Words I appreciate

For best results, speak the word aloud and focus your attention on the mind object that forms in the periphery of your awareness. This is a nonobvious but nontrivial meditation exercise on the reification of semantic concepts within phenomenal space. See if you can notice the relationship between their informational structure and spatial geometry. With practice, you might even begin to notice the shape of the conceptual boundaries which demarcate two sibling concepts.

Edit: no longer limited to words, this page is now a linguistic play pit.

Words that are real

  • Slink
  • Glade
  • Glum
  • Splendor
  • Iridescent
  • Scrumptious
  • Superfluous
  • Nexus
  • Nuzzle
  • Lumi (Finnish = snow)
  • Crystalline
  • Jeopardize
  • Bazaar
  • Rumble
  • Silverfish
  • Triskaidekagon
  • Herald
  • Mellow
  • Tantalising
  • Globule
  • Plinth
  • Obelisk
  • Hypergolic
  • Poodle
  • Crest
  • Brisk
  • Feather
  • Smoulder
  • Saunter
  • Yowl
  • Aqua
  • Cunning
  • Splash
  • Droplet
  • Dipper
  • Elated
  • Brachiate
  • Blub
  • Spaniel
  • Squark
  • Elastic
  • Dynamism
  • Woggle
  • Foggy
  • Jaunt
  • Rove
  • Goblet
  • Hizz
  • Scuttle

Words that should be real (with proposed descriptions)

  • Rizzle1
  • Tumpkins2
  • Rimps3
  • Noblington4
  • Boblington5
  • Puddlington6
  • Naplington7
  • Jogly(?)
  • Biggles8
  • Smoggle9
  • Grofit10
  • Belinga11

Phrases

  • “Can you blame ’em?”
  • “That’s what they say…”
  • “See, the thing is…”
  • “That’s a good one.”
  • “Now you’re speaking my language.”
  • “You know…”
  • “Not happening.”
  • “It ain’t that easy!”
  • “Just you wait…”
  • “None of that.”
  • “One thing’s for sure…”
  • “How does that sound?”
  • “Through and through!”
  • “That’s one for the books.”
  • “You know it.”
  • “People see bird and they think its the same. Different bird everyday.”12

Fictional personalities

  • Jose the Albatross
  • Pauline the Camel
  • Leonard the Leopard
  • Romly the Spider
  • Wilbur the Lizard
  • Ian the Giraffe
  • Harriet the Hippo
  • Blake the Bear
  • Boris the Slug
  • Piggles Johnson13
  • John Pork14
  • Buggy15
  • The Bug16
  • Colin the Lion17
  • Wet rat & Soggy rat18
  • Rodney19
  • Shane the Statue20
  • Victor von Plum21
  • Mother Goose
  • Old Slipper22

  1. Ziggy somatic texture. ↩︎
  2. A proud rabbit. They probably wear their pants higher up than would be optimal for comfort. ↩︎
  3. The caked-up gunk sitting at the bottom of a rubbish bin. ↩︎
  4. A professor wearing a top hat who shouts “Consider it pleasure!”. Also a mountain peak in Northland. ↩︎
  5. Little bobbies, aka; small round desert food ingredients. When served together called ‘Boblington plate’. ↩︎
  6. A pudding served under the stars, ideally set alight with a ladle of warmed rum. ↩︎
  7. A warm cozy embrace of two or more persons. To welcome an observer, speak: “Naplington beckons”. ↩︎
  8. A series of large round objects; “Them’s biggles”. ↩︎
  9. Either a cloudy cat or a hazy texture. ↩︎
  10. A dirt-laden currency used by ground-dwelling critters. ↩︎
  11. One who wears thick-rimmed glasses and laughs a fountain of joy (probably an aunty of some kind). ↩︎
  12. Not really a phrase but more of a silly observation I once made. ↩︎
  13. A proud and respectable pig. ↩︎
  14. Brother to Piggles Johnson, lives on the streets and has an oily snout. ↩︎
  15. Just a lil bug. ↩︎
  16. Big bug – stay clear from this one. ↩︎
  17. A flamboyant lion, harmless to all. Catch phrase: “I’m only a tabby!” ↩︎
  18. “wet rat got wet recently, so he’s got a bit of restraint, soggy rat’s always been wet since day 1, he was born in it so he’s just an absolute menace to society.” ↩︎
  19. An excited donkey, sometimes unable to sense the vibe of the room. ↩︎
  20. Shane will smoothen over your experience and you will be glad for it. ↩︎
  21. A squat man with a sucrose smell. Looks like one of the two dumpties from Alice in Wonderland (1951). ↩︎
  22. He wants to be worn… ↩︎
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