The One Where We Take on Oxford. Hmmph.

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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!

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blothargy
/blo-thar-gy/
Noun
1. Lethargy related to blogging
Adjective
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.”


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stratmonger
/strat-mon-ger/
Noun
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

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bossodox
/bo-ssod-ox/
Noun
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!”

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solipartitude
/so-li-par-ti-tude/
Noun
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

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travophotogreader
/tra-vo-pho-tog-rea-der/
Noun
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.”


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two-by-two
/too-by-too/
Verb
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!)

Cheers!
Preeks

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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!

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

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  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?

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  4. Preeti says:

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

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  5. Preeti says:

    You are not blothargic at all! πŸ˜€

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  6. S says:

    wohoho… I especially loved solipartitude πŸ™‚

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

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  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!

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  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˜€

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  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

    Bikram

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  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˜€

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  11. Preeti says:

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

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  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™‚

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  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'.

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  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!

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  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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