Friday, April 25, 2008

Spring is for sillinesses.

April and Wynne have both requested that we restart the Balderdash game from last year, so here we go! New game, same rules, same gut-busting fun!

If you've never played the game, the point is to make up a fake definition for the word that is convincing, or funny, or both. In the official version of the game you would also get points for knowing the real definition, but that doesn't work well online since it's so easy to Google a word, so we'll just do bogus definitions. Post as many definitions as you like for each word. Feel free to post a definition on any past word that strikes your fancy, even if the person who chose the word has already revealed the true meaning. Also feel free to post your own word once the previous word has had a couple of responses. No points -- just a special commendation to the first player who makes a reader die from laughter.

So give giggles -- the gift that keeps on giving!

P.S. The "Balderdash" link in the sidebar will take you directly to this posting when it's been buried by other posts.



The first new word is.......

RIBAZUBA

Ready......set......LIE!

28 comments:

citymama1 said...

Ribazuba: the rectangular valve inside a trumpets mouth piece that protects the horn from stray spittle.

April said...

Ribazuba: the distress call of a female zebra during mating season.

Gawain said...

Ribazuba: an extremely effective body shot during a boxing match. "Ali just delivered one helluva Ribazuba and Foreman is doubled over in pain"

wynne said...

Ribazuba. n. Fungi that grows on chafed human skin, especially behind the knees and underarms.

Anna Maria Junus said...

Ribazuba - ree-ba-zoo-ba

A musical instrument originating from Africa and used extensively in American country music by red headed twangy female singers.

D'Arcy said...

Ribazuba: A mythical bird that was fabled to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice and to calm the waves during incubation.

Elizabeth-W said...

Ribazuba: Creole term used in the early 1700s for the folk music which gave rise to Louisiana's 'zydeco' style. Instruments were similar, excepting the bass guitar.

Marcus said...

Ribazuba: n. a biennial garden plant with edible roots, often used in cooking as a substitute for beets.

Dorkelina said...

Ribazuba: An alternative music/BBQ festival in Memphis.

"I lost my pants at Ribazuba last year but it was cool because I just covered myself with some sauce."

Marie said...

OhmywordyouguysareHILARIOUS! I have a headache from stifling my snickers here at work.

I may have to shut this thing down. This Evil Witch must be the Funniest of Them All, even if she has to kill all her blog visitors....so watch out, guys. And you, too, John Cleese.

The real definition (in case you didn't get around to Googling it) is:

Ribazuba: ivory from walrus tusks


I hope you're not all gamed out, here -- does anyone want to pick a new word??

wynne said...

I would like to suggest:

keck

...or if that doesn't do it for you, how about:

hecatomb

No Cool Story said...

keck: A cute unit of measurement.

I'll see your bunnies and I'lkl raise you a keck of puppies

Paris Hilton said...

I think I bought one of those things once.

Paris Hilton said...

I took it back.

It made my butt look big.

Dr. Nick Riviera said...

Hi, everybody!

I know what that hecatomb-y thing is. It can make you very, very sick if you don't have it removed!

Chester the Cat said...

Mee-row, row, prrt?

Mrrrow.

Ffft.

Marie said...

keck: n. liquid that facilitates the upward travel of a hairball through the feline digestive tract

hecatomb: n. network of chambers beneath freshman dorms where youthful secrets are laid to rest

Dorkelina said...

Keck is an old welsh swear word. I can't say what it means or I will get banned from the Internet. ForEVer. o_o

A Hecatomb is an automatic hairwasher invented in the 1950s for busy housewives. It resulted in more than 1800 cases of baldness before being pulled off the market.

(And no, I do not own the last surviving one)

Carvel said...

Ribazuba is the enthusiastic exclamation expressed by a red-blooded American man as he consumes a large portion of his favorite kind of barbecued ribs.

I learned of this word and its meaning when I was a child, in Morgan, Utah. It was customary in those days for men to gather, once every summer, and compete at barbecuing pork & beef ribs. The winner was saluted with the cheer, "Ribazuba, ribazuba, ribazuba, WOW!!!!"

wynne said...

Good, Dad!

Now, how about the other two words?

wynne said...

...or you could supply a new word for me...

Carvel said...

Hecatomb: Obviously, this is an exclamation, part of sentences such as: "Hecatomb is not my favorite resting place!", or, "Hecatomb requires a lot of excavation, unless you have access to a backhoe!", or, "Hecatomb made of granite will last until the millennium!"

Carvel said...

Keck: n. Sock lint.

Carvel said...

Alright, Wynne, & everyone else, try your hand at TARAXACUM!

Or, xylophagous, or xenia, or zeugma, or zedoary, or zamindar. or quaich, or quiddity, or qintal. Or am I breaking a Balderdash rule by posing more than 1 word at a time?

Marie said...

Eeeeexellent.

We did taraxacum last time we played, so let's do two of the others. How about

zamindar

and

quiddity

??

Or whichever you guys want... Why have rules? Rules are for people with no imaginations, and those people are not us.

Marie said...

No one wants to play with me??

Okay, then I'll play by myself. All alone. Here in the corner of the sandbox. Sand glued to my cheeks where the tears have been....


quiddity: n. that quality of miserliness particular to English gentlemen bachelors, especially when garnished with a monocle

zamindar: n. a fatal sub-Saharan disease characterized by an overwhelming urge to hug tigers

April said...

Quiddity: adj. Used to describe unlevelness of two objects meant to be of equal length. "Your sideburns look quiddity; you'd better trim up that left side."

Zamindar: n. Fake accent used by gypsies and fortune tellers.

GB said...

Hecatomb: n. Resting place of polygamist men . . . and their five favorite wives.

Keck: n. Filmy layer that forms on top of soup left to cool on the stove.

Quiddity: n. something peculiar, out of the norm, which occurs in even numbers (as opposed to an oddity)

Zaminder: n. a mythical beast formed through a magical combination of a zebra, a reindeer, and a lavender plant.


(The fabulous Cousin Jennifer and her Crazy roommate collaborated on this splendiferous post)