Muddy: Disturbing the Daisies – the Catictionary Rises.

Is it time to exhume the Catictionary?

It depresses me to perform the role of pessimist, however I feel we are losing the language conflict of attrition.

In the U.S, the words riot and insurrection have been redefined. Illegal immigrants became Dreamers. Worldwide, pandemic has morphed into a simile of Armageddon (without the catchy Aerosmith ballad). Activists who wore a uniform, carried weapons, and paid homage to a special ideology were permitted to Burn, Loot, and Murder (in co-ordinated groups). A smaller number of loosely-aligned individuals who destroyed Government property on one occasion, are referred to as extremists or supremacists.

In the fossil press, conservative individuals invariably have an emotive adjective such as controversial preceding their name.

Those who advocate for a statistically insignificant sub-group (socialist-leaning, predominantly Caucasian females in ‘Western’ First-World countries) are admirably labelled feminists, despite evidence that their concerns are only for an elite, dare we say privileged, few?

For the as-yet-unsullied, the Catictionary was a periodic attempt at compiling a collection of original words and their meanings, in response to the ongoing and designed manipulation of the English language, which is a prelude to social, environmental, or other policy changes.

In a broad sense, the goal was more than to seek witty-yet-truthful new words – is it Flannerying anywhere in the country at the moment? – as replacements for the usual propaganda devices. The hope was to stimulate conversation about how as individuals, we still possess a remarkable ability and opportunity to shape our world using language. Do we take it for granted?

There are a handful of very simple guidelines for contributing to the Catictionary:

  • Original words only will be accepted. They must be your creation, or those of another Catallaxy contributor. There is no limit to the number of words you can contribute.
  • Your word must come with a definition, even a rough one. Take a stab at it.
  • Potentially libellous words cannot be accepted.
  • Acronyms will not be accepted.
  • Words which include or refer to ‘Nazi’ – or related words – will not be accepted.

Lurkers who read but seldom comment are very welcome to make suggestions. You don’t have to be part of the Mean Grrrls Clowder (Clowder Puffs?). Many of my favourite past suggestions were from Cats I had never seen commenting in the usual threads. Give it a go.

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97 Responses to Muddy: Disturbing the Daisies – the Catictionary Rises.

  1. Clinton Dowling says:

    ‘Handful’ – Plural of Women of the Labor Party.

  2. Shy Ted says:

    Great to have you back, muddy. May I suggest
    Destroylian – a person who, despite benefitting hugely from the success of the Australian nation, now seeks to destroy any and every little piece of it that was instrumental in providing their advantage.

  3. Shy Ted says:

    Blobgic – a poster named Bob whose every post is roundly ridiculed for the sheer lack of logic.

  4. Arky says:

    Shit Vortex.- The conglomeration of all the intersecting lunacies of the age and how they interact to fuck us all.

  5. C.L. says:

    Shit Vortex is a genuine new addition.

  6. C.L. says:

    Words which include or refer to ‘Nazi’ – or related words – will not be accepted.

    Fine, Nazi nazi.

  7. calli says:

    Karcrashian – when a social media post goes horribly wrong

    Maskeraid – groups sprung and fined for not observing Covid “rules”

  8. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Hairdophile – An politician with a peccadillo for sniffing young girls hair.

  9. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Joementia – The inane ramblings of POTUS 46

  10. Herodotus says:

    Koalition – when WWF fundraising campaign with a “Koalas Evicted From Their Forest Homes” theme meets a community emotive response despite the fact that the basic premise of that campaign has been roundly debunked by a contributor to Quadrant.

  11. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Danophiliac – Emotional toddlers who slavishly follow their oppressor, aka Complete Mongs

  12. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Albobalm – the massage oil at an Asian rub&tug

  13. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Whoever thought of Prostitot needs an honourable mention.

  14. incoherent rambler says:

    Pandademic
    s.a. Pandaemic

    meaning is obvious

  15. lotocoti says:

    Danophiliac – Emotional toddlers who slavishly follow their oppressor, aka Complete Mongs

    Perhaps Danophilia – a sordid submission fetish everywhere but Victoria.

