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I was trying to think of non-judgmental terms to describe a couple of feelings I have as a person with chronic depression, feelings that were attributed to laziness growing up because my Mom - despite having chronic depression herself even then - apparently was not aware that kids can have chronic depression, too.

Anyway, so here are the terms I came up with:

Critical power conservation: When you know your energy level is shot, or will be shot if you do a task, resulting in exhaustion, and therefore you choose to not do the thing, no matter how much you may need to. (Alternatively, "low battery alert.")

Non-critical power conservation: There's a chance doing the thing may cause exhaustion, but not a huge chance. And yet you choose to not do the thing anyway, not wanting to take the risk for whatever reason. (Alternatively, "battery at 45%" or "strategic resource allocation.")
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So Pi just coined a phrase: "pay it backwards." It means to bully or belittle someone when you yourself have been bullied or belittled. Sort of the opposite of "pay it forward."
fayanora: pensive (pensive)
So lately I've been thinking about the old letter called thorn, which makes the TH sound:



And decided that not only does this letter need to be brought back to the English alphabet, we need symbols for the "sh" and "ch" sounds as well. Well, I did that. I now present to you the letter "shrike":



And the letter chaffinch:

fayanora: Phoebe in Wonderland by LJ user bitemeee (Phoebe in Wonderland)
Robert Anton Wilson came up with a better word for rigid belief than what "dogmatic" has become: "modeltheism." (IE, worshiping one's model of the universe to such a degree that one refuses to ever let it change, therefore rejecting any new data that might make it need to change.)

This is good, because “dogma” actually just means “a belief,” and NOT the kind of rigid thinking that its modern connotation implies.

Another reason to like the word modeltheism is that it applies to more than just religious beliefs, too.
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Advertainment [ad-ver-tain-ment] = 1. Noun. Entertainment that is a thinly-veiled advertisement. 2. Noun. Any entertainment which uses advertising tactics to boost ratings.

Deja Phew!

Jul. 21st, 2009 12:01 am
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Deja phew: Getting hit with so many deja vus at once that you're overwhelmed and just want it to stop.

New word

Jan. 2nd, 2009 01:33 am
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This post does not contain any words that *I* coined. My friend [livejournal.com profile] tbuitenh coined these. Well, the second one:

formic (existing word):
adjective
1. of or relating to or derived from ants
2. of or containing or derived from formic acid

formical (new word):
adjective
1. similar in some sense to an ant
2. very small

New word

Nov. 9th, 2008 01:40 am
fayanora: Steph laugh by ponyboy (Steph laugh)
failmantium [fay-uhl-man-tee-um] = n. A substance made of fail that is denser than the matter composing the core of a black hole. It is also impervious to all attempts to un-Fail it. Once failmantium forms, nothing can destroy it except more failmantium. And all other failmantium can do is absorb failmantium, not truly destroy it.

A new word

Nov. 5th, 2008 12:27 am
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Partrade [parr-trade] = n. A moving party, a festive celebration that moves along like a parade. v. To festively celebrate while moving along like a parade. Origin: combined party and parade.
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Dishentery [dish-en-terry] = A disease caused by eating food or drink that's been served from dirty dishes. Example: After eating at Lauren's house, I realized she must not have washed her dishes very well, because I was sick for a week afterward with dishentery.

New word

Sep. 17th, 2008 12:12 am
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sarcaustic = Being sarcastic with an intense amount of venom in one's voice; hatefully sarcastic.

New word

Aug. 12th, 2008 01:54 am
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Coined by [livejournal.com profile] lillakat:

Malicize - to make a word or phrase malicious or insulting. Example: "While the word fluffy is not usually a bad word, James knew how to malicize it with aplomb." Origin: misread of "italicize."
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      I swear, my body is only partly nocturnal. The rest of it is brain-powered. Because as long as my brain is active with something interesting or distracting to occupy it, I am awake. When I'm idle with nothing to keep my mind occupied, I get tired. The three biggest reasons for me to go to bed are:

1. I'm bored, and going to bed is the only remaining option.
2. I know that I ought to be going to bed, because I know I need the sleep. (But not from being tired.)
3. I know I have to go to bed at a certain time.

