Gnardonculous? Just Another Addictionary Werd
It's a skier thing. Just like the video that Kim posted last week of the guy thinking on the chair lift, unless you're in the ski world you may not know why it is we make up words for things like "Skiing Powder" which I often refer to as "shralping the sicky pow-pow". Then again, I'm not really sure why it is.
Anyway, to fuel the fire Ski Utah and Winter at Westminster hosted a contest for new "werds" on the Addictionary site (it’s an online dictionary of made up “werds” - you know, like the words you used to make up with your bro/brahs but never wrote down).
Skiers and swowboarders came out of the woodwork and from all over the country to submit their werds. Hundreds of new werds for the “one werd to rule them all” category poured in and another stack of werds for the lingo category piled up like the snow at Alta.
Snowriding (n) A new winter recreation industry term describing the act
of either snowboarding or snow skiing down a slope.
Snowriding, the grand prize winner and the new werd for “skiing and snowboarding,” was submitted by: Roberta Stjernholm of Lakewood, Colo. She won a week long trip to snowride in Utah. (Am I the only one that sees the irony in this?) Perhaps after checking out how easy it is to get to the resorts from Salt Lake City versus running the I-70 ultra-marathon from Denver she’ll move to Utah.
gnardonculous: (a) gnarulous and ridonculous. The definition of this winning werd actually consists of made-up werds. So to clarify,
gnardonculous is an appropriate synonym for such go-to adjectives as: gnarly, sick, rad and/or ridiculous.
Submitted by Andrew Howard Johnson of Stamford, Connecticut, this new snowriding lingo werd took home the prize of 2 lift tickets to The Canyons Resort and 10 shirts featuring the new werd.
Check out the other new werds from the contest on the Addictionary site.3 comments