So I survived TEDx, it didn’t turn into the birds and my blushing was fairly in control. I am hugely relieved. I asked the audience to create a new language to write today’s story in. They went above and beyond for this challenge – thank you so much to all of you who imagined a word! Here is my story written in the language of pepshka– hover over the word for the meaning.
Mun was a crabbat who couldn’t stop feeling glodge. He’d always hankled to find frou frou and felt a constant fomo. He’d find himself eating mooshkaka sitting on the couch hyperpondulating. His sadness was filbi and the pain it caused him was worse than kra.
Eventually he felt so inflasted that he called up Barris. Barris was the burly builder who first hired Mun to wear on hot jobs. Mun was never sure if him and Barris were frou frou or not. Barris had a habit of pralering and was always being called a tradist.
Mun was excited, he’d always dreamed of andonating with someone. And so Barris picked Mun up in his boom boom butha, bilving, and they went to a club. But Mun did not end up andonating. Instead, he whargarbled too much umrübe juice. Clubs were not his thing and he felt more inflasted than ever. So he qwoped out of the club early and went home. That night he felt a huge pang of gatsquise, so he dreamt up a frou frou and fell into a transmoodel.
In the morning he decided to snap out of it by going for a fuddle. On the way he heard a plupie, he turned around to see a bess and felt a wrench of hypercutosis. He’d never seen something so kapoodufal, it made him feel like he was shooming. He let out a stramboli and picked it up. The puppy woke again and licked his face. Mun felt krandle, it was a totally new feeling for him. A flombo crept up his neck and a sense of kapaous came over him. There was instant zingle between the two, and a moment of zolargralily as they huggled.
Here is the Full Pepshka Dictionary:
Abuciu – The feeling of gratefulness of having someone by your side
Andonate – to dance awkwardly, yet passionately with a great friend who you realise may actually be the one.
Bamalam (adjective) – 1. Commonly used to describe an explosive mess. 2. Used as a description of a person capable of blowing up a conversation.
Basited – (verb) to instantly combust in a musical number. “She totally just basited in that parking lot.”
Bess – A face that you know but don’t know.
Bijare – to scare someone twice, unintentionally.
Billyabis – Eve glasses
Bilving – wearing sunglasses on top of the head.
Boom-boom-butha – a childrens’ word for cars.
Brasking – to cower from strong winds
Crabbat – Crossbreed of a ‘crab’ and a ‘hat.’
Doralimbo – (verb) Running under a sprinkler naked with a big smile on your face.
Extroleying – Extreme smiling.
Filby – (Adj.) Something without a definite shape; unclear, wobbly, amorphous
Flabberdashed – To be inspired.
Flombo – The heat rising up my neck when I get excited.
Fomo – fear of missing out. (My high-school kids use this word)
Froufrou – best friend.
Fuddle – Walking for fun.
Gatsquise – having the urge to find or meet somebody that means the most to you.
Glodge – A feeling of wading through thickness.
Hankle – Struggle: I really hankled to think of a word for Freya’ writing challenge.
Huggle – to hug someone and cuddle into their chest. To be completely enveloped in someone’s arms.
Hygge (Danish) – Be comfortable and amused without doing anything exciting.
Hypercutosis – death or similar sneezy feeling when something is too adorable to handle.
Hyperponderlation – (Hyper-ponder-lation) To ponder the point of sinking into an intellectual singularity.
Inflasted – To be intensely frustrated for no good reason.
Kapaous – The feeling of peace in the midst of chaos.
Kapoodaful – Explosive beauty.
Keki – Biscuit.
Kra – the sensation of stubbing a toe.
Krandle – To overbearingly give love to.
Larsoned – To be inspired
Mooshkaka – A meal in the day when you don’t know what meal it is.
Musiculate – to engage oneself in a music/beat or any lively sound from the environment.
Pepshka – The name of a foreign language
Pimo – A drink for when one is stressed out or depressed.
Plupie – The sound a puppy makes when it falls asleep in the middle of running.
Pralering – Brag about something that should not be bragged about.
Quelping – To clap with excessive enthusiasm.
Qwop – (verb) To attempt to walk without any motor-skills resulting in a jagged stumble, which often involves falling backwards.
Runawaydrool – An individual who purposely doesn’t laugh so that their runny nose doesn’t embarrass them during a conversation, because snot might fly out of their nose.
Shibiyaya – To dance like a crazy dude.
Shoom – When you feel like you’re floating.
Stramboli – (Pronounced with gusto) an expression of earthy excitement or enthusiasm.
Thank µŧµⱴ – A very respective “appreciate” In Korean.
Tootle – To wander around visiting familiar places.
Tradist – An insult directed at a tradie such as a plumber
Transmoodeling – The act of entering into an imaginary personage and world so immersed that one becomes completely ignorant of the surrounding reality and yet interacts and reacts to changes in that reality sa they are transposed into the imaginary world.
Umrube – (noun) Grape
Wamboolzal – Dance celebration: ‘I just passed my advanced physics exam.’ ‘Let’s wamboozal!’
Whargarble – To drink something in a rushed, messy, unflattering manner.
Zingle – The chemistry you feel when you first meet someone and there’s an instant connection.
Zolagralily – To make a new friend.