Note: The "Trooper" in question is not actually in the military. It's a metaphor, people.

August 9, 2007

A Little "R and R"

I was geeking out this morning listening to my favorite podcast about language and some even geekier person on the show proposed a new word that is apparently catching on. I had to share it since I wrote an entire entry about this very thing - Dating on an Empty Stomach. Let's just say that if I don't eat, I can be considered a public safety hazard (poor Only Child learned that on one of our early dates when I threatened to "start a riot"). I recall many of you responded to this entry, having experienced this affliction as well. So, how do you feel about the word "hangry" - a combination of "hungry" and "angry." I love it!

I also heard another brand-spanking new word that is worth spreading..."newsrotica," defined as excessive media coverage of a salacious news story (Anna Nicole Smith, Lindsay Lohan, Paris get it).



Melissa said...

Ugh... I can't think right now because I'm full from eating so much food during lunch. I guess I'm... "foopid"?


Dating Trooper - Dating is Warfare said...

Foopid is freakin' awesome! I've always referred to that sensation as "food coma" but I think I'll have to change it to foopid....Of course I'm pissed that you thought of it first. But only because it's 12:30 and I haven't eaten yet so I must be hangry....

bailey said...

I think you would love the website. It's hilarious, it lets you make up words and see other made up words people submit. Use the randomizer feature. Here is one entry a friend (and fellow trooper :) sent to me,--of course she was referring to the Dedicated Bachelor:

solitary78 - A stubborn man so determined to be alone that he can make up at least 78 viable excuses to never fall in love again--even when the prime opportunity stares him in the face.


Lucy said...

I'm a standup comedienne and admittedly a word-nerd. The easiest way to charm the pants off me is to recite the dictionary. I love new words. But, I'm not sure how I feel about "hangry."

Speaking of new words, you should check out my latest blog post, compliments of Sam Anderson, a writer for

Nice coming across your blog!