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WRITING: Exercise: Sniglets

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19 July 2010, 11:40 PM    #1
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Last edited by Oroborus21, 20 July 2010
most of yall probably don't know what a sniglet is so i shall define:

Sniglet: a word that should be in the dictionary but isn't. Sniglet is a
neologism coined by comedian Rich Hall.

Basically..if you ever find yourself trying to describe something and your words begin
with "you know that stuff that.."or "you know that thing that..." then youre probably on
the path to a current or perhaps if youre lucky a new sniglet.

I was just curious if any of our wordy-minded kupikians can think of any new sniglets or
suggest a thing which needs a name.

To like give you an idea of what I'm talking about further, here is a list of some

110 At The Equator (won' ten at the ek way' tawr) - n. Any burning sensation experienced
directly below the navel when putting on a pair of jeans straight from the dryer. 

Accordionated (ah kor' de on ay tid) - adj. Being able to drive and refold a road map at
the same time.

Adam 69: n. : Two police cars, parked next to each other, facing opposite directions, in
such a way that the drivers side doors are only inches from each other, allowing the
officers to chat with each other while waiting for a traffic violation to happen. 

Aeroma (ayr oh' ma) - n. The odor emanating from an exercise room after an aerobics

Aeropalmics (ayr o palm' iks) - n. The study of wind resistance conducted by holding a
cupped hand out the car window.

Agonosis (ah uh no' sis) - n. The syndrome of tuning into "Wide World of Sports" every
Saturday just to watch the skier rack himself.

Airdirt (ayr' dirt) - n. A hanging plant that's been ignored for three weeks or more.

Anaception (an a sep' shun) - n. The body's ability to actually affect television
reception by moving about the room.

Animalanche: When you kick your stuffed animals in your sleep and they
fall all over you or the floor. (from Kaffit, age 9)

Anticiparcellate (an ti si par' sel ate) - v. Waiting until the mailman is several houses
down the street before picking up the mail, so as not too appear too anxious.

Aquadextrous - adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your

Aqualibrium (ak wa lib' re um) - n. The point where the stream of drinking fountain water
is at its perfect height, thus relieving the drinker from (a) having to suck the nozzle,
or (b) squirting himself in the eye.

Arachnidiot (ar ak ni' di ot) - n. A person, who, having wandered into an "invisible"
spider web, begins gyrating and flailing about wildly.

Attrinyl (a try' nil) - n. (chemical symbol: At) A black, bulletproof, totally inflexible
type of plastic, used primarily in covers of pay phone directories.

B+ Stampede (bee' plus stam peed) - n. The attempt by half the classroom to claim the
paper with no name on it.

Backspackle (bak' spak uhl) - n. Markings on the back of one's shirt from riding a
fenderless bicycle.

Baldage (bald' aj) - n. The accumulation of hair in the drain after showering.

Bargue (bar' gyoo) - v. To whine, fuss, and complain a great deal while at the same time
trying to get someone to see your point of view. Ex: The young child bargued with his
father until his father gave in and let him stay up past his bedtime.

Bazookacidal Tendencies (bah zew' kuh sy dal ten' den seez) - n. The overwhelming desire
of most individuals to reach out and pop the gigantic gum bubble billowing from someone's

Beavo (bee' vo) - n. A pencil with teeth marks all over it.

Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at 3 in the
morning and cannot be cast out.

Begathon - n. A multi-day event on public television, used to raise money so you won't
have to watch commercials.

Bevemeter - The distance a coaster will stick to the bottom of a wet glass before falling
to the table.

Bimp (bimp) - n. A blurry or "double-edged" felt-tip marker

Bixplex (biks' pleks) - n. Psychological block in which a person cannot choose which color
of disposable lighter to purchase.

Bleemus (blee' mus) - n. The disgusting film on the top of soups and cocoa that sit out
for too long.

Blithwapping - v. Using anything BUT a hammer to hammer a nail into the wall, such as
shoes, lamp bases, doorstops, etc.

