Monday, April 19, 2010

My War on Literacy Continues

As most of you are more than certainly aware, I work tirelessly and (without a doubt) singularly focused on eliminating the threat of literacy, both pro and con.  My recent submission to Urban Dictionary, "disreproachable" (which many of you have noted from my splash page, is arguably not a word) has been accepted, and is actually a word:

Thank Jebus for Democracy.  Without the concept of democracy, any number of randomly authoritative d@@chebags* could have poo-pooed my submission and sh^tbagged it****, like the d@@chebags* they are.

Anyhooz, I think you get the point.
* I don't allow profanity on my blog, so I replace them with funny characters like "@."**
** Except for "choad" and/or "chode" (alternate spellings)***
*** Which I do not think are profane, since I've heard and seen both on primetime TV; the last bastion of decency in the US.
**** I don't actually know if "^" is a good alternate for "I" but here we are.  You know what it's good for? Laughy eyes like this: ^.^  *****
***** I should submit "laughy eyes" to Urban Dictionary.  Problem: people have to know how to spell "laugh" to find it.  Ugh.  Stupid language.

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Disreproachable" is a word

Based on an almost ridiculous outpouring of support from a number of blogs, it turns out that "disreproachable" actually IS a word, and I don't have to edit my splash page graphics after all.  Whew.  Maybe I can spend the THIS weekend with my kids, instead of slaving over this blog like I normally do.

Here's a typical example of people crying out for recognition of the word "disreproachable:"

So I sent the following definition to Urban Dictionary.  Let's hope they see the wisdom of my post.

Listen up, "disreproachable" is absolutely a word. I am not saying you hear it every day; in fact there is a significant, not-insubstantial chance you won't even hear it in your lifetime. You should get out more.

It's very much like "irreproachable" and its root word "reproach" but in no way similar, other than the obvious similarities.
Obviously similar uses: 
"Her grooming was beyond reproach; it was _irreproachable_."
"His groomering was _dispreproachable_; although without question I burned the couch cushion he sat on when he left."

Less similar: 
"You know how 'irreproachable' is a word? That's awesome, but I don't think 'disreproachable' is cool like that. Only a choad would say that."
"You know what word I like? 'Disreproachable.' That's an awesome word. I don't think a chode would use that word."

So, they are not completely interchangeable, but you definitely get the picture. Also, New Moon sucked. Where I come from the vampires actually suck blood. Come on.