Friday, November 23, 2007

What Does Stinkwanink Mean?

The Secret,
18'x24"(?) oils, '05

Stinkwanink (made-up noun); 1. a mild, affectionate insult: You stinkwanink! (to cat who has shredded entire last roll of toilet paper).

2. someone who doesn't get it right and doesn't care or is even glad: That stinkwanink did all the dishes except two forks.

3. a gizmo, a whatsis: the stinkwanink and the thingamabob sailed off in a fragile skiff.

4. philosphizing; a hem-haw: This whole stinkwanink about Creativity being a stick makes no sense to me.

Please tell us some of your favorite made-up words.

In my family, we had poosley (adverb, adjective) meaning peaked or poorly: I was still feeling pretty poosley the day after the watermelon fell on my head.

One of my all-time favorites is connubiate (verb) heard from a woman from New Orleans; a culinary term meaning to leave alone to allow flavors to marry: now we'll leave that gumbo to connubiate overnight and it'll taste much better. To blend, rest, associate, come into harmony.

Imaginary Friend 12"x12"(?) fabrics, late 80's?


  1. Great blog. Can't think of any neologisms yet, but will keep you posted.

  2. Thanx, I was wondering what Stinkwanink ment.
    The pet name for my cat Cayo is Snoochie or Snoochie Boochie. If she throws up her supper on the carpet, I comfort her by saying, "oh, poor little girl, you snooched up your supper".
    And the crunchy treats I give her, we called Snoochie Treats.
    The many variations of Snooch would be our word.
    Thank you for asking.

  3. when my daugher was about 5 or 6 she called the ends we cut off carrots, "dones" (rhymes with cones). As in "I'll just put the carrot dones in the compost."

  4. My nephew when he was about four years old condensed windsheild wipers into 'windshipers'- I find it much easier to say!

    Love this!


  5. When 8 or 9 yrs.old my daughter came up with the word "drell" which she defined as boring, lacking in any interesting characteristics, just "drell". It was a drell weekend and I'm glad it's over. I have no idea how she came up with that work and neither did she.