Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Diphthongs and Backmasking



Welcome to the Queen's Meme #54

We are going for the funny bone today. Ouch. I hate it when that happens. Technically speaking that is the ulnar nerve. Definition: The ulnar nerve originates from the C8-T1 nerve roots which form part of the medial cord of the brachial plexus, and descends on the posteromedial aspect of the humerus.
I told you this meme was humorous!

Confession: I stole this idea from Jamie at Duward Discussion. She used British and Australian slang words recently in a challenge to her readers. I found a site today called Inherently Funny and decided to do the same with words that sound ridiculously humorous when you pronounce them....IF you can pronounce them.
I have given you 8 funny sounding words. You have to supply a definition without looking at the website or dictionary first. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Let's get started.

1. diphthong
Obviously I know what this is but I am going to pretend I don't know that it is two vowels that slide into one and make one sound. I prefer to think of it as a thong dipped in chocolate.

2. Houp-doup
When the star basketball player scores a point in the wrong team's basket.

3. Skullduggery

It has something to do with occupational hazards of grave diggers.

4. reintarnation

What in the tarnation are you talking about?
Once in a while, in the course of my castle-bound life, I tarnish my crown.
Reintarnation is when I do it twice in one day.

5. glom
The opposite of glam (see #4)

6. gobsmacked
The Satanic message heard on the back of the Beatles album.
Finally revealed right here on Mimi Writes!


7. assmosis
The perpetual infestation of bad dates in the life of Mimi Lenox.

8. lugubrious
The word I commonly use over dinner dates. If you say it backwards it's very seductive.

10 comments:

Jamie said...

Okay we got close on some and a long, long away on others, either way this was fun.

coopernicus said...

omg...my grandfather had that exact tape machine...

try number 8 in a french accent and maybe the assmosis will reduce...

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

#7 cracked me up :D

I cannot believe I am here trying to say lugubrious backwards...

Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - It WAS fun. I love making up definitions almost as much as mimisms. YOU started it ya know!

Mimi Lenox said...

Coopernicus - Seriously?

Working on that accent. LOL

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - That cracked ME up. I think you should record it in your wonderful accent.

Red Shoes said...

Glom could also be the past tense of 'glam'...

'gobsmacked' could be what your mom does to you when one eats too many gobstoppers...


I can't get past your definition of 'assmosis~' LMAO

~shoes~

Xmichra said...

lol!~!! never before had the word lugubrious been attempted to be pronounced backward by such an alarming amount of people... lol... look what you started! haha

Charles Gramlich said...

I think dipthongs are sexy. Especially in fire-engine red.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

you said assmosis

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