purse or wallet to pay for something non-essential whilst praying that the EFTPOS machine will approve the purchase.

Noutlers - The tiny pile of yellowed toe nail clippings that are shoved between the couch cushions by the clippee.

Scenchio - The precise moment the heady weeks of utter fascination with everything a loved one says, does or emanates is no longer cute or acceptable. "Isabella's relationship with Hans reached a scenchio when she rolled over to face him on Sunday morning and realised that his previously-sweet morning breath was in fact comparable to decaying mincemeat marinated in manure."

Redne - A bogan too lazy to be an active racist, Super Cars fan or intellectual pygmy who just likes to wear the black t-shirts. Can sometimes be mistaken for an Emo from a distance until the strains of ACDC and odour of Winfield blue is detected.

Arfrinel - A symbolic destination arrived at when, after driving for many hours, the reality of the accommodation compared to what was promised on the website booking becomes sadly apparent. "Five star hideaway my arse - that's mould on the shower curtain, not a Florence Broadhurst design!"
"You're right sweetie. We're stuck in Arfrinel."

Colase - The square of condensation left from toast when it is buttered directly on the kitchen counter without a plate. "Can you hand me the sponge - Barry's left colase all over the bloody counter again."


Baino said...

Toe clippings on the couch! Oh no, no, no, cut em outside!

Kath Lockett said...

Not ON the couch, Baino, but shoved down the gaps: waiting, lurking, breeding.... until that day, one day - let's be honest, every three years or so - when the cushions are flipped over and - BAM! Attack by a dessicated pile of ancient nail clippings!

River said...

Looks like a little toenail fungus there.

I like Arfrinel. Sounds like an alien female's name.

Hi, I'm Arfrinel, from the planet Coraigam. (today's word)

Benjamin Solah said...

I experience perse for about a week into my fortnightly pay cycle.

Elisabeth said...

Thanks for the list of terms, Kath - all news to me but nonetheless fascinating.

A list of grunge items, made more respectable by this fresh terminology. Thanks.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Nice one. Although, the person whose feet those are, are wearing shoes that are far too small. The toes are bent and blood supply is cut off from the toes, causing the nails to die.

TOM said...

My word verification for this comment was Ingst: Which of course refers to the indecision many web surfers suffer from that makes them unable to comment on blogs, fear of leaving comments, INGST

Kath Lockett said...

River, I was thinking along those lines too, but with a 'Lord of the Rings' influence. "Poor Frodo took the left road instead of the right and found himself in Arfrinel and instead of Rivendell and was forced by the less hospitable band of elves to shave his feet."

Elisabeth, never let it be said that I don't do the least I can possibly do for my readers!

Thanks Anne - they're my father's, taken a few years ago!

You're right Benjamin - I go through feelings of perse for at least 12 days a fortnight.

Ingst - I love it Tom!

Nicole said...

These are great Kath! I've often marvelled at the words that come up and now we have you to translate them for us. Mine is 'dibless'.

Pam said...

The Goodwill guys came yesterday to collect the sofa. Wondered why they were lifting up and turning the cushions. Looking for noutlers obviously. Passed the test.

Pandora Behr said...

That makes a supti (today's word) and againg Indian mystic that carries on like a European footballer. Great post.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

G'Day Kath,

Great words!

Today's gem is "preednet" which is, as the name suggests, a net for catching "preed", those weird alien fish that live at the bottom of the ocean, with two heads, three arses and a light bulb for catching "goardi" (yesterday's word).




Kath Lockett said...

Dibless (for Nicole) - the person who always misses out on the last chair, last chocolate and the front seat of the car.

Pandora, I reckon we have a few 'suptis' watching the soccer in the flats next door to us!

I like the way you think, PlasMan, but hope never to see any 'Preed' or 'Goardi' battered and sold with chips at my local shop any time soon....