With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Friday, February 24, 2006

YOU CAN HELP--WORD DRIVE 2006

On Thursday night, a brief review of the Word Bank revealed that conceptofirony is running dangerously low. Standard operations (to say nothing of a crisis) could completely deplete our word supply.

PLEASE DO NOT BE ALARMED EVEN THOUGH THIS IS THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO CONCEPTOFIRONY AND MAY MEAN THE DESTRUCTION OF THIS BLOG.

If each of my readers could find it in their hearts to donate even three words that can be used next week than conceptofirony will have at least, I'm guestimating here...nine words. Which is a start.

Your words can make a difference. Please consider if you can't give in one of these high priority areas (english only, please):

1)Nouns
2)Pronouns
3)the thing where it means a verb is pretending to be a noun??
4)verbs
5)the thing where the word is what is affected by the verb???
6)phrases
7)Foreign phrases that would make me sound debonair (please provide translations)
8)Sounds

Spelling counts, but not for much.

IF YOU CAN'T HELP, I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND. WHAT WITH THE RECENT LOSS OF MY AUDREY AND THE MORE RECENT LOSS OF VARIOUS IMPORTANT GOVN'T DOCUMENTS, IT ISN'T A BIG DEAL IF I LOSE MY BLOG TO WHAT IS ALMOST CERTAINLY THE GREATEST DISEASE OF MODERN TIMES: WORDLESSNESS.

Thank you for your time and have a nice a day.

24 comments:

stephan said...

OCARINA
MEZZANINE
THE

Remember, this is just a loan; you can't keep these words.

Justin said...

Thanks Stephen! It's donors like you that make the work of this site possible.

A loan? Sure.

Just try and get them back.

Sucka!

WIP said...

well i think you need some discriptive poetic words so here ya go

Foreboding
onslaught
dead
thrilled
animosity


i'll think of more later
:)
i hope they help
p.s
you can keep them but i might borrow for a poem or two

Justin said...

WIP:
Thanks!

Will you be needing a reciept?

JK

Mind Curry said...

"kabhi nahi justin beta" which means "never ever, justin, my son" will we let that happen to COI. we love your blog too much, maybe more than you. naahh..just kidding.
ok now heres my contribution:

puhleeezzeee!
smackalicious
codswallop
funambulist
lollygag

Jozlyn said...

1)Keith, Geico Gecko, Snickers, (obviously the T.V. is in commercial mode in the background), Intersate-10.
2) He, She, them
3)-- I'll have to get back to you on this one.
4) Sleep, write, lounge, eat, type, watch. These can be action, state of being, or helping verbs.
5) Maybe this refers to transitive and intransitive verbs?
6)"bored at work!" "laughing at your blog." Is this what you had in mind?
7) Swedish is a sweet language. Anything you say will work. Here goes; "God morgon. Vad heter ni?" Good morning. What is yoru name? or maybe "Tack sa mycket. Skal!" Thank you very much. Cheers!
8)haha! boo. Rumble rumble.

I think I've contributed my part. Enjoy. :-)

PS: Thanks for the laugh
PSS: I agree with Stephan that this is just a loan and you can't keep these words. Maybe the Swedish. Yeah, you can have the Swedish.

Venus-Metamorphosed said...
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Venus-Metamorphosed said...

Italian:

Cretino - Idiot

Io sono Dio - I am God

:)

revrunt said...

nugatory
sesquipedalian

love your blogs!

ian said...

aadvark
almanac
sepulchre
wellington (as in boot)
zonked

you can hang on to these they were lying around the work shop, I think the end broke off sepulchre, if i find it i'll forward it on.

cheers
e.

WIP said...

no reciept necessary

call it a gift

here are some more descriptive words from my book

Nightmare
scream
desperation
jellybeans
horror movie
actor
hot
sad
cold
boo
luck(y)
bad
good
hate
love
and
or
if
but
we
is
had
have
here
there
everywhere

i'll stop by again later

marissa said...

A list of some very useful words that I use everyday.
Triceratops
Tragedian
Appaloosa
Cenozoic

My personal list of favorite sounds:
Hoo-wah
Jingle (like keys)
VoomVoomVoom

My most used phrases:
Puedo ver tu tatuaje?
(May I see your tattoo)

kelmaree said...

Hey , love your blog - so funny, how about this one
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
its the longest word in the english language - ive been holding on to it for a while but cant seem to find an excuse to use it, so i am donating it to your noble cause

Lorelai said...

I always thought it would be clever to dust off the following, but really, it's your choice:
~doting
~codger
~tepid
and maybe even... "bantam".. Oh yeah, there ya go *nods*

:)

christine said...

i hate to part with these, but i want to help the needy.

sloth
gesticulate
whore-monger

Amy said...

I’m a sucker for a good cause… but please don’t tell the Special Olympics or my local Fire Department I’m in a donating mood… the phone will be ringing off the hook…

Prometheus
Frankenstein
Asia
Augusta
Mermaidens
Bildungsroman
Proserpina

Good Luck… no receipt necessary.

Sling said...

expectorate
versimillitude
flagellation
barfly
socks

kimananda said...

I'll lend you a couple of foreign words which sound debonair, and are hard to translate into English. They are:

1) saudade - a Portuguese word meaning nostalgia or longing, but really not

2) hygge - a Danish word meaning a cozy, hanging with friends just being feeling, but more

Hope that helps! ;-)

Celestino. said...

I was browsing some blogs...and after reading your post, I felt I just HAD to spell this word:- "Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious". _ l.o.l.

Rephiscohrt said...

Eccentric
Mail
Obligatory

A tax receipt would be greatly appreciated.

aisha said...

terse
cheep-cheep-cheep(you ever listen to a bunch of baby chickens?)
pirate
kick
laugh
"That was Supposed to work"
music
"Bloody hell!"
usements
swoon
sparkle
soap
dance
run

apologies if these words have already been donated or if they don't fit the criteria-grammar was never my best subject.

Niklas Blog said...

From my newly bought Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary, hell take those.

Cambridge
Advanced
Learners
Dictionary

+diplomat

Sleeping Sorrow said...

How about a holiday phrase? Will that work?

"Mele Kalikimaka" is Hawaiian for "Merry Christmas".

Also, how about "reciprocity"?

Jonathan Lewis said...

flibertigibbet
didgeridoo
flibbertdidgerigibbettidoo

(the last one I had to make up - it means a fiend who possesses chambermaids while playing a primitive Australian musical instrument)