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October 23, 2009

Contest #2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:51 am
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So, I’m still kinda down for the count, and have been encouraging the monkeys to play far away from me, so I haven’t taken many pictures and don’t have many stories to share today.

Not wanting to let my loyal readers down, however, I decided that it was time to run another contest!

This time, we’re not naming a photo…we are writing definitions for some words.

As much as I enjoy writing this blog, I also enjoy reading the blogs of others.  You can go through my blogroll to see what I enjoy.  I love blogs about life in the country, about creativity, from quirky people, and about people doing things I wish I could do, but just don’t know how quite yet.

I try to comment when something they’ve written touches me, because I know how much the feedback I get here means to me. 

As I make my comments, I’ve found a funny thing.  Used to be that when you would comment on a blog, in order to make sure you weren’t spamming the site with a computer program, they would make you type in a combination of letters and numbers.  You know, like “eom54LY8.”  You’d have to type it in before your comment would post.

Well, these days, most of the blogs that I read have a bit of a different take.  You have to type in some nonsense word that they show you.  I can’t help but wonder, who made up these words and phrases?  Some of them sound like real words.  They aren’t.  I’ve checked. 

There’s nothing I like more than making up definitions for words.  People will say, “What does this mean?” and I’ll say, (with authority), “It’s a word that means the sound of the rocks crumbling and falling into the canyon below as you stop yourself from almost stepping off a cliff.”  And they say, “There’s a word for that?  Wow!”  And I say, “I know…I know” and bask in my psuedo-intelligence for yet another moment.

However, I don’t want to have ALL the fun, so, I thought I’d pick three and ask you to define them.  Rather than choose which one I think is the most creative (because how can you define creativity?) I will choose randomly.  I don’t have a snazzy computer program to do that for me, but I do have the ability to choose through the age old method of writing the comment numbers on a slip of paper, folding the paper, tossing them in a hat and then, voila!  We have a winner.

The winner of this contest will get a $10 Walmart gift card.  The holidays are coming…could be a great teacher gift or a way to knock off a few bucks from a holiday gift you’ll be buying for someone else.

Contest will run until Sunday evening, 8 pm, so that all of my weekend-only blog readers have a chance to participate.

So, please, participate!  I’d love to see what you’ll come up with!

Here are our nonsense words: (Just like a vocabulary test, please make sure you write the word and then the definition, in your comment, so I know what definition goes with what word)

Brink 44 ¼



Oh, and here’s a little something to inspire you:


Couldn’t resist.


  1. Brink 44 ¼- The point at which a person feels as if they are on the edge of losing it. Brink 44 1/4 is just shy of losing it entirely. Brink 45? Insane asylum.

    Pilopse- A person whose philosophy is a pile of horse poopy.

    Unmatin- Another word for contraception. What some women feel when they say, “not now, honey….I have a headache.”

    Comment by Alicia Bozza — October 23, 2009 @ 8:16 am | Reply

  2. I just needed to laugh out loud at the first comment and words! LOL!!!

    Good Luck everyone!

    Comment by Lisa — October 23, 2009 @ 9:46 am | Reply

  3. Pilopse – just one slit or hole in the top of a pie crust (Dilopse would be 2, trilopse 3, so on and so on)

    Unmatin – adjective, when someone looks really sad and pitiful. Ex: Geez, did you see John today? He really looked unmatin, poor thing.

    Brink 44 1/4 – this is the name of mile markers in a desert. ex: When you get to Brink 44 1/4, look left for the man holding the water.

    Comment by Jen — October 23, 2009 @ 11:35 am | Reply

  4. Brink 44 ¼ – The formula just before the fateful accident that caused the explosion that forever tainted the company with the “Brink of Disaster” label. Had the taste test gone differently, who knows what might have been.

    Pilopse – A Greek/Middle English/Latin bastardization of the ancient pastry chef’s proverb, “Pie, cut thyself.”

    Unmatin – The practice of stepping over a welcome mat and tracking mud in the house.

    Comment by Frank T-R — October 23, 2009 @ 4:48 pm | Reply

  5. What a great idea Amy!

    Brink 44 1/4 – The feeling a high school student experiences when he failed that exam he needed to pass into the next grade

    Pilopse – when a man loses all his hair on the top of his head but one

    Unmatin – The latin word for not making out with the opposite sex

    The other responses just crack me up! Some of them actually make sense in comparison to the word! 😀

    Comment by Debbie — October 23, 2009 @ 7:39 pm | Reply

  6. Brink 44 1/4 – the name of the Chinese pop band that is a copycat version of Blink 182

    Pilopse – The sound a flat stone makes when dropped into standing water

    Unmatin – A close relative of the Gila Monster Lizard

    Comment by Dan — October 23, 2009 @ 8:55 pm | Reply

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