What’s in a word? As the ultimate writers’ tool, I like the fact that I can play with it, twist it and choose it to reflect my own mood and personality. Here are some I invented just for fun, as they relate to my experiences. Your contributions are most welcome.
blogger’s block – n. a derivative of the writer’s block
mental blockcharacterized by going off the blogosphere for a long period of time or staring at the computer for hours while not being able to post anything of note after a session.
Friend: Ajay, you have not updated this site in a week.
Me: Para a week lang. That’s because I had a bad case of blogger’s block.
blog maniac – n. a person who has an obsessive and uncontrolled need to blog about anything and everything which includes but is not limited to writing about one’s favorite dog, sexual preferences, thy neighbor’s nocturnal activities and such. Antonym of blogphobic, i.e. people who avoid blogs and blogging like the plague.
porkypine – n. the opposite of vegetarian. Usually refers to a person who always pines for hog meat such as crispy pata, bagnet, lechon, fried porkchop and binagoongang baby during mealtimes.
Usage: Kumakain ka na naman ng chicharon, you porkypine!
cellulag – n. a condition akin to jet lag which is unique to
tech writers who review people who often change cellphones. The general state of being disoriented as a result of dealing with different interfaces and navigation keys every two weeks and not being able to distinguish anymore between what is Swedish (Ericsson) and what is Finnish (Nokia).
gadget envy – n. a derivative of penis envy. The Freudian-like tendency to possess thy colleague’s latest model device and doodads, sometimes to the detriment of one’s bank balance. Kleptomaniacs and cellphone snatchers have also been known to exhibit this condition.
bloggerific – adj. an outstanding, standing ovation-worthy blog post
blogaboo – n. blogging about something, only to realize you got your facts wrong and goofed big-time. The updated version of boo-boo.
Hopefully, more to come!