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A new word, long meme - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
A new word, long meme
I think SW can contribute a new slang word to the dictionary. Alas, "obi" is already a word--a sash, I believe--so I'll have to go with the unused "obism," definition: Something that's true, as long as you're not using words as the person listening understands them. (Eg, from ANH--not RotS, no spoiler--"Vader betrayed and murdered your father," meaning, "Everything your father was, was destroyed." Or in my own experience, "I'm finished with my assignment, Mrs. H," translated to, "I've done exactly as much of this assignment as I have any intention of doing.")

Edit: gehayi recommends making a verb of the last name, Kenobi, as in, "I kenobied so-and-so about it..."

I like that.


Swiped from lothi

If I was a movie I'd be: Stand By Me
If I was a character I'd be: Obi-Wan Kenobi (yes, I love Anakin, but if I'm being honest with myself, I'm more Obi-Wanish, or more Remus Lupin-ish; very similar characters, I kind of flipped a coin between them)
If I was a business I'd be: A magazine
If I were a month, I'd be: July (I love my birthday month!)
If I were a day of the week, I'd be: Saturday
If I were a time of day, I'd be: 3 AM.
If I were a planet, I'd be: Mars
If I were a sea animal, I'd be: Probably coral
If I were a piece of furniture, I'd be: An ornately carved mahogany chair
If I were a sin, I'd be: Sloth
If I were a liquid, I'd be: Sea water
If I were a tree, I'd be: A willow
If I were a bird, I'd be: I'd love to be all majestic here, but I think I'd probably just be a seagull or a pigeon or something
If I were a tool, I'd be: A hammer
If I were a flower, I'd be: A tea rose
If I were a kind of weather, I'd be: Slightly foggy, but warm
If I were a musical instrument, I'd be: Violin
If I were an animal, I'd be: A lion. The clumsy one at the zoo that rolls off his sunning rock.
If I were a sound, I'd be: Keyboard tapping
If I were a material, I'd be: crushed velvet
If I were a romantic action I'd be: holding
If I were a taste, I'd be: sweet corn
If I were a word, I'd be: vaguely
If I were a facial expression, I'd be: bemused
If I were a shape, I'd be a: weird Rorshach inkblot
If I were a colour, I'd be: wine
If I were a state, I'd be: Massachusetts. I can't live without the crazy.
If I were a number, I'd be: 17
If I were a mythical creature, I'd be: A Muse
If I was a country I'd be: The U.S.
If I was an emotion I'd be: boredom, at the moment
If I was a currency I'd be: wizard gold
If I were a direction, I'd be: Northeast
If I were a vegetable, I'd be: Spinach
If I were a fruit, I'd be: a pomegranate
If I were an element, I'd be: water
If I were an anime, I'd be: Someone I couldn't identify
If I were a song, I'd be: "Bitch," by Meredith Brooks (?)
If I were a book, I'd be: Lord of the Flies
If I were a food, I'd be: Goodness, I'm running out of answers to this. I don't know. Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup?
If I were a body part, I'd be: ears
If I was a quote, I'd be: The most important things are the hardest things to say.
If I was a line from a song, I'd be: Today, I have to say, "It's hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain." Even though it's May. Because it feels like November rain out there.
If I were a X-man, then I'd be: Nightcrawler
If I were a metal, I'd be: Silver
If I were a piece of Jewlery, I'd be: a necklace
If I were a alcoholic beverage, I'd be: A glass of wine
If I were a Greek God/Goddess, I'd be: Athena.
If I were a Shakesperean play, I'd be: Julius Caesar
If I were a era, I'd be: Victorian
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marycontraria From: marycontraria Date: May 24th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Like Dobby, trying to communicate with Harry in CoS by saying "He Who Must Not Be Named" instead of "You-Know-Who"... as if Harry would ever have actually made that connection.

Waitaminute - I always assumed the motivation behind He Who Must Not Be Named was the same as for You-Know-Who... just avoiding saying Voldemort. If it's not Voldemort but Tom who "mustn't be named", then why is that? And what's the significance of Dumbledore's calling Voldemort Tom at the end of OotP?

And why am I still sitting here in my pyjamas trying to wrap my brain around something that probably doesn't matter anyway, when I should be outside painting the trailer?? Hmmm.
marycontraria From: marycontraria Date: May 24th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, ignore me, I'm an idiot. Not He Who Must Not Be Named, therefore still Voldemort who must not be named. I'm leaving now.
pacoman From: pacoman Date: May 24th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
And what's the significance of Dumbledore's calling Voldemort Tom at the end of OotP?

Psychological warfare.
marycontraria From: marycontraria Date: May 24th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Best. Warfare. Ever.
drakyndra From: drakyndra Date: May 25th, 2005 06:43 am (UTC) (Link)
So true...
amelia_eve From: amelia_eve Date: May 24th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I were a meme, I'd be: a lot shorter.

Honestly, doesn't this reveal something at the end, like The Animal is how you see yourself, The Piece of Furniture is how you see your home, and The Body Part is your true love?

I may have to write the corresponding analytical meme now.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 24th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
It didn't have anything at the end in lothi's version. It was mostly something to kill time.
gehayi From: gehayi Date: May 24th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could always turn his last name into a verb--"to Kenobi."
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 24th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I like it. It rolls off the tongue.

"Ah, I kenobied the prof about my assignment... I'm totally not even started yet, but I said I'd been putting in a lot of library time. I mean, he doesn't need to know I've been playing Runescape there."
ide_cyan From: ide_cyan Date: May 24th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
A synonym for equivocation, then.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 24th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Slang for it, more or less.
dramaturgy From: dramaturgy Date: May 24th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Way to verb a noun.
drakyndra From: drakyndra Date: May 25th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Personally, I have always called it "Certain-Point-of-Viewing."

As in, "Don't you Certain Point of View me!"

And yes, I have actually said this in RL. I am that sad.
drakyndra From: drakyndra Date: May 25th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
EDIT: How I use it is generally meaning telling the truth, but in a way that is meant to be misinterpreted. I don't think I need to give you an example...
ringlass From: ringlass Date: May 29th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Kenobied, heheheh. Love it. Though most of urbandictionary.com is bullshit, I suggest you submit it nonetheless.
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