Blivett (blih' vit) - v. To turn one's pillow over and over, looking for the cool spot.

Blooage (blew' ij) - n. The residue left on fingers after using an S.O.S pad.

Blossor - n. The hair style one has after removing a baseball cap.

Blurfle (bler' ful) - v. To be caught talking at the top of one's lungs when the music at
the bar or disco suddenly stops.

Bomca (bahm' ka) - n. A lubricant derived from the salivary gland used for turning book

Boomerangst : The unrelieved dissatisfaction of those born during the Baby Boomer era,
wherein the situation they brought upon themselves and others - no matter how hard they
attempt to rid themselves of it - comes back to smack them in the ass. Hard.

Bovilexia (bo vil eks' e uh) - n. The uncontrollable urge to lean out the car window and
yell "Moo!" every time you pass a cow.

Bowlikinetics (boh lih kih neh' tiks) - n. The act of trying to control a released bowling
ball by twisting one's body in the direction one wants it to go.

Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from
penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the
near future.

Brakenoia  (Brak e noia) (v) The act or urge of stepping on the brake on the passenger
side of the car 

Brattled (brat' uld) - adj. The unsettling feeling, at a stoplight, that the busload of
kids that just pulled up beside you is making fun of you.

Brazel (brah' zul) - n. The scratch plate on a matchbook.

Brimplet (brim' plit) - n. A frayed shoelace that must be moistened to pass through a shoe

Brumby - n. The fake antique plastic seal on a pretentious whiskey bottle.

Buffle - n.  The Butter trapped in a squaffle of a waffle 

Bugpedal (bug' ped uhl) - v. To accelerate or decelerate rapidly in an attempt to remove a
clinging insect from a car's windshield.

Bumperglints (bump' ur glintz) - n. The small reflective obstacles in the middle of
interstate highways which supposedly keep drivers awake and on track.

Burbulation - n. The obsessive act of opening and closing a refrigerator door in an
attempt to catch it before the automatic light comes on.

Burgacide - n. What you call the desperate action of a hamburger leaping to its death
through the holes in the Bar-B-Q grill.

Bursploot (ber' sploot) - v. To position one's thumb at the end of a garden hose to
increase the pressure.

Busblender (bus' blend dur) - n. The device at the front of the bus that tosses your fare
around for a while, then swallows it.

Cabnicreep (kab' nih kreep) - n. The structural condition in which the closing of one
kitchen cabinet causes another to open.

Caffidget (ka fij' it) - v. To break up a Styrofoam coffee cup into several hundred pieces
after consuming its contents.

Carbonicles-the tiny drops of soda thrown into the air above your glass
after you pour it

Carcreak - n. Those crackling, tinkling, creaky noises your car makes after you park and
turn it off.

Careena (ka reen' uh) - n. Any mangled or missing piece of highway guard rail.

Carperpetuation (kar' pur pet u a shun) - n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a
string at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting
it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're

Cereoallocative (ser r o al' o ka tuv) - adj. Describes the ability of a seasoned
breakfast eater to establish a perfect cereal/banana ratio, assuring there will be at
least one slice of banana left for the final spoonful of cereal.

Chalktrauma (chawk' traw ma) - n. The body's reaction to someone running his fingernails
down a chalkboard.

Charp (charp) - n. The green, mutant potato chip found in every bag.

Cheedle (chee' dul) - n. The residue left on one's fingertips after consuming a bag of

Cheeriomagnetism - the quality of cereal that causes the last five Cheerios in the bowl to
clump together.

Chiclexodus (Chick-ul-EXodus) The act of a gumball falling from the gumball machine onto
the floor after a coin is inserted and the knob turned, while one forgets to place his
hand under the little door.

Chipfault (chip' fawlt) - n. The stress point on a potato chip where it breaks off and
stays behind in the dip.

Choconiverous - adj. Biting off the head of the chocolate Easter bunny first.

Chwads (chwadz) - n. The small, disgusting wads of chewed gum commonly found beneath table
and counter tops.

