5 Unique Words Presented For Your Edification + 1 Nice Quote

I don’t have much to talk about today, but I believe that one of my strengths as a personal blogger is the fact that I show up to my blog consistently regardless of what is, or isn’t, going on in my life.

Therefore, adhering to my own self-imposed blogging principle, I shall share with you, my gentle readers, 5 unique words that I’ve stumbled across in my research and reading.

I had to look them up in the dictionary because I hadn’t a clue about what they meant.

So far I haven’t found a way to slip any of these words into everyday conversation, but I’m working on it.  Because a wordy girl has to use the words, you know?

  1. WEBQOOF –  someone who believes everything they read and see on social media
  2. SOCKEROO – a notable success
  3. OPSIMATH –  someone who begins to learn or study late in life
  4. ZEMBLANITY – predictable unpleasantries [the opposite of serendipity]
  5. PLUVIOPHILE –  someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days

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A gold star for any commenter who can weave these words into one coherent sentence… that’s not a list of these words. The use of semicolons is encouraged.  

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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Looking for the crumb of truth in the cookie of life.

68 thoughts on “5 Unique Words Presented For Your Edification + 1 Nice Quote”

  1. I am a pluviophile, have written that many times as well as shared photos and memes about it. I also follow a blogger whose tagline is about being a pluviophile.
    I know sockeroo, from long ago. I haven’t used that word or heard anyone use it since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, but I do remember that word. Describing my cousin’s ability to dive, and my ability to catch crickets.
    WEBQOOF is a fabulous word, and I shall use it henceforth.
    I don’t know that I could remember or use the other two words much in life, but they’re good words!

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    1. joey, I’m a pluviophile, too. I like rainy days, however drab gray ones that don’t produce any rain wear me down. There’s a blogger who uses this word! I’m so out of it, but impressed.

      Never heard of sockeroo before but it may be my new favorite word. Reminds me of Alton Brown’s yeast molecules if you remember his show Good Eats.

      Webqoof is going to be useful. I just know it, but have yet to throw it into any email or text or conversation. New goal for me.

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  2. It’s easy to identify webqoofs at a party or gathering, which makes it easy to avoid them 🙂 Have to figure out how to weave zemblanity into a conversation, that’s a good one.

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    1. Andrew, I want to use zemblanity, too. It’s fun to say + kind of lends itself to the holidays, a time of forced frivolity and expensive expectations. Just saying… as an introvert… no disrespect intended. 😉

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  3. Not familiar with any of these. I can’t imagine myself using them, really, but who knows? Maybe pluviophile, in writing, but the rest?

    (I have another word for webqoof already that is easier to say, spell, and remember…!)

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    1. nance, I’m going to try to toss these words into conversations over the holidays. I mean, I’m already considered wordy so why not go all the way? Plus I love sockeroo, so I may adopt it as my own– and use it frequently.

      [Yes, I can bet what your word for webqoof is. Uh huh.]

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  4. I do admire your policy to “show up to your blog consistently regardless of what is, or isn’t, going on in your life.” We are the better for it.

    And now, I shall sidestep your challenge, offers of gold stars notwithstanding.

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    1. Maggie, thank you. You’re sweet to say that. I try.

      I wanted to write a sentence with all five of the words in it, but couldn’t do it. I like gold stars, too– but someone more clever than I is going to have to write that sentence. 🙂

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  5. Well hey, I suppose I could label myself an opsimath. I decided to finish my AA degree and then go on to get my BA somewhere in my 40’s. It’s too early here to even contemplate the challenge but I bet someone will manage it!

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    1. Sarah, this challenge was beyond me. I tried to make a sentence and failed. I feel like using these words, judicially, in conversation might be fun. Of course, I’m a little off my rocker, so other people might not enjoy the words so much.

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  6. wonder if any of these words are accepted on a scrabble board. I can see some high point totals and another way to use a q without a u! Thanks, Ally, you never disappoint when you show up in my feed.

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  7. I have met a few people in my lifetime who were sockaroos at being webqoofs in their youth, creating too frequent a zemblanity; fortunately as they aged they became an opsimath and, subsequently, pluviophiles.

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  8. I’m hoping to be the 3rd sockeroo though this be a zemblanity; what joy as I study late at night and life and learn such words as opsimath and listen to the precipitation falling on my shack away from all other webqoofs ..

