Thursday, November 12, 2009

Word Verification Balderdash

Word Verification Balderdash is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

Here is what you do. You write down all the word verifications you come across as you are commenting on other people's blogs. Then you play Balderdash with them. Now for those of you who don't know how to play, you take a made up word and come up with an authentic sounding definition for it. Do this for a week then post your best ones on Thursday.

Here are mine for the week:

Portake: A wonderful new hybrid mushroom that has all the flavor of a shitake but the size and meatiness of a portabella. They make great sandwich filler and are great grilled.

Actmon: After monsters came out of the closet in 1993 and the world realized that all the creatures that go bump in the night really were bumping in the night, movie directors quickly seized on the great opportunity presented to them. Why pay humongous amounts of money for special effects and makeup when you have the real thing available to you. So the first career paths that the monsters had available to them was as Actmons.

Greepy: Slang adjective used to describe the those whose greed has so warped their personalities so much that they creep others out. Donald Trump being one of the first people to be called by this name.

Kilden: The abandoned bear den that was used by Yogi and Smokey after they went on their carnivorous man eating killing spree. It took rangers 2 weeks to track them down and put an end to their rabid lives. Kilden was first used by the Washington Post and quickly caught on in the rest of the country.

Spacula: Horrible, and I mean horrible, 1983 horror movie that set the story of Dracula in outer space. It sent the Count into exile on the planet of Mars where he was forced to fight off vampire hunters from Venus. Dracula was played by Keith Carridine, Eric Roberts played the chief vampire hunter, and Tracy Lords (in her first mainstream role) played Vixenia, the Count's love interest.


La Coccinelle said...

Hahaha... great words this week! I especially like portake and greepy. (Spacula is cute, too... though I read it first as "spatula" and then wondered what vampires had to do with cooking utensils).

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You never ever let me down Ryan! I am laughing out loud this week to Actmon.

Greepy is fabulous and I am sooo using it in a sentence this week!

Like the comment above I first thought Spacula like spatula and it was the first ever aired cooking show starring a vampire.... of course as we all know what Vampires like to wet their appetite with, it was short lived and only aired one time in the fall of 1969.

LOVE your version of Spacula - reminded me of the ill fated combo horror movie of Freddie VS Jason (Sigh)

Thanks Ryan!! :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I definitely agree that Donald Trump is "greepy"!

And that mushroom creative!

Mine is at

Alexia561 said...

Love your words again this week! Donald Trump is totally the definition of greepy, and loved the movie Spacula! Think it's probably a cult classic by now...

See, this is why you are the Balderdash King! :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Once again you have created outstanding definitions.

I do have to say I would love to read the story Spacula, of the Vampire in outerspace. You may want to get working on that story right away before someone else picks it up. lol!

bookmagic said...

Ha, love them. Trump is sooo Gleepy! I think I saw Spacula- it wasn't that bad, not like Gigli

Peter S. said...

Hi, Ryan! Once again, I'm saying thank you for all these wonderful words!

My mouth is watering just imaging what portake tastes like. I really love mushrooms, and I'm wondering how can I not have heard of this variety!

Tracy Letts said...

I have to agree, Donald Trump is definately Greepy, loved your words, you have a wonderful imagination, you should be writing?!