  16. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Pantyfa – a social bedwetter who protests for no reason a rational person can fathom

  17. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Perhaps Danophilia – a sordid submission fetish everywhere but Victoria.

    I like how you think.

  18. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Plebersick – someone who joyfully exploits the plight of young women for political gain.

  19. covid ate my homework says:

    Plebersick

    Right idea, wrong spelling. It’s Plebersique.

  20. covid ate my homework says:

    Commufist…surely it need no clarification.

  21. 132andBush says:

    The Bidency:
    (Someone else can come up with a definition, I’m way too tired)

    See also “Shit Vortex”

  22. Michael Daly says:

    I often think about how kids must see the world as a scary place. The zeitgeist they inhabit is full of messages of insecurities and resentments. Curriculum, media and their own peer interactions seem somewhat short on optimism and hope. I noted the recent language of the Mars lander making its “terrifying” descent and landing “safely”. I thought it was a machine. I note too the suffocating blanket of bureaucracy focussed on safety and orthodoxy. I’m not much persuaded by conspiracies of bad progressive actors corrupting discourse. I think it’s the world view we’ve provided for the children who are now young adults. That broadly based sense of insecurity and threat automatically leads them to positions that are as free of paradox and indeterminacy as possible. The middle ground where courteous discourse could take place is a scary because in that space lies the potential for doubt. Emotionalism trumps reason.In the meantime, Sky news and The Shot jostle for legitimacy while throwing ideological hand grenades.

  23. Mother Lode says:

    Joementia, I like!

  24. covid ate my homework says:

    Can anybody here explain how a parachute can be deployed in Mars’ atmosphere?

  25. covid ate my homework says:

    Maybe the dividend for throwing endless cash at NASA is more CGI, a trip to Greenland and a shit load of climate crap. Just asking.

  26. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Polliemuppet ,a career politician .
    Trumpophile ,loves the the Don.
    Trumpophobe , hates truth and the Don
    Fantastiologist, a white ndigenius archaelogist .
    Indigenius , clever the way whites claim to be black for they money.
    Kleptoelectionist, a decromat who steals elections .
    Polyentologist, abc comentator specialising in studying polliemuppets .
    Bidenologist person of dubious morals who takes bribes and tells lottsa lies .

  27. Mother Lode says:

    Can anybody here explain how a parachute can be deployed in Mars’ atmosphere?

    I don’t get it. Why wouldn’t it? There is a thin atmosphere and gravity (not as much as Earth).

  28. theleftfootkick says:

    A Whoopsie! when your out walking the dog and it pulls you up in a less than ideal place and unloads with a big crap, for you pick up!

  29. covid ate my homework says:

    I don’t get it. Why wouldn’t it? There is a thin atmosphere and gravity (not as much as Earth).

    Not as much as Earth at all, let’s agree on .6 of 1% of Earths atmospheric pressure. So if a parachute wont deploy on Earth at 30k feet and in fact requires a small chute to deploy the main chute over 15k feet which is far greater than the pressure at ground level on Mars. You tell me.

  30. duncanm says:

    Mother Lode says:
    February 25, 2021 at 7:02 pm
    Can anybody here explain how a parachute can be deployed in Mars’ atmosphere?

    I don’t get it. Why wouldn’t it?

    exactly. Pressure is more than half of Earth’s at the surface, and its 95% CO2 (aieeeeee!), so denser, yes?

  31. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    “The ones with the four legs are the masters , the two legged ones pick up their crap ” said one martian to the other .

  32. covid ate my homework says:

    exactly. Pressure is more than half of Earth’s at the surface, and its 95% CO2 (aieeeeee!), so denser, yes?

    So at what altitude can you deploy a parachute on Mars?

  33. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Pascoriginal – an ahistorical fantasist that has no aboriginal DNA.
    See also fauxboriginal

  34. Carpe Jugulum says:

    God, i love the Catictionary.

    But will the new additions make it into cut & paste?

  35. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Barbie Snob A person who thinks that if you buy a smoker and cook dead cow you are a BBQ Master.

