Friday, April 8, 2011

Apoc-Zen Project: Gnomon

Apocryphal Zenzizenzizenzic is an old Latin phrase referring to someone who has the uncanny ability to define obscure words with pinpoint accuracy.

(read about the project and accompanying contest)

Day 7: Gnomon: verb. to saturate an area with garden gnomes (small humanoid creatures, usually wearing pointy hats).

"Hey, Sally. Roger and I are gonna gnomon Bill's house tonight. You in?"

"You bet your sweet gnomon ass I am, being a hoodlum and all."

After the gnomon incident at City Hall last week, city workers have requested police escorts to their vehicles after dark.

This public service announcement was brought to you by the letter "G". Remember to leave your definition in the comments below for your chance to win :-)


  1. "You bet your sweet gnomon ass I am" - I am SO gonna' find a way to work that into a conversation soon. :)

  2. Great one ~2! You got me some good chuckles, heh. ;)

  3. Going along with our hero's inability to properly use words, this is what he says to turn down an invitation after work.

    Want to come out to the strip club?
    Gnomon, my wife would kill me.

  4. Gnomon is ever going to take you seriously, ~2!
    Love the pic!

  5. A Jamaican slang phrase which means "go on man" , when spoken in an English accent .


  6. Gnomon -An "I dunno man" kinda like a yes man who doesn't know.


  7. As my Scottish father would often remark, to negate a point of discussion:

    "Gnomon, ya' dinna un'erstan'...."


    SueH I refuse to go quietly!

  8. KJM, That is awesome.
    I'm out of ideas myself. Everything good's been taken! Gotta remind myself to get here earlier...