Friday, 30 June 2006

Word of the Week V...

Wonderful Word of the Week:

malodorous // adj.
1. evil-smelling.
2. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

Rubbish Word of the Week:

rasp // n. & v.n.
1 a coarse kind of file having separate teeth.
2 a grating noise or utterance.
3 often used in comic books to describe the sound of a character blowing a rasberry
[Middle English from Old French raspe(r), ultimately from West Germanic]

Today, I'm Most Angry About: Life, once again!
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 8/10


b o o said...

raspy malodorous people *eeks* have a great weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Blowing a raspberry? Isn't that when you put your lips on someone's belly and blow to make a flatuating sound? (Is flatuating a word?) Anyway, how many comic books have someone blowing raspberries? That's sort of strange.

Phil said...

LOL - I couldn't have put it any better myself. Have a good un too!

Hehehe, flatuating isn't a word no, but flatulence is and a good one too.
Yeah, it's when you make that sound by sticking out your tongue and blowing. Many older English comic books like the Beano or Dandy, featuring the likes of Dennis the Menace etc used it. Ewww, I can't belie I'm even discussing it! :)

karen said...

sorry to hear u angry with life. i've been pretty angry with life this week but i always think to myself it could be worse, i could be malodorous.

loving the new pic! very cute. did u see the boston terrier link on my first post? so cute it will make u weep x

Anonymous said...

I think flatuating should be a word.

Phil said...

Life stinks at times!
Talking of which - how do you know you're not malodorous?
Now that's given you a complex ain't it! Just kidding; you didn't the last time I smelt you anyhow! :)

I missed the terrier link, it was buried in your archives, but very cute yes, although not as cute as my Malamute sporting bunster ears now is it! ;-)

Thanks for the Pixar video, it really made me laugh... Surreal or what!

I'm with you 100%. Perhaps if you use it enough, it will find it's way into the dictionary? :]

Anonymous said...

I'll let you know how that goes here in the states.

Persico said...

Firstly, I am a firm believer in the theory that if you can spell it it's a word. That's good logic.

I enjoy malodorous almost as much as mephitis (pretty much the same definition)... They both (when put into proper context) have the tendency to sound like an STD.

I.E., This guy was great, but for some reason after sex I became mephitis.

Good stuff guy.

Phil said...

I like your logic!
Hehehe, mephitis is a new one on me and I like it - thanks for sharing, unlike an STD! :]

Persico said...

Are you saying that sharing an STD is a bad thing?

Phil said...

LOL - Unless you have consent from the other person, then I guess I am!