Expanding Your Vocabulary with MDC

"I really do have a pusillanimous running style."

Perhaps it is a consequence of being a blogger while also having a "real" job as a writer (of sorts), but I am a complete logophile.  I love words.  I might even go so far as to call myself a logomaniac (which is not to be confused with a Lego Maniac).  I am also a bit of a dork, so I often find myself applying obscure words to Texans-related situations.

Well, rather than just suffer alone in my own weirdness, I figured it was time to force all of you to join me in an exercise in grandiloquence that is both educational and completely devoid of any real-world benefit.  YOU'RE WELCOME.

Unless you suffer from catapedaphobia (generally, a fear of jumping), won't you join me on the other side?

doryphore (DOR-ee-phor) — one who draws attention to the minor errors made by others, esp. in a pestering manner. Matt Hasselbeck acted like a doryphore with his constant whining and ridiculous gesticulating after every poor play.

epicaricacy (EP-i-kar-ik-i-see) — taking pleasure in other's misfortune; Schadenfreude. I felt a strong sense of epicaricacy listening to the Titans fans boo Chris Johnson.

foofaraw (FOO-fah-ro) — unnecessary things added for ornamentation; excessive or flashy ornamentation; frills. Chris Johnson's gold teeth are an expensive foofaraw.

ineluctable (in-i-LUK-tah-ble) — unable to be resisted or avoided; inevitable. By the time Brice McCain returned an interception for a touchdown, a Texans' win was ineluctable.

lumpenproletariat (lum-pen-proh-li-TAR-ee-it) — the lowest, most degraded stratum of the proletariat; the underclass of a human population. The typical crowd at LP Field is composed of Bud Adams' hell-spawn and the lumpenproletariat of the mid-south.

mendacity (men-DAS-i-tee) — a lie; falsehood. It is utter mendacity to suggest that Cortland Finnegan is a shutdown corner.

merkin (MUR-kin) — a pubic wig for women. There is no mendacity in suggesting that Cortland Finnegan's hair looks like a $3 merkin.

octogenarian (ok-tah-jah-NAR-ee-an) — a person between 80 and 90 years of age. Bud Adams is an octogenarian born of Satan's ass.

pulchritudinous (pul-kri-TOOD-en-es) — having great physical beauty or appeal. Arian Foster has a pulchritudinous running style.

thygatrilagnia (thy-GA-truh-LAG-nee-uh) — an incestuous desire for one's daughter. Sadness over the Titans' loss was interrupted by a strong sense of thygatrilagnia.

Texans vs Titans coverage

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker