Definition: To leave somewhere abruptly. Oh dear. I must absquatulate. I was really enjoying this meeting about how to be an aggressively forward-facing corporate citizen in the current market space. You guys, keep up the good work.
Definition: The smell accompanying the first rain on dry soil. After a hot and dry week, a brief but intense shower left rainbows, petrichor and a very slippery footpath.
Definition: Made of rubbish, or in the nature of rubbish or waste material On the day of the Prime Minister's visit, there was an unfortunate incident in the main street involving a garbage truck, a chicken burger and a bollard. As a result, the Prime Minister arrived at the official venue and found it full [...]
Definition: Giving opinions outside one's knowledge or area of expertise (adjective or noun). Thinking he was attending the annual Astronomy Society dinner, the noted astronomer accidentally wandered into a meeting of the Astrology Association across the road. The attendees were learning how to read their future in the stars. Unfortunately, the constellation they selected had [...]
Defintiion: Resembling a bean. After his first woodwork project at school, Brian proudly presented his mum with a stool that had a fabiform seat and tenuously-attached legs of different length. Sitting on it was a hazardous business—their cat was never the same again.
Definition: To laugh loudly. Kookaburra cacchinates in the old gum tree. At 4am. The Little Squeak was impressed! But I was not ... Where is my coffee?`
Definition: Pompous or extravagant in language, style or manner—especially when trying to impress. When the Big Boss was around, Sebastian liked to walk the floors and loudly tell his co-workers to be more client-focussed, efficient, effective and forward-facing when actioning corro. As part of the annual team-bonding exercise, the Big Boss asked everyone to describe themselves in one word. [...]
Definition: A cave dweller or a person who is considered to be old fashioned or out of date in their views. We accidentally hired a troglodyte. When we casually mentioned ‘Outlook’ and ‘send’ in a conversation, he jumped away from the computer. Before we could stop him, he sent forth a pigeon with a note [...]
Definition: Occurring before breakfast. Marjorie's herbalist had lectured her about the calming properties of eating tomatoes and celery for breakfast. Dutifully, she was roasting some tomatoes and viewing some celery when a banging and shouting alerted her to the arrival of her 6 grandchildren. At this point, she imbibed an antejentacular shot of vodka and marvelled [...]
Definition: Meaningless syllables strung together haphazardly to resemble language. Glossolalia is a medical term, most often used to describe the profuse or emotionally charged speech associated with religious ecstasy or some forms of schizophrenia. The Skeptic’s Dictionary observes that the same definition is applied to speech that is ‘sacred’ in one context and ‘gibberish’ in [...]