Friday, April 14, 2006

Linguists for the 21st Century: Astrowonk

An Exercise in Word Coinage for Valleywag

astrowonk: v. transitive, [etymology taken from the sound Charlie Brown's mother used to make] used to refer to loud boasting of the most obnoxious sort by humans resembling the posterior part of the human form when they over state their own value or their deeds. Other forms: astrowonking; astrowonked; n. astrowonker; n.

astrowonkerkind: n. one such young human, considered a prodigy, who is so so naturally talented at astrowonking that the hype and PR spew from his or her astrohole is immediately believed and becomes front page news at Gawker.

astrowonkcoon: astrowonkin who has received venture capitalism to start a web 2.0 business that he will ignore so that he can use the money to travel the world and mess around with astrowonkettes

astrowonkette: bride to be of an astrowonk. who often asks , "Honey do these pants make my posterior look astronomical?"
—me strauss Letting me be

2 comments:

Shankari said...

Loved this, Liz! :)

ME Strauss said...

Thanks I was feeling feisty!
Always like to please.