PROMPTUESDAY #73: Silliloquy*

After a recent evening out, The Rock and I arrived home at 12:06AM and wondered aloud what to pay the babysitter. She’d arrived at about 7PM and since we were between hours, the payment protocol was all off. Should we pay her from 7PM to 12AM? Or, 7PM to 12:30AM? Or 7PM to 12:15AM? And what would that be exactly?


These questions plague us.


Usually we opt for payment on the half hour, but sometimes if we’re just a few minutes past the hour, it gets confusing. Then maybe the sitter is late, so do we pay her for the time she was supposed to be there? Or the time she actually showed up?


It all gets so sticky in the head.


Either way, as we were racking up even more clock time trying to figure out what to pay our sitter, The Rock suddenly blurts out, “SITCULATE!”


I looked at him, horrified. Had his brain exploded from all the money figuring? I’d just begun to apply head gauze, when he simply said: “It’s a sniglet I made up.”


And then I fell in love with him all over again.


True story.


So Sniglets.


Remember them? Described as “words that don’t appear in the dictionary but should,” sniglets defined my generation. And when The Rock reminded me of them once again, I very nearly loosened his belt because he gets me, you know?


For the record, “sitculate” is the act of tabulating how much you owe the sitter.


Now it’s your turn. Make up some sniglets! Here’s some inspiration from here:


Bazookacidal Tendencies (bah zew’ kuh sy dal ten’ den seez) – n. The overwhelming desire of most individuals to reach out and pop the gigantic gum bubble billowing from someone’s mouth;


Gleemites – n. Petrified deposits of toothpaste found in sinks;


AlzIMers n. forgetting who you’re talking to and typing in the wrong IM window


Now go, you!

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Pronunciation: \si-ˈli-lə-kwē\

Etymology: Late San Diego Mommaese from the Latin, meaning to speak to oneself sillily

Formal Definition:

1 : the act of talking to oneself in a ridiculous manner


7 Responses to “PROMPTUESDAY #73: Silliloquy*”

  1. Laurie Ann says:

    I love Sniglets. Mine are inspired by the Mrazification of the male population.

    Fedorka: One of the enumerable young men who have taken to wearing Fedoras but can’t quite pull it off.

    Self Hatification: The smug feeling a Fedorka gets when he steps out in public.

    Hattitude: The jaunty manner in which one wears one’s hat.

  2. Myra says:

    I have missed sniglets so! I seem to be the only one I know who remembers them so well. Of course you would remember. Now off to write some…

  3. Lambergasm.

    Best served with a generous portion of guyliner.

  4. Danielle says:

    I have a lot of them too but being put on the spot to tell you them, I am drawing a blank. Damnit. I’m going to pretend you didnt’ ask and then I’ll tell you.

  5. Nej says:

    I make em up all the time, but never remember them later. I really need to start writing them down! :-)

    I could only remember one……

  6. Crystal says:


    We use “duncher” for when we’re having a lunch-type meal for dinner (like soup and sandwiches)

    And I know we have more, but you put me on the spot and I now I’m having a brain fart. ;)

  7. De says:

    Ohh! I got one today!

    Mischiefied: What I am when my kids are so bad my head is spinning.

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