Coining a New Word
Posted on November 11, 2007 Posted by John Scalzi 22 Comments
Which means: “A scale model representation of the end of the world.”
At this very moment (5:17 pm, 11/11/07), this word is nowhere to be found on Google. I claim it for my own!
Yes, it has something to do with my Creation Museum visit. You’ll see why, soon enough.
Oh, my….I can’t wait.
Live Search says: “Were you looking for: Dior Armageddon”
Which is presumably when we are all uplifted and those found wanting are put on the rack.
I think that was the name of the band who put out that album “Adorable Nexus of Chaos.”
So the hostage negotiator says, “Well, well, Mr. Serial Killer. What are your prospects now that the SWAT team has your hide-out surrounded?”
And the killer says, “It looks like I’m either gonna di-oramageddon life in prison!”
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[*bows, blows kiss to the balcony, and TriceraStomps off stage*]
I envision something like a giant, Doc-Martened foot poised above a tiny blue Earth. Possible a tiny blue-dyed egg, so kids can buy one for a quarter (there has to be a machine) and put it under, and penny-press it with the Steel-Toed Boot of God.
Why do I suspect that Athena has a diabolical new project assigned to her?
And if you do manage to convince me that Armageddon’s on the way, I’m going to become Psuedocidal: having thoughts of self-termination, but too apathetic to follow through.
Hah! Take that, you word-coining guy, you!
Google currently thinks that I am wondering about the goremageddon, which is perhaps a band, but I was hoping was actually what the climate change non-believers were calling global warming. Goremageddon: The end of the world as predicted by Al Gore.
I totally want to see Dioramageddon!
I love this feeling I have. This warm, fuzzy feeling. And it’s all because I was one of the people who (forced) encouraged you to go to the Creation Museum in the first place. (Best 5 bucks spent. Ever!)
this is gonna be good…. squeee!!!
Is that anything like that tv commercial for Halo 3?
Nathan, I thought psuedocidal was plastic knives and ketchup across the wrist. Guess I’ve been doing it wrong for a while now…
Are you gettin’ it?
(yes, armageddon it!)
I kept reading it as dinoramageddon, which is even worse…like having to make a diorama of dinosaurs going extinct or something.
It’s hard to picture a diorama that could beat a full motion video of Rex’s omnivorous experimentation… I’m anxious to compare. :)
@12: I’m glad I’m not the only one who immediately started singing – I’m really getting it now.
But do you have a loverly bunch of coconuts?
Funniest. Definition. Ever.
You do know, though, don’t you, John, that they don’t call it Creationism anymore – they call it Intelligent Design.
Their argument has evolved, y’see . . . >:-)
But of course, these guys win . . . .
Thursday, Nov 15. 2040 hours, MST
Google reports 24 instances of “Dioramageddon”
thought you might like to know
“If this is the end of the world, Armageddon sick of it!” –Robert Heinlein in “Farnham’s Freehold”
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