Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Word Verification, or Sniglet?

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 :)



Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

This is too funny! I actually got the word "fartin" one time! It's true!! I think I commented on my comment that I got that word, too...I'm sure they never read my blog again! :)

Beth in NC said...

Ha! Great point! They are strange!


sureilm = surreal man
rehyri = ?!?!?
packsh = pack sh ____ shirts? Shoes?
quide = a quick guide?
cleri =
sirepse = ....

ok, this is taking too much time. lol Nevermind.

Bo said...

Hi Kim...well, right off the bat let me say "I HATE WV!!!!" and I really don't see the point of it...
If someone is that concerned about their comments they could enable their blogs to preview all comments or use that little trashcan symbol at the end of the comment & dump them...The big problem for me is that when you visit a multitude of blogs, that extra step takes even more time & sometimes I have to unscramble the "sniglets" more than once...
Now, please excuse me while I go to unscramble yours...LOL!
♥ ;-) Bo

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

First off I remember Sniglets from the HBO comedy show, where the "rants" comedian (can't think of his name, dark hair...) he used to give his own definition of made up words. Darn! I'll be thinking of the name of that show all night long. Like a strumble, is when you trip on nothing, but look back to see what you tripped on.

And I see Cleri as the person that Hannibal Lecter wanted to hang out with...

You know I love you girl, this was awesome. Oh, and you always leave the BEST comments!


susan said...

These word verifictions make cleri quide ( and that's not good) To top it off my colso is acting up (that's my word to post this :)

Tracy said...

Kim, you are a riot! I remember the sniglet guy, it was Rich-something. I think. My sniglet is PYRIS, hmmm, a pie made of rice? Pyrex in "as-is" condition? A burning hi-rise? You are much better at this than me.

Still Learning said...

I love your plates!! I'm jealous girl. And you crack me up too. I had the word belly today and I have begun exercising recently so I took it as a subtle prodding from God to stop blogging and get my workout video in the VCR, ha ha.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This was a funny post. I don't like to have to use that WV. You have it on your blog, don't you? I just read the comment from Still Learning, and I am laughing, because I just left a blog where my WV was "mucflab", and I also wondered if God was trying to tell me something about getting off my tush and exercising! laurie

Laura said...

Crazy, crazy packsh girl!


Still Learning said...

Hey there, I just wanted to give you the web address to the online Bible Study from Lysa's book What Happens Women Say Yes To God. It's . It's a free study that anyone can join in at any time. I love it. A new post is done each Monday about each chapter and then we discuss it.
Have a great day,


Melanie Elissa said...

I love the plates you found!! You always manage to find some awesome yard sale finds!! Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for following my blog, and I tagged you as well to list "6 unimportant things that make you happy" So go check it out and spread the happiness! Have a great weekend!!