The One Where We Take on Oxford. Hmmph.


June 25, 2014 by Preeks

Words are never enough to describe what we feel. So, I decided to take it upon myself to create some new words for convenience. Of course, I mailed the list to Oxford. While they mull over my genius, I decided to share the list here too. Consider this an exclusive preview!

Feel free to use them. No royalty whatsoever!

1. Lethargy related to blogging
1. The feeling of wanting to blog, but not wanting to lift a finger:Β 
“I want to write about FIFA, but I feel blothargic today.”

1. One who attempts to spread fear among normal, happy people with usage of terms of and related to “strategy”:Β 
“My boss is never invited to meetings. He is a stratmonger, you know.” #TrueStory
2. A species of fearmongers in the corporate world

1. The paradox of a “good boss”
2. Often used as a substitute for wishful thinking
“Ha. My queue is shorter than the other one.Β 
You wish! What a bossodox!”

1. State of being in a party, when alone or in solitude.
2. Alternatively, the state of never wanting to be in a party, because you like being at home, in pajamas, watching some show, reading or drawing, alone.
“I can’t come tonight..I enjoy my solipartitude too much.”
3. OR. State of being in a party, but feeling alone.
“I hate the parties where she calls all her friends. The solipartitude makes me wish I was actually alone.” #DeepStuff

1. The combined hobbies of travel, photography and reading, which miraculously emerge on every CV’s last line.
(Yet to meet someone who has some hobbies apart from these)
“He’s a travophotogreader. Wonder what his real hobbies are.”

1. Act of arranging data into a 2-by-2 matrix, when faced with a deadline for a presentation
2. Act of stratmongering (read above) with a 2-by-2, when data does not make any sense any more

“I just two-by-two-ed by way out of a blogpost. Look:”

This was fun. Any more random ideas for blogposts? Pliss to share!

(Do keep blogging though. I love to read others. Not blothargic in that department!)



17 thoughts on “The One Where We Take on Oxford. Hmmph.

  1. Red Handed says:

    hahaha this was cool. I hope they take it into consideration πŸ˜› Blothargy!


  2. LOL. excellent way to beat blothargy. I am going to make that word popular. πŸ™‚


  3. paatiamma says:

    Blothargic !!! What an clever play of words..Am that way every day..:)..'two-by- two' is such a brilliant idea!! Ahaan..I have to do a two-two post one day boss.. How is Sherlock?? Shaadi over ? Which place are you put up right now?


  4. Preeti says:

    Thanks Red. We could make it popular! πŸ˜€


  5. Preeti says:

    You are not blothargic at all! πŸ˜€


  6. S says:

    wohoho… I especially loved solipartitude πŸ™‚

    full points for pro-nun-cia-tion guide πŸ˜›


  7. Preeti says:

    Thanks Paati! I know you are blothargic everyday! πŸ˜€
    Sherlock is good ma. Not in the same city as me though. I am in Mumbai and he is in Bangalore! 😦
    Shaadi not over yet..December it is! πŸ™‚
    And then move to Bangalore!


  8. Preeti says:

    I suffer from Solipartitude a lot. Hence. πŸ˜€
    Was I even right in the pronunciation guide? I was just playing with it! πŸ˜€


  9. Bikram says:

    now you see I am not that clever so the post was a bit hi fi for me .. I am not that clever πŸ™‚
    but it made me smile and learned a few new words tooooo πŸ™‚ Will try using them for sure he he he



  10. DI says:

    Bwaahahah! I am currently in a permanent state of blothargy myself, and it sucks!
    Awesome post Preeks, as always, made me laugh πŸ˜€


  11. Preeti says:

    Uh-oh. I think I went overboard! πŸ˜€


  12. Preeti says:

    So many of my favorite bloggers are blothargic, I tell you. I should also find a antonym for the word now. πŸ˜€
    Glad you enjoyed, DI! πŸ™‚


  13. paatiamma says:

    :D..Don't worry Preeks..You will be joining Sherlock soon πŸ™‚ Make the best of single days as well..They will never return 😦 Bangalore is cooler than Mumbai.. But Delhi is the best!! That is what i tell to irritate my Mumbaiyaa 'Partner'.


  14. Preeti says:

    I know Paati! I am a hardcore Delhite..Lived there my entire life! πŸ™‚
    So like al Delhites, I HATE Mumbai. I am willing to fall in love with Banglore, just to get out of Mumbai!


  15. Blothargy is the right word for me, as I am in that state these days (actually I am in that state most of the time). πŸ™‚
    And I am a travophotogreader as well. lol πŸ™‚


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  17. Preeti says:

    πŸ˜€ Oh well! πŸ™‚


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