July 1, 2008
Announcing the Ur Lexicontest!
A competition to create an Out of Ur lexicon full of wit and humor.
Regular readers of Out of Ur know that new words and phrases are often coined and disseminated on this blog. ("Church pirate" may be the most recent example thanks to Ed Young Jr.) We'd like to assemble an Out of Ur lexicon that records the definitions of these new words and phrases. This endeavor involves your help.
Send us your ideas for newly invented words that should be included in the Ur lexicon along with a definition and example of the word in use. Entries should follow a dictionary format. Here are two examples:
Pomosapian (n). A person so utterly entrenched in postmodernity they have totally lost touch with reality. They are often found at coffee shops and used book stores. "Bill thinks the law of gravity is a Euro-centric truth imposed upon indigenous peoples to prevent them from pursuing flight. He's a total pomosapian."
Calvinistas (n). Those who believe Calvin wasn't Calvinist enough and revel in belligerent theological discussions. They are easily diagnosed with an MRI scan because they completely lack a right hemisphere to thier brain. "When the Calvinistas arrived the pomosapians fled for their lives."
Entries may be nouns, verbs, adjectives, or adverbs, and may have more than one definition. You may submit as many words as you like. We'll be judging the entries based on creativity, originality, and hilarity. The words deemed to be most urthy (adj., that which is deemed worthy of Ur), will not be posted in the comments section. They will be published each week in the Out of Ur e-newsletter. (You may subscribe to the e-newsletter on the right.)
The person who submits the single entry judged to be the best by our editors will receive a free one-year subscription to Leadership journal. Good luck!