Monday, October 25, 2004


New addition to the Big Book of Bunkum:

umbot (n.) the breathtakingly bewildered or utterly blank look on the face of a blutterbunged soul

e.g. “Of course I’m d-d-delighted to see you again,” the underwhelmed umbot stammered, “...I just thought a Goosebump Bubble Bath and a bowl of Crispy Bat's Wings with Mushy Green Mash might be more tempting than afternoon tea and crumpets followed by a three-hour lecture by Professors Tit Wing Lo and Potchefstroom van Loo on The Quantum Mechanics of Whooshing and the Dilemmas Posed by Leapfrogging Black Holes.”

Contributed by: Jean-Jacques Bacon-Tacon, certified pest control officer and volunteer pin-ball machine installation and repair technician from Floyds Knobs, Indiana