Scribel 'n' Ponder, Scribels, Wordz


Writing dies out… only if reading does first.

In a totally media-intensive world, words that are typed are merely secondary to images and videos that they accompany.

Continue reading “Text”


According to, there’s a 98.33333% chance that you have been in / experienced a dwall or have lost a loved (or hated) one momentarily to this phenomena.

Dwaal is actually a word stolen borrowed from Afrikaans and is used for the following: Continue reading “Dwaal”



So this sounds like a mixture of disgust, digest, and discuss. We will be doing all three in this little article, and in no particular order (not really).

“Taste (something) carefully to appreciate it fully.” – Oxford Dictionary

I’m sure you’ve degusted many things in your lifetime… But it’s not enough.

Continue reading “Degust”



“A term referring to a mistake discovered post-operatively, in which one or more surgical sponges is left behind in the body after closing the patient […] and are often grounds for malpractice lawsuits.” Medical Dictionary (Slightly re-worded)

Oh wow, fancy going for an op, and finding out you have a sponge or two still inside you.

Is this where ‘cleansing the soul’ came from?

Continue reading “Gossypiboma”


Urm, what was that word again??? Lethologica

I experience this very often. Sometimes daily.

“The inability to remember a particular word or name.” Oxford Dictionary

Basically, when something is at the tip of your tongue. Continue reading “Urm, what was that word again??? Lethologica”



“(In eastern Caribbean folklore) a malignant witch believed to shed her skin by night and suck the blood of her victims.” Oxford Dictionary

Please click the dictionary link and listen to the pronunciation, it’s so pleasing to hear.

So this word is a tad darker (Brownish in colour, and if with hints of green and purple; please go see a doctor). Continue reading “Soucouyant”



“A person who believes that it is possible, through meditation, to reach a level of consciousness where one can obtain all the nutrients one needs from the air or sunlight.” Oxford Dictionary

So, a Breatharian is someone who really believes in surviving off air/sunlight. Out of all the words to pick, I chose this. Not only does it sound a bit funny, but I have never stumbled across it in anything, ever.

I just want to say, apologies to any Breatharians out there, this may get nasty. Continue reading “Breatharian”