Posted by: kcgadiyar | October 14, 2008

Etymology

A “What is this called” blog from the desk of K.C.G,

Quick Takes:

  • The Dark Knight in a week. I will mostly catch it on the 19th. Look for a review then, It is 100% fresh on rottentomatoes.com currently. My anticipation just keeps getting to a higher level
  • Kismat Konnection songs are pretty good
  • Started reading “Devil may care”, the new Bond novel. My first book bought with my first salary
  • Starting to get settled down in Hyderabad after some teething problems
  • The olympics are in 28 days, hoping for some medals this time at least
  • The Ultimate Hindi movie script (after statistical analysis) – Coming soon
  • “If wearing less clothes is exposing, is wearing too many clothes imposing” – Anon

Main:

Many times in life we are stuck. Stuck searching for that perfect word to describe a moment or a situation. The Simpsons introduced the word “Craptacular”(among others) into everyday usage thus giving us a word to describe such drek like “Ram Gopal Verma ki Aag”. But there are so many other little incidents which occur everyday which deserve dedicated words for themselves.

This topic actually got started as a discussion between me and Rahul as to what word would best be used to describe the situation that occurs pretty frequently of “One person pulling a door at the exact same time that another pushes it when neither knows that the other is going to do so“.(Quite a mouthful, ain’t it).

My initial proposal to call it “The Karthik effect” was not all that well received. Finally, we settled on “The Double Intender” a play on both double entry as well as double entendre.

Please spread the word, we need to popularize the “Double Intender” since the description is pretty long. There are some other things which desperately need words, some of them are

  • A girl who looks good from the back, but from the front,,, not so much (Trust me, this happens a lot to some friends of mine who will go unnamed)
  • Arriving at your platform .00005 seconds too late to catch the train (and no, Murphy’s law wont do)
  • Someone taking the last copy of a book just as you were reaching for it
  • The newspaper never falling exactly in front of your door

I am sure there are many more, but these are the ones i can think of right now.
If any of you have a word for these, use the comments box.

Until next time,
K.C.G

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