The Osgiliate Dictionary - A Guide to Movies Forum Slang

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THE OSGILIATE DICTIONARY
A Guide to Movies Forum Slang
First Edition (June, 2003)

CONTRIBUTORS: * Bernd * bessthebard * Darmok_the_Green * Dave_LF * dhalgren * droolie * Edhelwen * Ethel * fisssh * Gandalf'sMother * girl dragon * greatsantini * Iavas-Saar * Jnyusa * Knight_of_Gondor * LadyCoralie * Lembas_Junkie * little_Ria * mrs_whatsit * Mummpizz * Nerdanel * Telemechos * Teremia * thedaimonlucifer * TheLidlessEyes * Tuor, * Wilko185 *

EGGERS-ON: * Mammo * PJ-the-Osgiliator * Voronwe_the_Faithful

EDITOR: Jnyusa

EDITOR'S NOTE:
This dictionary was created by posters in the Tolkienonline.com Movies Forum threads entitled "Movies v. Original Story" and "Going to Osgiliath." The dictionary is entirely the product of its Contributors. The Eggers-On enabled the Contributors by laughing, scoffing, and bumping the threads. The Editor tidied things up and created a place in The Reading Room.

The words are shown in boldface, followed by the part of speech shown in italics, followed by the definition, with its [originator] in brackets. All synonyms refer to other entries; homonyms do not. Examples of STANDARD USAGE follow most definitions.

This first edition does not contain osgiliations from "Return of the King." Some future edition will do that.

Corrections to current entries can be submitted to Jnyusa at Going to Osgiliath

Many thanks to Jonathan, Ted and Dave for hosting Tolkienonline.com, a.k.a. TORC, and the Movies Forum therein with all its Moderators and posters. That is where the osgiliation began. Who knows where it will end?
..................................................................................................................... Signed: Jnyusa

ENTRIES:

aragorn ..... adjective .. almost too heroic for words; could be conceited, but avoids that fate by not shaving very often and keeping busy [Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Heard ad nauseum around high schools, so examples are unnecessary. [Teremia]


arwen ..... noun .. 1. a woman who is promoted over her resentful male colleagues [Jnyusa]; 2. arwen at the ford one who shows up unwelcome in lieu of someone else who was pleasantly anticipated [thedaimonlucifer]; 3. arwen at Helm's Deep one who does not show up, to the relief of everyone, at a place they weren't wanted anyway [thedaimonlucifer]; NOTE: the difference between an arwen and a mere token is that an arwen has to compensate for the possibility she may be taken for a token by being exceedingly quick, dashing, daring, and willing to jump into any battle, even Helmsdeepy battles, at least until cut & whitewashed out of such places [Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Oh, you know, one of those usual committees: eleven guys and an arwen. [Teremia]


barrow wightless ..... adjective .. 1. witless [Jnyusa] 2. running away from all earthly shadows -- to the stars, for instance -- or even, perhaps, to ethereal realms like Here [Teremia]; wightish

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Would wightless be heard as 'weightless' in some parts of England? And would that matter, or do they all come to the same thing? [Jnyusa]

b. One wants to be wightless, generally, doesn't one? [Here] we are all a bit wightish around the edges, or wightless, if one squints at the problem differently. One could even call TORC "the dear old barrow." [Teremia]


Beren ..... noun .. southern United States slang for direction or way [mrs_whatsit]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Sometimes after reading the posts on this messageboard you can loose your Beren. [mrs_whatsit]

b. Yup! In Kentuck' they all be Luthien their Berens. [Jnyusa]


boromyrrhic defeat ..... noun .. a defeat in which wonderfully cantankerous people, their chests stuffed with arrows, turn noble again right at the end, very cinematically. [Teremia]


bree ..... verb intransitive .. to spend time in drinking establishments really designed for taller (older) people [Teremia]; breeed, breeing

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Mother to sulky teens: "Don't think I don't know what you're up to when I'm at Granny's for the weekend: breeing about like fools, most likely." [Teremia]


dragged over a cliff by a warg ..... adjective .. an alternate description of what happens to someone who has gone to Osgiliath [greatsantini] synonym WARGED

