As a relatively new blogger, I've found that after I finish reading a fascinating post I go straight to comment mode. My brain can barely keep up with my fingers as they feverishly type my sometimes witty but always insightful comment and just as I click on "Post Comment", the creepy red squiggly letters jump out at me like those scare-the-crap-out-of-me emails that my friends send me near Halloween. Sure it's a minor inconvenience and in the grand scheme of life it is certainly nothing to get my shorts in a bunch over. After all, how hard is it to type in a few simple letters?? Yet therein lies the problem - WV does not have a few simple letters. In fact, these are not words at all (I know, I checked in the Dictionary and none of them exist). They are what I like to refer to as Sniglets.
Now if you're from my generation, you know what I'm talking about. And if you're from my generation, like me you can no longer remember what you had for breakfast, let alone where the term "Sniglet" originated from. Most likely it was featured on an episode of Zoom. Whatever the origin (and if you know, feel free to chime in), simply put, a Sniglet is a word for something that doesn't already have a word.
As kids, my friends and I would think up sniglets and use them in our everyday language. For example, the wad of gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe -"shoe wum", or the pimple that doesn't yet have a head, but you try to squeeze the life out of it anyway until your face swells up like a balloon - stimplepuss (stubborn pimple puss). That last one is gross I know, but you get the picture.
I'm sure the genius behind the WV only had our best interests at heart. And just to clarify, my beef with WV is not that I have to take the time to type a few extra letters. I am well aware of the importance of Internet safety and privacy issues. And I'm not suggesting that we eliminate WVs altogether. I just wish they were actual words - short, no-longer-than-four-letter words (not THOSE four letter words) that are in the dictionary and that most of us know how to spell.
So without further ado, I present my interpretation of Blog Sniglets or what I like to call, Bloglets:
quicri - a noiseless whimper
priez - pricy Pez, or any expensive candy
fluge - a fun sled
shymol - a demure oyster
phoelion - a fake yellow weed
terdoli - pasta poop
trolle - this one actually has double meanings:1) a quick trolley ride 2) a person with troll-like qualities
The rest I will leave for your own interpretation. All I ask is that you share it in the form of a comment. That is, after you verify a word :)