In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

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One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm Looking For a Term

Have you ever commented on public forum and it was the same reaction you would get if you farted at a funeral? No comments. Everybody gets real quiet, as if they hope you go away. Eventually the comment disappears at the bottom of the page, due to new posts, which appear one after another as if they're trying to bury your comment.

Okay. It might just be me, but I doubt it, so there has to be a term for this.


  1. Well, you know how they call it when you suddenly think of something you should have said previously, and they call it The Wit of the Staircase?
    Perhaps this could be called The Wit of the Basement.
    Aunt Milly's Goiter, as in that thing you just pretend isn't there.

  2. Some term will come to mind, such as "fartaschism". That term doesn't exist. In context:

    "While trying to make a relevant point, the poor poster caused a fartaschism and cleared the forum."

    I like that. I think I'll add that to my vocabulary.

  3. Aunt Milly's Goiter is catchy. Fartaschism is clever, yet a little challenging to spell. While not quite so graphic in terms of bodily functions, you could call it a post cricket. As in when it suddenly goes quiet and all you can hear is the crickets.

  4. I think that's a contender for the term: chirp