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Friday, April 8, 2011

Blog Challenge "G"

I have to take a brief moment and toot my own horn for a second.  I scored my first goal ever at my hockey game last night!  For anyone who hasn't been reading my blog for long, I am a born-and-bred Texan who decided to pick up recreational ice hockey in my mid twenties.  I just started about a year ago.  So yaaaaaaaaay!!

Okay, so on to business.  :)

G is for: Gargalesthesia

Don't be intimidated by the number of syllables in this one.  It may actually come in handy.  Gargalesthesia is the sensation you get from being tickled.  It comes from the word for heavy tickling: gargalesis.

If you think about it, there really isn't a word we commonly use to describe the tickling sensation.  We always just say "it tickles" or "that tickles" when we try to describe it.  That's basically using a sentence in place of a noun (which isn't always proper).  So now you know the proper noun to use.  Now you can say, "wow, you gave me a real case of gargalesthesia" after someone tickles you.  Or while you're being heavily tickled, you can say "Stop!  You're giving me gargalesthesia!"  At the very least, they'll stop tickling you so you can explain yourself.  (It's really a good tactic, playing the smart card!)

Happy Friday, by the way!  :)


Jumble Mash said...

That's awesome! When Boyfriend tickles me I always say "Ouch!" because I really have no clue what else you're supposed to say. He says it doesn't hurt so I can't say that. lol.

Jess said...

Awesome word. That would trip somebody out if you used it instead of "tickle."

M.J. Fifield said...

Congratulations on scoring your first goal! I'm a born and bred New Englander and I can't even skate.

Love the word of the day.

RJR said...

Only problem I can see is the effect of being tickled is often so overpowering, that even saying STOP can be a challenge, so pronouncing the word gargalesthesia may be somewhat impossible in an emergency situation ;)


LAX Car Service said...

That sounds like a cross between a gastrointestinal problem and a disease. Either way, that is one mouthful of a word to describe being "tickled." So, how did we go from having a feeling of gargalesthesia to feeling the tickles?

Paul´s Bods said...

If your being can you get it together to say "stop you are giving me gargalesthesia!" ?
Tickling is an odd mix of pleasure and maybe that could explain the saying "a bit of slap and tickle!!" :-D

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