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 Hilton....you get it).

Dismissed.

4 comments:

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"?

Blogrific!

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 pseudodictionary.com 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.

HAHAHAHAHA!

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 Slate.com.

Nice coming across your blog!