Category Archives: words

addendum to the dunder dictionary

new updated “dunder word” additions:

Tumped :

apparently i used this word as a child.  if my dad pushed me over (which he would do, along with other less gentle forms of joking) i would say to him: “Dad!  you’re going to Tump me over!!”  

Tump: to knock over, push down, fall over by someone else’s doing; also includes falling over on one’s own, as in “If I walk around on these stilettos, I will surely Tump over”

Yummth Degree :

i have a major crush on Johnny Lee Miller.  or the way he portrays Sherlock in Elementary.  not sure which.

mmmm…delish.  so i said to my sister while watching him be his delightfully yummy self, “i love him to the yummth degree” .  pretty much covers it.  he’s ridiculously sexy.

Yummth Degree:  the infinite degree of yumminess allowable known to man

(for previous entries, see   https://accidentalhappiness.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/the-dunder-dictionary/            or         https://accidentalhappiness.wordpress.com/?s=denelleiopedia&submit=Search

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ye olde talk

my friend and i were talking about our grannies recently, comparing notes on adorable granny talk.  while my granny frequently said “Denelle, you’re a PANIC” (meaning i cracked her up) and her granny said something like “Whoopsadaisie” (Lindsay, was that right??)  we discovered that they BOTH liked to say “Fair to Midland” when asked how they were doing.  (Middlen’?  Midline?)

My granny also used to say “Whoah-Bill” when she was about to drop something, and answered the phone with a stretched out “Yyyello…”

what about the rest of you all?  what are some of the fun things your grannies used to say?

 

skullduggery

skullduggery:  trickery; unfair, dishonest practices and goings on

i ADORE this word.  wish i’d made it up.  it has a dark, sinister, piratey feel to it, and its flavor makes using it a brilliant feat of genius.  not that i have occasion to use it often, but i see it from time to time in books.  it always makes me smile.  it makes me think of a pirate on a deserted beach, hiding the bones of some hapless victim, burying them deep in the sand.  because clearly the victim found out too much information about the treasure, or rum, or female companion, and he needed a good place to rest for a while anyway.  it gets so hot out there.

so this is one of my all-time favorite words.

skullduggery

tune in later this week for more complete nonsense and superfluous drivel