Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Pythonate

verb. That contition which befalls an individual or group which, being engorged by the consumtion of a large, rich or heavy meal, must recline so that the meal may digest.

As in "The entire family had to pythonate for hours after the Thanksgiving meal".

I used to refer to this state as a "digestive torpor". But I like Pythonate much better.

3 Comments:

At 12:12 PM, Blogger Sarah O. said...

Thanks for blogging, wys!

And thanks for the new word. I'll use it with my hubby who knows more obscure words than anyone I've ever met.

Of course, if he's never heard the word he'll claim it's made up.

Hmm...But then, weren't all words made up at some point?

 
At 7:49 AM, Anonymous insomniac said...

no,...'in the beginning there was the Word'...
and Pythonate sounds having like a conversation made up entirely of Monty Python quotes...

 
At 9:07 AM, Blogger wysiwyg said...

The word came from The Urban Dictionary, a bit of a fun site that I subscribe to - it sends me a new word each day. I've even submitted a few myself.

Strictly speaking they aren't "real" words, just a collection of words people submit that they hear on the street. Most of them are sort of "boys from the 'hood" slang, but there is the occassional gem like this one.

But as Scat notes, all words in the "real" dictionary got their start somewhere in the wild.

 

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