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Couldn't this thread also be entitled "Dragged over a Cliff by a warg?" [greatsantini]


edorable ..... adjective ..cute NOTE: applied almost exclusively to little girls with very extensive collections of plastic horses and Chincoteague books. [Teremia]


elevensies ..... noun .. any time of day one has a snack [Lembas_Junkie]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. If it's too early for morning tea or elevensies I say it's time for second breakfast. [girl dragon]


elves at Helm's Deep [1] ..... noun .. 1. something unnecessary [Jnyusa] 2. a highly improbable scenario [Darmok_the_Green]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. We need more rain here like we need Elves at Helm's Deep. [Jnyusa]

b. Electric toothbrushes? What's next, Elves at Helm's Deep? [Darmok_the_Green]


elves at Helm's Deep [2] ..... interjection .. an expression of shock and surprise where phrases with other four-letter words must be suppressed [Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Man walks into room filled with children; sees something out of place: dangerous power tools and/or all of his stuffiest clients (the ones he would never, never, never invite over to his house), and/or (rarely) belly dancers. What does he roar, considering the kiddies? "ELVES AT HELMS DEEP!" That'll stop them all in their tracks for a moment, perhaps long enough to get the saws out of their little hands. [Teremia]


eowhining ..... noun .. what occurs among the women when the menfolk won't let them fight [thedaimonlucifer]


eregion ..... noun .. any spice that used to be nicer than it is now [Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Most kitchen cupboards have an ample supply of eregion. [Teremia]


Fangorners ..... noun .. the posters on a message board who have been there the longest [Teremia] SEE ALSO: `gorners


faramere ..... noun .. a sort of hazy distance where heroes' heroic natures fade away [Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Off goes Jim Blinkett into the faramere -- after Mr. Blinkett, sports idol and philanthropist, turns out to have been cheating terribly on his taxes and his lovely wife, all this long long time. [Teremia]


faramirly ..... adverb .. once strong and solid, now only faintly represented in someone or something [Mummpizz]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. The emphasis is on the `merely.' [Mummpizz]


faramirred ..... adjective .. once strong and solid, now only faintly represented in someone or something [Mummpizz, Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Joe has really faramirred over the years, hasn't he? Rather sad. [Teremia]


fool of Took ..... noun .. fool, self explanatory [girl dragon]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. If I call someone a "Fool" at work, there is usually someone there who will say '`Of a Took" before I do. [girl dragon]


galadrioactive ..... adjective .. overreactive in a dramatic, yet camp manner NOTE: Usually limited to usage within the gay community [dhalgren]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. When Doris Delago spilt her Flirtini on Bunny Von Hussy's velveteen pants suit, Bunny had a galadrioactive hissy fit. [dhalgren]


gimfling ..... verb .. to throw here and there; to fling to and fro [Lembas_Junkie]; gimflung, gimflinging synonym TOSS


gimly ..... adverb .. with determination and a crusty but lovable sense of humor, which often expresses itself in short breathless bursts [Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. My brother, that old softy, came over and spent the day gimly mending bicycles my kids had taken apart as a science experiment. [Teremia]


go to Osgiliath ..... verb ..1. in an heroic quest, to insert a pointless detour into the quest, especially one that places the hero in unnecessary danger; 2. in an heroic quest, to insert a brilliant evasive side trip into the quest, especially one that heightens the emotion; 3. to dispute which of the first two definitions is correct; 4. to depart from the expected path, whether in real life or in literature [Knight of Gondor, Jnyusa]; went, going, gone to Osgiliath synonym OSGILIATE; DRAGGED OVER A CLIFF BY A WARG, WARGED connote the first definition; GO TO THE OLD FOREST connotes the second definition.

