Monday, August 11, 2008

Vocabulary Corner

Today when I got home from fishing, I mean work, The Mrs. made me vacuum up a mess in the kitchen where some plant of HannahC's had fallen down. Vacuuming is a very cathartic exercise, as the loud noise tends to drown out the rest of the world, and if the rest of the world attempts to intrude upon your solitude, you can threaten to run over their toes with the vacuum and then chase them around with it in a threatening manner.

As such, it becomes the kind of contemplative exercise that would normally would be reserved for taking a dump if you lived in the kind of house where shutting the bathroom door didn't trigger everyone in the house to bang on the door and tell you things you really don't care about, like dinner is ready despite the fact that it isn't on the table and the table is not set, or this is the exact moment that the dog must be walked, or at this very instant a light bulb was scheduled to be replaced, or HannahC won't share the remote, and any number of absolutely trivial things that simply can not wait even a picosecond longer. And today I got to contemplating my vocabulary and a recent addition to it.

It's a very interesting word, and I'm not sure where I picked it up. Possibly at work, possibly somewhere on the many blogs I read (and I don't mean yours). But I found myself using the word over and over again in many different hypothetical sentences while I was vacuuming. I even vacuumed much of the first floor (the parts I could get to without sucking up too many toys, at least) in order to practice working this into my vocabulary.

Then, I had to check urbandictionary to check on the derivation of the word. Lo and Behold it finally made sense. I had largely been using it incorrectly. I had assumed it was a synonym for asshole, but it actually is a synonym for idiot. Wow. I felt somewhat ashamed, and now I feel like I need to figure out where I picked up this word so that I can let that person know it had been used contextually incorrectly.

Welcome to my new favorite word:

Asshat

One who has their head up their ass. Thus wearing their ass as a hat.

8 comments:

wife said...

Probably Rico.

Manly Lesbian said...

Probably Craigslist - it is on ther all the time>

someone other than ellie said...

that's fantastic. my all-time favorite is still f*&$ stick.

CherkyB said...

Can you use that in a sentence?

wife said...

This might be your new favorite. Please don't teach it to your son.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fuck%20tard

Manly Lesbian said...

I actually like F**KSTOOPID. In a sentence: What are you, f**k stoopid or somthing???

spawn of granny said...

Here's from your own urban dictionary:

That kid is such a f*&k stick

blogauthor said...

I love it, I actually heard it many years ago from a Canadian friend (Rio if you are reading, you know of whom I speak) but promptly forgot all about it. I must start using it around prudes since I am co-dependent and all.