Friday, January 21, 2011

Distraction Friday

What is better than a great distraction when you've been busy all week producing page after page of writing?

Brace yourself. I have a secret and I'm pretty sure it will put me in the category of weirdo. I've always loved words. As a child I liked to make up words. I can remember one summer inventing a language of my own. Mainly, to irritate my younger brother who thought it was a real second language. I could drone on and on and he couldn't interrupt because he had no idea what I was talking about. (Either did I) 

So here's the weird part. You know when you're posting a comment you have to verify the word in order to publish it? Well, I collect them. Not all of them, only the ones I find funny, interesting or if they're actual words. Then I like to "translate" the ones that don't already have a meaning.

Here's what I mean:

Say the "word" is sties. Since this is actually a word it goes on my list. Most of the words on my list aren't real but they either look or sound like they could be.

 I know. Your asking why doesn't this gal get a life. What can I say? I've always been easily entertained. So here are some I collected this week.

skethor- Found in the jungles of Jambarrow this shy small creature is so skinny you can see it's bones. It forages dung beetles and ants.

pacycho- pronounced pay-si-ko.  This is a condition that effects those whose paychecks are repeatedly lower than the value their work. Usually manifests through threatening emails and finally in an all-out-go-postal-attack on payroll.

fartackt-  when a person suffering from flatulence tactically releases his in a large group.

thent- An ancient word used in the same way as thus and behold. "Thent it was..."

I know it's lame. I'm sure you don't have anything quite as lame as this that you do for a distraction, or do you?


  1. That's so cool! I like this idea!

  2. I do it all the time, Pam. All the time.

    The other day I got spyker: a spy that is also a hacker.

  3. Pam, you, weird? Ummm, NO. I love making up words, too! You should hear the nicknames I have for my kids! LOL! It makes me blush if someone hears them, but I love them!

    I'm so excited you are creative enough to have your own dictionary--that's admirable!

    thank you for following my blog! I really enjoyed your comment, too. Balance is very important in ALL things. I've never been so pulled into every direction until I became a writer.

    Have a great weekend!!!

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  4. I've heard of people doing this. One blogger actually wrote a story using about 20 of the verification words he'd collected. When I was in middle school I used to tell certain people that I was from another planet and I even had my own language. I think my next door neighbor was nearly convinced.

    Tossing It Out

  5. I might not write them down, but I totally make up definitions for the words all the time! You're not alone!

    When I was in seventh grade, my best friend and I made up our own written secret language. We wrote all our notes in class in it--never got translated/busted!

    (My verification word today is 'nessiest'. It refers to a body of water filled with monsters, a la Loch Ness (use: that is the nessiest loch I've seen in ages).

  6. Well, you all have made me feel that I am in good company. It must be in our blood! :)

    Mmmm...that's a challenge, a whole story. Too funny!

  7. Hah, how strange, I blogged about just this a few days ago :) I think it's down to writers just loving words of all kinds, made-up or not.


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