Verboticism: Shakalaka

'This will clean out all the toxins!'

DEFINITION: A traditional cleansing ritual used to prepare for the New Year -- often includes the consumption of special tonics or potions.

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Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: shah kuh lah kuh (guttural)

Sentence: Maureen's shakalaka made her feel enthusiastic for a few days. Then it was nose to the grindstone again.

Etymology: from "shakalaka," a word from a primitive and superstitious human grunting language which was accessed through phylogenetic memory

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Comments: Shakalaka

silveryaspen - 2008-01-01: 19:27:00
almost a chant word ... a fun and funny one ... a word worth repeating at least three times as you meditate upon the coming of the new year!

Tigger - 2008-01-02: 02:37:00
Whoomp! There it is...