gambroon - the kernel or striking impetus for a piece of art, particularly one that doesn't make it into the final version.
"Some poems," he said, "have multiple gambroons, or, perhaps, a multitude of elements suddenly coalesce into a gambroon."
Reading Poets' Bios
Some are longer than the poem; some are sly
or arch, but most are dry
of lists of publications
or hobbies or pets,
Frequently a wife or husband gets
a mention, or nominations or other tries,
or the occasional win in a contest,
a selection in a “Best
Of” collection, or maybe a prize
or two, and sometimes travel or kids,
but some common concordance forbids
any sort of real
revelation. Yet, there’s an awkward feel
from almost every one
that quite a bit more work was done
on the bio than the poem.
By their bios you shall know ‘em.
judging will be bukra fil mishmish
gambroon - nonsense words mumbled to try to persuade people agitating for an answer that they should stop asking questions and go home.
"Judging will be bukra fil mishmish", she gambrooned, turning and walking away.
gambroon - a person who will automatically dismiss an unrecognized phrase as nonsense, rather than run a basic google search to find out for sure.
Substituting New Zealand green apples for apricots, here is a judging. May Lawrence Durrell have mercy upon my soul.
The half-a-pound-of-macaroni-glued-to-construction-paper-and-spray-painted-gold award goes to funky, for the following.
Bales, you get the Filk Song award for the following:
xfox gets a copy of "Licensed to Ill" and the Beastie Boys Professor award for this gem:
I'm awarding the "And How" award to Brynn, as I'm presently sitting in bed next to my husband who is actually on the phone with his sister at this very moment:
Grand prize in this round goes to Bman, for no other reason than I like the idea of Javanese drinking songs, especially when the drinking may involve kava. Contact me to collect your half-kilo of subtropical hallucinogenic roots and the Filipino woman I have hired to chew them for you and spit them into coconut shells.
gambroon, by the way, is n. 1. A kind of twilled linen cloth for lining.
gambroon - failure to award the Coveted Second Place Award in case Bman doesn't come through.
gambroon - n. A kind of purplish-ochre, a color traditionally indicative of chagrin.
Lukku's face turned a pretty gambroon when she learned that she was still "it" over on the dictionary game thread.
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gledge n. The sigh of relief one gives after realizing that one is not on the hook for yet another round of the dictionary game.
gledge n. The collection of goosnargh that accumulates in a quiescent Dictionary Game thread.
gledge - lineated prose; a style of contemporary free verse in English, characterized by intensification of the first person voice and an accessible appeal to a broad range of readers.
Challenged by a free verser to demonstrate that free verse is easier to write than poetry in meter, Marcus offered the following gledge:
Sympathy for Sharon Stone
I was cruising the internet the other day
looking for I don’t remember what
in relation to something else I don’t recall
when I found Joe Eszterhas’s blog.
He says:“I’m jealous
that Bill Goldman has won
two Oscars and I’ve won none.
But I bet Bill Goldman is jealous
that I’ve bedded Sharon Stone.”
Bedded – as if it’s just a matter of
patience and cunning:
lie in wait until a woman, however famous,
walks by a bed and wham! bam!
Who’d have ever thought it before, but
poor Sharon Stone.
One night of drunken indiscretion
and she’s in everything that this guy writes,
even his blog.
Quite apart from my suspicion
he’d sell his wife at truckstops
to get an Oscar, that
is why you never sleep with writers –
because they’ll write about it.
Oh, you may not be Sharon Stone,
And the writer may not be, um, whatsisname,
but sooner or later
they’ll write about it.
Except for me.
Sleep with me.
I won’t tell.
gledge a situation where things could go either way.
Realizing success was almost in his hands, yet he was still on the gledge, and making his move at the right moment was going to make all the difference.
gledge - 1. n: the inner edge of an iceskater's blade, as opposed to the cray, or outer edge.
2. v: to finesse a difficult situation to one's own advantage.
"Watch out for my sister Blanche - she can gledge a figure-eight around mere mortals when it comes to negotiating a Scrabble board with just a handful of consonants and an open double word score square."
gledge - to pretend to be a guy from Australia instead of Brynn's sister Blanche in order to fool people into playing Scrabble with you.
After Brynn's comment Marcus suddenly saw through HFox's gledge.
The actual meaning is to wean someone off of a medication or narcotic 1mg or less at a tile with no noticible cifference in the appearance of the tablet until they basically become homeopathic tablets. But during the 21 century it became a slang word amonst coffee suppliers when they realized they could sell the caffine to the sports drink industry folks.
Would someone please write the example sentence for me? I AM TOO SLEEPY AT THIS POINT TO COME UP WITH ONE ON TOP OF BEING LATE FOR WORK...
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