Your word of the day


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/05/snarge.html


#2

All language is just a bunch of made-up sounds, any duppash can glorm that.


#3

I’ve got this:
There once was a pilot named Scully
And his jet, oh boy did he sully,
Three geese caused a snarge,
So so very large,
That the Hudson then washed away fully.


#4

“I’m so disappointed! I come to Boing Boing for wonderful things, and all I see is this snarge1.”

1. Am I doing this right?


#5

envisioning snarge over coffee was not how i expected to start my day.

done!


#6

I was driving on I-476 (before it was even called that) north of Philadelphia in the summer of 1990. A bird swooped down across the road. They seem to do that, as if their other bird friends dare them to. This bird did not complete the dare successfully and I hit it so hard that is was sliced into neat sections in the grill in the front of the car and I somehow had blood all over the car even on the back. I had to pick the bird slices out of the grill with a stick.

Can I call the remains of this bird and the blood it splattered, snarge? I was going pretty fast, “flying” down the road, but I was not airborne, though the bird was, until it suddenly wasn’t.

(an event so memorable that I tell it to this day, sorry)


#7

walking out of a bathroom stall:

“Sorry, dude. I snarged all over that commode, better wait for the next one”


#8

I would:
Three geese left snarge


#9

sounds pretty snargy to me


#10

You can use a little FOOF to get rid of the snarge.


#11

…And everything else within a few meters =x .


#12

Well, yes. FOOF is very… effective.


#13

I don’t see what the big deal is here, “snarge” is a perfectly cromulent word.


#14


#15

Ive seen this at the railway station on the front of ICE bullet trains. Is it also called snarge on trains or is that word exclusive to aeronautics?


#16

Bannen was snarge after the joint chiefs of staff on the NSC had their way.

(I can dream.)


#17

Said a bold engineer named Defarge,
“There is nothing I can’t supercharge!
While most blenders today
Can be dialed to ‘purée’,
My new one goes right up to ‘snarge’.”


#18

But what if he took a duck in the face at 250 knots? What’s the word for that?


#19

It’s a perfectly cromulent word.


#20

Fabioed? No, that was a goose, too. Guess I’ve got geese on my mind today.