Katdishionary Part 7

Here we are at Katdishionary Part 7. Who knew I could stretch this series out into such a never-ending fountain of blog fodder? Well, I did, actually. Because I dig made up words. In case you missed the first six installments, you can find them here:

The Katdish Dictionary Part One
Katdishionary Part Two
Katdishionary Part Three
Katdishionary Part Four
Katdishionary Part Five
Katdishionary Part Six

And now, on with the Katdishionary:

As you know, I love the twitter! Oh sure, it abounds with annoying “social media experts” and spambots who try to ruin everyone else’s fun, but I don’t follow those types. I mostly only follow cool, real, live people who actually interact with one another. If I were one to make words beginning with “tw”, I would say it’s “twitterrific”! But I’m not. So I won’t. Anyway, today’s group of words are all from buddies on twitter. And by “buddies” I mean they are in my column labeled “Buddies”. Are you in this column? Don’t know do ya? Okay, if I talk to you on a regular basis, you are.

Skymalladocious (pronounced sky-mall-a-doe-shush)

Definition: A term used to describe one of my epic Sky Mall posts as being “docious”. I’m pretty sure that’s a good thing. Not exactly sure. Perhaps Mr. Young will comment and either confirm or deny this.

Origin: Glynn Young of Faith, Fiction and Friends used this term when tweeting my post,
Backyard Oasis courtesy of the Sky Mall, Part One. Incidentally, this was the first of three in the series. If you haven’t read them, you might want to check them out. They’re skymalladocious! Or so I’ve been told…

Katrant (pronounced kat-rant)

Definition: A term used to describe my state of mind when I rant incessantly. What makes me rant incessantly? Martha Stewart, rude anonymous comments, the girl scouts, Halloween costumes, collectibles, Petsmart, Christian retail, The Giving Tree, prosperity gospel, pajama-grams, Ricky Martin keychains, exploiting the homeless, pizza, and the prayer cross, just to name a few.

I have issues, people!

(Incidentally, if you care to read any of my incessant ranting posts, just search “incessant ranting”, because I’m not going to link all of them. I don’t have that kind of time.)

Origin: Heather from The Extraordinary Ordinary whist expressing her anticipation of the next rant, or “katrant” as she called it.

Connectinator (pronounced con-nek-ti-na-tor)

Definition: Someone who connects people or groups of people to new people or new groups of people. Sort of like a Connector as described in Malcom Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point, only more intense, obsessive and adorably annoying.

Origin: Stephanie Wetzel of The Red Clay Diaries juxtiposing my description of her as a “connector” on twitter. Here’s a play by play of the action:

AHEM >RT @brandonacox: Tell me one person, on Twitter, you consider a “connector.” (however you define that)

@brandonacox @katdish Yes, but besides you. 🙂 haha

@robinmarnold Totally she is! RT @katdish AHEM >RT @brandonacox: Tell me one person, on Twitter, you consider a “connector.” (however you define that)

@katdish @brandoncox Well then, @redclaydiaries because she plays well with others and she’s got like a gazillion followers.

@redclaydiaries @katdish Thank u for the connector compliment! Of course if I’m a connector, then you’re the Connectinator.

So there you have it.

This concludes today’s installment of the Katdishionary. Although I do have a bonus acronym for those of who love a challenge. The first person who correctly identifies the following acronym may choose one of the following three options:

Option One: A guest post here on Hey Look a Chicken
Option Two: A guest post written by me for your blog
Option Three: None of the above. You can simply feel superior to everyone else as you bask in your cleverness.

And the mystery acronym of the day is…


The judges decisions are final. Please, no wagering, and Billy Coffey is not eligible. My blog. My rules.

Until next time, use your words. Even the made up ones. Especially those.

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23 Responses to “Katdishionary Part 7”

  1. Robin Arnold April 23, 2010 at 6:44 am #

    >I May Go Nuts And Hit Someone?

    That's all I've got. I tried cheating and Googled it, but your blog comes up. That guess could be flavored by my own tension over dealings with a jerk poop guy. I'm trying to stay in control though, and as always, pray for those I love, and those I do not.

    I'm still working on your Internet Tornado hat. Looks like maybe you'll need a Connectinator too.

  2. Glynn April 23, 2010 at 6:49 am #

    >Skymalladocious was the first word that came to mind when I read the Sky Mall posts. If someone is the kind of person who would order a zombie statue or ANY kind of statue from a Sky Mall catalog, then they're skymalladocious.

  3. Marni April 23, 2010 at 7:15 am #

    >I must go now and hopscotch?

    It makes God never ask "how stupid?"

    Is Marni going now…and how soon?

    I'll be back as coffee kicks in. Peace out.

  4. Heather of the EO April 23, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    >Who is this Billy Coffey you speak of? Is there going to be a katrant about him?

  5. Maureen April 23, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    >"I'm Gonna Hit Someone". . . Nah, I don't have friends who like violence.

    Ka- trant- ing at the mall
    Sky – mall- a- docious calls
    Connectinator's escalators
    Left her Ka- trant -ing at the mall

  6. Marni April 23, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    >I like Robin's answer. We should adopt it and hashtag in on Twitter.

  7. Billy Coffey April 23, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    >Ooo! I know! But I'll be quiet. And I love that cat picture. Snort!

  8. bman April 23, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    >Imagine Men Galloping Nowhere And Horse Squat

    Yeah, that's right. Horse squat.

  9. Cassandra Frear April 23, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    >Good thing I'm drinking some strong coffee. Some of these terms are almost like brain teasers. Wish I could pour you a cup and have a fun chat face to face.

    I still love Spambots best. I use that term all the time, and I heard it from you, first. I also have a term I use: Twitternaut, to describe people who are awesome on Twitter, taking us to places we've not been before, stretching the envelope on ways to use Twitter and giving on Twitter in amazing ways. They're the ones who forge new frontiers and go where I never thought of going. I even have a list of Twitternauts which I keep private. I just don't want anyone to be offended because they're not on the list, you know!

    Yes, you are a Twitternaut because you have used Twitter to create a virtual community and to express your personality. You have tweeple, twlanguage, and twulture. There is a whole world inside your world which runs on Twitter like a miniature terrarium on your kitchen countertop.

    Oh, and the folks in your little Tworld ? I have them listed as "Comedy Club" because following the chats (which I sometimes do) is like listening to a late night comedy show.

    My comment here is way too long. Can you tell that I love you?

  10. M.L. Gallagher April 23, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    >It's official. You're my morning opener! You always start me off with smiles and laughter and chuckles.



    sounds like a Kat!

  11. ♥ Kathy April 23, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    >I have no idea about the acronym but I like Robin's answer too! I think Billy should tell. It's not nice to keep secrets.

  12. Janet Lyn April 23, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    >I May Go Nap And Have Sleep?

    I Must Go Now And Have Skymall?

    If My God Never Answers, Hope Sustains.

    Hmmmm. Think I may have to go write about that last one now…Using my words. Thanks.

  13. katdish April 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    >Clue: Robin's guess is on the right track…

  14. katdish April 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    >Oh, and Maureen – That was awesome.

  15. jasonS April 23, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    >The cleavage on Arnold's picture is intense- it's bothersome!

    Ill-tempered Men Get Narcolepsy And Hot Sarsaparilla (this proverb really makes you think, right?)

  16. Heather Sunseri April 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    >I'm surprised you would ever use an acronym. Love "katrant" and the picture to go with it!

  17. Steph @Red Clay Diaries April 23, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    >I got nothin for the acronym.

    And I'm with Heather; I thought you HATED acronyms.

    Unless your acronym is ABOUT how you hate acronyms….

    The mystery deepens.

  18. Jensa April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    >That connectionator or whatever sounded like something to do with Connecticut!
    IMGNAHS: Imagine Monsters Going Nuts And Having… Slumberparties? (Yes, that is one word. AND rated G. Explcitly, anyway.)

  19. Laura April 24, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    >okay, i made the mistake of reading robin's guess before i thought about it and now hers is taking up too much space in my brain. there's not much room in there tonight.

    i love katrant. you always make me laugh.

  20. JML April 25, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    >YOU ARE HILARIOUS! katrant is very fitting, and that picture…. well…. that cat should be named beelzebub and probably killed someone 😉

    I think I agree with Robin… I may go nuts…. yesh, I may….

  21. Robin Arnold April 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm #


  22. katdish April 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    >Well, Robin. You are the only one who is even in the ballpark. But I will have to consult with the judges for the final decision.

  23. katdish April 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    >Well, Robin is the closest to the actual meaning. And yes, I don't particularly care for acronyms, but IMGNAHS is the notable exception, because it represents one of my favorite TV lines of all time spoken by Jack Bauer after he shoots a child molester in the chest and says:

    "I'm gonna need a hack saw."

    So Robin, I declare you the winner. So what do you want? Guest post here, me guest post for you, or do you just want to bask in your cleverness?

    Oh…why did he need a hack saw? So he could saw off the guy's head and deliver it to another bad guy. He needed to protect his cover. It's complicated…

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