Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The New English Word

Just received this email today. Don't know how long it's been circulating but I thought it's absolutely hilarious.

New word
There are possible plans underway to include a new word to the Oxford and Webster in their 2009 dictionary:
badawi [baa-daa-wee] (noun): To start something full of promise but
end in disappointment, failure and/or disaster.

'I'm trusting you to perform this task well; don't do a badawi, ok?'
'Whatever I do, I will always find a way to badawise it.'
‘France badawied their Euro 2008 campaign. England pre-badawied
theirs, while Italy were guilty of over-badawification.’

Thanks Chubby, for this gem of a junk mail.


Kak Teh said...

This badawism is getting me all confused.But I must report that far from badawificating my conference paper last week in liverpool, everything went well. Some people badawilised theirs, unfortunately.

Typhoon Sue said...


Manal said...

"Avoid committing a badawi you will", said yoda in his all too familiar frowns.

That badawi telling makes this idiom "hangat2 tahi ayam" a thing in the past....or so it was...ok, what is wrong with my conviction aa...? i think i better tidollah....But should he be singing Karma Chameleon then?

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
I like your name and certainly suit your profession.If my staff told me a Sue is coming ,it has to be a a verb and not a noun hahaha .

A regular to your blog...peminatlah ni ,ade one little suggestion..the music ,can you make it not an autoon the moment i turn you on somehow.

My two cent worth of input to today's topic:

1.A field of study whereby students learn flip flopping thoughts,being silence and not sounding stupid in elegant way and sleeping in class is called BODOWILOGY( pron: bo do wee loo G)

2.A disease state wherby on switching off the light you fall asleep no matter the surrounding
BODOWIITIS(pron: bo do wee ai tis)

3.The presence of a person with a personality that tend to attract stupids around his vicinity..the personality is called ..BODOWIGTISM
(PRON: derive from magnetism thus pronounced as bo do wi tee zeem)

4.State of nothingness , calmness and aloft to suffering of ppl around him, the person is said to be the one who has achived a state of BODOWIZEN

Mr Kalahari
(am hot u see)

Typhoon Sue said...

this new word is fast becoming an over-used word in our lives I see..... :-)

Mr Kalahari:-
peminat? wow. never thot i have one. cheh...malu plak...

the music, I don't want to disable it bcoz i like it playing automatically like that, but u can turn it off by clicking on the pause button. (See sidebar)
I take it u're not into david bowie then? :-)
maybe i should play something else then, how bout Natasya Bedingfield's Pocketful of Sunshine, since u're hot and all? ..haha..

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
Awat diam je?
Mr Kalahari

Queen Of The House said...

This is a howl!! Can I copy and share all the "new words" here with some friends who are totally non-fans of you-know-who?

Typhoon Sue said...

mr. kalahari:
saya demam bang..... tak larat

queen of the house:
sure. help yourself. i'm all for improving everybody's vocabularies