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ENCYCLOPÆDIC PSEUDODICTIONARY
Continuation Page 1

PAGE INDEX:

On the Encyclpædic Pseudodictionary:
    Pseudodictionary - the inspiration for these pages.
    Pseudodictionary Entries.

On this Encyclpædic Pseudodictionary Continuation Page 1:
    Automotive Names and Terms. - moved here on 24 Apr 2004.
    1940's Radio Jingles. - - moved here on 24 Apr 2004.
    More Pseudodictionary Entries.   new.gif (07 Mar 2012)
    Latest Pseudodictionary Entries.   new.gif (30 May 2014)

On the LANGUAGE page:
    ENGLISH FIRST* - English as the official (and ONLY) language of the United States.
        (moved to its own page 08 Apr 03)
    FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) Terminology.
    LIMERICKS.
    TONGUE TWISTERS.
    GERMAN GEMS.
    LONG WORDS.
    OXYMORONS.
    ARABIC NUMERALS.
    U. S. ASCII CHARACTERS.
    AMERICAN ENGLISH KEYBOARDS.
    LINGUISTIC MISCELLANY
        (including Palindromes).

On the DENGLISH page:
    DENGLISH - Neutered or Degenderized English
    Original Proposal of 11 May 1990.


ENCYCLOPÆDIC PSEUDODICTIONARY

A Comprehensive Compendium of
inherently-linguistic
Idiocies, Inanities, and Imbecilities.

Pseudodictionary - the inspiration for this page - I had recommended for your amusement the Pseudodictionary, wherein you could find far too many of my own inanities (noted on the preceding page); unfortunately, as of 25 Aug 2020, the Pseudodictionary no longer seems to be available.   rev (25 Aug 2020)

Let me add here that I am deeply indebted to my favo)u)rite "hardass grammar Nazi", H. D. Fowler, self-styled "principal editor, owner & partner", for his patience, fortitude, and endurance (even if he didn't use a trailing comma after "owner").   added.gif (12 Oct 2011)

    [Paul Jarvis and Garrett Thomson, alluded to, however occludedly, herein, are no longer affiliated with the PD.]

And there's always my own Zictionary, a glossary of wordZ in Z-scale (1:220).

In addition, now, try my Pseudogeography Page. new.gif (02 Jun 2015)



note  frown  note

I have a serious problem with HD Fowler, who runs the Pseudodictionary;
please see the note at the top of my main Pseudodictionary page.
added.gif (17 Jan 2016)



Automotive Names and Terms

Cry-slur Corporation
Cry-slur - I could say that their cars are so bad they make you cry but that would be a slur.
Doge - the official car of the Chief Magistrate of Venice and Genoa.
deSoto - de car deliberately designed to delight de decadent and degenerate
    (and ill-spoken) denizens of Denmark's Department of Defense.
Ply-mouth - a car with tightly-spaced vertical wood laminations in its grille
    (ripped off by Fo'ard's Edsell).
Far-go - long-distance trucks
    (originally designed specifically for the NYC-North Dakota run).

Generic Motors Corporation
Caddylack - cars for the financially-challenged.
Lah, Salle - limousines for elegant ladies.
Buwick - wicks for OEM and after-market kerosene headlamps
    "When better wicks are built, Buwick will build them!"
Oldsnowbile - cars for arctic and antarctic use
    "You go in snow or we peigh the tow!"
Pontiyack - the car for the inveterate backseat driver.
Shoverolet - push cars for Offenhauser midget racing.
GNC Trucks - vitamin-enriched commercial vehicles.

Fo'ard Motor Corporation
Fo'ard - futuristic cars
    "There's a Fo'ard in Your Future!"
Linkcon - fraudulent virtual vehicles.
Edsell - son of a Fo'ard - "the Ply-mouth with an egg in its mouth".
Mercurie - radioactive cars made of depleted uranium
    "They Glow at Night!"
Monark - French-Canadian Mercurie; used by Noah to evacuate animals in floods.
Fo'ardson - English junior-sized tractors based on the Edsel chassis.
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Back'ard Motors Corporation
Back'ard - retrospective cars
    "Ask the Man who Owned One!"

Stupidbaker (later absorbed by Back'ard)
Stupidbaker - reversible cars
    "The Back'ards-Fo'ards Car"
        Also manufacturer of the old Conestogie wagon, used by ice cream and cigar vendors.

AwBurn-Cored-Duesandberg Corporation (ACD - Acey-Duecy)
AwBurn - cars renowned for faulty electrical systems.
Cored - front wheel drive autos which had endless front-end troubles
    and were converted to rear-wheel drive by cutting a drive-shaft tunnel through the body.
Duesandberg - arctic regions membership collection vehicles

Rolz-Roice
Rolz-Roice - luck sure ye motor cars; your choice is Rolz-Roice.
BentLee - for the diffident driver with a bent for the lee.

