16 Apr 2010


REMEMBER - There are only a few more more days in which to enter my 1st Blogoversary Book Giveaway. Please click on the icon at the top of the page to enter if you haven't already done so. Once the icon has gone, the competition will be closed.I've seen Balderdash - The Word Verification Game - 'played' on many a site, including Melissa's MY WORLD ...... IN WORDS AND PAGES (you can see her last Balderdash post entry by clicking HERE).

Now to be totally honest with you all, I'm not a fan of word verification, mainly for two reasons.

(A) I don't know if my mind works too literally as though I may see a word as one thing, my mind, if that word doesn't really register, has an 'awful' habit of converting it to what it thinks it should be. Still with me? I thought not. Let me give you an example. Take the brand of FCUK* - my mind can't seem to deal with this and always seems to rearrange the letters to spell, well, another four lettered word.
(B) I very rarely get the 'verification' first time round, sometimes not even on the second attempt and, occasionally, not even on the third attempt (my personal best was six attempts) by which time I feel as if the thing is screaming at me to get a move on.
Anyway, because of the above, whilst I love reading other people's Balderdash posts, I've never been keen to play along ....... until now.
Ooh nearly forgot. For those of you who don't know how to play ....... it's easy.
If you comment on blogs you can do this too.
Write down all the word verifications you get while posting comments on other peoples blogs.
You then play Balderdash with them.

You take the made up word and come up with an authentic sounding definition for it.
Do this for a week and then post your best or favorite ones every Thursday
. (Or as in this instance, Friday)
Ok here goes, Remember this is my first attempt so please be gentle with me.

Not unlike homicide - COMICIDE is the legal term for the unlawful killing of a clown.

We've all heard/read about the various 'apps' available on certain mobile phones etc. The INAPP is a handy application that allows you to enter your home/car when you've forgotten your house/car keys.
NOCITI - The sound of a walking stick used over cobbles.
GINGASTAN - A country with a large population of flame headed individuals.



Kissed by an Angel said...

Sounds like a fun thing to do!!! For some reason I can't access your post on you Blogorversary!! So, wishing you a very happy blogoversary!! Please may I have a slice of that cake!!!!

Jen said...

I could use that inapp. Locking myself out of my car is expensive.

Alyce said...

I write down word verification words when they really strike me as being fun or silly. (Of course I only started doing this after I saw this meme, however I always forget to participate.) The two I most recently wrote down were "frashness" and "dismor." I thought of "dismor" as a variation on "this more" - I like "dismor" than that. :) Frashness would be a combo between being fresh and brash.

Myne Whitman said...

I see people who write down their words but not the meanings. Sounds like it could be fun. LOL @gingastan

Alyce said...

Had to stop by once more. Just hit a word verification for a comment a second ago and you'd never guess what it was - "jackesse" I guess that would be a female . . . donkey of some sort? :)

Oddyoddyo13 said...

That sounds like so much fun! Amazing how you can make everyday things so much fun....

Boonsong said...

This is a great post. It reminds me of a book that I have called "The Uxbridge English Dictionary". It's in my room in Bangkok. I'll send yu a few quotes from it when I return there.

I do remember from it, "Cabbage: The nonsense spoken by taxi drivers", and, "Aardvark: A Swedish person informing you that it's a difficult task".

Keep on blogging!
All the best, B

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Sounds like it could be fun!
I'm back!
Just passing by to wish you a great weekend!
Big Hugs!
Betty xx

Jennifer McLean said...

what a fantastic game! I hate those silly verification codes too so at least this gives me something fun to do with them.
Have a great weekend Tracy. :o)

Jenners said...

You did great! I've seen this game played before and it is always amusing. I personally hate word verification ... especially when I can't even distinguish the twisty letters!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

You did a great job with the words this week! :) I really liked Comicide and Gingastan :D they are great! Unlawful killing of a clown... clowns can be rather scary looking - so I love this. :)

I have the same problem with FCUK, my mind keeps wanting to rearrange the letters thinking the word is spelled wrong. :)

I wanted to thank you as well for the link to my words. :) You are to kind. :) Thank you.

daylight said...

Sounds like fun. I think I shoudl a number of 'words' to arrange and define.

Nice blog.