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22nd Oct '17 6:59:46 PM Unicorndance
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And the mome raths outgrabe. [[note]] In case you were wondering, "brillig" means five PM, "slithy" is a cross between lithe and slimy, a "tove" is a type of pig, "gyre" means to spin around, "gimble" means to make holes, a "wabe" is an area surrounding a sundial, "mimsy" means miserable and flimsy, and a "borogrove" is a type of bird. [[/note]]

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And the mome raths outgrabe. [[note]] In case you were wondering, "brillig" means five PM, "slithy" is a cross between lithe and slimy, a "tove" is a type of pig, "gyre" means to spin around, "gimble" means to make holes, a "wabe" is an area surrounding a sundial, "mimsy" means miserable and flimsy, and a "borogrove" is a type of bird.bird, "mome" means lost, a "rath" is another type of animal, and to "outgrabe" means to squeal. [[/note]]
22nd Oct '17 6:57:29 PM Unicorndance
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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has a lot of these, including "anymoshi" for anyone, and a lot of words that are said to mean "[[TotallyRadical totally awesome]]". [[note]] These words are "choptastic", "gloptastic", "splattastic", "monsterrific", "roarsome", "pawsome" and "belchtastic". [[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has a lot of these, including "anymoshi" for anyone, "monsterlicious" and "scrum-dilly-icious" for "delicious" and a lot of words that are said to mean "[[TotallyRadical totally awesome]]". [[note]] These words are "choptastic", "gloptastic", "splattastic", "monsterrific", "roarsome", "pawsome" and "belchtastic". [[/note]]
12th Oct '17 8:12:47 AM Malady
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* Several words in ''TheEyeOfArgon''; the "scoszctic" cult intends to sacrifice a "nerelady" who speaks "bustily" in a secret chamber under a mausoleum full of "expugnisively carved" statues.

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* Several words in ''TheEyeOfArgon''; ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon''; the "scoszctic" cult intends to sacrifice a "nerelady" who speaks "bustily" in a secret chamber under a mausoleum full of "expugnisively carved" statues.
4th Oct '17 4:50:51 PM Unicorndance
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* In ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', three-year-old Manny Heffley invented two words: "bubby" (a term for brother) and "ploopy" (an insult).



And the mome raths outgrabe.

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And the mome raths outgrabe. [[note]] In case you were wondering, "brillig" means five PM, "slithy" is a cross between lithe and slimy, a "tove" is a type of pig, "gyre" means to spin around, "gimble" means to make holes, a "wabe" is an area surrounding a sundial, "mimsy" means miserable and flimsy, and a "borogrove" is a type of bird. [[/note]]


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* In ''Literature/TheBFG'', the giant does not know English very well, so makes up words, including "disastrophe" (disaster), "whopsy-whiffling", "ringbeller", "winkswiffler and "phizzwizard" (terms for pleasant dreams), "trogglehumper", "bogthumper" and "grobswitcher" (terms for nightmares), "filthsome" (disgusting) and "chiddler" (child).


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* ''Music/{{Songdrops}}'':
** In "The Sneeze Song", the word "snoze" is used in place of "sneeze" to rhyme first with "nose", then with "knows".
** In "The Day You Told Me Your Name", the word "snugglicious" is used as a term of endearment.


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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has a lot of these, including "anymoshi" for anyone, and a lot of words that are said to mean "[[TotallyRadical totally awesome]]". [[note]] These words are "choptastic", "gloptastic", "splattastic", "monsterrific", "roarsome", "pawsome" and "belchtastic". [[/note]]
20th Aug '17 8:46:22 AM Hwarin
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* Music/BadLipReading: During the video "Democratic National Convention", Barack Obama lists several words that sound like real words but aren't, including; hondish, coddlesip, eubillicant, respeciment, complectogram and toelingus.
17th Aug '17 8:22:45 AM WildKatGirl
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' has the Cherry Bomb brothers who can't decide whether to explode or detonate, so they decide to 'explodonate' instead.
11th Aug '17 1:06:24 PM CityOfTheDead
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* ''Fanfic/MiTruLov'' regularly uses the word "somebloke" when Kawaiilyn is unsure of who is speaking.

