Saturday, January 8, 2011

Brilliancy (Since there’s no reason not to be self-congratulatory as well)

I invented a new word yesterday.  I sometimes do that.  (Often because words get twisted on my tongue, sometimes because I can’t access the word I want to say in my brain.)

I was heading over to Marcy’s house to babysit Pete.  Pete just got an iPad for Christmas/Hanukkah.  He brought it to MyGym on Monday and Will thought it might be his.  It wasn’t a big deal -- just a little iPad confusion.  But I didn’t want Will and Pete fighting over one.  I asked Marcy if Pete was playing with his.  She said, “He might.”

I told her that I’d bring Will’s ipad over.  “I don’t want them to get into an iFight.”

That’s my new word … iFight.  I know …  it’s awesome, right?  It just came to me.

iFight: verb \īfīt\ 

 1. to engage in battle over possession of an iPad; or an attempt to defend one’s iPad from an adversary determined to open a different app and/or touch your iPad. 

2.  to look on anxiously while someone touches your iPad, only able to restrain yourself for a short time before pinching the usurper of your iPad to regain possession.

3. a skirmish, occasionally between Will, who only has about 10 things he really likes (and the iPad is one of the 10) and some unsuspecting person  who sees the iPad, says “cool, can I look at that” before reaching out.  Will’s answer is no.


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Unknown said...

Yeah, cause we don't want anyone getting ienvy!

Life as the mother of 4 said...

I'm so glad you understand my iwordiness!

shelley said...

hahahahaha that is brilliant!

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