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.