The Internalational Dictionary of Neologisms

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PRYDXL (version 5.2)

1. any unknown Mayan alchemical compound [MA]

2. contradictions which only "seem" paradoxical [MA]

3. martianspeak as received by Jack Spicer

4. the ability to forget one's own phone number in a crisis [MA]

5. a web anthology of text, poems, music which which which contain little if any recognizable English.  please send your submissions to Miekal And at  no deadline. what do words want?

6.  a detachment disability triggered by repeated leverage buy-outs.  [SK]

7. (n)  in Goidelic mythology the son of Bubo and Psalter. Leprechauns kidnapped him at birth.  [SK]

8. (n) one hundredth part of the Senate of Ninevah.  [SK]

9. (n) an experimental fuel for disposable butane lighters. to date, it does not mix very well with methane series having two isomeric forms; however, scientists at genome labs inc., washington d.c., in a recent Scientific Journal article stated, "the mistakes were inherently isomeric. isomorphic experiments on mice look more promising, with less spelling errors, and we are all fired up by the initial results."  [SK]

10. someone who has an obsessive-compulsive snooping disorder.  [SK]

11.  dogmatic assertion of the order of time or importance; usually referring to someone who says, "I was here first!"  [SK]

12.  a factory where pixels are produced. [SK]

13a.  juvenile pterodactyl, faux fawn wanna be, fain, as signet is to swan [GM]

13b. (per-y-dok-l) (n) (New Latin Prydxlactylus, genus of small juvenile reptiles, from Greek pryteron wing + daktylos finger, 1830) any of vaious juvenile Prydxlosaurs (suborder Prydxlvloidea) of the Late Jurassic and Cretaceous period having a rudimentary tail and small yellow beak, main diet of mushrooms and coprolite. [CB]

14.  sap extracted from the cones of indigenous pine trees; used as a preservative in eggnog.  [SK]

15.  a parody in essay form; used with 'of', the students were each asked to write a prydxl of War and Peace for the final examination.  [SK]

16. party game using ten digits or fingers.  [SK]

17. (archaic) ancient Portuguese monetary unit.  [SK]

18. uncertain outcome; when one hedges one's bets, refuses to predict or to take one side v. the other, one will issue a p rydxl instead, thereby playing it safe; used mostly in legal briefs.  [SK]

19.(v)( colloquial) to coin.  orig. Medieval when monks would engrave their favorite slogans on the front and back of coin units to be used as talismans.  gave rise to expressions such as, heads or tails and six of one half-dozen of the other.  fell into disuse sometime after the invention of the two-headed coin, subsequent to which, you had flip sides of the same. [SK]

20. refers to nosey northerners who pry into the ways of southerners.[JF]

21. Xray vision produced when unraveling the double helix into cerebral cortex [EH]

22. (n) the term used in literary criticism to describe a work that displays a powerful understanding of critical theory and an able, highly experimental manipulation of the medium, but that ultimately says absolutely nothing definite, and will support any number of contradictory interpretations. is said to be named after the first text written in such a fashion, whose entire body reads 'prydxl.' informal. [DS]

23. (n) An invitation to play euchre in Alaska. [JK]

24. (n) An inconstant, unfixed, but ever-present and ever-moving co-ordinate in a computational device's active matrix at any given time. Synchronic patterns within the matrix may  result in all action within the matrix being fatally suspended due to the "prydxl" being "coralled" (cf). Operating systems cannot give a warning when they suffer such a "prydxl lock". The device must be isolated from its power source and then reconnected. It is recognised that most if not all computational device freezes are caused by the locking of a prydxl. It is not yet clear whether more than one "prydxl" lock can happen simultaneously. [AM]

25. (n)  that which comes before prediction (Orig:Babel Fish Corp) [SR]

26. (n) A Freudian slip accompanied by an excessive flow of saliva.  As in - "Oops! I didn't mean to say it or spray it!" "You prydxlite!" [MS]

27. The predicament of having one's penis caught in a orafice (post copulation).

A phenomonon that often occurs with mating dogs. [DW]

28. It's a toothpaste.  Better than Crest. [JR]

29. (pree-diks-ul) (slang) a sum equivalent to $10,000. The term derives from the surname of Uigurstani president Najmani Prydxl who reputedly won his country's presidency by paying that amount to have ballot boxes excluded from the  counting process (cf. a BUSH). Common usage...Do this favour for me and it's worth a prydxl. [AM]

30.  one having an inordinate amount of pride (as in pride XL) [CB]

31. acronym for:  People Rallying for Yankee Doodle Xenophobes of Louisiana! [CB]

32. Albanian slang for " the eye of the needle". [DW]

33. a change-changer used primarily by mass merchandise supermarkets; a machine which predetermines a fixed, arbitrary X% of the gross and bilks customers of this amount for its work; a device which leaves consumers net amount figures to exchange for paper money; an invention used to empty ashtrays, vases and the like in the home environment, where pocket change (pennies et al) has been known to collect at the speed of light; (orig.) modelled on the pinball machine, it saves customers and consumers alike the arduous tasks of counting, squeezing and rolling up change into those impossibly small paper wrappers, and then having to stand in long lines at banks for the equivalent amount in bank notes; an apparatus that changes change into cash while you play pokemon. [SK]