  36. Muddy says:

    Clinton Dowling – I understand (and smiled) – but it’s an existing word, so no-go.

    theleftfootkick – Similarly to above, I think your whoopsie also exists, at least in the vernacular.

    Shy Ted – thanks.

    covid ate my homework – is Commufist an original of yours or another Cat? If yes, please have a go at a definition.

    Thanks to all who have contributed so far. The process will be as in previous years, so stay tuned.

    To the parachute on Mars people – stop despoiling my thread.

  37. Shane says:

    Even though it was Tim Blair who first coined it & it generated such outraged angst & pushback that he was pressured to cease and desist [I am presuming doing so was a sound career move in part at least due to those Hampton party frequenting, woke activist daughters in law of his ultimate employer ], FRIGHTBAT is still a vivid evocative descriptive term that really deserves to live on…..where one word literally evokes at least a thousand sour faces.

  38. Anthony Taylor says:

    Adjective: Unprecedented.
    Definition: an event that might or might not be unfamiliar in the observer’s experience but which when identified as such supports their argument or ideology.
    Example: The summer 2019/2020 bushfires were frequently described as “unprecedented” in scale although they were fractional in comparison to the area of Australia subject to bushfires of 1975.

  39. Muddy says:

    Carpe Jugulum says:

    But will the new additions make it into cut & paste?

    The quality-control ferrets have aged, lost some eyesight, divorced, developed male pattern baldness (and shoulder-carpet), and lost all compassion, patience, and tolerance since the glory days of 2018-19.

    I hope that answers your question.

  40. Herodotus says:

    Dem-mentia has a certain ring to it.

  41. Nighthawk the Elder says:

    Is it possible to collate each evolution of the Catictionary into one place and have it permanently available for reference, say, as a link on the blog roll on the right column of this site? Saves searching the archives and trawling the older posts to check if a word has been put forward before.

    Some words belong to the discussion of the day, but many other in the Catictionary are timeless. I’ve got none to offer for this round, but I’m loving the contributions of others. Thanks Muddy for curating this.

  42. Boxcar says:

    Turd salad, formerly Word salad.
    My local council has a vision:
    “By 2030, embracing our heritage, environment and diversity, we – the community of – will be an inclusive, empowered, sustainable and visionary community, led and supported be a progressive council of excellence”
    If I ate alphabet soup for a week, my shit would make more sense than this.

  43. theleftfootkick says:

    As your dog can do an embarrassing ‘whoopsie’; the word I think is also very useful when a politician starts back peddling on something they have said and have not the guts to stick with it, they are talking it nonetheless.

  44. lotocoti says:

    Femanist – A neckbeard on the pull.

  45. calli says:

    i love the Catictionary.

    Felinglish

  46. Buccaneer says:

    Plainstiff- boyfriend of gullible young female whom he encourages to go to the media rather than the police with rape claims, because trial by media never prejudiced the successful prosecution of a case and who cares anyway when you can stitch up her ex employer

  47. Buccaneer says:

    Gender steer – a man whom on having an operation to remove the equipment, realises it was all a mistake and wants it back.

  48. Noodles Romanoff says:

    Not an eligible term but the other day I heard someone refer to Aborigines as “The early settlers”. Very accurate description disrugging the feet from those who persist in dividing our country by race (who would be defined as racists by any definition of the term under non hysterical circumstances)

  49. Real Deal says:

    Loving this, Muddy. Honourable mentions to Carpe, Calli and Boxcar. Well done all.

  50. Buccaneer says:

    The Hive Eyes – a network of ccp nationals that managed to strip PPE from most western nations just in time for the wuflu to make PPE supplies important, then bombard western companies with emails offering special deals on PPE equipment that was substandard.

  51. calli says:

    Inschlockulation – the vaccine that isn’t

  52. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    New Abnormal: nothing normal about it

  53. Muddy says:

    Arky.

    Would it be permissible to rename the Shit Vortex the Arky Vortex?

  54. MatrixTransform says:

    Gender steer

    very funny
    anybody on the wrong side of the You Too movement

  55. MatrixTransform says:

    Would it be permissible to rename the Shit Vortex the Arky Vortex?

    it’s you thread.
    make it so Captain

  56. IainC says:

    Words which include or refer to ‘Nazi’ – or related words – will not be accepted.

    Dagnab it! I’ve had this at the ready for a new Catictionary callout for a while.
    Net Zeros, or NetZees – short for the Netzero Socialist Workers Party.
    Strike that one? How about:
    ImPOTUS – US leader unable to take a stand against any global terrorist or fascist threat for fear of offending someone in his Party.
    DemoKKKrat – you can take the Democrat out of the Confederacy, but you can’t take the Confederate out of the Democrat.
    Erascist – whitewashing the truth and blackening the past to colorize the present.
    Dandemonium – (surely around but I haven’t seen it) freewheeling incompetence allied with closely controlled and monitored panic masquerading as artful health policy

  57. Squirrel says:

    Penetralian – a Strayan who’s done the “right thing” and can’t wait to get to Bali

    Jabophile – a Strayan who’s done the “right thing” and can’t wait to do it again

    Hero of the Covidian Union – a Strayan who’s done the “right thing” on camera, to politely rapturous applause, and will therefore live forever (whether or not they get to Bali)

    Jabphobic – an enemy of the people

    Jabsceptic – a thought criminal

    Jaborrhoea – a contagious condition rampant in the Strayan media in 2021 – there is no known cure, vaccines only make it worse.

    Jabber the Hutt – inter-galactic villain brought back to life by doing the “right thing”

  58. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Vaxx Pornography: watching, especially on tv, others get the jab.

  59. Real Deal says:

    Wuhanjob.

    The toadying sycophancy of large corporate CEOs who do business on the mainland of China. Meaning that they turn a blind eye to human rights abuses.

  60. Buccaneer says:

    Agroculture – pre invasion day civilisations treatment of women and children

  61. I’m afraid prostatot is mine.

    An early 1970s underage girl available for issue to loiter in tent.

  62. Lloyd says:

    This is a wonderful exercise, good for laughs etc.

    But I can’t help but think we might be contributing to the opacity in language. A Commie is still a Commie, a thug is still a thug.

    But my favourite word which covers wide cohorts of today’s Walking Brain Dead, is the term custardhead.

  63. Arky says:

    Muddy says:
    February 25, 2021 at 9:33 pm
    Arky.

    Would it be permissible to rename the Shit Vortex the Arky Vortex?

    ..
    Only if you can catapult it into common usage and I get to know some future academic will use it with the sentence: “… of course we have all heard the phrase Arky Vortex, named after the 21st century shit warrior philosopher poet Arky”…

  64. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    The last time the consolidated Catictionary was published was over 3 years ago!
    https://catallaxyfiles.com/2017/10/09/muddy-catictionary-part-iv/

  65. Geoff Cruickshank says:

    Buginning – the onset of the great reset.
    Gretatude – the emotional response to the buginning of the soy-disant vegans.

  66. Xword says:

    Gingernuts: Women who wear the pants in a marriage

  67. Shy Ted says:

    WHOdunnit. The perplexing problem of WHO has been responsible for so many lies, backflips, wrong health advice, fake statistics, pushing false narratives and lying to the world about a fake pandemic. WHO could it possibly be?

  68. MarcH says:

    ulurude… Driving 2500 km across a desert to find out you can’t climb a hill and look at the view.

  69. Buccaneer says:

    Poxulism – a where decisions are made for the people in their ‘best interests’ by a group of people who have no respect for the people and who spend lots of time diluting any ability to determine whether or not the people actually voted for the decisions in question.

