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QUESARAH

Desktop Confessional

Word wankdom.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

April Kuan (i donno why i call April Kuan by full name but it rolls off the tongue!) sent me this link of "9 Words That Don't Mean What You Think" and I totally geeked out to it! I've been mis-using certain words for years! OMG MIND BLOWING (for real. But maybe only because I am Her Royal Dorkdom.)


Ironic

People think it means:
Any kind of amusing coincidence.

Actually means:
An outcome that is the opposite of what you'd expect.

So, if a porn star moved to Virgin, Utah, that would be ironic. If the same porn star bought a house in Boner Knob, Montana that
would not be ironic.

Pristine

People think it means:
"Spotless" or "as good as new."

Actually means:
"Ancient, primeval; in a state virtually unchanged from the original."

It's therefore perfectly possible to have a pristine mountain of fossilized brontosaurus shit, but if you were to buff that mountain to a lustrous shine, it would no longer be pristine.

(Honestly I really thought 'pristine' meant so new it was shiny! I mean... even the word 'pristine' is kinda ... sparkly.)


Enormity

People think it means:
Enormous.

Actually means:
Outrageous or heinous on a grand scale.

War crimes are enormities. Extra-big bouncy castles are not.

Should you care?
This is one of those words you really don't need to be using anyway, unless you're giving a speech at the U.N. Just remember that if you say to your girl, "I hope you're prepared for the enormity of my dick," you're implying that your penis is responsible for several acts of evil on the scale of ethnic genocide. This may or may not turn her on, depending on the girl.


Also I am glad to know about 'nonplussed' and 'bemused'. Gawd I need to read MORE.

Recently I've developed a huge liking for pop punk dance band Cobra Starship. OMG they are made from all sorts of WIN!!!!!



Didi has seen them live and met Gabe. I am so jealous. Pouts.

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