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      1. Susan, you win my highest praise for trying to write a sentence with these unique words. 👏 You were so close. I appreciate the effort. You did better than I did when I tried to create a sentence with these words. Good job.

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  9. The lightning flashed and the thunder tolled, soon fat drops of iridescence fell from the sky delighting the watching pluviophile.

    How do I know all this? I’m the watcher, I love rain.

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    1. Embeecee, I didn’t know this word. [Or if I did, I’d forgotten what it meant.] Your pluviophile-centric sentence is a sockeroo. Thanks for playing along. 🙂

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  10. I like the WEBQOOF. It seems fitting. I liked sockeroo too, but it makes me think of the sort of slang people use when they are pretending to be in the 50s.

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    1. Allie P, I agree. Webqoof is perfect. I also agree that sockeroo sounds like 50s slang. I didn’t do any in-depth research on any of these words, so maybe it is. All I can say for sure is that it’s new to me.

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  11. After refusing to share his umbrella at the bus stop with Jonathan, a WEBQOOF who claimed to be a SOCKEROO in his studies on ZEMBLANITY, despite being an OPSIMATH, Edward (a noted PLUVIOPHILE) concluded that Jonathan was all wet.

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      1. Thanks for sharing these fun words with us . . . the only one I’d heard before (but never used in a sentence) was pluviophile.

        We should create a word for people who love Ally’s blog ~ maybe Allyiophile?

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    1. Carrie, I didn’t know that word, one that many of my readers know. We’ve had grayness here but no rain. Just bleakness. Rain I kind of like, but what we’ve got going on is depressing.

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  12. Oooh, I like pluviophile. Those are all good. Makes you wonder who comes up with these words. Idea for a future post: toss in one of these words and make it into a balderdash game. Let people come up with their own definitions and send them to you in some sort of secret way. Then let your readers guess from the options (incl. the correct one) and see if anyone gets it right. I guess it would have to be the honor system of not just looking it up. Play fair, people! Would also be fun for people to see how many, if any, guess their fake definition.

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    1. Betsy, I like your idea! That sounds like fun. Of course it took me about a year to compile this list of unique words. But when that happens again I’ll turn it into some game like you suggested.

      [I wasn’t ignoring you, btw. Your comment went into trash, where I just found it. I do not know why it went there, but I beg your humble forgiveness for not responding to you sooner.]

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  13. I hadn’t heard these words before but I can’t imagine actually using them in a sentence (especially since I have no idea how to pronounce them). Thanks for showing up, though… a day without Ally Bean is a day without sunshine (which, I guess would be OK if you were a pluviophile… which I’m not).

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    1. Janis, these words were new to me, too. I found them as I was reading along, then decided I’d better find out what they meant. [As if there’s a test later? I dunno.] Thanks for your support, with or without rainy day conditions. I appreciate the encouragement.

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  14. I’m not going to get a gold star… and not just because I prefer to use points of ellipse to separate two different thoughts in the same sentence. I do think it should be against the law to have Q in a word that’s not followed by a U. I also enjoyed watching reruns of Laugh In as a child to see who would be that show’s Sockeroo…

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    1. evil, I’m on Team Semicolon, preferring to use an ellipse as a decorative element… to make a point. However, it’s a big old world so punctuate in a way that makes you happy. Did they use the word sockeroo on Laugh In? Is that what “sock it to me, sock it to me” was all about?

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    1. Margaret, these words were all ones I found while reading published articles, so someone out there must know how to pronounce them. Not me, of course. But someone…

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    1. J, I’m with you. My first thought was: aren’t we talking about an idiot? But then I decided that a webqoof is a certain kind of an idiot, a sub-classification. 🙄

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  15. My daughter is a self-proclaimed pluviophile, and she’s the one who introduced me to that word a couple of years ago. I remember sockeroo from a long time ago. The other ones are wonderful words–never heard of them before, but I’ll try to use each one as part of my witty cocktail conversation this Thanksgiving.

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    1. Kate, it sounds like you’ll be having some fun, but potentially baffling, conversations this Thanksgiving. These words fell into my life, so what better place to share them than on my blog?

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  16. oh, I love this quote!! I’ve been feeling all out of sorts lately and I think some of that is that I haven’t been allowing space for my creative endeavors and new challenges. What a good reminder!

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    1. Katie, I thought the quote was quietly inspiring. I often forget that doing and creating are joys in and of themselves. And like you said, you have to allow space for them. I’m glad that you are reminded. 😉

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