34. in sibling sequencing the prydxl follows the prodigy; in a family of multiples, the middle child who competes for attention; in botany, a root that sprouts at a radically different angle. [SK]

35. [L., from Gr. prydxlaeos, raw meat] the raw meat eaten by plants when roasted to a pulp by geographical natives; has world-wide distribution. [SK]

36. a robbery that almost doesn't come off [MH]

37. (n) A complex wherein the sufferer discovers that they are neither here nor there.As in -"In a state of prydxl." [MS]

38. a mirror-hung car deodorizer [MH]

39. a state of confusion one experiences when she doesn't know why she's being asked to provide her full name. [DW]

40. (v) (from the Sanskrit prydxlshad, to sit and await) to sit and wait anxiously. [SK]

41.  (n) Shampoo specifically designed by the Oxydyl Corp., for putting kinks into your hairstyle. Also used in the early 18th Century by  Max G. Oxydyl for his washing soap product, which was not as successful a product as his special socks for soldiers in cold war zones. [SR]

42. (n) the scab on top of a syphilitic chancre located in the genital region; not to be confused with prydxill, a non-syphilitic scab; prydxlous, a., having the qualities of a prydxl. [SK]

43. a now dis-credited anti-depressant, once lauded as "the sunshine pill". The active ingredient, prydxline hydrochloride, was suspected of causing hemorrhagic fever but initial research papers voicing this suspicion were concealed by the manufacturers Eli Glaxy and the drug extensively trialled in sub-Saharan Africa. It was never patented for use in The US or Europe. Prydxline hydrochloride is now used as an ingredient in the manafacture of flame retardant seating in aircraft. [AM]

44. Brand name pro generic cynic Rx; active ingredients toxin cynicisms [GM]

45. a term derived from Linguistic Theory denoting a refinement in the practice of stylistic analysis. [AM]

46. a laboriously contrived fiction which the user supposes enhances his or her image. [AM]

47. instant genus arcane, of phylum berry dxls that have to eschewed woe before uttering produces extreme whazat, herb? [GM]

48. spam in the guise of junk mail. [SK]

49. (from the L. ipse oopse) a confirmed rumor. [SK]

50. The fortelling of a catastrophic event. First coined by Max Troosie who hollered moments before the Hindenburg landed " I zense an  imminent prydxl." Unfortunately Mr. Troosie did not live to enjoy the prominence of his verbal contribution to the dictionary. [DW]

51. the key on your keyring you forget what it goes to, but you keep anyway because you think it might be something important [MH]

52. putative quote gene marker for owning a sequence of nouns and verbs, effete of copyright, as if one could property own beckoning. [GM]

53.(n) an ongoing situation of uncertain future duration (etym. uncertain) [AM]

54. (cinemat.) The encoded password of the computer programme in Gorachovski's banned 1973 film noir we have the keys of the planet. Gorachovski concocted the word by latinising his telephone number, Pryograd 540. [AM]

55. forcing the lid off a medicine bottle [DC]

56. plural form of the noun, "srydxxxl." [BG]

57. brain-state caused in human beings by a member of the opposite sex's saying something intelligent. [BG]

58. any monologue performed at a family friendly theme restaurant on the topic "The Reason A Score Of Zero In Tennis Is Referred To As Love." [DC]

59. A new internet connection protocol, whose development has been government funded with the intention of making it much easier to pry into citizens' computers. [KG]

60. irregular past tense of PRYXL [AN]

61. n. computer term. (orig. Murphy's Law) anything that can go wrong will - and more so. gave rise to the popular notion, "if you don't own a computer, don't buy one; and if you buy one, don't turn it on." sporadically, prydxl is referred to as a mode of dress, as when one appears at a formal social function wearing cold-weather boots, one is in a prydxl. [SK]

62. an herbal sleeping aid that promises a vivid recollection of dreams. (Omaha Sara) [DC]

63. a new pharmacy drug for treating dyslexics who suffer from premature ejaculation. [BB]

64. a holographic projection of the hypothesized biological predecessor of archeopteryx, the oldest known fossil bird, having a long vertebrate tail. [TO]

65. a subparticle posited by graphic physicists to account for the strange behavior of electrons fired into a pixel. [TO]

66. (psych.) a sufferer from what was once regarded as a sociopathic tendency, but which is increasingly recognised as the norm. The term originates from Ralph Angst's case study of his patient Auguste Prydxl. Prydxl would become morose at Christmas and need hospitalising. Far from being ill prydxls are now recognised as indicators of cultural shifts. They alert the populace that aspects of the cultural traditions of a society are not conducive to well-being. [AM]

67. the hypothesized interval, based on previous experience, between one breaklust & the next [MH]

68. Latin for pretty damn excitable. [DW]

69. a word without any vowels. [KB]

