Thursday, November 20, 2008

The encore lasted so long, I got total clapathy....

Clapathy: When an audience grows weary of clapping, either at a ceremony or musical performance. "That graduation ceremony was so long, I got clapathetic!" "I was clapping at the beginning of the song, but I quit when I got clapathy."

I just found out about SUCH a fun website: Urban Dictionary. There are all kinds of new, slang terms added by users every day. Some of the amusing finds:

Thumb Strength: The energy required to write a text.
"Forget it, I don't have the thumb strength to text him. Guess I'll just call."

DAM: Stands for Don't Ask Me.
Nerd: How do you factor 3x^7-2(3x-1)^2+...

bearanoia: Bearanoia is a disturbed thought process characterized by excessive anxiety or fear of bears, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Bearanoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs concerning a perceived threat of bears. In the original Greek, (bearnoia) simply means, really fuckin' scared of bears (beara = bears; nous = really fuckin' scared of) and, historically, this characterization was used to describe any delusional state concerning bears.
Stephen Colbert suffers from bearanoia. Timothy Treadwell did not.

What did you find? What would you add?


Sarene said...

I LOVE Urban Dictionary. It's quite a reference tool in my line of work :-)

zilla said...

Since he refuses to quit persecuting homosexuals, I just don't care what the Pope has to say about anything anymore. I think I have a raging case of papathy...

Marci said...

Papathy is brilliant, Zilla!!! I wonder if it is in there - if not, you should add it :)

I would even guess that there is a second meaning - indifference to getting a pap smear!!!