Monday, April 16, 2007

A Word That Grosses Me Out But Also Kind of Makes Me Laugh

Spooge.

7 comments:

Susan said...

There's some Douglas Adams' book where he makes up words and definitions. And there was a word very much like spooge he used to describe the feeling of sitting down in a seat that was warmed by a previous body.

Dean said...

It's an ugly sort of word, particularly in past tense: spooged.

Ick.

teo said...

worse: spooging

(hey, i didn't start this...)

lb said...

Has anyone read "The Higher Power of Lucky?" That kids' book that freaked everyone out because it won the Newberry awared EVEN THOUGH IT USED THE WORD SCROTUM?

The actual passage is great: Lucky hears some guy talking about his dog getting bit on the scrotum by a snake, and she wonders to herself what that means, thinking the word sounds very dark and secretive, or like some substance one might cough up when sick.

Spooge, however? Entirely lacking in mystery.

Betsy said...

Susan, that's perfect. That feeling needs a whole word of it's own.
Dean, Teo - all variants of spooge are equally creepy to me.
LB - I had heard that the reaction to the book was ridiculous. Along those lines, I will soon direct you all to a blog called Kurt Vonnegut's asshole.

Justin said...

nothing in the dictionary for "spooge", weirdly.

got one for "spoof", though...

mernitman said...

maybe this is why i've always had an odd (guilt by association?) aversion to hearing the word "luge"...