Monday, January 11, 2010

Fun With Words

What I Really Need Is Some Joke Insurance.

My conversations are much more colorful for about 24 hours after browsing I say things like:

"Dang, this swimsuit won't work. It gives me total underboob."

"Dude, I know your team lost, but don't have a mantrum."

"I've already called you once for dinner.
Don't make me use my Upper Case voice!"

See? Fun.

Get On With It.


So, without thinking it through at all after much deliberation, I submitted two little catch-phrases of my own to UrbanDictionary. Just to see what would happen. Here they are:

  1. The identification of a person by their habitual coffee drink order.
  2. A fake name used when ordering coffee drinks.
  1. (at coffee chain store) "They didn't ask you what drink you wanted." "Nah, they know my chai-dentity here."
  2. "Why does it say 'Tom Petty' on the side of your Starbucks cup?" "Dude, that's my chai-dentity."
Writer's Crock

When someone inflates, exaggerates or
fabricates their literary accomplishments.

She bragged that she'd written a book, but turns out all she had was a title.
What a total writer's crock.


(Sorry, I've just always wanted to have a header that said "Shazam!")

Anyway, UrbanDictionary accepted one of them. Which one do you think they went for? Here's a hint:
Group Participation

UrbanDictionary has a "thumbs up/thumbs down" system for all of its words. There's no registration or sign-in...just a single click. (To review: "up" or "down.")

If you have a thumb that's just hanging there doing nothing, I'd love it if you could use it for a second to point "up" just once for my entry. To do so, you can clickIf, on the other hand, you think they should have picked the other phrase, simply vote your preference by clicking on "thumbs up"
Think the whole UrbanDictionary notion is ridiculous? Let them know by casting your "thumbs up" voteTired of terrible late-night TV programming? Me, too! Let's tell 'em with an angry thumbs-up vote
Sick of paying taxes? Don't even get me started! Let's get rid of taxes altogether with a thumbs-up vote
Thanks very much for thumbing!

And thank you to the always-fabulous Cynthia at Muse Swings for linking to my post about how the Mayans are trying to ruin my birthday by blowing up the world.

More thanks to Miss Dot at Saving the World One Cupcake at a Time for the Lemonade Award and the Happy 101 Award!


Anonymous said...

I voted thumbs up.

When do I get my certificate for a free chai?

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Love your definitions. Big thumbs up from me!

Pseudo said...

I voted. I'm vanilla latte.

Swirl Girl said...

OMG- I guess they call me 'the tall drip" at the 'sbucks.

I gave it a thumbs up!

Formerly known as Frau said...

I love it! Happy New Year!

Barry said...

I think your chai-dentity idea is brilliant, although spell check doesn't recognize it yet.

But the time will come....

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Thumbs up! Both new words were very clever!

Heather said...

Rats. It only let me thumb up once. It should by all rights let me thumb up at least twice, after all, I do have TWO thumbs!

Love the new words!

Brutalism said...

Urban Dictionary is my favorite reference material. Chai-dentity is fantastic. I can see people in line trying to decide if they want their usual at some point and having a "chai-dentity" crisis. Pefect. Gave you a thumbs-up.

Unknown said...

Done! A big ol' Fonzie thumbs-up for you! (Fonzie, by the way, coincidentally being the chai-dentity of the tea I'm drinking at the moment. Also known as "Earl Ayyyyy!" :)

Pearl said...

Always happy to share a thumb.


p.s. Have added you to my blogroll.

shrink on the couch said...

dude, you were crock-blocked!

I liked writers-crock even better than chai-dentity, probably because I can never remember if it's pronounced keye or ch-eye.

Suzy said...

I've voted 4 times so no need to use the uppercase print with me tyvm.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Chai-dentity is brilliant. I'll go vote now.

Grand Pooba said...

you got my big ol' thumb in the up position!

Jeanne Estridge said...

You're up to 95 votes? thumbs-up votes? Something.

I liked writer's crock, too (in fact, I think I have one).

CaraBee said...

Love Chai-dentity! Thumbs up, all the way!

And I love Anna LaStache!

tattytiara said...

I upped my thumb. I just know it's going to show up in my vocabulary sooner rather than later, too. I'm a little novel word magpie.

Kevin McKeever said...

I don't have a Chai-dentity. I go to Dunkin' Donuts

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Woo hoo! Congrats! And all because of MY vote. It was because of MY vote, right?


Moooooog35 said...

I submitted 'slushveling,' 'holemates,' and 'mental poo.'

Urban Dictionary: The addiction for people with nothing better to do.

When Pigs Fly said...

I love the "mantrum." I will have to remember that one. I just went on and did a thumbs up for your chai-dentity. Awesome!
Thanks so much for the wonderful comment on my post about Rocket. Really appreciate it!

MuseSwings said...

HAHAHA You made me use my UPPERCASE LAUGH (again)

kelvin s.m. said...

Hi Anna,

Wooa... very clever and very very nice!!! Loved it!!! Cheers!!!:D

Keep safe!!!:)


Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

OK, ya got this Ozarks farm chick upper case snortin' hot tea out my nose. I'm cryin' here, this is just hysterical. I so needed a good laugh this morning.

From the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, have a wonderful day ya'll!!!

Vodka Mom said...

you rock.


Farmers Wifey said...

God I am so going to borrow your mantrum phrase...that will really fit in around here....

Fragrant Liar said...

With all that thumbing, are you sure I'm not going to end up on some dark isolated road with a serial killer?

Okay, okay, I'll go check 'em out.

I love the Urban Dictionary. Fo' shizzle.

Andy - Instafather said...

I wonder if I should submit my recently made up word, Shebamzee. People need to know about it. It could change lives. Or at least exclamatory sentences.

Kulio said...

voted thumbs up for coffee!

HermanTurnip said...

Why am I the only thumbs down for 'chai-dentity'? I feel so unhip now. . .

Ellie said...

I want a chaidentity.