Quinbloits – Words You Have to Be Over 50 to Understand

Quinbloits - Words You Have to Be Over 50 to Understand

Remember sniglets from back in the 80s? Words for those everyday things or events that formerly didn’t have words for them? There is still a need for such a service. Allow us to present you with QUINBLOITS – kind of like sniglets that are all grown up. Or, maybe ‘senior sniglets’ is more accurate. However you want to compare them, quinbloits are words that only people over 50 will truly understand and appreciate. And yet, as important as each quinbloit is, none of them are in the dictionary. Yet. We figure once we start using them, these much-needed words will eventually find their way to Webster’s finest.

Today’s Friday Five introduces our very first quinbloits – never seen anywhere before! We’re so glad you’re here to share this monumental moment with us!

Qunbloits!Roomember – to find yourself standing in the middle of a room trying to remember what you went in there to get.

Qunbloits!Blotzwalk – the act of re-tracing your steps until you hit the event that triggers your memory about why you entered the room. NOTE: When the memory is triggered, you should immediately write it down before heading back to the location you previously roomembered.

Qunbloits!Groots – the amount of gray in your roots that it takes to motivate you to recolor your hair.

Qunbloits!Pilligation – the act of filling up one’s pillbox for the week – generally performed on a Sunday evening. Related term: Tripilligation – the term used when the pillbox has 3 rows for those who take pills three times a day. NOTE: When a pillholder has 21 rows, it is now a mega pillbox and the act of filling it known as a minipharmpilligation.

Qunbloits!Schmuckal – The decision that needs to be made when the phone rings just as your TV show ends and, while you’re talking to the caller, the theme from Wheel of Fortune blares in the background. Do you explain hurriedly that you’re not actually watching that geezer-fest or hope they won’t hear it if you don’t call attention to it? NOTE: A coschumckal can occur when you hear “Wheel! Of! Fortune!” in stereo and both parties must simultaneously schmuckal.

Our quinbloit dictionary is a work in progress that we are just getting started on. If you have a proposed quinbloit, please submit it to us in the comment section below or email it to us at fatbottomfities@gmail.com.

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  1. Let me piggyback on Dee Dee…analfileblivion: being so organized that EVERYthing goes into its proper file, which would be great if one remembered WHICH file was the proper one…

    1. That reminds me of the year I hid all my favorite Halloween candy to be savored without fear of other’s poaching. Of course, when I stumbled upon my secret place months later, there was more throwing out rock-hard stale candy than savoring going on!

    1. The opportunity is ongoing, Pauline. But when that brilliant quinbloit presents itself, write it down immediately – which means you must always keep pen and paper on you because you can’t risk going to look for it in another room and ending up a roomember statistic!

  2. I read this post yesterday with a giggling interest and considered leaving my word Oomjar but was a little at odds as how best to describe it. Now that I know you’ve seen it over at my blog I feel more at ease in leaving it here. Rather like an unsupervised dog would do, on a footpath 🙂

    1. That would be fun, Marylin! We’ll need more than 5 – hopefully we can build up our dictionary over the next few months. We’ve already had a few contributions and we’re hoping to get some more. I wonder if the publisher would like my little painted fat-bottom-figures to illustrate . . .

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