Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wordfuse (Stink eye Version)


nincomtroop (noun): nincompoop + troop = a contingent, a group, a band, a bunch, even a delegation of people bonded together by their astonishing cluelessness. 


They might be politicians or they might be in charge of the bake-sale fundraiser. They might even be your coworkers: see mayhemployee. Worse, they might be your bosses. Regardless, they are imbeciles and they travel in packs. So speak softly and carry a big box of assorted crayons. It might distract them.

23 comments:

Nicole said...

Oh yeah, you're definitely talking about my kids. The crayons are only useful for 5 minutes, then they wander around like brain-starved zombies again.

Chelle said...

DON'T GIVE THEM CRAYONS.

Antares Cryptos said...

Ummm...do I throw the crayons and then run?

Antares Cryptos said...

I notice strange things, but did you just celebrate a smilestone without telling anyone?

DBS HAS 100 FOLLOWERS!!!!
(that's a good thing, right?)

*clap*

Sunny Dee said...

Yay 100 followers!! And I LOVE this wordfuse!! It's almost as good as amazome. lol

dbs said...

@Nicole Kids & zombies. I see the connections.
@Chelle You're right. They don't deserve crayons.
@AC Don't run. They will follow you, like zombies. And yes, that's a smilestone for sure. Thanks for noticing.

dbs said...

Thanks Sunny Dee.

Sandra said...

I think that aptly describes the Airborne Regiment...I can say that, married to one of from the nincomptroop for seven years.

Alittlesprite said...

WOOHOO For the 100 followers!

This word can also describe a mob of angry villagers weilding pitchforks.
or
a group of blondes wielding Chihuahuas.

Laoch of Chicago said...

There are many wild herds of these roaming my neighborhood!

Not So Simply Single said...

I like this blog...

Interesting and quite brilliant...

I will be back!

Lisa

Debra She Who Seeks said...

MIGHT be politicians? Hahahahaha!

Vinny C said...

I can safely say I've dealt with at least two variations of nincomtroop: the coworker nincomtroop I've talked about. Then there's the student nincomtroop - some of those kids I study alongside (especially the younger ones) make me very distressed for the future of mankind.

Congrats on all the smilestonage!

Kev D. said...

MALL PEOPLE.

Especially around the holidays.

Obnoxious Mob = MOBNOXIOUS.

paulsifer42 said...

What will get in more trouble for idiocy than one moron? A Nincomptroop!

Windsmoke. said...

Sounds like middle management of a large corporation without the crayons :-).

Defiant Marshmallow said...

Another fine word and definition that should become part of the English lexicon.
Again, even better than Sniglets.

Al Penwasser said...

A small recommended change (at least in the U.S.): Instead of "They [nincomtroops] might be politicians" how about "They are always politicians."
Great word, though!

dbs said...

@Sandra I'll take your word for it.
@alittlesprite Ha! Exactly.
@LoC Approach with caution.
@DSWS I agree.
@VinnyC I hear ya.
@KevD Totally.
@paul Indeed.
@Windsmoke Mos Def.
@DM Thanks.
@AP I understand your pain.

dbs said...

@Lisa Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you plan to return.

Tim Riley said...

Living in Arizona, I often feel overwhelmed by nincomtroops.

I have an award for you in my latest post. I wanted to use smilestone in it, but I thought I should check with you first.

Ryan said...

Public sector workers = nincompooper troopers.

wendy said...

I have been held hostage by a pack of nicomtroops in my lifetime.
There should be a hunting season.

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