      I very rarely go to bed because I'm tired. However, if I stay up long enough, then when I *do* go to bed, my brain will be in such a state that removing the stimulus from it will make it wind down quickly and facilitate sleeping. But let's just say, for example, that I have not entirely exhausted myself thusly before going to bed. Like last night. I usually stay up till 6 AM or almost 7 AM, and last night I tried going to bed at 2:30 because I had to be up at 8 AM today. Well, I was not sufficiently drained to have sleep come easily. I could not stop thinking! I had a sudden awesome idea for a cipher, that I call a Landfill Cipher (I tried posting about it, and LJ wouldn't display it correctly). When I finally tried to push that line of thought away, I got a very strange idea that I will not discuss here yet because I want to surprise people. It was hilarious, and hard to stop thinking about.
      I finally got desperate around 4:30 AM and worked on my old trick for getting to sleep when my mind doesn't want to: I turn it against itself by consciously making up dreams. I'm good at it... the fake dreams eventually pass, at some point, into real dreams.

      So I figure I only got 3 hours of sleep last night. Yet here I am, 15 and a half hours later, and not the least bit "tired." Though I would not be surprised if I go to bed early tonight. I'm already beginning to feel a little slow; a sure sign of creeping fatigue.

New word:

Occuply - verb. To increase the number of places one occupies at one time, assuming one can multi-locate.* Origin: misspelling that lead to combining "occupy" and "multiply."


* Multi-location is my improvement of the word "bilocation." Bilocation is occupying two different places at once (ie, being at home and at work in the same moment of time). Multi-location is bilocation, but being in any number of other places at once.
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Guerilla turd - An urge to poop that hits you hard and fast without warning, like a guerilla soldier coming out of the bushes, and you HAVE to poop NOW or you will shit your pants.

It's even more annoying when a guerilla turd ends up being a faux poo. (To define that term, click on the "new words" tag and scroll till you find it.)
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Whatknot: n. A knot that, on inspection, appears to be totally impossible; they usually form completely on their own and show up most frequently in cords for electronics. Only when they are untangled - either by skill or by luck - do they seem plausible, yet it remains a mystery how they formed to begin with. Example: "People in my house get these impossible knots in things all the time, and I'm always the one that has to untangle the darned whatknots."
fayanora: weirderons (weirderons)
wypoo = The sensation, after wiping one's butt, of having to poop again, which is caused by the stimulation of the anus by the hand.

New word

Mar. 13th, 2008 11:54 pm
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Kung poo = n. The art of using shit as a weapon.

Piss fu = n. The art of using pee as a weapon.

[livejournal.com profile] lillakat is proficient at both of these. Luckily, she restrains herself to demonstations only.

New word

Mar. 13th, 2008 11:29 pm
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Incestor = n. A person from whom one is descended, assuming "one" was the product of an incestual relationship. Origin: combined "incest" and "ancestor."

New phrase

Feb. 6th, 2008 01:58 am
fayanora: doughnut (doughnut)
New phrase:

wanking poetic = being all angsty and emo and making it all artsy with pretty words.

***

Good news: we have the apartment! We move in on Friday!
fayanora: Steph Pensive (Steph Pensive)
I found myself needing another new word. Hoime is not exactly accurate for where I'm at now, because Lilla lives here too, not just her parents. Therefore:

hoiam [pronounced hoy-aam] = A place of residence, a shelter for the body but not much of a comfort to the mind or spirit. A place where one lives but has little affection for, or may even hate the place and/or most of the other people within it, or most of the people one lives with are merely roommates and very difficult to put up with. Differs from the word "hoime" in that there is at least one person (a human person) there that you like and/or love. People you have no opinion of either way don't count either. Example: "Home is where the heart is, hoiam is where the heart is NOT. For the most part."
2. adj. Of, pertaining to, or connected with one's hoiam or country, domestic: hoiam products.

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