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?



5 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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."

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

    Love this!

    bmiller

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  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.

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