A dictionary/glossary/lexicon as sort of a cosmic, meeting of the minds, collaboration of the likes of Dan Webster, Sam Johnson, Ambrose Bierce, Hunter S. Thompson, Wm. F. Buckley, Grouch Marx, W. C. Fields and many more... even though its editors are obscure unknowns with dreadfully dangerous senses of humor. WARNING: This website may contain some slightly adult content - get parental viewing approval if you are 18 or under!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wave (from Google)

Wave: Google's new, real-time, open source communication platform app with email, IM and everything else you're using to communicate on the net...

Bit.ly: http://bit.ly/SLAQO

FOM: Google invites users to join Wave and Google Wave.

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Gurning: Not a new word - not one of ours. The antic(s) of face-distortion: for amusement &/or competition...

Badvertising or Negliminal

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Badvertising / Negliminal: The portmanteaus of bad with advertising and negative with subliminal. With reference to the greater effect of negative subliminal messages.

Bit.ly: http://bit.ly/4sFrmn

FOM: 'Bad' subliminal messages work and Key To Subliminal Messaging Is To Keep It Negative, Study Shows.

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Flu-Thru: The portmanteau of Influenza (or flew) and Drive-Thru. A more immediate approach to treating H1N1 at the local emergency or hospital.

Bit.ly: http://bit.ly/3u5Eqr

FOM: McTriage: Hospitals use swine flu drive-thrus

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11-47: The fortunate(?) portmanteau of Chapter 11 and AK-47. The bankrupting of any automatic weapons manufacturer.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


OpenRide: New term - new technology - not one of ours. A new open communication platform where you can instantly find a rideshare via your mobile phone.

Bit.ly: http://bit.ly/kv5JV

FOM: Find Local Rideshares Quickly Via Mobile Phone , OpenRide and Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS .

Dr. Matthias Flügge
Fraunhofer FOKUS
+49 (0)30 3463 7135

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Twamp or Twurb

Twamp / Twurb: The portmanteau of clamp(down) or curb and Twitter. To shut down or curb the privelege and access to Twitter and/or other social websites.

Updated/Revised: Thursday, October 1, 2009

Plamp or Blamp

Plamp / Blamp: The portmanteau of (blood) plasma and lamp. A special lamp designed to illuminate upon the introduction of blood tissue to Luminol.

Trichomonas saurischiae

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Trichomonas saurischiae: One proposed scientific name for the parasite thought to have killed off the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. (Does the parasite connection strengthen the dinosaur-bird connection)?

Bit.ly: http://bit.ly/ub3Kd

References: Mighty T. rex Killed by Lowly Parasite, Study Suggests and Trichomonas gallinae.

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Anchiornis huxleyi

Anchiornis huxleyi: A new dinosaur species - not our naming. A newly discovered, small, four-winged feathered dinosaur resembling a bird.

Bit.ly: http://bit.ly/NmOdw

FOM: China finds bird-like dinosaur with four wings and Anchiornis huxleyi.

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Craemation or Gremation

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Craemation / Gremation: The 'eco-friendly' portmanteau of cremation and faeces. The new 'green' use of animal waste as fuel for a cremation and ceremony. (Not the way I want to be dealt with after my demise, in a burning dung heap...).

Bit.ly: http://bit.ly/lbeQ0

References: India's cow-dung 'eco-cremations' and Cremation.

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Psephurus gladius

Psephurus gladius: Not a new term. Scientific name for the Giant Chinese Paddlefish, which may be extinct by the time you read this.

Bit.ly: http://bit.ly/IWvFb

FOM: Giant fish 'verges on extinction' and Psephurus gladius.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Geiger Storm

Geiger Storm: The unfortunate portmanteau of Geiger Counter and storm. An extension of the concept of Radioactive Dust Storm. A storm that releases radioactive material.

Ashram Island

Ashram Island: The conversion of a tiny island into an Ashram...

Radioactive Dust Storm

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Radioactive Dust Storm: Not something you deal with everyday. With reference to the recent enormous Australian Dust storm 2009 which might have left U-235 (and other radioactive elements?...) in its swath... Yikes!!!

Bit.ly: http://bit.ly/4uq8oy

References: Australia 'uranium' dust concerns and Australian Dust Storm 2009.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Badge of Chavez

Ψ-cam or psi-cam

Ψ-cam or psi-cam: The portmanteau of Ψ ('psi' = psychic...) and Camera. A CCTV that can help predict ASB.

FOM: Bus CCTV could predict assaults

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Anuran denticulatum

Anuran denticulatum: The portmanteau of the scientific (Order) name of frog and fang (from the Latin...). One proposed scientific name for the recently discovered fanged frog.

FOM: Climate risk to 'fanged' frog and Anuran.

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Vitreography: The portmanteau of glass (from the Latin...) and 3D Lithography. The rather exciting development of "printing glass objects in 3D".

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Homeless Doll

Homeless Doll: With reference to the rather controversial appearance of American Girl's new doll portraying a homeless girl: Gwen Thompson.

Homo torpedius or Homo grenadius

Homo torpedius / Homo grenadius: The very tragic and unfortunate portmanteaus of Homo sapiens and torpedo or grenade. (1) The shocking and disturbing new development in terrorism: the concealment of explosives inside the bodies of living suicide bombers. (2) A person with a bomb surgically embedded inside of them.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Self-Regulation: Not a new term, but a somewhat new definition. Exhausted after a long day? Too tired to head to the gym? Listen to some music, schedule it in your datebook, do more planning see...


Ψ-Coding: The portmanteau of the Greek letter Ψ (psi - representing the word 'psychic') and number coding. The ability to determine the number you just looked at (or a number of dots...) via enhanced techniques.

FOM: Cracking The Brain's Numerical Code: Researchers Can Tell What Number A Person Has Seen and: Evelyn Eger, Vincent Michel, Bertrand Thirion, Alexis Amadon, Stanislas Dehaene, and Andreas Kleinschmidt. Deciphering Cortical Number Coding from Human Brain Activity Patterns. Current Biology, 2009; DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.08.047


Phitter: The very unfortunate portmanteau of PHI (Protected Health Information) and Twitter. Doctors are 'sharing' your protected personal health information via tweets.


Grunk: The very unfortunate portmanteau of gel and drunk. To become intoxicated via the consumption of sanitizing gel or some other santizing product. (Blechh!!!).

Shark Sanctuary

Shark Sanctuary: A new term, not one of ours. A visionary, very badly needed, world first in marine sanctuaries. Bravo Palau!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Food Corridor

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Food Corridor: Note, this concept needs deeper investigation. Similar to a habitat corridor for animals. A food corridor is a similar approach meant to deliver foodstuffs and potable water to deprived societies - such as the coming famine in Kenya (2009).
Upated/Revised Tuesday, September 29, 2009 and Sunday, October 11, 2009: Draining a Nation, Guatemala’s children languish from malnutrition and Mau Forest.


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Apebook: The obvious portmanteau of Great Ape and Facebook. The start of the new 'Friend a Gorilla' project on Facebook.
Revised/Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2009.


Holushield: The portmanteau of Holoshield and you. The extension of the Holoshield concept to create your own personal force field out of a 3D active, physical-force producing shield.