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|Author:||aussie_aussie_oi_oi [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:39 am ]|
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from British author Adam Jacot de Boinod:
POGONION: The bit in the middle of your chin that most sticks out.
PHILTRUM: The groove below your nose and above your mouth.
GLABELLA: The gap between your eyebrows.
CANTHUS: Corner of the eye where the upper and lower lids meet.
FIPPLE: The lower lip.
JOBLOCKS: Fleshy hanging cheeks (on your face!) SIMOUS: A flat or turned up nose.
WIKINS: The corners of the mouth.
MIMPING: To speak in a prissy manner.
BORBORYGMUS: The rumbling sounds made by the tummy.
CALLIPYGIAN: Ancient Greek word for a shapely bum.
COKE-BOTTLE SHOULDERS: The shoulders of someone who takes no responsibility.
QUOBLED: Hands that are shrivelled and wrinkled from doing too much washing-up.
BANANA FOLD: The fat line below the buttocks.
LIK-POT: The forefinger of the right hand.
PROGNATHOUS: To have a big jaw that juts forward.
BUFFALO HUMP: Lump of fat between the shoulder blades at the base of the neck.
COCKTHROPPLED: Having an unusually large Adam's apple.
WORKING MAN'S SMILE: Builder's bum.
CANKLES: Thick ankles.
Here are some other weird words Adam has discovered:
ARCTOPHILE: A person who collects teddy bears.
BOONDOGGLING: The act of pretending to be busy.
CREPITATION: The crackling of a wood fire.
HYPNOPOMPIC: The fuzzy state between being asleep and awake.
DESIDERIUM: Yearning for a thing you have lost.
PROSOPAGNOSIA: The inability to recognise familiar faces.
THANATOPSIS: To think about death.
DUNDUCKYTIMUR: A dull but indescribable colour.
QUOMODOCUNQUIZE: Making money by any means possible.
CLOOP: The sound of drawing a cork from a bottle.
SWABBLE: Water being sloshed around.
WHIFFLE: A soft sound of gently moving air.
JARG: The creaking of a gate.
WHEEP: Sound of a steel weapon being drawn from its sheath.
AMPHORIC: The hollow sound when you blow across the top of a bottle.
FOG DOG: Lower part of a rainbow.
MONKEY'S WEDDING: Simultaneous rain and sunshine.
YAFFLE: To eat or drink greedily.
PINGLE: To move food around your plate without eating it.
HODGER: Someone who eats all the host's food and drinks all their drink.
DOOADGE: To handle food in a messy way.
WAFF: The slightest touch of illness.
FLUFF: Breaking wind silently.
VURP: Something that's between vomit and a burp.
BLEPHAROSPASM: Uncontrollable winking.
TRICHOTILLOMANIA: The compulsive desire to pull out your own hair.
GERVE: The breast pocket in a jacket.
BRITCH: The inside jacket pocket.
GRAVITY-BAGS: The seat of the trousers.
APPLE-CATCHERS: Oversized knickers.
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