Cigadent (sig' a dent) - n. Any accident involving a cigarette: for instance when it
sticks to your lips while your fingers slide off and get burned.

Cinemuck - n. The combination of popcorn, soda, and melted chocolate which covers the
floors of movie theaters.

Circuloin Technique (sur' kew loyn tek neek') - n. The popular approach to steak dining in
which one eats around the edges first, then works his way toward the middle.

Circumpopulate (sur kum pop' yew layt') - v. To finish off a Popsicle "laterally" because
the "frontal" approach causes one to gag.

Cleanundrum (clean-un-drum) The act of cleaning up a room or closet and then not being
able to find something that you knew where it was before you decided to clean

Clunes - n., pl. People who just won't go.

Combiloops (kom' bih lewps) - n. The two or three unsuccessful passes before finally
opening a combination locker.

Conagraphs (kohn' a grafs) - n. The raised relief squares on an ice cream cone.

The Cranial Stomp (the kray' nee uhl stomp) - n. A somewhat primitive dance performed by
youngsters trying to step on the heads of their shadows.

Crayolla (kray oh' lee uh) - n. The area on the refrigerator where kindergarten drawings
are displayed.

Creedles (kre' dulz) - n. The colony of microscopic indentations on a golf ball.

Crinks (krinks) - n. Crevices and junctions where car wax gets in but doesn't get out.

Crummox (noun): The amount of cereal leftover in the box that is too little to eat and too
much to throw away

Crutsoglio- n. the crusty, dried concoction on the tip of a lotion dispenser

Cubelo (kyew' beh lo) - n. The one cube left by the person too lazy to refill the ice

Cushup (kush' up) - v. To sit down on a couch somehow causing the cushion next to you to

Darf (darf) - n. The least attractive side of a Christmas tree that ends up facing the

Decaflon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that
are good for you.

Deodorend - n. The last 1/2 inch of stick deodorant that won't turn up out of the tube,
and thus cannot be used without inducing lacerations.

Detruncus (de trunk' us) - n. The embarrassing phenomenon of losing one's bathing shorts
while diving into a swimming pool.

Digitritus (dij ih tree' tus) - n. Deposits found between the links of a watchband.

Dillrelict (dil rel' ikt) - n. The last pickle in the jar that avoids all attempts to be

Dipwavers (dip' way vurz) - n. People who raise their hands when riding on roller

Discolexic - a person who likes music by the "Gee Bees"

Doork (dawrk) - n. A person who always pushes on a door marked "pull" or vice versa.

Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you

Droot (drewt) - n. A Dorito with an unnatural fold in it.

Dunkinhackin- v.  The violent coughing attack caused by inhaling the dust on a powdered

E-bage (ee' bage) n. - : An addiction to electronic devices. 

Eddihate - v. To turn off the stereo or television set when a Crazy Eddie commercial

Efforex - n., v. Substitute.

Eiffelites (eye' ful eyetz) - n. Gangly people sitting in front of you at the movies who,
no matter what direction you lean in, follow suit.

Elbonics - n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.

Ellacelleration: The mistaken belief that repeatedly pressing the elevator button will
make it go faster

Elmerdermis (el mur durm' is) - n. The white sheath that surrounds the nozzle of a glue

Erdu (uhr' dew) - n. The leftover accumulation of rubber particles after erasing a mistake
on a test paper.

Essoasso - n. any person who drives through a corner gas station to avoid stopping at the

Eufirstics (yew fur' stiks) - n. Two people waiting on the phone for the other to hang up

Exaspirin (eks as' prin) - n. Any bottle of pain reliever with an impossible-to-remove
cotton wad at the top.

Execuglide (eks ek' yew glyd)- v. To propel oneself about an office without getting up
from the chair.

Expresshole-n. A person who goes through the grocery store's 12-item express lane with 22

Facon - n. The fake bacon bits served at cheap salad bars

Famamage (fa mam' aj) - v. To eliminate any annoying engine noise by simply turning up the
volume of the radio.