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Can "Going to Osgiliath" become something like "Jumping the Shark"? To describe a director changing a classic story for no particular reason? [Knight_of_Gondor]

b. Anyone who was engaged to be married to six different people before actually marrying one of them - went to Osgiliath. [Jnyusa]

c. Anyone who drives the wrong way down a one-way street - on their way to Osgiliath. [Jnyusa]

d. Anyone who spends their day on messageboards - already living in Osgiliath. [Jnyusa]

e. We're not in Kansas anymore ... but we're not in Oz yet either. First we had to go to Osgiliath. [Jnyusa]

f. "Mummpizz, how was the meeting at the client's?" - "Forget it. We'd rather gone to Osgiliath." [Mummpizz]

g. I'm going to Osgiliath. (Translation: I'm posting on TORC) [Gandalf'sMother]

h. I'm going to Osgiliath, too. (Translation: I'm reading a post by GM) [Iavas_Saar]

i. I've been to Osgiliath and back, but I've never been to me." [TheLidlessEyes]

j. I'm going to Osgiliath in August. (Translation: I'm planning a holiday trip to Prague ... Purists may think I'd be better off just resolutely journeying towards my goal of graduating, but I think a detour might be a very good idea .. [Nerdanel]

k. It's lovely here in Osgiliath this time of year, come visit! True, the neighbors are a little irritating when they fly their winged fell beasts over my roof...and every now and then an enormous block of loose stone falls on my toes...but I'm quite settled in and couldn't possibly leave! [little_Ria]


go to the Old Forest ..... verb ..expression synonymous with `go to Osgiliath' used by people who saw the movie before they read the book [wilko185]


gone to Rhûn ..... adjective .. departed for a place that, though on the map, is still beyond most people's ken; failing to recover or reappear or (which all bitterly regret) send photos. NOTE: usually describes someone who used to be present (both literally and figuratively) in one's everyday world. [Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. So-and-so seems to have gone to Rhûn. [Teremia]


`gorner ..... noun ... a shortened form of Fangorner [Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. The reason for the shortening of Fangorner goes ... without saying. Occasional newbie cheek (O, you FANgorners!) has given rise to terrible, terrible bloodbaths and threadlockings and banishment to, as it is perhaps safer to say, "The 'Dom." From which fate may Eru preserve us all. [Teremia]


lothloriate ..... verb .. to a enjoy a lothlorious situation [Teremia]


lothlorious ..... adjective .. relaxed, lazy, leaf-lit, possibly slightly influenced-by-mind-altering-substances [Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. We had the weekend off; went off to the cabin; oh my heavens was it ever lothlorious up there. We hated to leave.[Teremia]

b. A lothlorious day to you all! [mrs_whatsit]


MF ..... noun .. abbreviation for Movie Faramir [Tuor,] synonym OSGILIATOR


Moria the Merrier..... interjection .. spoken by Gimli when wanting to take the Fellowship to visit his cousin Balin; expression used by anyone in a similar situation [thedaimonlucifer]


Moriafied ..... adjective .. humiliated or disgusted [mrs_whatsit]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. After reading some of [the] posts I was utterly moriafied. [mrs_whatsit]


oh-pj-ctive ..... adjective .. describing expressions derived from PJ's movie that are neither subjective nor substantial [Mummpizz] SEE ALSO: pudgism


Orthanc's for the memories ..... interjection .. spoken by Grima after he kills Saruman; expression used by anyone in a similar situation [thedaimonlucifer]


osgiliate [1] ..... verb .. 1. to go to Osgiliath [Teremia] 2. osgiliatoring how it comes out when President George Bush says it [Dave_LF]; osgiliated, osgiliating. NOTE: The term (and related forms) appear with increasing frequency during periods of military and political excitement [Teremia] synonym GO TO OSGILIATH

