Verboticism: Bonkmos

Bonkmos

Created by: yellowbird

Definition: n. The stars, lights and birds that circle your head when you hit it REALLY hard. v. To watch the stars that circle your head after impact.

Pronunciation: bawnk-mose

Sentence: Just as Newton was inspired to study gravity by being bombarded with apples, and Einstein encouraged to investigate the relativity of time by being forced to fill out dreary piles of paperwork in an office, so too was the the young Carl Sagan influenced by an outside event. After banging his head on a low shelf, he saw a personal 'bonkmos' of amazing brightness and detail, which led him to a career in science and experimentation with certain herbal supplements, all in an effort to recreate the 'little twittery cosmos' he saw on that long ago day.

Etymology: bonk + cosmos

Points: 587

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Comments: Bonkmos

metrohumanx - 2009-02-23: 00:37:00
Brilliant and lyrical!