Google Something Clever 2.0: A Look at My Vocabulary

Sep 19, 2011

A Look at My Vocabulary


Here is a random sampling of words that I have added to the Personal Dictionary on my phone, with explanations:

  • Activia – only to make fun of it, not to put it on the shopping list
  • AFV – for some reason, this is the official abbreviation of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, the only show my whole family can get behind
  • Ahoy – I think I’m a pirate
  • Amazeballs – I talk like I’m at least 10 years younger than I really am
  • Bajillion – that’s not a word yet?
  • Belichick – I’m from New England
  • Beluga – the living creature, not the caviar
  • Betendin – how my son pronounces “pretending”
  • Bocado – an awesome tapas restaurant in Worcester, MA
  • Cacciatore – my specialty
  • Chevelle – my cat
  • Chianti – I like wine
  • Codeine – and opiates
  • Cosby – I “The Cosby Show”
  • Crimper – I have one. Jealous?
  • Dunkin – see “Belichick”
  • Engrish – Google it
  • F’d – sometimes “fucked” is too strong, but “messed up” is too long to type
  • Gabba – as in “yo”
  • Grigio – as in “pinot”
  • Huxtable – I mean really
  • Kachigga – have you seen “Cars”?
  • Kachow – clearly, you haven’t
  • Malbec – oh, shut up
  • Merlot – now, this one was to teach a 21-year-old that it sucks
  • Nyan – see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-TGUlwu4
  • Poupon – as in “Grey,” one of 10 mustards currently in my fridge
  • Rhinestones – I’m fancy
  • Salami – maybe not
  • Sorento – my son is obsessed with Kia commercials
  • Splayed – man, I wish I knew
  • SVU – what can I say, I love a good hooker murder
  • TRON – do I need to explain? Please note, I am not referring to the sequel
  • Vegan – I considered it for two hours
  • Whatev – for when you’re filled with too much ennui to type the “er”
  • Yar’est – I mean, deep down in my bones, I believe I’m a pirate (who gets seasick and can’t swim)
  • Zhen – half of “zhen bang,” Mandarin for “awesome.” My two-year-old taught me this
  • Zinfandel – not a word
  • Zit – and I’m out