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. I have a bad feeling about tomorrow's finance committee meeting. Instead of dealing with the looming deficit, I just know we're going to osgiliate into a rehash of our triumph over computing in the all-company softball championship. [Teremia]

b. "How'd the Ph.D. exam go, Benny?" "Not so bad, not so bad. They nearly nailed me on a Hegel question, but I osgiliated over to Nietzsche and nobody even noticed." [Teremia]

c. If you listen hard to the background chatter in recent reports from the UN, you can hear one unidentified politician accusing another (in rather heated tones) of "osgiliating, as usual!" I don't think the Bush administration has used the term as yet, but that happy moment is sure to come. [Teremia]

d. When you osgiliate, you go somewhere which, by rights, you shouldn't even be there. [Darmok_the_Green]

e. I've been osgiliating on this board for 2 years now. I love it. [Bernd]

f. Is osgiliating on a messageboard for two years synonym to not having a life? [Edhelwen]


osgiliate [2] ..... adjective .. produced as a result of an osgiliation, e.g. The Osgiliate Dictionary [Jnyusa]


osgiliation ..... noun .. what happens when someone osgiliates [Teremia]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. I suspect that shifting to AATF and EAHD (or linguistic legacy thereof) may already be an osgiliation where this thread is concerned ... [Teremia]


osgiliator ..... noun .. someone who causes people to make frequent pointless detours [Ethel] synonym MF

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Coming in Spring 2004: "The Osgiliator," Starring Russell Crowe [bessthebard]

b. Osgiliators have a life. They may not be doing with it what the standard plot outline suggests, but technically they still have a life. [Teremia]


Pippin Tookish ..... adjective .. being foolish, as opposed to being a fool [girl dragon]; SEE ALSO: fool of a Took


po-tay-toes ..... interjection .. what to say if you work in a job where you would love to say things to certain customers but know you can't NOTE: usually spoken out of the customer's hearing, to a workmate, who will then either laugh loudly or just give you a weird look. [girl dragon]


pre-Entive Strike ..... noun .. the sending of giant trees to 'soften up' an out-of-control wizard before the regular army arrives for the coup de grâce; any similar situation [thedaimonlucifer]


pudgism ..... noun .. any expression derived from PJ's movie rather than Tolkien's book [Jnyusa] SEE ALSO: oh-pj-ctive

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. Like Spoonerisms, only chubbier. What say? [Jnyusa]


pull a Tele ..... verb .. 1. to make multiple-posts, conventionally seven or more [thedaimonlucifer]; 2. to collapse on the keyboard with sufficient force that at least one other poster asks whether they should call 911[fisssh]; 3. to forget to take the massager out of one's hand before pressing the done button [droolie]; pulled a Tele, pulling a Tele.


ringwraith ..... noun .. a person who does not have a life due to virtual activity on TORC. NOTE: Before their final evaporation into virtuality, such people tend to look a bit `thready' around the edges [Teremia]


Sam-Pan Maneuver ..... noun .. a maneuver that, when it follows an interjection, causes the interjection to become a TOS violation [Telemechos]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. "Po-Tay-TOES!" + Sam-Pan Maneuver = TOS violation. [Jnyusa, Telemechos]


sarumanate .....verb .. 1. to decide how to destroy one's enemies [thedaimonlucifer] 2. something one does with meat [Lady Coralie] homonym Cerumen, the medical term for earwax, make of that what one will [thedaimonlucifer]

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. When we sarumanate, we often spend so long gloating over our future victories that we don't notice the waters rising outside our window until it's too late. [Teremia]

b. Like the good ole Texan I am I'm fixin' to sarumanate about some more. [mrs_whatsit]

toss ..... verb .. 1. to throw here and there; to fling to and fro [Lembas_Junkie] 2. toss a few [steaks] in the Wetwang something else one does with meat [Teremia]; tossed, tossing synonym GIMFLING connotes the first definition; homonym TOS, Terms of Service, more often pronounced tee-oh-ess [Jnyusa]


warg .....verb .. to drag over a cliff [Teremia]; warged, warging synonym DRAGGED OVER A CLIFF BY A WARG

............STANDARD USAGE ............
a. From Mafia wannabes: "Let's warg him." [Teremia]

b. People who are warged always find their way, fitter than ever, back into the action. No matter how high the cliff. [Teremia]


wrung .....adjective .. tempted to do or put on something one knows to be wrong [Lembas_Junkie]; wringed, wringing

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