Thursday, March 25, 2010

Word Verification Balderdash

For those of you unfamiliar with the greatness that is Balderdash, 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 of it. Do this for a week and post your best ones on Thursday.

Come back and leave a link to your post and I will add it to the bottom of the post.

Here are mine for this week:
Phodem:  Race of demons, first encountered by the Charmed Sisters, that are able to transport themselves via telephone lines.  Once out of phone lines they are able to send large gusts of words at their victims, causing hearing loss and cell phone envy.  The Charmed Ones were able to beat them by canceling their phone service and ever since the Phodems have been making a nusiance of themselves to Harry Dresden.
Locail:  Slang term used for the stupid, ididotic, and crazy spam email that manages to find itself to your inbox everyday.  Whether it's for sex sites, erectile disfunction cures, offers to share millions of dollars, or to join the wonderful field of animal control; locail is annoying and I for one think we need to start a petition to end it once and for all.  Of couse some of those sites are interesting, so maybe not.
Verax:  Small lynx like animal that was tamed by great heroes of history, Gilgamesh and Abraham Lincolon among them.  Veraxes, are wonderful creatures that bond with their owners for life and grant them great wisdom and courage.  It is rumoured that a Verax can actually take over the body of their owner, giving them unnatural abilities at time.  This may explain the recent revelations of the vampire hunter skills that Abraham Lincoln was know for.
Conage:  Cage matches where to convicts are place in a ring and forced to fight to the death.  The jusitfication gives was that the prison system was becoming overcrowded and space needed to be made for recent arrivals.  The added fiscal benefit of televising the matches was whole heartedly welcomed as well. They were in vogue around the same time the hit TV game show, The Running Man, was popular.  Both practices after years of scrutiny were pronounced barbaric and have been outlawed.


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

There are openings in the field of animal control? Hmmm.....

Wonderful as always Ryan - I had to stop by and let you know I actually played today within the Morning Meandering. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

These are some great words. I hate getting the locails. And I really like the Verax, sounds really neat. :)

Anonymous said...

Ryan - you have a gift for these! Have you contacted the Oxford English Dictionary people?