According to madeupstatisticsforScribelbySyd.com, 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: "A dreamy, dazed, or absent-minded state." - Oxford Dictionary. I'm often in… 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. We should all degust… 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
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. This word is in your vocabulary (or so you think) and it is sitting in your brain, laughing at you while you try to remember it. Arguably… 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… Continue reading Soucouyant
"Too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words." Oxford Dictionary When something is just too damn good, even words cannot do it justice. When something is ineffable. You know those moments or things that deserve more than mere words. Something like... Nutella.
"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… Continue reading Breatharian
The compulsion to write. Why not start off the brand new era with a word so fitting. or is it...? My admiration for this word was on the surface. Heck, Scribel would have been called Hypergraphia, had I not done some further research. It's actually a serious medical condition which shouldn't be underplayed. "It is… Continue reading Hypergraphia