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2007 words November 16, 2006

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I don’t mean 2007 words. I mean words for 2007. Some dictionary or other will probably be reinventing itself, so I’m thinking of sending them a couple of my very own contributions to see if I can create the squariel of the year.

My words are from little domestic observations, but don’t you think for a second that I mean these words apply to our own situation. Heaven forfend. Although I do think, perhaps, these words might be more easily applied in homosexual households.

Word 1: Pornburnt. ‘på(r)nbö(r)nt adj. p.p. vb. to pornburn. The phenomenon whereby food is burnt as the person preparing the food is reluctant to tear him/herself (most frequently applies to homosexual males) from internet websites featuring ill-clad men or worries that, if staying to attend to the food under his control, thus avoiding pornburn (n.), some new such sites might appear and pass him/her (most frequently applies to homosexual males) by. [Gr pornē a prostitute. In OE the transitive weak verb bærnan, bærnde, bærned has been confused with the intransitive strong verb beornan, byrnan, barn, bornen; cf Ger brennen to burn]

Word 2: Porncold. ‘på(r)nkōld adj. The phenomenon whereby food is eaten arctic as the person preparing the food is reluctant to tear him/herself (most frequently applies to homosexual males) from internet websites featuring ill-clad men or worries that, if staying to attend to the food under his control, thus avoiding porncold (n.), some new such sites might appear and pass him/her (most frequently applies to homosexual males) by. [Gr pornē a prostitute. OE (Anglian) cald (WSax ceald); Scot cauld, Ger kalt; cf cool, ON kala to freeze, L gelidus, from gelū frost]

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1. wyndham - November 16, 2006

What the hell is going on here, then? Wat have you done with Bib?

2. wyndham - November 16, 2006

Looks very nice though!

3. BiB - November 16, 2006

Wynders, hello and welcome to my new gaff. Come in and make yourself at home. Do you think anyone will come to visit me here or is it too far, as if one’s friends had moved from Tufnell Park to North Finchley? It’s all a bit traumatic, and has taken three full days, and the ‘import’ hasn’t even been smooth, hence the scene of slaughter to be witnessed at my former home, but I think I might try and stay here now and kick blogger to the kerb.

4. wyndham - November 16, 2006

It’s very nice but I think you need to journey far and wide up and down your blogroll to tell people to change their links. It has a very cool and refreshing feel and the little moon is very poetic.

5. BiB - November 16, 2006

I don’t know how to link yet, but if I did, I’d tell you that this site: http://berlindiary.wordpress.com/ is what inspired me, template-wise, but he’s given up the ghost. The moon is actually accidental, but I’ll leave it until I can think of something of my own to come up with – ooh, I think I’ve got a photo of a local street somewhere – and till I work out how to do that. It’s all quite a pain so far. But it does all, at the same time, seem somehow better than blogger, and humans are contactable for when you have a problem, although, admittedly, mostly only to say, “Fucked if I know”.

I’ll get round to telling folk I’ve moved by 2009. Can’t work out how to install a statcounter, so that leaves me free from that worry for a day or two, at least. I’ve probably forgotten to link to a couple of folks as the links had to be reinserted manually – unlike the posts, which it imported like a dream, but which won’t work if you’ve got blogger beta – and… and… Thanks for being the first to comment!

6. Daggi - November 16, 2006

I have got a number of wordpress-based blog addresses reserved – but when I get round to it I’ll go the whole hog and start all over again.

7. BiB - November 16, 2006

To be honest, all I really wanted was this sort of template, and neatness. If blogger provided that, I’d probably have stayed. Well, it’s a bit silly to have spent practically a working week on moving blog, but I hope it’ll end up worth it.

8. Daggo - November 16, 2006

Surely you could have just imported the template over to blogger? *tries not to look smug* (that is how you do this ‘explain emotions via text’ thing isn’t it?) Obviously, that doesn’t mean it would have made Blogger work properly

9. Daggi - November 17, 2006

To get back to the original text: pornhungry, pornhunger, pornnotgoneshopping, pornonlyleftwithmolkeinthehouse? ad absurdum

10. Mr. Fact - November 17, 2006

Of course people will still visit. Actually, North Finchley’s much easier to get to than Tufnell Park although, and I don’t want to be too picky, you could do something about the garden. Or at least say that you’re waiting ’til spring to do the grass.

11. Ed Ward - November 17, 2006

Dude, you gotta put up a note on the old site! It was only because someone linked to my site from this one that I found you. And I wound up commenting on a post from July on the old BiB site yesterday and didn’t realize until I’d posted the damn thing.

Grrr.

12. Welsherella - November 17, 2006

I was so confused! I read three posts, thinking “damn blogroll not updating me!” and then realised it was July. Don’t be so cruel to me: I’m on nights you know?!
Loving the new look though :) x

13. Marsha Klein - November 17, 2006

D’oh!!! How thick am I? Hello there! Delighted to make contact again!

14. BiB - November 18, 2006

Marsha, you are not in the least thick. I am sure you are a paragon of intelligence, charm, kindness and, I shouldn’t wonder, beauty.

Welshy, you have passed the test. You have found the new blog. It’s all a cunning test to work out reader intelligence. I’ll be making notes and changing the blogroll in order of IQ ere long. You will, of course, be very near the top.

Ed, I’m trying to remain mysterious, and am pretending I’m interesting myself in how long it’ll take folk to find me so that I can then do a technology phd on it, or something.

Herr Actual, welcome, and thank you. I shall make gradual adjustments as I settle in. (But would you just mind taking your shoes off and please make sure you only walk on the seethrough plastic strip atop the carpet?)

Daggi, I suppose, if I’m being self-critical, I could substitute porn- for blog- and similar phenomena would occur.

15. Welsherella - November 18, 2006

*Blushes* at being considered to have a high IQ (well, not necessarily high but higher than some others) even though she knows it’s a lie, as proved by comment on latest post, really…

16. Welsherella - November 18, 2006

Stick me firmly at the bottom of that list, Bib. The reason my link took me to a different site was because I had missed the ‘p’ out of ‘wordpress’. D’oh…

17. pleite - November 19, 2006

Welshy, do you remember, being a medical type, that machine they came up with, I think in Taiwan, for when SARS was all the rage? It somehow scanned folk and could tell if their vital statistics – temperature? Don’t know what else a scanner could tell – meant they might be infected. I think a similar machine for IQ would be brilliant, especially as that one was used in shops. If it detected how dim I was on entering the scanned area, it could say, “Go straight to that shop for dim people.” It would be especially useful in video hire shops, I think.

18. Welsherella - November 19, 2006

I think I would get away with a lot less than I currently manage if one of those machines were to follow me around for a day!

19. pleite - November 20, 2006

Yes, perhaps being bossed about by machines is a poor idea after all. Mind you, I’m already an utter slave to my computer(s).


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