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* ''Fanfic/MiTruLov'' regularly uses the word "somebloke" when Kawaiilyn is unsure of who is speaking. There's also "tolfig" and "smileyly".
28th Jul '17 3:55:17 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* ''Fanfic/MiTruLov'' regularly uses the word "somebloke" when Kawaiilyn is unsure of who is speaking.



* ''Fanfic/MiTruLov'' regularly uses the word "somebloke" when Kawaiilyn is unsure of who is speaking.

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* ''Fanfic/MiTruLov'' regularly uses the word "somebloke" when Kawaiilyn is unsure of who is speaking.
27th Jul '17 6:57:04 AM CityOfTheDead
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* ''Fanfic/MiTruLov'' regularly uses the word "somebloke" when Kawaiilyn is unsure of who is speaking.
25th Jul '17 1:01:36 PM StFan
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->'''Mrs. Krabappel''': "Embiggens"? I never heard that word before I moved to Springfield.\\
'''Ms. Hoover''': I don't know why. It's a perfectly cromulent word.

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->'''Mrs. Krabappel''': Krabappel:''' "Embiggens"? I never heard that word before I moved to Springfield.\\
'''Ms. Hoover''': Hoover:''' I don't know why. It's a perfectly cromulent word.






* A Film/GreenLantern themed cell phone commercial describes its Internet surfing as "faster-er."
--> "That isn't a real word!"
--> "It came out of my mouth, didn't it?"

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* A Film/GreenLantern themed ''Film/GreenLantern''-themed cell phone commercial describes its Internet surfing as "faster-er."
--> "That -->"That isn't a real word!"
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word!"\\
"It came out of my mouth, didn't it?"



[[folder:Comics]]
* Skank Zero Hopeless-Savage's (of the ''HopelessSavages'' comic series) vocabulary is composed of many of these. Luckily, there is a glossary in the back of the collected volume (as Zero says "some of my best words are friends.") Swerval.

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[[folder:Comics]]
[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Skank Zero Hopeless-Savage's (of the ''HopelessSavages'' ''Hopeless Savages'' comic series) vocabulary is composed of many of these. Luckily, there is a glossary in the back of the collected volume (as Zero says "some of my best words are friends.") Swerval.



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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In a brief arc in ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', moral guardians were cracking down on the strip for the use of "inappropriate language", citing frequent uses of "the four-letter H-word, the four-letter D-word, and the fourteen-letter S-word". After heavy speculation as to what this latter word is, one of the characters announcing this can only think of "[[InformedObscenity Snugglebunnies]]"? In the next strip, the two remark on how somehow saying "Snugglebunnies" is bad enough to get the strip cut. Their response: "We have one thing to say to that. Snugglebunnies! Snugglebunnies! Snu-" and the strip gets cut mid-word. Interestingly, later in the strip's run, the word started showing up here and there. It's also on UrbanDictionary.
* A short story arc in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' revealed that animals have their own words for the way things smell, such as "snippid" for a brisk autumn day. As it turns out, this was [[spoiler:a BatmanGambit [[ShaggyDogStory by Hobbes to get Calvin to ask, "How do I smell?"]] To which the answer, of course, is "Terrible!"]]
* One ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' strip from an arc about their new manager had said manager use the words "Dinnerfy" and "Eatification" to describe eating.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]Works]]



* ''Fanfic/ForbidenFruitTheTempationOfEdwardCullen'': ""I dunno maybe" I plimpled mutely."

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* ''Fanfic/ForbidenFruitTheTempationOfEdwardCullen'': ""I "'I dunno maybe" maybe' I plimpled mutely."



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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' gave us "Turbo-tastic!"
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



-->'''Susan''': Just five more minutes, Bessie.
-->'''Bessie''': No, ma'am, now!
-->'''Susan''': But Bessie, I feel absolutely [[NotAMorningPerson sklonklish]].

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-->'''Susan''': -->'''Susan:''' Just five more minutes, Bessie.
-->'''Bessie''':
Bessie.\\
'''Bessie:'''
No, ma'am, now!
-->'''Susan''':
now!\\
'''Susan:'''
But Bessie, I feel absolutely [[NotAMorningPerson sklonklish]].



* ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' has variations on "valmorphanize" (e.g. "valmorify") which is used by characters to describe every bit of AppliedPhlebotinum in the film.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' gave us "Turbo-tastic!"



[[folder:Jokes]]
* An old joke: "Be alert! Your country needs lerts!" Response: "No, be aloof -- we've got enough lerts."
* Another Joke: "Boy to girl: Do you like Kipling? Girl to boy: I don't know, I've never kippled." Guinness reports that the most popular picture postcard ever printed had essentially this joke on it. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_McGill Donald McGill]] on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]].
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* ''VeronicasCloset'': One of the characters makes up the word "acribitzed" (synonym for "went up" or "increased"), then drops it in an article hoping that it will take off. It does.

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* ''VeronicasCloset'': ''Veronica's Closet'': One of the characters makes up the word "acribitzed" (synonym for "went up" or "increased"), then drops it in an article hoping that it will take off. It does.



[[folder:New Media]]
* The flash slideshow on Flickr currently offers the option to "embiggen" pictures that are too small for the screen.
* Done in a c-span type episode of ''Website/TheOnion'' where a senator starts to use the word "Pronk" in his vocabulary (It's supposed to be used in the positive, as in "These pancakes were pronking delicious!"). HilarityEnsues when said senator replaces 95 percent of his vocabulary with prank. Interesting note: "Pronk" IS a real word. It's actually a very rare gait in some ungulates, where all four legs push simultaneously to bounce around. Mostly used by springboks, which are actually named for it. It's also known as "stotting". A better example would be [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]], though.
* Blogger/humorist JamesLileks is known for popularizing "contrude". An example from TheBleat - May 1997- "Don't contrude with my train of thought, I'm on to something here"
* Andy Zaltzman (and occasionally John Oliver) of the podcast, "The Bugle", is king of these. Highlights include "fuckeulogy" (a send-off of someone who really isn't deserving of a respectful eulogy, such as Osama bin Laden), "credibiliboost" (an improvement of one's public reputation) and "swearobics" (I'll, uh, leave you to figure that one out).
* In 2011, blogger/author Allie Brosh came up with the definition for "alot." According to her, "[[http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html The Alot]] is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people's grammar. It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug[.]" The Alot has since become [[MemeticMutation a fairly popular meme]]. People have created [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-alot icons, paintings, sculptures and cakes]] to look like the Alot.

