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January 30th, 2007
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Wil Wheaton (you know, over at his website... okay, I get the RSS feed) reminded me of sniglets.


The one I remember best was 'lactomangulation: the act of trying to open a carton of milk, usually from the wrong side... and failing.' I have lactomangulated many milk cartons in my time, some of them even from the right side.

There was a riff on 'ambidextrous' that involved the ability to change the temperature of water running into a tub with one's toes. (EDIT: ooo, ooo, someone else also remember that one! Aquadextrous!)

and the one I am VERY good at, but can't remember the word at all - the ability, when given a set of double doors (one of which is locked while the other isn't) to slam into the locked one.


Edit2: I remembered another one. Toilet toupee - A shaggy cover for a toilet lid that makes the lid top heavy, causing problems for male users.

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From:oldwolf
Date:January 30th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
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Hehe. I'm accordionated. The ability to fold a roadmap properly while driving. I've found it to be a rare feat in my family.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 30th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
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I remember that one! And, yes, I am accordionated, too.
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From:pyrrhus
Date:January 30th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Blotchslide: "When the ice in a cup, comes crashing into your face while trying to drink the last bit of a cold beverage"

I haven't thought of those in forever either.
From:rowangolightly
Date:January 30th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
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*giggle* I'm not accordionated...unfortunately.

And that reminds me, I've got a sheet of those I've been meaning to post.
From:thebruce
Date:January 30th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
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That infinitesmal instant of time between the point that you see your keys hanging in the ignition, and the point your locked car door slams shut....

Or more recent: That indeterminate measure of time between the point you hit the "enter" key, and the time that the BSOD appears....

An "Ignosecond", of course.
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From:fairgoldberry
Date:January 30th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
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I'm guilty of 'carperpetuation', running over the same piece of debris on the floor with the vacuum in hopes that eventually, it will pick up.

Much love,
Rowan
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