Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Apocryphal Zenzizenzizenzic Project: Erotomania

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 5: Erotomania: Native to Oklahoma, erotomania is the desperation that overcomes a person when exposed to trashy romance novels.

This sensation, sweeping the western part of the state, is mostly comprised of middle-aged housewives. Meeting at the local Walmart the second Tuesday of each month, this rabid group has been known to trample staff, the elderly, and even small children, letting nothing stop them from getting their hands on the latest Harlequin release.

We'll you've got my definition. What's yours? (leave it in the comments for your chance to win)


  1. "Meeting at the local Walmart the second Tuesday of each month" hahahah THAT'S why it's so busy out there!

    Erotomania is what occurs once you start feeling like a functioning human again, after the demisemiquaver rubs off (which is, of course, after the start of Ambeer which escalates into "BREGMA!" then causes you to wake up needing Cofferdam) in which you feel quite invincible, and much like a rockstar for surviving all that was previously mentioned. In fact, you almost feel up to Ambeer (and all that follows) again that night.

  2. I can't beat allison's definition, but I thought Erotomania was blood poisoning from too much Eros...

  3. Darn! I know what the word means because I looked it up a few months ex-employee was taking too great an interest in my personal life. I'll check back tomorrow for the next word!

  4. I think it's a morbid fascination with decay/rot as portrayed on e-Bay LOL !!


  5. Erotomania: An inconsequential glam-rock band from Ballyfermot, Dublin; the lead singer of which was last seen driving an ice-cream van through a red light in Finglas.

  6. Allison - you're scary good

    Laura - ha!

    Tracy - Oh No! I am so behind on the "looking cool things up" phase.

    Michelle - I love any definition with the use of eBay - you made me snort.

    McShane - Rock-n-Roll!