JagYouAre Motorcars, Ltd. (VERY limited by Fo'ard!)
SS Cars - Nazi staff cars.
JagYouAre Cars - cars for the catty.
JagYouAre Mark II - cars for the kitty.

Mercerized Bents - (see BW-Z Names).

Auto Onion - (see BW-Z Names).

BMW - Berliner Motoren Werke - (see BW-Z Names).

DKW - de kockeyed wonder!
    (das kleine Wunder).

Portia - the car for the successful businesswoman
    "Portia faces life."

Horcht - second-choice Nazi staff cars
    also Wehrmacht tank trucks (Horcht vessels).

Kneesan - Japanese toy autos (formerly Dot-Soon)
    also maker of the luxury Infinitea.

Toy-O-Tah - Japanese toy farewell autos
    also maker of the luxury Lecksus.
        As of Feb 2010, "Tah", indeed, and Lecksus now becomes Lecksucks!
          rev (03 Mar 2010)

Han-da - ancient Chinese autos
    also maker of the luxury Acurate.

I-Sues-You - Japanese cars with dubious titles.


1940's Radio Jingles

Rinsew White - sempstress's laundry detergent:

"Rinsew White
Rinsew White
Happy Little
Washday Song!"

LustreKreme - shiny doughnut doilies:

"Dream, girl;
dream, girl;
beautiful LustreKreme, girl.
You owe your crowning glory to
a LustreKreme sham, too!"

Duzz - 40's NYC handyman:

"Duzz does Everything!"

Gel-o - hair preparation, as popularized by Baby Schnooks in the the famèd ditty:

"'G' - 'E' - 'L' - hello-o-o-o
I LIKE it!"

Lucky Strike - cancer sticks (24 Apr 04):

"Lucky Strike means a fine, tobacco!"



More Pseudodictionary Entries

new (07 Mar 2012)

Sui Generis (07 Mar 2012) - A special breed of pig that is very generis to others:

"Suis are so generis that they would give you the shirt off their backs if they wore shirts, which they don't (generilly).  When taken to a subduction zone, they become sui generis to a fault."

Daffynition (04 May 2013) - A statement that explains the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols), as entered in the Pseudodictionary:

"Ooops - how embarrassing; I opened this (my own) version of the Pseudodictionary with the word 'daffynition' but never before thought to enter it in the real PD!"

Brasserie (26 Mar 2014) - A French restaurant frequented by radical feminists;

The Women's Lib Front met at the Brasserie to burn their bra(ssière)s on the brasserie's charcoal braziers.

Latest Pseudodictionary Entries:   new (30 May 2014) and   rev (01 Jan 2016)

MissCue (30 May 2014) - Queen of the Pool Halls:

When told she had been chosen as the Queen of the Pool Halls, she replied, on cue, "Balls"", whereupon she was told to "Stick it!", which she racked up as just a cheap shot.

Shockue (30 May 2014) - Shock Value (colloquially known as "Shock You"):

The shockue of discovering I have no clue what I was going to write here had a very high embarrassue.

Embarrassue (30 May 2014) - Embarrassment Value (colloquially known as "Embarrass You"):

The shockue (q.v.) of discovering I have no clue what I was going to write here had a very high embarrassue (q.v.).

Parcel Post (24 Sep 2014) - Impossible task attempted by Net neophytes

No matter how often I tell her you can't do it via social media, she keeps trying to send her packages parcel post on line and I go postal! It's all part and parcel of living with a post-partial person.

Post-Partum Depression (24 Sep 2014) - Feeling engendered by personal posting. (24 Sep 2014)

Don'tcha just HATE it when new parents post pictures of their birthing experience?
It gives me post-partum depression.



And now, for our first entry of 2015, and on Friday the 13th, no less:

Breakslow (13 Feb 2015) - The morning meal that you just can't summon up the energy to get up for.

  It's breakslow time and there's no way in hell I'm a'gonna git outen this bed!



And now (sound familiar?), for our first entry of 2016, and on Friday (again), but the 1st, this year:

Horsefeather (01 Jan 2016) - convergent evolutionary equivalent of a scale on a horsefly's wing.

  A horsefeather is supposedly that with which a horse could fly if it had any. but it doesn't - horsefeathers!
        [Thank you, David!]

[What follows got lost in the chronological shuffle and requires more editing
than I'm willing to exert at the moment (25 Aug 2020):]

Spawn - Past perfect tense of "spaw" (to procreate)

  The salmon swam upstream to spaw; once they deposited their eggs and milt, they had spawn.

Sawn Pest tense of "see" (Appalachia)

  Ayuh; Ah done sawn thet a'reddy yestiddy!(Syn. Seed, q.v.)

added 07 Aug 20177 - Seed Past tense of "see" (Appalachia)

  Ayuh; Ah done seed thet a'reddy yestiddy! (Syn. Sawn, q.v.)