  70. Buccaneer says:

    Elitits – persons who roll up to a diversity or sustainability meeting or conference in the vain attempt to gain credibility by attending and praying to the diversity gods. Usually dressed in business attire from Lowe’s or some other house of non fashion that makes them stand out from the usual hipsterfied attire of other attendees. Also will make some kind of statement that will prompt a mental eye roll or furtive glances from the in audience. Examples include Bill Shorten, everyone in the in crowd knows a true adherent would never have man boobs…

  71. Buccaneer says:

    Leftits – tells everyone they adhere to every leftist pronouncement or policy. Argues every point. Then proceeds to un ironically make a complete mockery of themselves and their ideology by making and idiotic statement like i can’t describe all 35 genders because I got my junior to look into that and it’s all good because we’ve got it covered at my company

  72. Drax says:

    It seems I’m a Lurker, and I never knew. I thought I was just a reader trying to keep abreast of current affairs and reading my favorite blog. When I saw the word used in this post it sent me hurriedly to my OED, 11th edition, 2008, and there it was:

    “Read the postings of an on-line forum without contributing any message”
    More corruption of the English language by the digital world.

    So what now? Should I perhaps keep it a secret or tell the world? I can imagine the reaction of some. “Grandad – what are you doing?” “Lurking”, I reply. “Mummy mummy, grandads’ Lurking again” and how will my wife explain my practice to her bridge club? Do I accept my role as a Lurker: perhaps borrow a name from a yet-to-be-made British movie “Carry on Lurking” – The crew would have had a field day with that. Or do I come out of the shadows; discard my digital cloak, my wide brimmed digital hat, and hang up my digital cane and contribute some, hopefully useful, comment to the site?

  73. Professor Fred Len says:

    Dandemic, an economy adjusting bio war virus developed as part of the bely and road chinese co prosperity scheme .
    Ring of S2teel , a modern improvement on the old Iron Curtain idea .

    Vicpol,A new name for a Stasi type repressive military force.
    Bidening ,telling huge porlies with a “fatherly ” vacant look
    Pfizerating ,taking a genetic altering substane under a false conception .
    Astrazenecing an injection to attack the Dandemic chinese Wuhan biowar virus .

  74. Buccaneer says:

    Drax, I count myself as both a lurker and a poster. I occasionally post when I feel I have something to contribute but mostly just lurk.

  75. Buccaneer says:

    Dansplaining – repeated press conferences where no one is any the wiser as to what the subject is talking about and no journalist can ask questions that do more than skirt the issues at hand – a reference to Dan Andrews 100 plus press conferences after killing 800 people in the Dandemic where he refused to take responsibility

  76. Eyrie says:

    covid ate my homework says:
    February 25, 2021 at 6:55 pm
    Can anybody here explain how a parachute can be deployed in Mars’ atmosphere?

    Mars atmosphere is < 1% of Earth's at the surface. Because of the lower gravity on Mars the atmospheric density does not drop off as quickly with altitude. I could calculate this but can't be bothered at present. However if you are moving fast enough the quantity aero guys call q (1/2 rho.V.V where rho is density, V = True Air Speed) is high enough to deploy a parachute. There are even things such as supersonic parachutes which you might need on Mars because of the low density.
    The parachute saves fuel to decelerate. The chute isn't much good for landing though so you still need a powered descent for the last bit.
    Musk's Starship on Earth has a terminal velocity of about 70 meters/sec just before the landing flip. On Mars, lower gravity helps a bit but the terminal velocity at the same stage will be something like 500 meters/sec. Nevertheless even a thin atmosphere is useful for aerobraking. Starship won't use a parachute as it is designed to be totally reusable and anyway the chute(s) would be too large.

  77. Benno says:

    Kevniate : To tilt at windmills and publicly pontificate on peurile matters that have little basis in truth or accuracy. All done in the style of a miserable ghost.

  78. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Buccaneer,
    Thanks for the link, I forgot that even happened. I blame muddy for changing the title, as I searched for Catictionary and 2017 was the last one that matched.

    Slight definitional issue…

    Zucklish – the only language permitted for use on Facereich.

    It may be obvious to us which entity is referenced as Facereich, but Facereich has no definition in the Catictionary and it should.

    I’m also concerned that the GWGB Olympics did not take place in Jan 2021.

  79. davefromweewaa says:

    Expertocracy.
    Having to do what you are told by infallible government experts with your own money on your own property.