70. Nester Prydxlowski. Born: 1880, Lvov, Russia. Died: 1921, Warsawa, Poland. Nester Prydxlowski was a Polish anarchist who contributions to word liberation include various proclamations including, "Meaning-Smeaning." He claimed that meaning was the result of the necessity for the bourgeois and ruling classes to count the number of grain and wine amphorae stored within their basements. Further, he is reputed to have written that words of meaning imprisoned magic, spiritual beings and sound within a tight, restricted, sadistic slaughterhouse cattle pen, from witch words could only escape and recommune with the imagination by taking only the most extreme measures. He advocated the complete annihilation of poetic text. His revolutionary tools included instantaneous translation, sound scapes, consonant string poems and a ruthlessly chaotic river of poetry that would, that had to, by its nature run over its banks and trap the rich and wealthy poets of the world on small islands or networks that would be incestuously poetic. Prydxlowksi's ideas, known as Prydxl, only survive in second hand accounts. No texts were produced. Nevertheless, Prydxl remains like the festering wound on the chest of the Christ and is a monument to those who treasure creativity beyond the mundane and bourgeois notion of poetry. Prydxlowski decomposed body, which he often referred as his text, was found in a Tatra mountain forest. [MB]

71. A PRYDXL is a ceremony designed to straighten out a painfully bent penis. Mainly practiced today as a measure of last resort. [JMB]

72. The shortest piece of a C-flute, especially one bearing a specifically measured trace of tarnish of the type that results from uniquely wayward performances of late Baroque scores. [SM]

73. A new electronic warfare weapon developed by the National Security Agency. It will allow Pentagon to disrupt enemy servers & communications by instantly turning their content into language poetry. [IS]

74. Acronym, the original meaning of which has been lost, used to categorize artesian well waters from Superfund sites. [JL]

75. (n., archaic) Salve commonly dispensed in bathhouses. [JL]

76. A she-cat hellqueen, especially wicked or eerie looking one, sometimes inspired by or having influence over government policies, as it were, a shadow government or policy distinctions cannot be clearly made or precisely determined. [LT]

ADDENDUM: The noise made by the above cat during affectionate/demonic backlash. [KE]

77. Common name for Twenty-Second Century prematurely born synthetic males. Suffix "La" used for females, e.g., Prydxl-La. Suffix "Le" used for gender-nonspecific diminutive, e.g., Prydxl-Le. [JL]

78. CORRECTION: Sub-species (threatened) of microscopic butterflies found only in the Louisiana parishes adjacent to the oil refining center of Algiers. [Note: There are conflicting opinions on both whether the PRYDXL is a species or sub-species and as to the definitive status of its "threatened" status. This information is offered as a nonpredjudicial addendum to the original definition.] [JL]

79. The very instant at which psychics begin to channel, the instant something strikes them, the instant before it becomes a PREDICTION. [KE]

80. With respect to Kathy Ernst's helpful definition, this "instant" (PRYDXL) was extensively documented in the tragically evaporated Compendium of Powers, once housed in the Old Hogwart's Library. Suspended traces of the document are said to hover over the school's campus. [JL]

81. PRYDXL, as it became known in the media, was a particularly embarassing public relations fiasco for gangster rapper DMX, whose hit "D-X-L (Hard White)," as it turned out, included lyrics originally written by Barry Manilow. These lyrics can be found at : [IS]

82. According to an ancient manuscript DE NATURA TORTUORUM written by Almeric de Padua circa XI cent. the PRYDXL was an instrument of torture used by the monks in order to extract the confession (by extracting their teeth out) of guilt of witches and warlocks. [CL]

83. An anti-depressant that turns you opalescent in color and irresistibly silly and sexy in temperament. [MD]

84. A leather-winged flying reptile that flapped about crapping where statues would one day be built [EW]

85. A word which in its standard English form has no character immediately recognisable as a vowel eg 'hymn', 'syzygy', 'Ynysybwl' and of course 'prydxl' [RP]

86. The collective term for a family group of sphinyx. Often inappropriately used for family groups of griffons (which are properly known as mervs), or winged lions (which are properly termed saintmarks). [MM]

87. (n) An ultralight flying device similar in concept to a hangglider, but often much more complicated in design e.g. that prydxl flys really well! [SJ]

88. The 540th attempted pry or the 540th crowbar used in single objective being a sarcastic reference to: (Archaic) a model of crowbar popular among early Romans. Figuratively, a persistent if unsuccessful nosy person. (from pry + DXL 540) [LV]

89. (n) n unexpected favorable outcome. As when a situation that is going badly spontaneously improves, thus averting a “predicament”. [DRM]

90. U.S. military slang, a large Puerto Rican estate considered for commandeering to use as a base of operations in various secret plans to invade Cuba in any of a number of scenarios. [WN]

91. Trademark, a sexual lubricant the sale of which generates donations to gay and lesbian causes. [WN]

92. Acronym for "Prefers Rain Yet Digests Xeropilous Life;" term describing saprophytic organisms that thrive well on decaying cactus. [PBO]

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