Monthly Archives: June 2013

REPUNGENT – Wednesday’s Wordapod

Wednesday’s freshly coined Wordapod, not found in Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, really should be a word, and not just a Wordapod. Do you concur?

 

Repungent

 

Repungent (adj) a repulsive, abhorrent smell that keeps coming back to haunt one’s nostrils

 

Sample Scenario

 

Whenever I play sports, I bring at least one extra shirt, as I’ve been known to sweat profusely, prior to emitting the odor of an Arctic musk ox. At my last tennis match, I pulled out a spare, supposedly clean shirt for the third set—only to be greeted by its incredibly foul stench. The repungent odor kept hitting me harder than I was smashing my foreheands.

 

 

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Timing is Almost Everything

Yesterday—all my columns seemed… Sorry, I got carried away there. Let me try again.

 

Yesterday, as tennis’ most major tourney, known as Wimbledon, started its 2013 play, I wrote a column about how the powers-that-be seeded the players incorrectly and compounded that with cluelessness in the way that they matched those seeds in the draw.

 

Yes, this felt like a burning issue at the time. What were you thinking about?

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With His Eyes, Mind and Heart

They (or many of us, sometimes loosely quoting a man named Haruki Murakami) say that Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. To me, complaining—in the face or in the absence of pain—is often a way of life.

 

And so it was that a couple of very early mornings ago—and I’ll temporarily spare you my persistent complaints about chronic insomnia—that I accidentally came across a column penned by a man named Steve Gleason that inspired my sleep-reading eyes to open a lot wider. It was written with so much heart, humanity, humility and humor, and it was literally (due to his living with a terrible disease known as ALS and the technology that he now employs) written with his eyes.

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WEVELWEE – Wednesday’s Wordapod

Wednesday’s Wordapod, found in Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, is intended to amuse—not offend. The pronunciation does bring to mind Gilda Radner’s Baba Wawa.

 

Baba Wawa

 

 

 

 

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SANDALISM – Wednesday’s Wordapod

ugly sandals

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday’s Wordapod, created after the release of  Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, should appeal to all who aren’t big fans of open-toed (or open-socked) footwear.

 

Sandalism

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Evaluate, Motivate and…Celebrate?

Last week, I was a guest at a Toastmasters club meeting in Pennsylvania, and was called to the front of the room by the Table Topics Master…

 

…For the non-Toastmasters among my readers, I’ll offer an explanation or two. That may be enough to keep you here; if I’ve alienated fellow Toastmasters members already, I’m in trouble…

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Top 15 Players in NBA History

I’m not sure exactly what prompted me to draw up another list, and why I started doing it so early in the morning. Perhaps, it’s just one of the fascinating ways in which I’ve wired.

 

Anyway, shortly after viewing Game 1 of the NBA Finals and getting my requisite two hours of sleep, I started putting the following together. It makes sense—the list, I mean—if not what prompted me to do this instead of any number of other projects, including sleep.

 

Here is the piece, courtesy of Bleacher Report—an online pub I occasionally favor with my eclectic sports columns. Comments are welcome, both on BR and here.

 

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MEANDERTHAL – Wednesday’s Wordapod

 

Meanderthal

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday’s Wordapod, created after the release of  Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, will appeal to all scientists—as well as all those who get lost easily.

 

Meanderthal

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