Fenderberg - n. The large glacial deposits that form on the insides of car fenders during

Ferroles (fer' olz) - n. The holes in the bottom of a steam iron.

Fetchplex (fech' pleks) - n. State of momentary confusion in a dog whose owner has faked
throwing the ball and palmed it behind his back.

Fictate (fik' tayt) - v. To inform a television or screen character of impending danger
under the assumption they can hear you.

Finnage (fin' aj) - n. The act of watching your money swallowed up as your groceries ride
the conveyor belt at the supermarket.

Flabalanche   What happens when a fat guy loosens his belt 

Flammabyte - n. That ever changing address in memory which always causes programs to blow

Flannister - n. The plastic yoke that holds a six-pack of beer together.

Flarpswitch (flarp' switch) - n. The one light switch in every house with no function

Flen (flen) - n. (chemical symbol: Fl) The black crusty residue that accumulates on the
necks of old catsup bottles.

Flimps (flimps) - n. People (usually observed in waiting rooms) who have advanced the
Evelyn Wood technique to the point where they can flip through a magazine without ever
looking down from the clock.

Flintstep (flint' step) - v. To wind up one's feet before running away in fear. Common
among cartoon characters.

Floles (flolz) - n. The extra (fourth and fifth) holes in notebook paper. Created in the
hopes that one day mankind will perfect a "five ring binder".

Flopcorn (flop' korn) - n. The unpopped kernels at the bottom of the cooker.

Flosstitution V. Using anything other than the waxed string product , i.e matchbook
covers, etc. to clean between your teeth.

Flotion (flo' shun) - n. The tendency when sharing a waterbed to undulate for five minutes
every time the other person moves.

Flotta Factor (flah' ta fak' tur) - n. The proven scientific fact that at a self-service
pump, the last ten cents take longer to reach the tank than the first twelve dollars'

Flurrant (fluhr' uhnt) - n. The one leaf that always clings to the end of the rake.

Fods (fahdz) - n. Couples at amusement parks who wear identical T-shirts, presumably to
keep from getting lost.

Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

Foys (foyz) - n. Missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that you later find stuck to the
underside of your arm.

Frankfluid (frank flew' id) - n. The liquid at the bottom of hot dog packages.

Fraznit (frahs' nit) - n. Any string hanging from an article of clothing which when pulled
causes the article to completely unravel.

fridgescum (fridge-scum): the gooey mess on the shelf in the refridgerator that holds the

Frust (n): The line of dust that accumulates when sweeping dust into a dust pan and
frustratingly backs you up because you can never get it into the pan.

Frustra (frus' trah) - n. The special plastic used in the manufacture of fast-food ketchup

Fuffle (fuh' ful) - v. To assume, when dining out, that you are making things easier on
the waitress by using the phrase "when you get a chance..."

Furbling - v. Having to wander through a maze of ropes at an airport or bank even when you
are the only person in line.

Furbula (fer' byew luh) - n. The designated chewing area on a dog's back.

Furterus Zone (fer ter' us zohn) - n. The empty stretches of bun on either end of a hot


i just realized that the entire list didnt post.... to see the whole list go here: 

I think the following things need a name/sniglet, can you think of one?:

-the time spent waiting at a red light

-people begging for kupipoints, pc4pc comments, and messages

-people who still buy full cds

-people who talk at the movies

-people who constantly make new kupika accounts (perhaps ADD - Account Disatisfaction

-people who constantly change their KupiCharacter

-really really really bad cyberrers..that is people who suck at it

..will think of more

Here are some of my suggestions:

some of my suggestions:

KupiConstipation: adj. when Kupika is slow

KupiCockblocked: adj. when you post a comment to a cute girl's pic and
someone post's an after comment saying what a creep you are

KupiPsych!: adj. when you type your Fleeting Thoughts but it just
erases instead of posting

Hinadditions: noun. the extra characters added to one's Kupika log-in password

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