  80. Professor Fred Len says:

    Bidenening ,smelling children .
    Epsteined ,to die mysteriously in maximum security .
    Antifaed , the be a fascist pretending tyou support Trump .
    Rewoken ,,to find that woke is a joke
    Sinced ,to be barred from Ats

  81. Buccaneer says:

    I only remembered because I was so pleased that my entry of Ardengasm was included…

  82. Faye says:

    Thank you, Muddy. Wondering whether a Catictionary exists and this is either a new one or a finishing off of the old one? Wondering where my Catwords ended up? In the Catlitterbin? In the Catosphere? Or were laid to rest in the Catemetry? I must have missed your Catemo.

  83. Muddy says:

    Faye.

    The Catictionary exists only on this site. After a break of about 12 months, I decided to test if there was still interest in the concept, as I had felt previously that it wasn’t ‘going anywhere.’ I had not wanted it to be a tacky novelty, as I truly believe that language is one of the tools we lifters have used poorly, and have allowed our opponents to use against us.

    Buccaneer above has posted a link to the last compilation, in which I believe you will still find some of your contributions. Everything is temporary, however, so if the concept continues – under my ruthless dictatorship or someone else’s benevolent guidance – some older words may be replaced.

  84. Herodotus says:

    I think Fisk’s Keynesian Rape Multiplier is back in season.

  85. March says:

    Covidementor: Miserable public functionary, wraithlike in appearance, typically genderless, usually resides within Public Health Departments but may also be found in other government agencies, tasked with sucking the life out you on for your own good.

  86. duncanm says:

    Not from the cat, but Arkanacide is popular.

    Suspicious suicide after dealings with the CCF.

  87. incoherent rambler says:

    Jaborrhoea – a contagious condition rampant in the Strayan media in 2021 – there is no known cure, vaccines only make it worse.

    Clear winner.

  88. Shy Ted says:

    After having to deal with yet another unnecessary gummint dept who knew more about me than I did –
    Pry Minister – the person at the top of the pile who approves more laws monitoring you while ignoring your rights and the constitution.

  89. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Bimbecile: (Noun) Airheaded young woman spectacularly unaware of her own invincible ignorance, increasingly promoted to positions in the public and private sectors that are way beyond their competency. Example: Jen Psaki.
    Not to be confused with a “Prostitot”.

  90. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Dunc – see below:

    Arkancide: (Noun) A physically impossible and/or utterly implausible “suicide” suffered by individuals that may have fallen afoul of the Clinton Crime Family. e.g. “Jeffery Epstein was not a victim of arkancide”.

  91. Buccaneer says:

    Flabitat- an environmentalist committed to creating new habitat for the endangered pubic hair louse.

  92. Buccaneer says:

    Shartenfreude – taking inordinate joy in an account of someone else’s toileting mishap eg did you hear about how scomo shat his pants at engadine maccas

  93. Kneel says:

    Catarsetrophy: a disasterous outcome unforseen by progressives, but patently obvious to conservatives. “Dan Andrews’ COVID-19 response was a catarsetrophy”

  94. duncanm says:

    7-nilligate – to destroy a career through false accusations in the media and / or literature, preferably on the public purse.

  95. Shy Ted says:

    Comspiracy – the collusion of the left to wholly and knowingly perpetrate a complete fraud so large that it meets the criteria for – “tell a lie so big and repeat it so often that people accept it as fact”.

  96. Tim Neilson says:

    I self-“identify” as a “Menzies Moderate”.
    It’s a name I’ve invented to summarise my own set of social political moral and economic views. That is, broadly, reading Menzies’ “Forgotten People” lectures and agreeing with just about all of it (as properly understood – there’s a couple of things that look startling but which read in proper context make perfect sense.) (As an indicator of where that’s at, I did the “political compass” test and came up just about on the borderline of socially libertarian and authoritarian, and somewhat but not extremely towards economic libertarianism. )
    We often get vilified as “far right” etc. just for, e.g. nnot wanting 15 stone hulks of Y chromosome to go into women’s changing rooms just by “identifying” as female.
    There’s also often overlooked differences between “conservatives” and “libertarians” – and often differences between individuals within each of those broad groupings.
    So a term which describes a common (I hope!) outlook would seem to be useful.

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