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[[folder:New Media]]
* The flash slideshow on Flickr currently offers the option to "embiggen" pictures that are too small for the screen.
* Done in a c-span type episode of ''Website/TheOnion'' where a senator starts to use the word "Pronk" in his vocabulary (It's supposed to be used in the positive, as in "These pancakes were pronking delicious!"). HilarityEnsues when said senator replaces 95 percent of his vocabulary with prank. Interesting note: "Pronk" IS a real word. It's actually a very rare gait in some ungulates, where all four legs push simultaneously to bounce around. Mostly used by springboks, which are actually named for it. It's also known as "stotting". A better example would be [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]], though.
* Blogger/humorist JamesLileks is known for popularizing "contrude". An example from TheBleat - May 1997- "Don't contrude with my train of thought, I'm on to something here"
* Andy Zaltzman (and occasionally John Oliver) of the podcast, "The Bugle", is king of these. Highlights include "fuckeulogy" (a send-off of someone who really isn't deserving of a respectful eulogy, such as Osama bin Laden), "credibiliboost" (an improvement of one's public reputation) and "swearobics" (I'll, uh, leave you to figure that one out).
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* In 2011, blogger/author Allie Brosh came up with the Wrestling/{{WW|E}}F in 1996, there was a tag team called the ''[=Bodydonnas=]'', made up of [[Wrestling/ChrisCandido Skip (Chris Candido)]] and Zip (Tom Prichard.) No definition for "alot." According seems to her, "[[http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html The Alot]] is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct exist other people's grammar. It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug[.]" The Alot has since become [[MemeticMutation a fairly popular meme]]. People have created [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-alot icons, paintings, sculptures and cakes]] to look like than that it was the Alot.name of a tag team.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In a brief arc in ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', moral guardians were cracking down on the strip for the use of "inappropriate language", citing frequent uses of "the four-letter H-word, the four-letter D-word, and the fourteen-letter S-word". After heavy speculation as to what this latter word is, one of the characters announcing this can only think of "[[InformedObscenity Snugglebunnies]]"? In the next strip, the two remark on how somehow saying "Snugglebunnies" is bad enough to get the strip cut. Their response: "We have one thing to say to that. Snugglebunnies! Snugglebunnies! Snu-" and the strip gets cut mid-word. Interestingly, later in the strip's run, the word started showing up here and there. It's also on UrbanDictionary.
* A short story arc in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' revealed that animals have their own words for the way things smell, such as "snippid" for a brisk autumn day. As it turns out, this was [[spoiler:a BatmanGambit [[ShaggyDogStory by Hobbes to get Calvin to ask, "How do I smell?"]] To which the answer, of course, is "Terrible!"]]
* One ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' strip from an arc about their new manager had said manager use the words "Dinnerfy" and "Eatification" to describe eating.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In a brief arc in ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', moral guardians were cracking down ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' has variations on the strip for the use of "inappropriate language", citing frequent uses of "the four-letter H-word, the four-letter D-word, and the fourteen-letter S-word". After heavy speculation as to what this latter word is, one of the "valmorphanize" (e.g. "valmorify") which is used by characters announcing this can only think of "[[InformedObscenity Snugglebunnies]]"? In the next strip, the two remark on how somehow saying "Snugglebunnies" is bad enough to get the strip cut. Their response: "We have one thing to say to that. Snugglebunnies! Snugglebunnies! Snu-" and the strip gets cut mid-word. Interestingly, later in the strip's run, the word started showing up here and there. It's also on UrbanDictionary.
* A short story arc in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' revealed that animals have their own words for the way things smell, such as "snippid" for a brisk autumn day. As it turns out, this was [[spoiler:a BatmanGambit [[ShaggyDogStory by Hobbes to get Calvin to ask, "How do I smell?"]] To which the answer, of course, is "Terrible!"]]
* One ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' strip from an arc about their new manager had said manager use the words "Dinnerfy" and "Eatification"
to describe eating.every bit of AppliedPhlebotinum in the film.



[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* In the Wrestling/{{WW|E}}F in 1996, there was a tag team called the ''[=Bodydonnas=]'', made up of [[Wrestling/ChrisCandido Skip (Chris Candido)]] and Zip (Tom Prichard.) No definition seems to exist other than that it was the name of a tag team.
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[[folder:Theatre]]

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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* In the Wrestling/{{WW|E}}F in 1996, there was a tag team called the ''[=Bodydonnas=]'', made up of [[Wrestling/ChrisCandido Skip (Chris Candido)]] and Zip (Tom Prichard.) No definition seems to exist other than that it was the name of a tag team.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
[[folder:Theater]]



* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'':
** ''Trials and Tribulations'' features a case where the accused may or may not have dancingly descended onto the crime scene.
** In the first game, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive noted business man]] [[spoiler: and murderer]] [[SmugSnake Redd White]] tends to use cromulent words in his everyday speech.
--->'''Redd White:''' You wish to know the title of my personage?
** You think Lotta Hart also qualifies? ''Reckgiven!'' Short for "You reckon? That's a given!"