2nafish - Charlie's genus - comes water- or oil-packed - "Get Wildroot Cream Oil, Charlie; it keeps your hair in trim" - oops, wrong commercial!

cummercial - radio or TV ad for ED medication - I'm obviously an old fart because I find it REALLY offensive that cummercials for See Alice or Vye Agora are aired during prime time when children are watching. "If you have an erection lasting more than four hours, contact a physician"? No way in hell; after celebratng, I'm contacting Ripley's or the NIH!

zackly - Used as a substitute for the word "exactly." It's pronounced the way it's written.

  e.g., Works zackly like you said it would. [submitted by James Mohrenberger]
    NO!  ???

zoop2 (from the late Tony Stieger) in MG TD with windscereen down going under trailers.

zzzyzzzyzzyzyztampztudioz - look it up

inversion mark - (n.; punctuation symbol) - Shaped like a slightly elongated Greek alpha (a), Scott M. Ellsworth

Incontrovertable - dining surface for Incontroverts - no need for such any longer; there are medications for that!

Trueancy = staying away from truth - better get back to the facts, Ma'am, just the facts, or the Trueance Officer'll get you!

Zot2 - sound of anteater in B.C. comic strip

Mellowdy - soothing music - with enough pot, the hardest rock sounds like a mellowdy.

sudodictionary - - - - which means that, e.g., the letters R and P cannot both belong to any sudoalphabet since RP must be considered unpronounceable in any initial position.

  NONSENSE - that';s a real RPoff!

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04 Jan 2016 - Wikit Mean - New England term for an unfortunate, but happily infrequent, characteristic of HD Fowler. - Falsely accusing a friend of bad behavio(u)r without offering a means of reconciliation is wikit mean!

17 Jan 2016 - gnus - Sad situation - No gnus is good news. Godawful Nasty Unfortunate Situation! Please resolve it!

07 Feb 2016 - Awrightaready!2 - Noo Yawkism for enough - Awrightaready, HD; give it a rest!

07 Feb 2016 - Flag of Trews - Scots peace overture - the Scots military physician had so many captured enemy to treat that he soon ran out of supplies.  He’d used all his clean cloths and they were blood-soaked.  He thought that he might get an exchange with, or supplies from, the enemy but knew that if he waved his Clan Stewart plaid or tartan, it might well be like waving a red flag at a bull, so he pulled down his pants, cut them up with his trusty skean-dhu, and waved them instead, thus hoisting a flag of trews!

03 Aug 2017 - all THREE submitted:

Foop - an all-encompassing action

  She cleared her desk and all her open e-mails in one swell foop!

Woop2 - steep gliding raptorial flight

  I live near the Middlesex Fells, just north of Boston; osprey and other raptors pass over regularly and, when they see prey, stoop rapidly to the kill in what is known locally as a Fells woop.

Cardinal Sin - evil deed by a prince of the Church

  Concealing misdeeds by priests is a Cardinal sin.

=================

08 Aug 2017 -

submitted - HD Fowler - shotgun with customized sights for hunting elusive waterfowl - By using an HD Fowler, he could easily pick out his targets in high definition and get all his ducks in a row!

submitted - Fourgot - losing track of four submittals/submissions in a row - I just fourgot four more fab (natch) PD entries I meant to post!

????

Al - former associate of H. D. Fowler - the cannibalistic hillbilly said, "Ah et Al".

Alcohaulic - Locomotive Repairman - an Alcohaulic overhauls products of the former American Locomotive Co. (in historical fact, the nickname of ALCo's experimental Diesel-hydraulic loco.).

    [There's more to come but I'm just too lazy to work on it at the mo'.]



This page is concerned with the Encyclpædic Pseudodictionary, only; please visit my LANGUAGE page, my DENGLISH - Neutered or Degenderized English page, my CULTURE page (so-called) for literature and such and my fun page for humor (again, so-called).

Pseudodictionary - the inspiration for this page - I had recommended for your amusement the Pseudodictionary, wherein you could find far too many of my own inanities (noted on the preceding page); unfortunately, as of 25 Aug 2020, the Pseudodictionary no longer seems to be available.   rev (25 Aug 2020)

Let me add here that I am deeply indebted to my favo)u)rite "hardass grammar Nazi", H. D. Fowler, self-styled "principal editor, owner & partner", for his patience, fortitude, and endurance (even if he didn't use a trailing comma after "owner") (12 Oct 2011).

    [Paul Jarvis and Garrett Thomson, alluded to, however occludedly, herein, are no longer affiliated with the PD.]

And there's always my own Zictionary, a glossary of wordZ in Z-scale (1:220).

In addition, try my Pseudogeography Page. (02 Jun 2015)


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  What happens to all this when I DIE or (heaven forfend!) lose interest?  See LEGACY.

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