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.
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!
Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.
Etymology: Late San Diego Mommaese from the Latin, meaning to speak to oneself sillily
1 : the act of talking to oneself in a ridiculous manner