[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'':
** ''Trials and Tribulations'' features a case where the accused may or may not have dancingly descended onto the crime scene.
** In the first game, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive noted business man]] [[spoiler: and murderer]] [[SmugSnake Redd White]] tends to use cromulent words in his everyday speech.
--->'''Redd White:''' You wish to know the title of my personage?
** You think Lotta Hart also qualifies? ''Reckgiven!'' Short for "You reckon? That's a given!"
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Webcomics]]

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[[folder:Webcomics]][[folder:Web Comics]]



* The flash slideshow on Flickr currently offers the option to "embiggen" pictures that are too small for the screen.
* Done in a c-span type episode of ''Website/TheOnion'' where a senator starts to use the word "Pronk" in his vocabulary (It's supposed to be used in the positive, as in "These pancakes were pronking delicious!"). HilarityEnsues when said senator replaces 95 percent of his vocabulary with prank. Interesting note: "Pronk" IS a real word. It's actually a very rare gait in some ungulates, where all four legs push simultaneously to bounce around. Mostly used by springboks, which are actually named for it. It's also known as "stotting". A better example would be [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]], though.
* Blogger/humorist JamesLileks is known for popularizing "contrude". An example from TheBleat - May 1997- "Don't contrude with my train of thought, I'm on to something here"
* Andy Zaltzman (and occasionally John Oliver) of the podcast, "The Bugle", is king of these. Highlights include "fuckeulogy" (a send-off of someone who really isn't deserving of a respectful eulogy, such as Osama bin Laden), "credibiliboost" (an improvement of one's public reputation) and "swearobics" (I'll, uh, leave you to figure that one out).
* In 2011, blogger/author Allie Brosh came up with the definition for "alot." According to her, "[[http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html The Alot]] is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people's grammar. It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug[.]" The Alot has since become [[MemeticMutation a fairly popular meme]]. People have created [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-alot icons, paintings, sculptures and cakes]] to look like the Alot.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has an episode where [[spoiler:Lapis and Peridot]] have been making sculptures, but they describe what they did in really abstract terms, leading to this response.
-->'''Steven:''' Guys, that's art!
-->'''[[spoiler:Peridot]]:''' Art? That sounds ridiculous!
-->'''[[spoiler:Lapis]]:''' I've been calling it "meepmorp."
** They call the sculptures morps for the entire episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has an episode where [[spoiler:Lapis and Peridot]] have been making sculptures, but they describe what they did in really abstract terms, leading to this response.
response. Then they call the sculptures morps for the entire episode.
-->'''Steven:''' Guys, that's art!
-->'''[[spoiler:Peridot]]:'''
art!\\
'''[[spoiler:Peridot]]:'''
Art? That sounds ridiculous!
-->'''[[spoiler:Lapis]]:'''
ridiculous!\\
'''[[spoiler:Lapis]]:'''
I've been calling it "meepmorp."
** They call the sculptures morps for the entire episode.
"



-->'''Simonia:''' Doesn't Duckman care if we improve our baseball skills? You're not supposed to win games just because you're attractive or sexy or curvaceous or brobdingnagian. You're supposed to win because you're good!
-->'''Duckman:''' We're supposed to win! We're supposed to spend the next three months in a hotel suite signing 500 baseballs a day! We're supposed to be spitting up limited edition Dixie Cups used chaw! We're supposed to be making brobdingnagian sums of money!
-->'''Simon Desmond:''' My profit could have been brobdingnagian!
-->'''Cornfed:''' Oh for heaven's sake. Brobdingnagian, adjective, of immense or enormous size or quantity.

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-->'''Simonia:''' Doesn't Duckman care if we improve our baseball skills? You're not supposed to win games just because you're attractive or sexy or curvaceous or brobdingnagian. You're supposed to win because you're good!
-->'''Duckman:'''
good!\\
'''Duckman:'''
We're supposed to win! We're supposed to spend the next three months in a hotel suite signing 500 baseballs a day! We're supposed to be spitting up limited edition Dixie Cups used chaw! We're supposed to be making brobdingnagian sums of money!
-->'''Simon
money!\\
'''Simon
Desmond:''' My profit could have been brobdingnagian!
-->'''Cornfed:'''
brobdingnagian!\\
'''Cornfed:'''
Oh for heaven's sake. Brobdingnagian, adjective, of immense or enormous size or quantity.



* An old joke: "Be alert! Your country needs lerts!"
** Response: "No, be aloof - we've got enough lerts."
** Another Joke: "Boy to girl: Do you like Kipling? Girl to boy: I don't know, I've never kippled." Guinness reports that the most popular picture postcard ever printed had essentially this joke on it. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_McGill Donald McGill]] on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]].
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