Thursday, July 10, 2008

Neologism of the Day

Main Entry: Zwinglis
Phonetic pronunciation: [schwinglis]
Function: noun

This noun is used to denote an uncontrollable and ferocious public flatulence that not only embarrasses the suffering party, but also causes multiple vomits from watching bystanders. Plus children cry and need therapy for years afterwards. Precisely this state of affairs is called 'having the Zwinglis'. As a verb: 'the man zwinglied on the pavement, and the people began to puke'. Participle: 'look at that poor soul, he is zwinglining like a park water sprinkler'. Adjective. 'zwinglian stains are hard to remove, even with fire'.


At 7/10/2008 11:16 PM, Anonymous Mark Stevens said...

Chuckle chuckle! Is this some sort of dig at Mr West and his theology? I know it happens to me when I read Zwingli!!!

Actually, I recently had someone perform a Zwingli right near my face as they were walking past me! I was sitting in a lecture theatre when a lady asked to get past. As she did she tripped and our came Zwingli!!! Quite disturbing really!

I don't really know why I just shared that. Must be Tilling's influence.

At 7/10/2008 11:16 PM, Anonymous Jeremy said...

Chris -- this is the funniest post I've ever read among bibliobloggers. Excuse me, I have to catch my breath and rest...

At 7/11/2008 12:22 AM, Anonymous Jim said...

no wonder the indians ate the pilgrims. and obviously jeremy hasn't read much.


in the words of the french knight- i fart in your general direction.

At 7/19/2008 5:35 AM, Anonymous Edward T. Babinski said...


You do know what "schwing" means, don't you?

In the U.S. on Saturday Night Live they had a regular skit involving two teenagers in their basement, which was made into the movie "Wayne's World." They would tilt there crotches forward and yell, "schwing," at the sight or even the thought of a pretty woman.

So the word you invented and which is pronounced "SCHWINGLIS," sounds the same as "SCHWING-LESS," which has a "Wayne's World" meaning you probably never intended.


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